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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Bean Chili (vegan) bean chili

5th November 2015

Did you know that beans are a low fat, high energy food? Pretty perfect then, right?

I add beans to salads, tortillas and soup. But a bean chili is my favourite way to eat them.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 (375ml) cups of dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • 8 medium ripe vine tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, finely cubed
  • 2 carrots, finely cubed
  • 1.5  cup of shredded spinach
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of coriander, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of vwggie stock powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil for stirfrying the veggies.

Start by cooking draining the overnight soaked beans, then transfer them to a cooking pot and add plenty of fresh, salted water, they will need aprox. 45 min on the hob, at medium heat.

Then chop and sauté the onions, carrots and pepper in a deep pan/ skillet3 for about 10 mintes, stirring frequently. Use coconut oil.

Next add the garlic and spices, and stir-fry for another 5 minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar, and then turn down the heat, placing a lid on the pan, letting it simmer for approx. 15 minutes.

Lastly add the cooked beans and shopped spinach and give it a further 20 minutes on low heat, with the lid on.

Serve with quinoa, and a spicy sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Wellness + Nutrition

Roasted Mushroom ‘Sandwiches’ serve as a side dish or starter

18th May 2015

Roasted Mushrooms ‘Sandwiches’ are beautiful and delicious, serve them as a side dish or a starter. As per usual in the yoga kitchen, they were chosen because not only are they delicious, they are glutenfree, grainfree, dairyfree, nutrients-dense and very easy to make.

  • Salt & brush with a little oil – some medium sized portabello mushrooms
  • Roast them at 180 degree’s for approx 20- 30 minutes
  • Remove them and let them cool down for 5 minutes
  • Dress them with some of the following:
  • pesto of your choice & fresh tomato slices
  • tahini, avo & spring onions
  • red pepper harrisa & fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Hummus & fresh tomato
Wellness + Nutrition

dressed up mushrooms serve as a side dish or starter

18th May 2015

Dressed up roasted mushrooms are beautiful and delicious, serve them as a side dish or a starter. As per usual in the yoga kitchen, they were chosen because not only are they delicious, they are glutenfree, grainfree, dairyfree, nutrients-dense and very easy to make.

  • Salt & brush with a little oil – some medium sized portabello mushrooms
  • Roast them at 180 degree’s for approx 20- 30 minutes
  • Remove them and let them cool down for 5 minutes
  • Dress them with some of the following:
  • pesto of your choice & fresh tomato slices
  • tahini, avo & spring onions
  • red pepper harrisa & fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Hummus & fresh tomato
Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Guzi’s Lagan (Vegetarian) Savoury Vegetarian Lagan

11th January 2015

This recipe; for a mild, savoury and comforting Lagan, is courtesy of my friend and guru, Guzi (on too many levels to mention).

It’s too good not to share, and it ticks all my boxes; healthy, easy, meatfree and easily assembled from a well stocked pantry.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of coconut or sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup of semolina flour (can be replaced with millet flour to keep this gluten free)
  • 1/cup of chickpea (chana) flour
  • 1 cup of chopped baby spinach
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 1/cup of chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tin of creamed sweetcorn
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1tsp of pink salt
  • 3 tsp of  baking powder
  • Sesame and pumpkin seeds to dress

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Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, simply mix all your ingredients together well, transfer to a buttered oven proof dish, sprinkle over the seeds and bake this mixture at 180 degree’s celsius (preheated) until a prodding fork/ utensil comes out clean. Baking time will be approx 45-60min.

Can be served cold or hot as a main with salad, or a side dish to for example a veggie curry.  This is also the perfect dish to contribute to a lunch- or supper-book club- etc get together.

Happy cooking, with ♡, the yoga kitchen

Salad

Mexican Black Bean Salad (Vegan) Vegan Protein Powerhouse Salad

16th December 2014

This is a easy and very tasty salad. It takes 15 min to prepare and is a nutritionally balanced vegan meal. It keeps well in the fridge for at least 3 days which makes it a great lunch box pre-made salad option.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tin of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup of frozen corn, blanched
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • Small red onion diced finely
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 50ml cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic (optional)
  • Pink salt to taste

 

Instructions:

  • Combine blanched corn, drained beans & chickpeas, then add all the rest of the ingredients to your bowl and gently stir through. This salad is best when it’s had an hour or so for all the flavours to infuse the beans.

Enjoy, with♡ from the yoga kitchen