Posts Tagged“healthy recipe”

barley, carrot, cauliflower salad with ghee

I’m currently trying recipes to balance my Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta (more on that here) and cooking with/eating ghee seems to be a staple in the Ayurvedic world. Ghee is clarified butter and does not contain any whey, milk protein or lactose at all, just milk fat. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body. It’s said that ghee cools the digestive fires to restore balance in the stomach and intestines. So I decided to make a warm salad – it’s atrociously cold…

Green tea tofu soba bowl

One of my favourite recipes from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook is green tea poached salmon with soba noodles. I was quite naughty this week (drinking, fries, desert, fried chicken, the list goes on) and so Matt adapted this recipe for me, to make it vegan and gluten free, as I was craving a healthy meal tonight.  Reason 405,892 I can’t wait to marry this guy.  It’s a really well balanced dish with protein, carbs and veggies. Hope you A) try it and B) like it! 1 pack of firm tofu, cubed (tip: press the tofu to remove extra liquid. Place it in…

Green tea-poached salmon soba bowl

This is by far my favourite recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. It’s easy to make and only takes about a half hour to prepare, so it’s a great dish during the busy weekday. Sauce 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp tahini 2 tbsp agave nectar 3 tbsp tamari 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated Grated zest and juice of 1 lime 1 bunch broccoli,  2- 3 heads 2 tsp EVOO 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch of sea salt 3 bags green tea 1 tbsp peppercorns 1/2 cup mirin or dry white wine 1 1/4 pound…

Lobster salad

Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, women’s hemlines are getting shorter and boys are hollering at ladies passing by, but my favorite event marking the season is lobster. It’s local, it’s fresh, it’s on sale and it’s a party in my mouth. As a weekday vegan, I still eat seafood about once a week because A) It’s totally delicious and B) the PR around Omegas in fish and its benefits have yet to be disproved to me. We were going to enjoy the lobster classically, meaning with garlic butter and a potato salad, but we decided to have a…

Vegan vegetable curry

I subscribe to the school of thought that curry can be eaten anytime of the year: cold day, rainy day, hot day – it always seems to fit the occasion. This sweet potato, cauliflower and kale vegan curry is easy to make and extremely flavourful, plus it packs the anti-inflamatory benefits of turmeric, vitamin A (good for vision, the skin, reproduction, bones and immune system) from the sweet potatoes, vitamin C (antioxidant) from the cauliflower, tons of nutrition from the kale (vitamins A, C, K, potassium, iron, etc.) and lots of fiber and protein from the chick peas. Nutrition +…