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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, Wellness + Nutrition

The Importance of Enzymes Enzyme Rich Foods

19th July 2016

When it comes to adding enzymes to your meal, it shouldn’t have to become a major production, a “less is more” affair will do. I often simply make a green salad of mixed leaves, toasted seeds and avocado, dressed simply with cold pressed olive oil, lemon juice and perhaps a tiny b it of raw honey & crushed garlic.

The importance of Enzymes

Adding Enzymes to your meals are hugely important for good digestion, but did you know just how necessary enzymes are to every cell in your body, in other words, enzymes are essential to all physiological processes, below are some examples:

  • Energy production
  • Absorption of oxygen
  • Fighting infections and healing wounds
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Getting nutrients into your cells
  • Carrying away toxic wastes
  • Breaking down fats in your blood and regulating cholestrol
  • Dissolving blood clots
  • Proper hormone regulation
  • Slowing te aging process

                                                                                                                Reference Mercola.com 

Enzyme Rich Foods:

  • Raw Fruits (especially papaya & pineapple)
  • Raw Vegetables (salad leaves is an excellent choice)
  • Sprouted seeds, grains & legumes

In my book every health checklist for your plate should feature an Enzyme box.

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Black Bean Tortillas super quick black bean tortillas

2nd February 2016

This is fast food but not of the unhealthy variety. Black bean tortillas are very quick to make…which makes them perfect for lunch.

Serves 4

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped into cubes

Start by making the pesto by adding the basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cashews to a food processor and whizz until you have a course pesto consistency.

Next toss the drained and rinsed beans, avocado and pesto together in a mixing bowl and then set this ‘filling’ aside for the flavours to infuse.

Lastly heat and ‘toast’ the tortillas in a dry pan on both sides until they start swelling/ forming air bubbles in the middle.

Serve the tortillas flat on a plate with a generous serving of the black bean filling, these are to be eaten rolled or folded, with your hands.

Happy eating, with love, from the Yoga Kitchen