Yoga, together with a healthy diet, can help in so many aspects of our lives. The following days look at specific topics which can help improve our overall well-being. The sessions run from 9.30am-1pm at Leadenham Village Hall and include a welcome drink and snack, a wellbeing talk, yoga and relaxation followed by a delicious, nutritious lunch.
Last week one of my boxes contained Sweet Winter Slaw. I've had lots of people tell me how much they enjoyed it so I thought I should share the recipe with you all. The combination of crunchy cabbage, zingy lime, sweet mango and a little chilli hit seem to compliment each other perfectly. The herbs also add a freshness and make it seem okay to be eating a salad on these cold winter days. Mum did say she warmed hers up a little over the weekend and it was really tasty too.
This salad is simple to make and can be eaten hot or cold. There is sweetness from the onions and carrots, a bit of sharpness from the lime, crunch from the cashews and a fresh flavour from pomegranate and mint. The halloumi adds a little indulgence (especially when warm) but can be substituted for feta if you prefer.
If you have been on one of our yoga retreats before you'll have had lots of different overnight oats for breakfast. Overnight oats are oats soaked in any type of milk or water overnight in the fridge. By doing this the oats become more digestible as the starches are broken down. The Overnight Oat Mix I sell on the shop is a dry mix containing cinnamon, chia seeds, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, linseed, oat bran and of course oats. You can then follow the on-pack instructions to make your delicious breakfast.
This recipe is the one I always use to make a basic houmous. Its light and creamy and can be easily changed by adding some roasted veg or extra spice. If you blend it well you'll have a smooth consistency but sometimes its nice to have a bit of texture so try not to over mix.
This is a very easy salad to make but is really tasty. I made it for our last yoga day and lots of our students commented how much they liked it. Apart from cooking the quinoa (or you could buy ready cooked), you just do a bit of chopping and chuck everything together. The citrus dressing really brings the salad together making it a delicious meal which is also very nutritious.