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PICKLED: Spiced beetroot and pear chutney

PICKLED: Spiced beetroot and pear chutney

Due to a bit of over enthusiasm with the blender, this chutney looks like more of a relish but it is lovely all the same! Garlic-free , onion-free and sugar free, I used both red and gold beets, corella pears and stevia leaves to generate sweetness. Cube the pears and beets for more of a...
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...
Vegan nutrient sources

Vegan nutrient sources

I have adapted this list from one that my naturopath made for me, and it covers most of the foods that I include in a weekly shop. Although I do eat some imported ‘superfoods’ such as goji berries, chia seeds, quinoa and cacao powder – there are plenty of local sources for essential nutrients. Food...
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...
RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

Healing Ingredients: Pear: High in vitamins C, K and copper, pears are also high in antioxidants and a great source of nutrients for the body in the morning Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known as a digestive aid. Use ginger in your cooking to aid your body...
WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

Melbourne weather has been windy, warm, rainy and cold throughout the past week. In both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, windy and transeasonal weather is recognised as a particularly ungrounding and confusing time for the body and the mind. The inclusion of earthy foods such as root vegetables, whole grains and warming spices is recommended...
RAW breakfast tonic: goji orange gingerade

RAW breakfast tonic: goji orange gingerade

When consumed first thing in the morning in a cup of warm water, lemon and ginger act as a metabolic stimulant and liver cleanser – there really is no better way to start the day. Once the tummy and organs have been warmed, the nutrients in this breakfast tonic are more easily absorbed by the...
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...
healing ingredients

healing ingredients

These are some of the ingredients that I use most frequently: Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known as a digestive aid. Use ginger in your cooking to aid your body in the processing of processed or heavy foods. Spirulina: Spirulina is a whole food and a complete protein...

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