Who doesn't love the creamy tartness of a good lime pie? I remember one summer road tripping to Key West and spending a good couple of days sampling all the variations of the classic key lime pie. Unfortunately, with the sweet condensed milk, butter and all that sugar, it isn't the healthiest of desserts. So I've come up with a raw version that's nut free to boot!
I avoid rice because I am intolerant to this grain, even though I am Chinese and rice has been a stable part of my diet since I was child. One of the things I miss the most is sushi. On a sidenote, Aisuru Sushi (one in Northbridge & one in Subiaco) offers an array of vegan sushi rolls. Since my recent increase usage of cauliflower rice, I have come up with a great raw, vegan alternative to normal sushi rolls. Using the cruciferous vegetable, this dish packs a wallop of health benefits and is a lighter, easily digestible alternative. It's easy to assemble and delicious to eat!
I was craving wedges but didn't want to usual heavy potato ones, trying my hardest to make up for the blocks of raw chocolate I have been demolishing recently, so I substituted sweet potato and voila - these wedges make a soft, melt in your mouth side dish and it's so easy to make!
I've been very lazy lately with recipe postings, it's hard to remember to take photos of the foods as well as write down the quantities of all the ingredients so even though I've been making meals, I've yet to write one down. I thought I'd remedy that tonight with a warm salad since the weather has suddenly turned.
I try to use fresh ingredients when possible but sometimes canned lentil, beans and chickpeas do come in handy if I am short of time. I have several organic cans in the pantry so I pulled one out, roasted some beet and tossed it altogether. The result is a delicious healthy salad that is filling as well as high in nutrients. I had some beetroot vinegar in the fridge but you can easily substitute balsamic vinegar or even beet juice combined with vinegar and a little sugar to get the same result.
Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny's final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen.
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...