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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...
WARM yogi porridge

WARM yogi porridge

This porridge is so great in the cooler months of the year – it takes a bit of preparation time, but is totally worth it! Best to soak all grains the night before for more nutritious, not to mention quicker, cooking.   Healing ingredients:   Banana: High in fibre, iron, protein B6 and B12, bananas are...
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...
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...
RAW breakfast: green tea soaked prunes with vanilla bean coconut yoghurt

RAW breakfast: green tea soaked prunes with vanilla bean coconut yoghurt

‘Free’ and ‘radical’ are two of my favourite words, but in the context of your insides, an accumulation of free radicals disrupts the development of healthy living cells – a process linked to heart disease and cancer. Free radicals gain their name from the radical process in which, once ‘freed’ from a weak molecular bond,...
Protein-rich hempseed hummus

Protein-rich hempseed hummus

Hempseed has a rich, nutty flavour and can be consumed as an oil, or in seed form. It is a strong source of omega-3 essential for vegans and vegetarians. Packed with high sources of protein, this hummus is great for topping roast vegetables, salads, spread on pumpernickel or with fresh vegetables. Sprinkle with extra hempseeds...
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 coconut yoghurt

RAW coconut yoghurt

  Healing ingredients: Coconut: a truly amazing food, coconuts provide the body with a range of nutrients including bacteria, magnesium, calcium and potassium. As a food source, cultured coconut forms an alkalising and anti-fungal yoghurt that soothes the stomach and repairs minor damage to the intestinal lining by rebalancing the pH state of the gut...
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,...
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...
BAKED matcha & red bean marbled cupcakes

BAKED matcha & red bean marbled cupcakes

Matcha! Matcha! Matcha! It’s a push to call any cupcakes healthy, but I think these ones come pretty close. With a matcha green tea base, red bean swirl and a sprinkle of pistachios they are also gluten free -and of course, vegan. So, close enough really! I used a recipe from Eat Drink and Be...
RAW Sauerkraut

RAW Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut craving! I rarely crave fermented foods – a bit of miso here, some tempeh there, but I read this beautiful post ‘Healing Wise – Herbal Vinegars’ on Weed Wanderings (linked from Wise Woman Tradition) and worked up a sauerkraut craving. I have only really ever eaten sauerkraut in its cooked form, and have always loved it. But...
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 energizing cacao & chia snowballs

RAW energizing cacao & chia snowballs

These snowballs are AMAZING! The shredded coconut and chia seeds make them super crunchy and fresh tasting, and they have no sweeteners to bind, just Medjool dates and cold pressed coconut oil. Ingredients: 1 cup shredded coconut 3 tablespoons of cacao powder 2 tablespoons maca powder 10 Medjool dates 1 tablespoon tahini 1 handful goji...
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 easy chili & cacao mousse

RAW easy chili & cacao mousse

This mousse is inspired by a chilli hot chocolate recipe, and is so easy to make – just throw everything in the blender, or use a hand-held blender, and combine until soft and smooth. I freeze mine to make chocolate ice cream – it maintains the same consistency frozen – I recommend trying it! Healing Ingredients:...

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