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Lussi: Ayurveda's Yoghurt drink
21 Sep 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
During summertime, Ayurvda emphasises drinks such as coconut water, lime water or a lussi (yogurt) drink to cool down. Lussi is easy to make it home and can be fortified with digestive herbs to...

Samosas with Mango Chutney
26 Aug 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
FILLING Potatoes 360g Vegetable oil 2 tbsp + extra to deep-fry samosas Cauliflower 200g Chilli paste 1 tbsp Coriander 1 tbsp leaves, finely chopped CHUTNEY Ripe...

Tofu Tagine
26 Aug 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Prunes 20 Saffron threads pinch Tofu 600g Onions 2 Garlic cloves 2, finely chopped Olive Oil 2 tbsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Pepper 1 tsp. ground ...

Avocado Lussi
22 Jul 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1 small ripe avocado, pitted and peeled. 1 cup Ice cubes or crushed ice. 60 ml. ( 1/4 cup ) coconut water. 60 ml. Coconut milk. Honey or powder stevia or raw sugar to taste. Place all the...

Ayurvedic Golden Milk
15 Jan 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Turmeric is pretty phenomenal. It is a humble root that has been used for thousands for it’s potent medicinal properties. Today scientists agree that it does indeed contain potent healing...

It's healthy to Eat Nuts
27 Dec 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Nuts are good for you in all forms. Simply adding them to your diet lowers your chances of getting heart disease, a huge health risk in the world today. Among other things, they help improve your...

Dairy Free Eggnog
25 Dec 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Almond Milk 2 cups Full fat coconut milk 2 cups Pure Maple syrup 1/2 cup Pure Vanilla extract 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg 1 tsp Ground allspice ...

Sweet Potato and Banana Loaf - gluten free
30 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Almond Flour 1.5 cups Sweet Potato 1 large, cooked and mashed Banana 1 medium, mashed Egg 1 lightly beaten Baking powder 1 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 tsp Sweetener of your...

Coconut Bread
29 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Coconut Flour 1/2cup Dessicated cocontu 1/2 cup Natural yoghurt 1 cup Maple Syrup 1/4 cup Lemon zest from i lemon Ground ginger 1...

Peanut Butter Biscuits
29 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Red lentil flour 1/2 cup Smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup Raw Sugar 3/4 cup Egg 1, lightly beaten Vanilla essence 1 tsp • Preheat oven...

Nirvana kitchari
28 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Preparation - Wash the rice until the water is clear. - Wash the dhal until the water is clear. - Prepare any vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato, or carrots, that suit your...

Eggplant - Brinjal bharta
28 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Eggplant 4 to 5 medium size Onions 150 gms Ginger strips 15 gms Tomatoes 150 gms, finely chopped Coriander 1 bunch, finely chopped Sunflower oil 100 gms Grind...

Broccoli with desiccated coconut
28 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Broccoli heads 3 lge finely chopped in food processor Onions 1 medium Ginger, fresh 1 tbsp, grated or vitamised in food processor Turmeric, ground 1 tsp ...

Roti - Chappati
9 Aug 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Roti is the generic name for Indian 'bread'. Chappati: flat, non-yeasted, dry roasted bread Ingredients Atta flour - 2 cups Atta (Indian wholewheat flour. Purchase from Indian Grocery...

Rice
22 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Rice is one of the oldest grains in the world, and a staple food for more than half of the world's population. It is by far the most important ingredient in the daily diet throughout Asia. ...

Make your own Ghee: clarified or pure butter
8 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
To make your own Ghee: - Heat butter in a saucepan until it melts and froths. - Spoon off the foam from the top and pour the melted butter into a heatproof glass bowl, discarding the milk...

Coconut Milk, Cream
8 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Coconut milk is the milky liquid extracted from the grated flesh of mature, fresh coconuts, or reconstituted from dessicated coconut (dried, shredded coconut) Note: the clear liquid inside a coconut...

Your Ayurvedic Kitchen Shelf
6 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Listed alphabetically are ingredients which have a good shelf life (fresh ingredients are not included in this list) that are used regularly in Ayurvedic food peparation. Buy in small quantities, and...

Cacao and Chocolate
29 Jun 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cacao is a medicinal superfood bean. For thousands of years, cacao was literally a medicine, and used as a powerful healer for people throughout central and south America. Here are some if the...

Lemon and Herb Tofu
4 Jun 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients: 1 packet firm tofu 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped 1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped 1 lemon juice 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 crushed garlic cloves 1/2 tsp...

