I had all these pumpkin seeds left in the house before I went away on holiday and I wanted to use them up so what better way to use them than energy balls! What I love about making any sort of balls or bars is that you can put any ingredients into it and it'll somehow go well together. I looked in the pantry and grabbed a few other things I had and boom it came out absolutely delicious! What I really enjoy is the crunch of these - every mouthful is a crunchy explosion of yumminess and it doesn't even contain any chocolate!
This great article was published recently in the CDC journal “Preventing Chronic Disease", listing the top 41 powerhouse fruits and vegetables based on their nutrients and minerals. There's so much hype about superfoods and what's good and not good for you, sometimes it gets really confusing. I've seen articles published on the amazing benefits of kale, then the week later, another article telling you NOT to eat kale! So here's a little bit of help for you to make up your own mind!
Sometimes for people to believe or try something they want scientific back up, well here it is. All you need to know about why yoga in a hot room is so beneficial. PURE Action is part of PURE Yoga from Austin, Texas, and I've had the opportunity to visit their studio as well as take class from 2 of their outstanding teachers. I love that they give back to the yoga community supporting the research and organising community events to help further education people.
This is a great dish to make for the winter cold and it's not heavy so you won't be inclined to go into a food coma which I find often with dense winter dishes.
The Yuzu sauce you can buy from a Japanese store, either on its own or they come pre-mixed with soy sauce/tamari already. Most asian stores carry the pre-mixed, for a Japanese grocery store there's one on Rokeby Rd in Subiaco.
I used my own horseradish sauce which is super easy to make. I usually make a big batch and keep it in the fridge.
A wonderful crunchy hot light dish for winter!
"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...