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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Buddha Bowl Crushes & a Sexy Turmeric Dressing Sexy Yoga Kitchen Lunch Box Ideas

7th December 2016

I am currently finding Buddha Bowls so sexy. Their ingredients can be prepared over a lazy Sunday, stored in the fridge and then leisurely packed into your lunch box….sure to cause immense envy among co-workers and friends.

Here are a few Buddha Bowl staples in my kitchen that will hopefully inspire you to start creating your own.

  • Hummus
  • Roasted Veggies (red onions, red pepper, fennel, cubed or wedges of butternut, courgettes, roasted cauliflower etc)
  • Micro- leaves (much higher in nutrients and so gorgeous too)
  • Thai Slaw (Shred some red & white cabbage & carrots ahead, dressing them just before serving)
  • Cultured Veggies (no fridge is complete with out some sauerkraut or kimchi)
  • Corn Chips (Natures Choice does a lovely NON GMO version)
  • Quinoa (Cook ahead and freeze in small portions)
  • Mexican Black Bean Salad
  • Boiled Eggs (the ultimate & complete retro packed lunch-food)
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions (I use the Jewel variety and leave the skin on – slicing them into 6mm thick medallions)
  • Avocados (obviously)

Preparing some super-food sauces ahead like my Turmeric & Tahini dressing makes throwing these Buddha Bowls together even more effortless:

Turmeric & Tahini Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of pink salt
  • 1 clove of garlic, freshly crushed
  • 50 ml of filtered water

Add all the above to a jar, seal tightly with it’s lid and simply shake until you have smooth emulsion. You end up with this gorgeous bright yellow (happy colour) creamy dressing that has huge health benefits.

 Happy trowing pre-prepping and showing off your fabulous bowls.

As always, with love, and in dedication to your best health,

Marlien xx

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Lentil Shepard’s Pie (Vegan) Grain, Gluten and Dairy Free.

12th June 2015

Lentil sheperds pie is winter foodporn. Comfort food of the highest order. Here is my version that is meat free, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, low in fat, and stuffed with nutrients (five different veggies),  protein and fibre!

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups (375ml) of dry green or brown lentils (I used brown)
  • 1 tin of baked beans
  •  500-600ml of good vegetable stock
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 4 large spinach leaves, de-stemmed and shredded
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon or sprig of origanum
  • 1 teaspoon or sprig of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 75 ml Olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (also known as yam’s, or jewel sweet potatoes, the orange kind)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Saute the onion utill they are soft and translucent.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the pot, APART FROM THE: olive oil, baked beans, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
  3. Season the lentil filling with salt, and allow the lentils, carrots, spinach, stock and spices to simmer for at least 45 minutes over low heat with the lid on. Add the baked beans 5 minutes before taking it off the heat.
  4. While the lentils are cooking, peel and quarter the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Then cook them in salted water until the are ready to be drained and mashed (hold back a little of the cooking water to mash them with), add the olive oil once mashed and salt to taste.
  5. Once the lentil filling is cooked (lentils should be soft and flavourful), transfer them to your serving dish and cover them with a generous layer of mashed potatoes, pop it under the grill for a few minutes to achieve a crispy topping, and sprinkle over some more nutritional yeast flakes just before serving.
  6. Voila! Serve this dish with some roasted brussel sprouts, making it the perfect winter comfort food meal.
Wellness + Nutrition

dressed up mushrooms serve as a side dish or starter

18th May 2015

Dressed up roasted mushrooms are beautiful and delicious, serve them as a side dish or a starter. As per usual in the yoga kitchen, they were chosen because not only are they delicious, they are glutenfree, grainfree, dairyfree, nutrients-dense and very easy to make.

  • Salt & brush with a little oil – some medium sized portabello mushrooms
  • Roast them at 180 degree’s for approx 20- 30 minutes
  • Remove them and let them cool down for 5 minutes
  • Dress them with some of the following:
  • pesto of your choice & fresh tomato slices
  • tahini, avo & spring onions
  • red pepper harrisa & fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Hummus & fresh tomato
Wellness + Nutrition

Roasted Mushroom ‘Sandwiches’ serve as a side dish or starter

18th May 2015

Roasted Mushrooms ‘Sandwiches’ are beautiful and delicious, serve them as a side dish or a starter. As per usual in the yoga kitchen, they were chosen because not only are they delicious, they are glutenfree, grainfree, dairyfree, nutrients-dense and very easy to make.

  • Salt & brush with a little oil – some medium sized portabello mushrooms
  • Roast them at 180 degree’s for approx 20- 30 minutes
  • Remove them and let them cool down for 5 minutes
  • Dress them with some of the following:
  • pesto of your choice & fresh tomato slices
  • tahini, avo & spring onions
  • red pepper harrisa & fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Hummus & fresh tomato
Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Vegan Bolognaise Sauce Serve over pasta, potato or rice.

2nd March 2015

Vegan bolognaise sauce…this recipe is such a winner and a must try. You can serve this vegan bologonaise with gluten free pasta, a baked potato or over rice. It’s full of protein and veggie goodness and serves 4, here goes:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 4 medium courgettes, grated
  • 2 cups of red lentils
  • 3 cups of veggie stock
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small sachet of tomato paste
  • 1 sprig of fresh origanum, or 1 teaspoon dried origanum
  • 1 teaspoon or one sprig of thyme
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Fry your garlic in a bit of oil for a minute, add your grated veggies and stir fry them for approx. 4 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients and cook together over low heat for a further 45min.

If you are planning on making double qty’s, this sauce is freezer friendly, or keeps in the fridge for at least a week.

Happy cooking, with ♡ from the yoga kitchen.