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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

New Year’s Lentil & Potato Bake Plant-Based Gut Healthy Meals

1st January 2019

This recipe was inspired by my friend Monica after she described this yummy lentil & potato bake she makes….I still intend to get her recipe (and hopefully share it with you guys) but for now here is my version:

Ingredients:

  • organic waxy potatoes, scrubbed, pealed and then sliced thinly
  • overnight soaked brown lentils (rinse them well of the soaking water, and then par-cook them in a salted water)
  • 1 x tin of tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, grated or crush
  • 1/4 cup of sun-dried onion flakes
  • 1 kallo vegetable stock cube
  • 1 cup of water

Method:

  • once the lentils are par cooked (half cooked), add them to a large cast iron saucepan, or pot, then sauté them along with a drizzle of macadamia oil along with the garlic and spices, for about 5 minutes.
  • Next add the chopped tomatoes, crumbled stock cube, water, salt to taste and sun-dried onions and allow this mixture to simmer for 30 min (without the lid) on low heat.
  • Then add the sliced potatoes on top of this lentil ‘stew’ in a more or less single, but overlapping layer, add a bit of salt and pepper to taste and pop it in a pre-heated oven for another 30 min.
  • Serve with a salad and some greens of your choice.

Happy cooking and wishing you radiant health ahead in 2019

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

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Bean Chili (vegan) bean chili

5th November 2015

Did you know that beans are a low fat, high energy food? Pretty perfect then, right?

I add beans to salads, tortillas and soup. But a bean chili is my favourite way to eat them.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 (375ml) cups of dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • 8 medium ripe vine tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, finely cubed
  • 2 carrots, finely cubed
  • 1.5  cup of shredded spinach
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of coriander, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of vwggie stock powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil for stirfrying the veggies.

Start by cooking draining the overnight soaked beans, then transfer them to a cooking pot and add plenty of fresh, salted water, they will need aprox. 45 min on the hob, at medium heat.

Then chop and sauté the onions, carrots and pepper in a deep pan/ skillet3 for about 10 mintes, stirring frequently. Use coconut oil.

Next add the garlic and spices, and stir-fry for another 5 minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar, and then turn down the heat, placing a lid on the pan, letting it simmer for approx. 15 minutes.

Lastly add the cooked beans and shopped spinach and give it a further 20 minutes on low heat, with the lid on.

Serve with quinoa, and a spicy sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

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