Cleansing with Kichadi

One of the most famous, and well loved Ayurvedic dishes in the world, Kichadi (pronounced – “kich-a-ree if you’re and Australian, or “Kich-a-dee” if you’re saying it true to it’s Indian origin) is a well cooked, warm, wet mixture of lentils, spices and rice. It has been a standard healing dish in India throughout the ages, and has become more popular in the West as Ayurveda and yoga bare more roots in our Western lifestyles. A great food for detoxing, kichadi offers

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Pumpkin Soup with Ginger & Cayenne Pepper

This is a lovely warming soup for cold winter days.  Ginger and cayenne pepper are heating spices to warm us from within.  They are also  known to reduce inflammation of the joints, aid digestion and ease the symptoms of colds and flus, so not only does this soup taste great, it has therapeutic qualities. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter, plus an extra knob 1 onion, roughly chopped 1kg pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cubed 40g

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Congee

  Congee is a nutritious, easy to digest meal, commonly eaten as breakfast throughout Asia and especially suited to these cooler months. It is usually made with rice but you can use a mixture of rice and whole grains such as barley, millet, or bulgur. Optional add ins increase the nutritional value. Shitake mushrooms stimulate the immune system and are a good source of iron, dried bean curd (also known as yuba) is an

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Tortilla Lime Soup

  Who loves Mexican food? Everyone! Mexican cuisine is a favourite throughout the entire world. It is hearty, tasty and there is a dish to suit everyone, from spicy to mild, heavy to light. This tortilla lime soup is a lovely light soup, full of flavour and delicious served with crispy fried tortilla strips. The combination of lime, avocados and tomatoes make this soup very exotic and unique. Tasty

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Wakame Miso Soup

  Miso is one of those ingredients that is not only tasty but packed with nutritional value. It has a salty taste and buttery texture. Miso is a fermented soybean paste which originated in Japan, however it is now becoming increasingly popular in the West as a versatile condiment for a host of different recipes. Once only found in specialty stores, miso is now available year round in most

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Tofu Noodle Soup

  This soup is an exotic blend of tofu, noodles, coconut milk, herbs and spices. The spice paste can also be used for Asian curries and stir fries to give that fresh, exotic Asian flavour. Combining protein, carbohydrates and a variety of vegetables, this soup provides a light, but filling meal on its own or it could be served as an entrée for those with a hearty appetite.

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Vichyssoise Soup

  Vichyssoise Soup is pronounced vish-ish-wa and is a very famous French style soup. It is predominately made from leeks and potatoes which are a delicious, subtle combination. The stock is milk-based, giving it a rich flavour and it is blended giving it a creamy texture. Served with crusty French bread and garnished with sour cream and chives, this rich but subtly flavoured soup is hard

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Quick and Easy Velvety Pumpkin Soup

  We all love the creamy taste of pumpkins especially in soup form, but did you know that pumpkins are extremely low in calories, making them the perfect vegetable for weight watchers. Not only are they low calorie, but pumpkins are very rich in potassium, magnesium and iron. When you are choosing a pumpkin look for a bright orange one as it will be loaded with beta-carotene which is an important antioxidant. So there

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

  This hearty soup is a meal in itself and delicious served with crusty bread. Minestrone is low fat and packed with vegetables. As we know it is always a chore getting the kids to eat their veggies, but they will be back for seconds of this tasty soup. Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup, hence the tomato base. It is simmered on low heat to bring out the flavours and seal in the nourishment.

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Iced Cucumber Soup

  Cucumbers are a known to be a wonderful cooling food for people living in hot climates and this iced cucumber soup is a tasty way to stay cool this summer. This quick and easy soup can be a refreshing lunch, light dinner or delicious entrée. The whole family is sure to enjoy its creamy flavour and it is a great way of getting the kids to eat their veges. Cucumbers contain a host of vitamins and minerals including

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