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Dhal with roasted cauliflower

A hug to your tummy on the days when you’re feeling a little lower in energy and in need of a nutritious meal to pick you up. My roasted cauliflower lentil dhal is truly comfort food with minimal effort. ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LENTIL DHAL Gluten free : Dairy Free : Nut Free : Vegan Serves 4...

Batch cooking ideas and my simple red lentil dhal recipe

It’s coming into the cooler months of the year in my home town which means a few more warming dinners and dhal is one of my favourites. I tend to make up a batch of this when I can, we eat some, and I freeze the rest in portions which makes life THAT MUCH EASIER...

CARROT AND KALE DHAL

This is delicious when fresh but after day one it will be best kept in the fridge up to 1 week or sliced and stored in the freezer up to 3 weeks. Toasting the loaf brings out the flavours.

SWEET POTATO AND KALE DHAL

This is delicious when fresh but after day one it will be best kept in the fridge up to 1 week or sliced and stored in the freezer up to 3 weeks. Toasting the loaf brings out the flavours.

Nutritious foods and recipes to take to mothers post birth

A beautiful friend had her third baby recently and I stuck to tradition of having food delivered to them and then when the time came to visit, taking some goodies which could be stored as well. It’s easy to do so and it means the world. Try whipping some of these together for your new...

Vegan mushroom pineapple stir fry

Juicy sweet but savoury and a little bit spicy – Mushroom Pineapple Stir Fry – inspired by our travels to Sri Lanka (and more of these recipes coming too…). On one evening we had the pleasure of doing a Ayurvedic/vegan cooking class in a 185 year old kitchen with Chef Shan in Weligama. Thanks to...

Spicy bean, corn and coconut salad with turmeric spiced nuts

You might be noticing I’m including different types of beans / legumes in my recipes more frequently in the past 6 months or maybe a little longer. A few reasons for this… + they’re pumped with high quality nutrients – with protein and fibre topping the list + they’re an economical source of protein to...

HOW TO SWAP MEAT FOR VEGGIES

Whether you’re a vegetarian or an avid meat eater, to be honest we can all do more eating of plants. However, it can be tricky if you’re not quite sure where to start right? Here are a few ideas for making your old favourites (burgers, lasagne, stews, eggs and bacon) without sacrificing flavour and certainly...

HOW TO WIN AT MEAL PREP

One of the first comments / excuses I hear from people when it comes to getting organised about their nutrition is that they don’t have time. Most of us are time poor at some stage, so whilst I totally understand the busy-ness that is life, I still truly believe that allocating a small amount of...

AYURVEDA FOOD AS MEDICINE

WORDS AND RECIPE : Jody Vassallo www.beautifulfood.com.au  I consider dhal to be a medicine, it stimulates the digestive fire and really cools the body. It is very soothing for the digestive system as recommended for people with IBS or diverticulitis. I like to serve my dhal with basmati rice as they do in India. Moong...