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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Spiced pumpkin & chickpea stew vegan stew

25th July 2021

This spiced vegetable and chickpea stew reminds me of a cosy winter afternoon in a bowl.

As always, this is a very simple one pot meal to make. The chickpeas,  along with a helping of brown basmati rice makes this a plant protein powerhouse.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups of cubed pumpkin
  • 1 cup of shredded kale, tightly packed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Spices etc:

  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice (optional)
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Serve with well-cooked brown basmati rice

Instructions:

Start by getting your basmati rice cooking. Setting it aside with the lid on when done to keep steaming and fluff properly.

In a deep saucepan or medium sized pot fry the diced onion until soft & translucent. Then add the pumpkin cubes, season with salt and continue sautéing the pumpkin & onion mixture for a further 5 minutes.

Next add the chickpeas, kale, all the spices and tomato puree, sugar and water – seasoning once again with salt now – then give it a good stir through before turning down the heat, placing the lid on the pot, and then leave it to simmer slowly for 45 minutes.

Then serve with a little salad on the side and a helping of brown basmati rice.

Wishing you radiant health and kitchen contentment ahead,

Marlien

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

“Butter Chicken” with Tofu “Butter Chicken” with Tofu

13th July 2021

“Butter Chicken” with Tofu

Serves 4

  • 1 large block of firm tofu (350-400g)
  • 1 onion, finely dived
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely grated
  • 2 cups of plain full fat yoghurt
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato paste (or more for a deeper colour)
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin & coriander each
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala (mild masala)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground fenugreek
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • Pink or sea salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions

Sauté the onion until soft and golden, then add the tofu blocks, garlic, and ginger and gently sauté for another 5 minutes.

Now add all the spices and season with salt, sauteing for a further 5 minutes.

Lastly add the yoghurt and tomato paste, seasoning with salt to taste – stir through– and then turning the heat right down, allow the curry to slowly simmer for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve with quinoa, green baby peas and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Happy cooking

Marlien x

 

 

 

 

 

Wellness + Nutrition

Green Soup Gut Healthy Meals

19th January 2020

This soup is truly delicious and satisfying. It has a total of 5 veggies and paired with the cold pressed olive oil it won’t leave you hungry. My kids loved it and I loved that they were eating their greens. Truly a nourishing and gut healthy meal.

Ingredients:

1 head of broccoli (or 2 cups of frozen broccoli florets

2 medium- to large courgette’s

2 medium red onions, chopped roughly

2 cups of baby spinach

3 medium potatoes

2 cloves of fresh garlic, coarsely chopped

½ teasopoon of dried origanum

1 cube of Kallo mushroom stock

1 tablespoon of ghee or butter

1 heaped teaspoon of chicken stock powder or vegetable stock powder

1 liter of filtered water

1 heaped teaspoon of course sea salt

Juice of 1 small lemon

**Garnish with: Generous drizzles of cold pressed olive oil, finely grated pecorino cheese & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat a deep soup pot and add the ghee/ butter onions, potatoes, garlic and courgette’s – and sauté for at least 5 minutes.

Then season with the salt and add all the other ingredients apart from the spinach & broccoli and allow to simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.

Next add the broccoli & spinach and allow to simmer for a further 7 minutes or so before removing the pot from the heat and using a stick blender to transform it into a silky smooth green soup.

Happy Cooking,

Love, Marlien xx

 

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