EASY VEGAN LENTIL CURRY

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INGREDIENTS • 1 small onion chopped • 1 small tin of coconut milk • 3 garlic cloves chopped • 1 teaspoon turmeric • 1 teaspoon curry powder • ½ teaspoon of crushed cloves • 2 cups of green lentils • 1 can of tined tomatoes • 1 tin of mixed beans • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut oil • ½ teaspoon of dried chilli flakes WHAT TO DO! A) Cook lentils as advised on the packet. Usually it’s 2 cups of …

Crunchy Kale chips!

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Crunchy Kale chips! Oh my… an amazing iron and folate rich replacement to chips/crisps! We have made these twice in the house this week, and they were munched on instantly! Here is how to make them: 1. Peel the kale leaves away from the stems, in big chunks. 2. wash all the leaves 3. Dry them off as much as possible – dabbing each leaf with kitchen paper. 4. Use your fingers to massage the leaves lightly in olive oil …

Healthy Flapjack

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Healthy flapjack! This is a great energy food and a good snack for kids instead of sweets and chocolate! It’s is full of fibre, iron and energy! Serves 12 • 3 tablespoons of organic peanut butter • 2 tablespoons of coconut syrup • 2 handfuls of raw almonds • 1 handful of chopped up dried apricots • 1 handful of dried cranberries • 2 large tablespoons of chia seeds • 3 cups of quick oats • 2 tablespoons of honey …

Who am I? Time to study the hardest subject of all! YOU!

self study

We are so busy all the time, we have huge to-do lists and it’s so easy to forget to check in with ourselves to see how we are? How are we feeling? are we ok? are we looking after us enough? It’s also important to check in with your-self from time to time to see if your behaviour and actions are affecting people in a positive way. Sometimes I get so caught up in my work, running my business and …

Have some TAPAS!

self-discipline

“Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another” Joseph Addison. TAPAS (Self-discipline) is the third niyama within Patanjali has 8 different “limbs”. Basically tapas or self-discipline is doing something you do not want to do that will have a positive effect on your life. Self discipline transforms and purifies us and builds the will power and personal strength to help us become more dedicated to our goal. Transformation generally happens when we …

Stop waiting to be content! The art of Samtosha!

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We have a habit of waiting to ‘be ourselves’ until we’ve accomplished this never ending to-do list of things that will make us ‘better’. Well, the truth is – you will always be you, and you can either continue to disregard your awesomeness in favour of reaching towards something you think you’re supposed to be, or appreciate it, love it, and be the best you can be right now! Sounds easy hey… well I know from my own experience it’s …

Clean up your diet! Saucha!

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One of the focus points in yoga is the five Niyamas. The practice of Niyama helps us maintain a positive environment in which to grow, and gives us the self-discipline and inner-strength necessary to progress along the path of yoga. Saucha asks us to eat a clean and wholesome diet. It always perplexes me how people are so concerned about the over the counter drugs people take but don’t think twice about the food they put into their body EVERY …

Clean up your act!

cleanliness

‘Where attention goes, energy flow’! This week I have been focusing on The Eight Limbs of Yoga. The sacred texts that shows us that yoga is more than just a workout. This is the history, the to do list if you like for practising yoga in and out of the yoga class room. One of the Eight Limbs talks about five Niyamas which are guidelines about the relationship we have to our-self. The first Niyama is Saucha (Cleanliness). So cleanliness… …

Should yoga teachers be vegetarian? The controversial topic!

Vegetarian

The controversial topic! One of the Yoga teachings (or part of the niyamas of yoga) is Ahimsa or non-harming. This is a very important teaching of yoga that focuses on the non-harming of all beings and anything that is alive and so some say you can’t eat meat without harming another living being. Vegetarians within the field of yoga say that meat-eating inhibits us from achieving deep states of meditation because it negatively affects the energy body. There is a …

My staple foods!

My go to foods!

Lets delve into a Nutritionist’s diet shall we! So my ‘go to’ foods that I always have at home are: 1. Oats. I use them in many meals, porridge, homemade muesli, home made snacks, for power smoothies and more! They can go in heaps of things and here is why they are great: They help lower cholesterol, they fill you up, they have fibre, they have B vitamins so give you an energy boost, they are slow releasing so they …