In keeping with the nutella recipe I made a couple of weeks ago, here's one for hazelnut chocolate fans. Dark chocolate hazelnut torte. I really did have problems putting this one down once I took a bite, it's just mouthfuls of wonderful healthy nutella bite after bite. As it's quite dense I made it thin torte style, however if you wanted to make it into a cake then double the filling recipe and go crazy!
My veggie garden is going crazy right now with an overflow of amazing, huge and fresh everything. Kale and spinach are growing rampant like weeds, which is wonderful. Every day we're eating freshly picked organic produce, from farm to table, and you can really taste the difference. I have two types of kale, the curly lighter green one, and also the dark flat leaf Tuscan kale. Most people use the curly one, and that's the most common found in the markets but the other variety is just as delicious. This easy simple dish highlights the amazing taste of kale and it only takes about 10 mins to prepare.
Well written article addressing not only how yoga can affect society right now in the present moment, but also the effect it has long term on society as a whole. From school dropouts to PTSD in veterans, to substance abuse among all age groups, all these cost countries trillions of dollars, yet studies have shown that yoga as a therapeutic source of practicing mindfulness can help reduce and one day prevent these costs as well as promote general wellbeing.
This is great if you feel like something light but still substantial, pasta without the heavy feeling afterwards. Kale in the last few years has gained popularity as a superfood, being one of the healthiest vegetables available. It's high in fiber, iron, Vitamin K, A & C, low in calories and has zero fat. Per calorie it has more iron than beef and more calcium than milk. It's a good source of potassium, manganese, phosphorus and copper. The mushrooms help add an earth flavour as well as thickens up the sauce, toning down the coconut milk taste.
These amazing photos show animals in a way that you've never seen them before. Each image serves as a reminder that we share the planet with some truly awe-inspiring creatures.
Jim Kallett, a senior Bikram Yoga teacher, who graduated in 1997 during Bikram's 5th Yoga Teacher Training, owner of Bikram Yoga San Diego is hosting a 13 week internet radio talk show where he discusses everything to do with yoga, and how it addresses the fundamental questions and concerns of life. It will focus on some history of Yoga, especially in the West, what is Yoga, current trends and what it means, the practical application of Yoga, proper techniques, safety, effective use, precautions, and the reality. How the proper practice of Yoga is the best, safest, most scientific tool for improving the quality and longevity of one’s life .
This first week focuses on Talking Yoga with Emmy Cleaves.
“Happily, as Yoga has become so increasingly more accessible and practiced by more and more people around the world, I am excited to be able to contribute to the redirection of the discussion of Yoga (especially Bikram Yoga), back to it’s primary principles, to the practice of Hatha Yoga Asana done safely, effectively, and properly. It’s more important than ever….”
Nutella is so yummy and addictive, however if you look at the ingredient list as it appears on the jar, it's as follows: sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnuts (13%), skim milk powder, fat reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier and flavouring. Not exactly the healthiest. So I decided to make my own and it's surprisingly easy and very delicious!
Bikram yoga certainly has changed my life, and this is yet another inspiring story of how it has affected someone else. From the students who courageous walk into the room and open themselves up to healing, to the teachers who inspire and give out their energy, to the studio owners who offer a safe and nurturing haven for everyone to come be themselves and create their own empowerment. Yoga is life, here's how it changed mine!
In the mood for something sweet so I came up with a carrot and bell pepper or as we call it in Australia capsicum soup. When I first went grocery shopping in the states and asked for capsicum people were like WHAT?! Then I got in the habit of calling it that, came home to Australia and then had people look at me funny when I called it a bell pepper - can't seem to win! Back to the soup, it has a light sweetness which isn't overwhelming, after I boiled it and had a taste, it featured a very strong carrot flavour so I let it sit for a while, then blended the cashews in with it and suddenly all the flavours combined together and it just worked!