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Betacarotene-rich Indian Dahl

Nothing warms you up like this recipe with its warm spices and orange hue – full of betacarotene. Betacarotene is the precursor to Vitamin A which is needed for our immune systems to function properly. The sweet potato and carrots are good examples of root vegetables that contain good complex carbohydrates while the red lentils […]

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Pumpkin Pie

After spending several Thanksgivings in Canada my love for pumpkin pie has grown. The first few times I couldn’t understand what all the fuzz was about. Store bought pumpkin pies especially are loaded with added sugar and not much was left of the actual pumpkin taste. When I started experimenting with ingredients on how to […]

Anti-inflammatory Nori Wraps

This recipe is great as a an appetizer or side dish for 4 people. Many symptoms start with inflammation that continue to exist because the immune system is constantly being challenged. Anti-inflammatory foods do not trigger extra inflammation in the body. On the contrary hempseed oil, nori and curcuma contain chemical substances that can counter […]

Vitamin E rich Kiwi Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie can be used as a facial mask but it is also very tasty to eat for breakfast, snack or dinner. It contains adequate amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, protein and is high in the antioxidant Vitamin E. Antioxidants are as the name indicates useful to prevent excessive oxidation happening in the body. […]

Immune Boosting Seaweed

The Future of Nutrition is found in the ocean – Jacques-Yves Cousteau During the last 2 Yoga Day Retreats I talked about specific foods that were supportive in keeping the immune system in check. One of these superstars is seaweed, also known as ocean or sea vegetables. Since these plants grow in the ocean they […]

Turmeric Goji Bites

Makes 15 – 20 bites 200 gram almond meal or raw almonds 100 gram unsweetened coconut flakes 6 Medjool dates 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 1 tbsp. Golden Milk powder or turmeric powder 100 gram dried goji berries If you are using raw almonds, first grind them in a food processor. Then mix the rest […]

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Raspberry Chlorella Cacao Smoothie

During our Yoga Day Retreat which I organized with Julia Engelbrecht, I discussed the benefit of chlorella (a type of fresh water algae) on the immune system. I came up with this smoothie which combines the sweet and refreshing taste of raspberries with the more earthy and oceanic flavour of chlorella giving it a unique […]

Buckwheat Pancakes

This easy to make satiating breakfast is quick to make and very nutritious. Select the fruit you have on hand and vary with other toppings. I choose hemp seeds, walnuts, coconut flakes and cinnamon. Ingredients for 4 pancakes 100 gr. buckwheat flour (or blend your own by using whole buckwheat) 300 ml water 2 eggs […]

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Pesto Purselane Pepper with Millet

With my grocery list in my hand I biked to the farmers market. As usual I bought way too much and it was almost impossible to all carry it back. Once home I was glad I ended up with fresh purselane. The dew droplets were still seen on the leaves and I almost forgot about […]

Ins & Outs of Detoxification

Twice a year I try to follow a detoxification protocol for an extended period of time. Usually this consists of excluding the foods I love the most: coffee, chocolate and dairy. The first day I always wonder why I am doing it as I feel more tired but on day 2 I already start to […]