If you are wanting a quick grab savoury breakfast, these muffins are the thing. Make up a double batch, keep half out and freeze the rest. They are packed with complete protein, contain vitamin C, A, K, fibre and potassium. Take them up a notch by cutting them in half and adding a nice dollop of hummus.
Hope everyone is very well. I am buzzing with happiness after this last month of facilitating modules 2 to 5 of the Vegan Chef Training, as well as a few private days of teaching cooking and nutrition and now this last weekend the June 3 Day Foundation Cooking Course. This was a wonderful three days with five fabulous participants. We had a full house (5 is my maximum) and a lot of incredible food was made.
What sort of sleep do you get? Do you sleep right through the night without waking up, or do you have broken sleep, or do you suffer from insomnia? If you struggle with sleep (like I do) you may be happy to know that what we eat in the evening meal can have an impact on our sleep. There has been extensive research done on food for sleep. So this week I share with you some of the things I have been finding out.
I’m home. Yahoo. It’s fantastic to be home and it was one of the best months of my life to be away in the beautiful Osho International Meditation Resort in India. I feel fully refreshed and committed even more to my meditation and sharing fabulous recipes with you and facilitating the courses I offer you all.
For eight years now my partner and I have been living on a full organic diet. When shopping for fruit and veg and dry foods we buy organic food only. There is the odd exception when we go away or eat out as there is not really any fully organic café or restaurant in Australia and when I go to India it is hard to eat 100% organic. However on a daily basis we buy organic food and when travelling in our van for five weeks late last year we only bought one grocery item that wasn’t organic.
A few weeks back I posted on Facebook all the things I love to make with beetroot and one of them was ravioli. One of the followers asked for the ravioli recipe and I told them I would post it in a blog post soon. I had the recipe but needed time to make it to get a photo to put with the blog post.
I am reviewing books in every other post or so. A few months back I reviewed a few recipes from Saffron Soul by Mira Manek. Both the kidgeree and the granola were recipes I developed from this book. I want to share with you two more recipes I have developed from inspiration through reading this book. A salad recipe this week and a curry next week. Then I think it would be great if you put this book on your cookbook wish list as it’s a beauty.
Can anything be more nurturing than potato salad? These two recipes can accompany you to any food occasion. Potato salad is a winner isn’t it? It can be taken to share dinners, taken out on picnics, served warm, served cold, served the next day and I have known some to eat it on a sandwich. It is rare that I make it but when I do I make massive batches so I can add it to my lunch box and take the next day and the next.
A few weeks back a post on a vegan facebook site took my fancy. It was a recipe for Ramen noodle soup and it looked incredibly delicious. So I madly posted the recipe on my facebook pages and groups, and put it on my ‘to cook one day list.’ A few weeks later I decided to cook the soup for dinner and asked Mak if he could print out the recipe. He brought it to me saying ‘wow that looks like an awful lot of work.’ I couldn’t believe it when I saw the recipe. It was long and consisted of at least 7 different components. I thought I can’t make that, but had promised both myself and Mak, ramen noodle soup for dinner.
As you read this post I will be in India and by now smelling of turmeric, fenugreek and curry spices in general. My life without India, Indian food and meditation would be quite difficult to live. This year’s visit to the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune India has come around earlier. After an intensely busy year I could not wait until the usual January 1st pilgrimage.