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WARM spiced yellow lentil dahl with homemade coconut cream and mango fresh chutney

WARM spiced yellow lentil dahl with homemade coconut cream and mango fresh chutney

Ingredients:  Lentils 2 cups yellow lentils (rinsed and drained) 2 cups cherry tomatoes, whole 3 medium sized carrots, finely chopped 1 cinnamon stick 3 bay leaves 2 teaspoons brown sugar Water/ vegetable stock Coconut cream: 2 cups fresh coconut meat 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 3 cloves garlic, chopped 4 green...
WARM carrot, coconut, ginger and fennel soup

WARM carrot, coconut, ginger and fennel soup

As the seasons change and winter sets in, we innately seek to warm our bodies with well cooked, nourishing foods. The crisp and cool salads of summer suddenly seem less appealing, and the idea of a big pot of soup and an early night in becomes more so. This soup is full of wintery seasonal...
RAW wakame, zucchini, avocado and quick pickled ginger salad

RAW wakame, zucchini, avocado and quick pickled ginger salad

As autumn begins to descend, the ingredients available for salads also begin to dwindle. However, greens like spinach, zucchini and celery, and earthy vegetables like sweet potato and eggplant are more readily available. In the cooler months, it might be a good idea to accompany a seaweed salad with a miso soup or cup of...
RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

This is a really easy raw salad, and can be altered depending on the ingredients you have at hand – parsnips or beetroot can become the ‘pasta’, and the pesto modified to suit. Healing Ingredients: Basil: A calming and soothing herb useful to aid digestion, stomach aches and anxiety, basil is also a high source of...
WARM Ayurvedic roast tempeh salad with digestive spices and seeds

WARM Ayurvedic roast tempeh salad with digestive spices and seeds

In the Ayurvedic tradition, spices such as whole coriander seeds, fennel and fenugreek are utilised in cooking to stimulate and aid digestion, cleanse the system and assist in the breakdown of food sources. Healing ingredients:  Tempeh: A staple of the Indonesian diet, tempeh is an unpasturised fermented form of soy. Regarded as equal to animal flesh...
WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

This is a nice light salad to add to the table at Christmas, if you are so inclined. Festive colours aside, combination of earthy almonds, piquant cranberries and herbed lime dressing make this a lovely salad for any occasion. Nutrient combining: Despite being a light salad, the combination of Vitamin C rich parsley and cranberries...
RAW pina colada salad

RAW pina colada salad

Woohoo summer! This raw salad is light, fresh and so easy to make! I use the lettuce leaves to make wraps, however you could omit these altogether and serve the remaining ingredients as a salad in their own right. As always, aim for local and organic ingredients! Try especially to use organic pineapple and cucumber,...
RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

Healing Ingredients: Kale:  Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification enzymes,  clearing potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly from your body. (For more information, see Vibrant Dish) Sea vegetables:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight...
WARM mexican quinoa & grilled corn salad with tahini & lime dressing

WARM mexican quinoa & grilled corn salad with tahini & lime dressing

Quinoa: Ancient super grain, all the way from the Americas to the shelves of the local health food store… the debate concerning superfoods and food miles has been rallying quietly for a couple of years now, but the general consensus seems to be that buying Fair Trade and ethical products is most usually of benefit...
RAW kale & walnut tabouli

RAW kale & walnut tabouli

I was never much of a fan of tabouli, but I was living in a warmer climate during April of this year and had an excess of kale at my disposal. Too big for a jar, too bountiful and unruly to squeeze into the fridge. And so this faux tabouli was born. Healing Ingredients: Kale:...
RAW marinated shiitake, beetroot & walnut nori rolls

RAW marinated shiitake, beetroot & walnut nori rolls

What with the splash of sunshine yesterday, I was craving some raw goodness after a long winter of miso and soups! The kale and sesame seeds in this recipe add a decent kick of calcium, and the beets, ginger and apple cider vinegar alkalise the body to clear out any stagnation. These little rolls are...
WARM daikon, kale & barley miso

WARM daikon, kale & barley miso

Miso for breakfast – is there any better way to start the day? In this version I used a rice wine vinegar, ginger, green chili and barley miso base and added season vegetables and gomasio to serve. So easy, so amazing! Ingredients: Dash of sesame oil 2 tablespoons barley miso paste 1 tablespoon rice wine...
RAW smashed superfood salad - wakame, olives, kale, alfalfa & tomato

RAW smashed superfood salad – wakame, olives, kale, alfalfa & tomato

Healing Properties: Wakame:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight loss. Because of its high nutritional value, wakame is really useful in detoxification programs. Kale: Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification...
RAW deconstructed Japanese rice bowl with iced green tea

RAW deconstructed Japanese rice bowl with iced green tea

This experimental raw version of a Japanese rice bowl includes sweet parsnip ‘rice’, shitake mushrooms marinated with walnuts, goji berries and Tamari, and a fresh kale and seaweed salad. Ingredients: For the rice: 2 small parsnips, peeled and diced 1/4 cauliflower, chopped handful of pine nuts juice of 1 lemon dash of Tamari 1 clove...
WARM beetroot & porcini borscht

WARM beetroot & porcini borscht

Beets, dill and lemon are possibly my favourite combination – whether in a slaw, a soup or a dip they combine to create a cleansing, alkalising and lovely tasting tummy tonic. Borscht is a winter staple, however finding a vegan borscht in Melbourne has proved pretty difficult this year. This soup is all things warming...
WARM ginger miso soup

WARM ginger miso soup

Wow Melbourne, how cold! After 6 months of tropical heat, this is more than a shock to the system… So, this ginger miso soup is all things warm and cosy – green chili, fresh corn, wakame and coriander. Healing Ingredients: Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known...
Lemon Myrtle, Coconut & Chili Superfood Salad

Lemon Myrtle, Coconut & Chili Superfood Salad

This is a very Australian twist on one of my favourite salads. The sweetness of fresh shelled peas, coconut and coriander are given a gentle boost from the red chilli and lemon myrtle. The fragrance of lemon myrtle, coriander and mint can be quite strong, so if you are sensitive to more intense herbs, add...

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