Chimichuri sauce – is a favourite of mine. It’s originally an Argentinian sauce, but the very first time I had it, was on a trip to Venezuela – and it was love at first sight taste.
It has an intense and incredible flavour, given by the fresh herbs, the chilli, the lemon juice, and the garlic. It’s so good with so many things: fish, chicken, lamb, fabulous in sandwiches, drizzled on pizza, as dip for a slice of freshly baked bread, with omelet , or just served with vegetables.
I speculated on how it would taste with different things and came up with the idea of pairing it with root celery and … it’s pretty magical!
These little Nori rolls are so easy to make and they are stuffed full of goodness!
Whether you want to: lose weight, lower your cholesterol, become more healthy, …… simply adding more green food into your diet, will bring on amazing results …
Rather than restricting yourself, and cutting out certain foods, or going on a diet – you can add more plant-based foods that feed and nourish you. Thus, there will be less space for food that is not so healthy, and more room for the food that is good for you.
It’s simple, it’s easy and it can make a huge positive change to your health.
I hope you enjoy them! They taste just scrumptious!
Crispy Nori Rolls
Fresh and Crispy Nori Rolls with Ginger Garlic dipping Sauce
Roasted seaweed sheets
fresh spinach leaves
Red pepper strips
On the seaweed sheet you add everything – just like this …
Nori Roll in preparation
Then you roll gently, but tightly (this can be difficult, but don’t worry they taste just as good). Serve them on a plate with the Ginger Garlic Sauce
Ready to enjoy
Ginger Garlic Dipping Sauce
5 tablespoons of good soya sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of freshly squeezed garlic
A little freshly grated ginger
A little wasabi
Mix it all together.
Ginger garlic sauce
Nori rolls with ginger garlic sauce served with a big glass of green smoothie.
Are you dreaming of getting into a daily mediation practice, but you just don’t know where to start?
Have you tried meditation again and again and given up again and again?
Or, maybe you want to get into a daily practice, but you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it?
Maybe you feel so stressed that you think it would be impossible? Look at this….
I came across Andy Puddicombe, the creator of GET SOME HEADSPACE – a mindfulness meditation program online. He has THE most pragmatic, fantastic and down-to-earth approach to meditation you will ever find!
The benefits of taking just 10 minutes out of your day to meditate, are tremendous.
I love and live my meditations – this time of my day, reserved for me, is a way to reconnect and tune in, it’s my sanctuary. In a busy life with lots of balls in the air, this is what makes me feel grounded, connected and reconnected. It’s really not just about me, when I’m more in touch with me, I’m more in touch with my children, my family, friends, the people I work with and meet during my day. I’m able to be truly present with the world.
These are some of the side-effects you may experience when meditating. Be aware, you may feel more:
laughter and happiness
Helps with depression
Boosts your immune system
Improves your sleep
Helps with Addiction
And even PTSD
And all it takes is 10 minutes!
Andy Puddicombe has created the Get Some Headspace program – which starts with a 10 minutes for 10 days program and it’s FREE for you to download HERE
Read how mindfulness meditation may be more efficient than drugs to treat anxiety and depression, HERE
10 tips on how to establish a meditation practice – read them HERE
It seems like every day I’m hearing people say ” Oh no, I’m going down with the flu”!
Yesterday afternoon, a dear friend of mine emailed me – “what do I do? I’m getting a cold, I feel it coming on – help”!
When I get these kinds of feelings, rather than filling myself with vitamin Cs in the form of pills, I load up on straight natural vitamin Cs! The ones you find in oranges, grapefruits, limes, lemons, kiwi, pineapple …….etc
Potent and effective as well as downright delicious!
This is what I do:
In a big jug of ice water I put slices of fresh ginger, lemon, and lime – I was even so lucky this morning to find small fresh sprigs of mint in the garden!
It tastes delicious and it’s a great way to add natural vitamin C to your drink.
Vitamin C water
Here on the West Coast, we have a very popular local coffee brand called “Kick Ass Coffee”
Using that theme, I make Kick Ass Juice – if you try it, you will know that this is the perfect name for it!
This is what goes in it:
Lots of fresh oranges
A couple of grape fruits
One fresh fennel
Kick Ass Juice
Kick Ass Juice with Fennel
Apart from this, for holding off the flu/cold bugs, I also drink hot and spicy ginger tea made from fresh slices of ginger, slices of lime and lemon. Just pour steaming hot water on – you can add a spoonful of honey if you like (,) Honey 🙂
Fresh ginger tea
I hope these vitamin C boosters, will help you flight off flues and colds this winter!
Another sparkling fresh and new year has arrived. And with that often comes the ambitious New Year’s resolutions….
I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions! Why? Because so often they become yet another thing we can hit ourselves on the head with, be disappointed in ourselves about, and another proof that we have not lived up to expectations, and so on …….
Instead I’m a great believer inspoiling others including myself and when it comes to new years resolutions I much prefer to look at it this way:
In 2014, I will spoil myself by:
taking even more morning runs especially just while the sun is rising
drinking more healthy delicious green juices
doing more mindfulness meditation
participating in a hot yoga class
eating more plant -based meals
This approach is so much better to me than carving out hard-core goals in stone. Goals that I force down my throat, pressure myself into, and beat myself up with afterwards because I didn’t follow through with them.
And by the way – it’s not selfish to spoil yourself, actually, you become a much more pleasant person to be with. You will spread your smile and laughter more often and your relaxed and contented being will be contagious and help others feel at ease and happy too. And you will be so much better at spoiling others!
What will you spoil yourself with in 2014?
May your 2014 be a wonderful one full of moments where you spoil yourself!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On another note – my article Balancing life with Mindfulness is now in Allthingshealing and you can read it here