Two factors have brought Dal into heavy rotation in my house recently. The first are these very cool, dry November days in Sofia and the second is as I’m nearing completion of my Ayurveda studies, Dal is such a beautiful dish to play and experiment with the various spices used in Ayurvedic cooking. I’ve tried a lot of recipes over the last month and I have finally landed on what, to me, is the perfect balance of texture, spice, acidity and deliciousness. I’ve found that Dal can be a delicate dance between too spicy and not spiced enough, too stodgy or too soupy, too earthy or too acidy! You will obviously have your own opinion on these things and that’s kind of the beauty of Dal, it’s so versatile its a really easy dish to play around with and find your perfect balance of flavors which you love. And once you find it, it’s such a nice recipe to have in your repertoire as it’s so nourishing, really cheap and very cheerful! Simple Green Lentil …
I get the feeling September is the new January. There’s a big wave of excitement surrounding the end of the chaos of the summer holidays and the kiddos getting back to school. The glorious opportunity for routine and normality is inspiring a lot of people to make some New Years style resolutions and I’m totally on for all that.
Full of fiber, gluten free and a lovely hit of tangy raspberry against the natural sweetness of coconut sugar, these are super tasty and they also freeze well so they’re great to include in the batch cook and pop into lunch boxes.
The clouds and the rain came rolling in thick and fast today. Just to solidify the Monday mood and really inspire one to head back to the weekend.
I had a few sticks of Rhubarb in my veg box this week, not enough to make a crumble but just enough for something…so I decided to make a compoté to jazz up a bowl of porridge on a lazy Sunday morning.
Yes, we are just going to call this Amazing Bread. Its everything you could want in a healthy, homemade bread
This week I was chatting about batch cooking with my Yoga for Weight Release + Well Being class and how essential it is (especially when your weeks are busy!) to get out of the mindset of “I’m too busy to cook”…cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be a huge deal, it just takes a little getting used to and finding some recipes that you love, that are simple and that are literally as quick to make as making a sandwich!