Antioxidant energy balls
4 Jun 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients: 100g raw cacao powder 200ml coconut oil 100g dried (sulphur-free) currants 70 ml pitted dates 100g dessicated coconut (+ extra for rolling) 70ml raw honey/maple syrup 1 tsp...

Super- Power Smoothie
4 Jun 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of raw almonds 1 large handful, roughly chopped kale, spinach, collards, or a combination 1 peeled, ripe banana, cut into several pieces 1 cup unsweetened coconut...

Vermicelli Kheer
4 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ghee or unsalted butter 2 tbls Plain Vermicelli 25g Sultanas 25g Almonds, blanched, slivered 25g Full cream milk 570ml Sugar 50g ...

Firni - Creamed Rice Pudding
4 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Fresh Milk 300ml Ground rice 45g Almonds - ground 1 tbls Evaporated milk 500g Sugar 50g Rosewater 1 tbls Cardamom 1 tsp - ground Almonds - flaked 25g Pistachio...

Date and Tamarind Sauce
4 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A delicious sauce with the sweet and sour tastes of dates, raisins and tamarind. Tamarind is available from Indian groceries and supermarkets, dried or in ready to use form, called tamarind...

Cabbage and Mint Salad
4 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cabbage whole, white, 275-325g Onion 1 finely chopped, red. Green chilli, fresh 1 finely chopped and seeded (milder flavour) Natural yoghurt 2-3 tbls - thick...

Palak Paneer
24 Dec 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Tender chunks of cottage cheese (vegan: tofu) in a fresh green spinach gravy. Ingredients: Spinach Fenugreek leaves Cottage chees /Tofu (vegan) Tomato Onion - chopped Milk/Coconut milk...

Vegan Chocolate Mousse
24 Dec 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to love this healthy version Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 2-3 Tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened) 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk Liquid stevia, to taste ...

Quinoa Salad
30 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
White, red, black quinoa with amaranth or plain quinoa 1 cup, rinsed well Fresh, whole green beans and or fresh asparagus Handful Vine ripened tomatoes 6, quartered ...

Beetroot Raita
26 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Beetroot 1 Fresh, green chillis - 2, slit Salt as required Curd/Yoghurt - 1.5 cups For seasoning (optional) Oil - 1 tsp Curry leaves - 1 sprig Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp • Peel the...

Banana Oatmeal Biscuits
18 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
This is an easy, healthy and yummy treat. You can make up a batch or two and have them available for on the road trips, work snacks or a fun lunch box treat. It's hard to go wrong making these...

Raw Cacao Mousse (vegan)
12 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Avacado 1, ripe Raw Cacao 2 Tbsp Honey, Rice Syrup or Maple Syrup 2 Tbsp Vanilla bean paste 1 tsp Salt ...

Green Apple Chutney
10 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
• Grate apple • Salt apple for taste • Squeeze by hand to take out the water In Oil, heat Mustard seed 1 tsp Clove 2 tsp Cardamom 2 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp ...

Wheat Dosa
10 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ingredients Atta (wheat or chapatti flour) 2 cups Water 4-5 cups Salt 1 tsp Oil 2 tsp Black mustard seeds 1/4 tsp Split...

Paneer Makhani
26 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Succlent cubes of Indian cottage cheese (paneer) cooked in a lightly spiced, smooth sauce of tomatoes and cream. Cottage cheese (paneer) or tofu 200 grams Ripe, red, tomatoes (tamatar) ...

Fruit water
10 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Losing just 2% of your body’s water puts you into a state of dehydration. This is when the headaches start, you feel fatigued, and your brain stops working optimally. Most people compensate,...

Chunky Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
24 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Rice bran oil - 4 tbs Onion - 2, medium, peeled and finely chopped Garlic - 4 cloves, peeled and chopped Sweet potatoes - 1.4 kg, scrubbed and diced Potatoes - 4 medium, scrubbed and diced ...

Tofu Patties
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Tofu - 500g, mashed Potatoes - 4 medium, steamed, until tender and mashed Onion - 1 small, grated Rice or soy milk - 2 tbs Arrowroot powder - 1 tbs Flat leaf parsley - 2 tbs, chopped Black...

Herb Vinaigrette Dressing
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Parsley leaves - 1 cup Chives or Spring onions - 2 tbs, chopped Basil - 1 tsp, dried Garlic - 1 medium clove, peeled Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil - 3/4 cup Purified water - 1/4 cup Brown...

Chilli Sauce
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil - 4-5 tbs Red chillies - 3, de-seeded and chopped Shallots - 4, chopped Garlic - 2 cloves, finely crushed Parsley - 2 tbs, freshly chopped Seasoning to taste ...

