Saturday, 27 October 2012

Sweet vegetable and coconut curry





I have been craving mellow comfort food today. The kind of food you would get served on a yoga retreat. Maybe it is because I have increased my yoga practice lately and I am feeling more mellow than I have in a while, or maybe because it is a lazy weekend type of food. Healthy, slow and comforting. What I like about this curry is it is surprisingly light. Something about the banana and fresh herbs and onions make it feel like a tropical holiday in a bowl.  If only I could slip away to the tropics for the weekend...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Yogic cold and flu tea


Picture this. The sun is shinning, the birds singing it is a really beautiful time of year.... and I'm sniffling. I'm not alone, it seems like everyone around me has a cold at the moment. Well I'm not interested in having a sore throat or a runny nose this week, so I decided to hit the pantry and create this yogic tea. I don't know how authentic this recipe is. I found the recipe on the back of a card I picked up from a yoga class years ago and had tucked away inside my yoga book. The good thing about it is you most likely have a lot of the spices needed on hand already. Who wants to have to go to the shops when you're not feeling well? A bit of a warning, it is a very strong tasting tea, so feed free to reduce the spices to suit your own tastes. It is very sweet as the licorice is the main flavor, so you may not need any honey. It does however ease a sore throat and I'm hoping by tomorrow I will be feeling back to my normal self. Hopefully you don't need it, but one day if you do, I hope it helps.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012