Sattva Cafe Opening 9th April at ASMY West End

Sattva – A Yoga cafe based on Yoga principles  Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness (Sattva) increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart. BG17.8 At Sattva we will help you to extend your yoga practice to the table by applying yoga principles to keep your body nourished and your mind clear. Take

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Pumpkin Porridge (Congee)

The weather is starting to cool down and the that wintery bite to it, so nows the time to start reducing your raw foods and increasing warming foods to your diet.  This pumpkin porridge aka congee is perfect for a cold winters day to warm and nourish you on the inside.  Get creative and try it a for breakfast, after all isn’t that when we usually eat porridge, in

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Healthy Green Drink

Make this a regular morning wake up drink and you’ll be bouncing out of the kitchen and into your day with freshness and vitality. There are choices of different fruits and veggies so you can vary your taste sensations throughout the week. Be sure to experiment with your own combinations once you have had a few goes at the recipes. The lime, apples, and spinach work together to boost the body’s natural ability to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation, while the antioxidants in kiwi,

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Raw Chia Layer Pudding with a Banana Cream Coulis, Seasonal Fruit and Pecan Walnut Maple Base

Ingredients 150gms of chia seeds 1 can of coconut water (350ml) 1 can of coconut milk (400ml) 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 250ml of mango nectar zest of one orange juice of the same orange 100gms of pecan nuts, roasted 100gms of walnuts roasted pinch of sea salt maple syrup 6 ripe bananas seasonal fruit, chopped into

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Mushrooms and Spinach on Avocado Toast

Mushrooms are a vegetarian’s best friend – full of vitamins, minerals and fibre and low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free and very low in sodium.  Silverbeet (or chard as it’s sometimes called) is full of flavour and is also packed with magnesium, calcium, vitamin K, iron, potassium and vitamin A. Combine all this with the goodness packed into avocados and this is

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Vegan “Tuna” (on toast) 

A tasty tuna substitute with the bonus of the many health benefits of seaweed. Ingredients  1 Can Chickpeas 1 Large Celery Stalk 1 tbspn Vegan Mayonnaise 1 tsp Lemon Juice 2 tbsp Fresh Dill 1 tsp Dulse / Seaweed Flakes Salt & Pepper to taste Method Drain and rinse chickpeas, place in bowl and mash with fork to get a rough texture. Cut celery stalk into small pieces then add to chickpeas. Finely

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Vegan Banana Pancakes with Poached Orange Segments

  For a lazy Sunday morning! Pancake batter:2 very ripe bananas 1.5 cups of self raising flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 2 table spoons of corn starch 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence pinch of salt half a cup of raw sugarOrange segments:3 oranges, peeled and separated into segments 1.5 cups of water 3⁄4 cup of raw sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon of

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Creamy Millet Porridge or Pudding – Gluten Free Vegan

  This recipe was from the Sattva cooking workshop that I demonstrated at the Kirtan Retreat a few weekends ago.  I cook this regularly and it is my all-time favourite breakfast.  It also makes a delicious pudding style dessert.  Sometimes if I really feel like a need something sweet I’ll cook up a bowl in the afternoon, it is much healthier than a sugary cooky, cake or chocolate This recipe makes a good size bowl for one person.1/8 cup hulled millet 3/4

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Buckwheat Pancakes

  Whole Grains – Cooking with Buckwheat Over the years, cooking for a large family has been a great challenge. Trying to keep them healthy with food that tastes wonderful is not always easy. We have had many disasters, especially with buckwheat. Every time we mentioned the word, there was a loud chorus of wailing and groaning at the very thought of any thing buckwheat! Well…

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