Thursday, 18 August 2016

Wisdom from Alice

Be curious. 

Take naps.

Go ahead - have a coffee once in a while.

Be cute. Get as many kisses and hugs as you can.

Get a grip.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tarini's Carrot Lemon Ginger Soup

Tarini's Carrot Lemon Ginger Soup

1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tbsp ginger grated
1 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic

1 1/4 lb (3 cups) chopped carrots
2 tomatoes (peeled and chopped)
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
3 cups stock
2 tbsp lemon juice

Melt butter in large pot and saute onions, garlic, ginger until softened. Add carrots, tomatoes, stock, and zest. Bring to a boil. Simmer until carrots are very soft. Use hand blender to puree until smooth.
Add lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.
Delicious topped with sour cream.


Monday, 1 August 2016

A little yoga routine

Just sit down and relax. Feel the love in your heart for all things.

Join the soles of your feet together. Breathe deeply.

Stretch your legs out wide. Lean forward if you can, still keeping back straight.

Child's pose.

Downward dog. Yahoo!!


Happy baby pose.

Seated twist. Be gentle :)

Shake your belly into laughter.

Lie down and breathe. Be still. Draw your eyes inward and down
away from your eyelids.

May this day be the very best day of your life!

Mati's Curried Citrus Quinoa

Mati's Curried Citrus Quinoa

1 cup quinoa
1 cup veggie broth (low sodium)
1 cup water

1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsps honey
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsps minced red onion
1/2 cup raisins
sea salt to taste
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds

Bring quinoa, veggie broth and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until quinoa is tender. About 15 to 20 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the dressing by whisking together the juices, olive oil, mustard, honey, and curry powder in a large bowl.

Stir in the cooked quinoa, red onion and raisins. Season to taste with salt.

Refrigerate until cold. Stir in half toasted almonds just before serving and sprinkle the rest on top.

I had this warm too and I loved it.