Yogi Recipes - Mexican Tofu Bowl

A quick and easy mid-week vegan meal, high in protein, fibre, and so tasty! Serves 4 Ingredients: • 2 tbsp oil • 1 red onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tsp ground cumin • ½ tsp chilli powder • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed • 2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 wedges • 350-400 g extra firm tofu, cut i..read more

Don’t flush this newsletter yet, we are just getting started on a very important discussion that can help you boost your health, improve vitality, and add to your “regular” health maintenance program.

What is fibre?

Fibre is the indigestible parts of plant or grain material that moves through our system as a kind or organic “pipe cleaner”. ..read more

Have you smelled your mat lately?  Does it have a distinctive "eau du toe"?  Particularly for students who have a dynamic, sweat-producing practice, your mat needs a regular clean.  If your mat is losing it's stickiness, it is starting to smell, or hasn't been cleaned in a while, you might consider at least giving it a good wipe-down with a cleaning solution, if not a good b..read more

There has been a lot of debate lately about the health and safety of eating soy and soy-based foods.  In the early 90's soy was touted as a super-food that would lower cholesterol, prevent breast cancer, eliminate hot flashes, and ensure a fountain of youth.  But, like all food trends that promise a "magic bullet", soy has been pulled off its pedestal, and lately this food tr..read more

This month’s newsletter seems to be all about food, but in fact what I wanted to speak about in this piece is water. In Australia the use and availability of water is an ongoing dialog of concern and conservation. For me, being from a country where fresh water is seemingly in endless supply, I have had to learn to adjust many of my habits to conserve the precious water..read more

After many requests I am finally sending out this recipe that I use often during courses and teacher trainings for nourishing snacks. I first learned this recipe from the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre – but have modified a bit over the years. These cookies are energy-packed, delicious, and the spices used are very helpful in great health, reducing inflammation, and encour..read more

A delicious vegan dessert.  When I first discovered this recipe it was titled "seemingly normal chocolate pudding".   For me, it's far from normal, it's awesome!
1/4 cup 300ml sugar
½ cup 125ml unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp 45 ml cornstarch
2 ½ cups 625ml soy milk
¼ cup 50 ml non-dairy butter ..read more

Special thanks to Marie-Maxime for sharing this delicious recipe which I am sure you will love as much as I have - there were at least 3 returns to the bowl before I was done! Smooth and creamy, dairy free and full of nutrients this is one delicious alternative to chocolate pudding that might just taste better then the original. Enjoy. Ingredients: Flesh of 2 ripe avocados ..read more

This delicious recipe comes from a friend’s mum, and is sure to be a new favorite in your family! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner - and let’s face it - all our readers with a veggie patch will appreciate a new use for zucchini…
1 onion chopped and sautéed
1 medium zucchini grated
1 cup se..read more

This recipe is one of our retreat favourites, and is loosely based on an Asian recipe called Bim Bam Bap. It is really quick to prepare and full of taste and nutrition. Add or substitute any veggies like broccoli, Swiss chard, zucchini or lettuce for an interesting variation. Go for colour, as each colour has it's own unique and powerful nutrients, and nourishes body, mind..read more

I enjoyed this amazing recipe a few times on my recent trip back to Canada and just had to share it with you. It's possibly the best, tastiest and healthiest veggie burger I've ever had! It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and a few minutes to grill, and the extras freeze beautifully.   Note: In Australia black beans are a bit harder to find, so I often use canned or dry l..read more

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

This is a taste sensation that is a great change from the ordinary ratatouille. This sidedish is high in vitamin C and antioxidents, and with added goat cheese it smooth, creamy, and truly satisfying. Ingredients: 1 of each sweet red, green, and yellow pepper 1 large red onion 1 fennel bulb (anise) 1 cup large carrots or whole baby carr..read more