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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Dahl Detox Ayurvedic Cleanse

13th January 2017

Its the middle of summer here in the Western Cape…. and I am blogging my Dahl recipe…just because its yummy and the time will come when comfort in a bowl is what you need. Off course this is exactly the right kind of thing for my friends in the northern hemisphere at present.

In Ayurveda Dahl is often used as part of a gentle winter cleanse, this cleanse is wonderfully nourishing and cleansing, and wont leave you feeling deprived or hungry. If you would like to try this 2 week detox, head over to my products page to download it.

Health Benefits
Lentils are an excellent source of folic acid and iron, protein & healthful dietary fiber, it becomes a complete protein meal when paired with a wholegrain like brown rice..

Dahl also contains healing spices like turmeric (turmeric is a anti-inflammatory and fights many types of cancer) cumin (aids digestion, and protects the body against the effects of stress), fennel (treats flatulence & aids in digestion) and coriander (aids the body in eliminating heavy metals & antibacterial).

Lentil Dahl
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
2 cups of dry split red lentils
2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
600 ml of vegetable stock
2 cloves of garlic
1 200 g tin of coconut cream
1 teaspoon of pink salt
1 teaspoon of each: ground cumin, turmeric, coriander
1 tablespoon of mild masala
1 tablespoons of ghee, butter, or coconut oil
Fresh coriander for garnishing

Fry the onions, in a deep soup pot in coconut oil, ghee or butter until soft and golden. Then add the crushed garlic & all of the spices, stirring them together with the onions for a further minute or two.

Now add the dry lentils and stir through the onion/ spice mixture, toasting them lightly. After a minute add the veggie stock, or even better – bone broth, coconut cream and stir through and now place the lid on the pot and let it simmer for approximately 40 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.

This is also the perfect dish for cooking ahead when your kitchen time is limited, why not make a huge pot and keep leftovers in the fridge for supper the next night.

Happy cooking & cleansing,

Marlien x

 

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Super Green Quinoa Nourishing and simple vegan lunch - gluten free and grain free

16th November 2016

Recently my friend Diaan arrived at my door eith a huge bag full if greens from her organic garden. For me, this the equivalent of a pair of  a pair of Jimmy Choo’s for a shoe addict. I used this fabulous gift to create a Superfood sauce, or pesto if you like, here goes:

  • 3 kale leaves
  • 4 spinach leaves
  • handful of chives
  • handful of flat leaf parsley
  • Hand ful of raw cashews
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 100ml of cold pressed olive oil
  • Pink salt to taste

Simply whizz all the above together in your food processor and serve with well cooked quinoa and a lovely little avocado.

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There really is nothing to this quick lunch, and it’s nourishing, simple and delicious. you can also drizzle it over a hearty vegetable or tomato soup, or spread it on a few rice cakes, or some sourdough toast with fresh tomato and mashed avo…I can keep going…but I eon’t.

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Happy cooking,

Marlien ♡

Recipe Videos, Salad

Nachos Chip Salad (Video) Video recipe tutorial

14th November 2016

Hi Guys, now you can follow me on youtube for video recipe tutorials. Here is my first one featuring the yummy and super easy Nachos Chip Salad from my recipe book The Yoga Kitchen – 100 Easy Superfood Recipes

Wellness + Nutrition

The Yoga Kitchen Cookbook 100 Superfood Recipes for Radiant Health

15th August 2016

If you are looking for easy superfood recipes, then head on over to my Product’s page from where you can purchase my cookbook ‘The Yoga Kitchen – 100 Easy Superfood Recipes’.

Below is a summery of the the content you can look forward to:

  • 100 Superfood Recipes
  •  highlighted nutritional benefits of each recipe’s main ingredients
  • a general reboot plan (please note this plan can be personalized to be more effective, visit my Product’s page for more details)
  • the A – Z of vitamins & minerals: a comprehensive guide to where you can find your nutrients in real, wholefoods
  • some traditional preserving and healthful cooking methods

All recipes are simple to prepare, made with wholefood ingredients and family friendly.

The’The Yoga Kitchen’ is also available from your local Exclusive Books or Bargain Books.

Happy cooking

 

Salad

Skin Nourishing Salad Nourishing salad with plenty of good fat

21st June 2016

This salad has all the ingredients to nourish your skin in winter, the good fats in the avocado, walnuts, seeds and olive oil will help prevent dry skin conditions, and the the carrot and chili provide vitamin A and anti-inflammatory properties. It take 5 minutes to make, so no excuses

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/3 cup of lightly roasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of lightly roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Chili sauce (sriracha or a homemade sauce)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded basil
  • 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil
  • pink salt to taste

Simply, lightly roast (7 minutes at 150 degrees celsius) peel and prep the above ingredients, combine and enjoy.