Sunflower Seeds (unsalted)
Toast the Sunflower Seeds: heat a small pan, add a little sunflower or safflower oil. Once oil is hot, add seeds until they start to toast. Remove from pan.
Slice the pear and fennel into short, thin strips.
Cut the avocado into small cubes.
Combine pear, fennel, arugula, avocado and a generous squeeze of lemon and some olive oil into a large bowl and mix until avocado starts to blend into the fruit and veggies. Add sea salt to taste.
Add toasted sunflower seeds mix (optional) and serve.
Freshly baked scones, right out of the oven, perfect for cooler weather
(this recipe serves 6) preparation & cooking time approximately 25 minutes
chocolate chips & orange rind or currants & orange rind (lemon rind also works)
1-1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2-1/2 T sugar
4 T butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup currants, raisins or chocolate chips
1 tsp finely grated orange or lemon zest
1/2 cup yogurt (or buttermilk or sour cream)
Preheat over to 400 degrees. Butter a baking sheet.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar.Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add the raisins, zest and yogurt, stirring until the dough just holds together. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and pat it into a circle about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough and transfer to baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, digestive, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial. This delicious drink lubricates the joints, clears the skin and helps with arthritis, joint and muscle pain.
Ingredients for Turmeric Paste:
1/4 cup turmeric
1/2 cup water
To make the turmeric paste:
Cook turmeric and water in a pan until thick paste is formed.
This paste will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. It can be used to make golden milk or added to rice or your favorite recipes.
Golden Milk (Individual Cup):
1 cup milk (almond, soy, dairy ok)
1 tsp almond oil
1/4 tsp turmeric paste
Honey to taste
Add the turmeric paste & almond oil to hot milk.
Stir in honey... enjoy
Uh. Can you say yum?
This recipe was shared by the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute as the Recipe of the Month, and we just had to share it here.
Panir is one of the more digestable cheeses, and everyone knows that spinach is good for you. This dish takes care of your protein, manganese, fiber, calcium and vitamins A & K. Click here for benefits of spinach, and here for the benefits of paneer.
2. Add 1 TBSP ghee and fry the onions until transparent. Add the ginger, garlic, cloves and 1 cup of water. Mix thoroughly and cook until the water evaporates.
3. Add the baking soda, salt to taste, ½ cup of water, and chopped spinach. Mix thoroughly and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, tomatoes, cottage cheese, fried panir and another ½ cup of water. Cook over low heat until the panir is soft and the ghee begins to separate out, about 3 minutes.
Yield: 6 cups
1 large onion, chopped
2 yellow peppers, diced
green curry paste
3 c butternut squash
1 13.5 oz can light coconut milk
2 c spinach leaves
1/4 c cilantro and basil
1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
Heat oil, add onion and sauté 5-7 min.
Add bell peppers, 3 min.
Stir in curry paste & minced garlic, 1 min.
Add squash & coconut milk, simmer, partially covered for 20 min.
In a blender mix spinach, cilantro, basil with 1/4 c water.
Stir into curry mixture to combine.
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