Garlic Sauce
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Stale, wholemeal bread - 10 slices (250g) Garlic - 5 cloves, crushed Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 cup (60ml) Lemon juice - 2 tbs Purified water - 1 tbs Ground almonds - 2 tbs ...

Nirvana's Delicious Pesto Sauce
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil - 1 tbs Pine nuts - 2 tbs Fresh basil leaves - 2 cups, without stems Garlic - 2 cloves Salt - to taste Black pepper - freshly ground, to taste Cold pressed,...

Hommus
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Chickpeas - 2 cups Unhulled Tahini paste - 4 tbs Lemon - 1, juiced Garlic - 3 cloves, crushed Cayenne pepper - 1 pinch Salt - to taste Purified water - to dilute, in neessary. Olive oil - to...

Sweet and Sour Tofu
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Tofu - 1 kg Shallots - 2 stalks Ginger, root - 2 slices Salt - 1 tbs Spring onion - 2 tbs, shredded Ginger root - 2 tbs shredded Red hot pepper - 1 tbs shredded Green pepper - 2 tbs,...

Teriyaki Tofu
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
500 gms tofu- chopped 1/2 cup wholemeal bread crumbs 1/2 cup walnuts - ground 1/4 cup water 1 cup onion - minced 1/4 cup olives - sliced 1 tsp lemon rind 1 tbs ginger - grated 1/2 cup parsley...

Spicy Brown Basmati Rice
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
2 tbls/30mls sunflower oil 1/2tsp/2.5gm mustard seeds 1/4 tsp/125gm black onion seeds 1/4 tsp/125 gm garam masala 6 cloves garlic, finely crushed 600 gms brown basmati rice, washed and drained ...

Vegetarian Pie
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1 cup brown lentils 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 tbs rice bran oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 stick celery, sliced 1 cup carrot,...

Tomato and Lentil Soup
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1 large onion 810 gms tomatoes, chopped 125 gms red lentil (dry weight) - soaked for 10-30 mins, then rinse and drain 2 cups purified water Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste Fresh...

Minestrone Soup
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Parsley Sauce 1 cup fresh parsley 1.5 tbs dried basil 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp crushed garlic 2 tbs pine nuts Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside. Minestrone 2 cups diced...

Millet with Vegetable Saute
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1.5 cups huled millet 3 cups purified, boiling water Wash millet in strainer. Preheat overn to 190 degreesC. Place millet in flat baking dish and roast in oven until lightly browned (10-15...

Beans - Italian Style
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
250 gms beans, such as haricot, or any beans of your choice 2 cloves of crushed garlic 2 medium, finely chopped onions 1 medium, geen capsicum, cored, and thinly sliced 3 large, ripe tomatoes,...

Beans, Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
2 litres purified water 100 gms beans, soaked overnight eg red kidney, soya, chickpeas 100 gms raw lentils 2 medium chopped onions 4 tbls rice bran oil 4 cloves crushed garlic 1 finely chopped...

Pasta with Vegetable Sauce
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1 tsp cold pressed extra virgin Olive oil 1 tsp rice bran oil 1 small chopped zucchini 1 samll eggplant, chopped into small cubes 1 large tomato, chopped 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup fresh parsley...

Spinach Rice
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
1 tbs rice bran oil 1 medium onion 4 cloves garlic 1 bunch fresh spinach - finely chopped 1 cup brown rice, washed and soaked overnight 4 cups purified water 2 cloves 1 small stick of cinnamon...

Scrambled Tofu
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
2 tsp cold pressed Corn oil 4 spring onions, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric 250 gms tofu, mashed 2 tsp salt-free shoyu 1/2 tsp salt free vegetable seasoning 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped •...

Tofu Loaf
18 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
500g tofu, mashed 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 stick finely sliced celery 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 cup rolled oats 2 tbs. tahini 2 tbs salt-free tamari 1 tbs cummin...

Tea
3 Sep 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
TEA Tea, in all its forms is the world's second largest beverage, surpassed in quantity only by water. It is the infusion of water and dried leaves of the evergreen plant species known as...

Nirvana Happy Breakfasts
21 Nov 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Breakfasts around the world are completely different. But most Australian breakfasts consist of a few staple ingredients, such as coffee or tea, cereal, eggs and bacon/sausage. Occasionally, on...

Nirvana Ayurvedic Strawberry Shortcake
20 Oct 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Slice plenty of strawberries up and mash them a little bit with a fork to get some of the juice from the berries. Add between a 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar to the berries and set them aside in the fridge...




 
 
 
 
 

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