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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 ♡

Wellness + Nutrition

Retreat Smoothie Glow Smoothie

29th February 2016

This is one of my favorite retreat smoothie recipes. It’s guaranteed to give you an excellent start to your day and contribute to your 5 veg + 2 fruit a day goal that’s so important for optimal health.

Serves 1

  • 1/2 a small papaya, peeled and de-pipped
  • 1 cup of washed and de-stemmed organic spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and halved
  • Juice of 1- 2 orange/s
  • Optional: 1 heaped tablespoon each of wheatgrass powder and wheat germ
  • 50 ml of filtered water
  • 1/4 of an English organic cucumber, roughly chopped

Simply add all the ingredients into your blender and whizz until it is smooth and enjoy this as your breakfast 3 -4 times per week.
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Salad

‘Quickie’ Detox Salad detox salad

17th March 2015

My love affair with red cabbagge continues, this recipe is so quick and easy to make, there will be no excuses not too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x small red cabbage, shredded finely
  • 2 cups of shredded baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander

Dressing:

  • Juice of one small lime
  • Raw honey x 1 tbs
  • Olive oil x 3 tbs
  • Fresh garlic x 1 clove, crushed
  • Pink salt
  • Why not add some walnuts for omega 3 + protein

You’ve guesed it….shred, mix and dress

Now that is what I call a quickie in the kitchen 🙂

Salad

lovely little vegan detox salad gluten free, vegan, protein rich, good fats, vitamin & mineral packed

3rd March 2015

I don’t want to blow my own trumpet….but this is a really amazing and lovely little detoxing vegan and gluten/ grain free salad. Full of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber….it really ticks all the boxes. Have it for lunch with a couple of baked sweet potatoes on the side.

Ingredients:

  • Two cups of organic spinach, shredded
  • 1 cup of organic carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of raw cashew nuts
  • 1/cup of hulled sesame seeds
  • 3 table spoons of cold pressed olive oil
  • Pinch of garlic salt

 

Combine the spinach and carrot roughly in your salad bowl.

Then pulse/whizz the nuts and seeds in your food processor until the cashews are cumbly.  Next stir the olive oil and garlic salt into the nut mixture and “dress” the salad. It really is as simple as that :-), but so yummy and healthy.

Happy cooking, with ♡ from the yoga kitchen