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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

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

Riainbow Slaw with Red Quinoa protein rich salad

15th January 2016

This Rainbow Slaw is my variation of a traditional coleslaw, it is mayonnaise free delicious and nutritious.

Ingredients

  • 1 small/ baby red cabbage
  • 1 small / baby green cabbage
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced lengthways
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup of cooked red quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons of white same seeds, lightly toasted

Dressing:

  • 50 ml of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 clove of garlic freshly crushe’d
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt

Simply combine all the sliced and shredded vegetables to a large bowl, add the cooked and cooled red quinoa as well as the the dressing ingredients and toss well.

Dress with the lightly toasted sesame seeds and avocado and serve.

Nourish & glow lovely people.

 

Notes:

  1. follow the package instructions for cooking the quinoa but add some vegetable stock to it for more flavour.
  2. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan on medium heat until they become golden, stirring frequently.

 

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 🙂