This week’s recipes are light, simple and full of seasonal vegetables, herbs and bright fusion flavours.
Our featured menu ingredient is mung bean sprouts, a beloved Ayurvedic legume for its sweet qualities, calming, Sattvic effect on mind and body.
Mung bean sprouts are easy to digest and a good source of plant protein.
- APPLE & COCONUT SALAD ~ This is a simple & light breakfast, dessert or snack salad full of fresh, bright flavours and satisfying chewy textures. Choose plant-based or pasture-raised dairy yoghurt as you like; be sure it’s plain with no added sugar, oils or preservatives. Yoghurt is a good source of gut-healthy probiotics.
- BEANSPROUT & SCALLION FRITTATA with Cilantro & Black Sesame ~ A fusion frittata that is light, simple and easy to digest. Spice it up with chilli, sesame and cleansing herbs like cilantro if you wish.
- MISO SOUP WITH BEANSPROUTS & BOK CHOY ~This soup is restorative and gentle on the digestive system, very low-carb, fat-free with Mung Bean Sprouts, which are a good source of plant protein and fibre + greens for vitamins & minerals. MISO is fermented soybean paste. Fermented foods have gut-healthful bacteria. Miso has both beneficial prebiotic insoluble fibre + probiotic properties. Ginger is a powerful plant rhizome full of anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties + soothing, warming and moving actions.
- MISO ROASTED FISH & BROCCOLI WITH GREENS Sheet Pan Dinner ~ A light and simple sheet pan dinner that is ready in 15mins; roasted fish and greens with lemon miso fusion flavours.
- GLASS NOODLE RAINBOW VEGETABLE SALADwith Bean Sprouts & Peanuts ~ “Eat the rainbow” rice noodle salad full of vibrant vegetables; a light & fresh bowl full of crunch! The beansprouts + peanuts add plant protein to this dish; you can serve this warm by lightly cooking the vegetable or raw at room temperature.
- ROASTED SQUASH SALAD WITH PEANUT SATAY SAUCE ~ Roasted winter squash wedges and seeds atop a simple vegetable salad with a peanut satay sauce. Add a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas with the squash to roast if you want a more substantial meal with lots of different textures.
Shop your local farms and farmers’ markets for thoughtfully grown seasonal vegetables.
Wishing you a peaceful start to the new year, abundant joy & vibrant health!
Chef Karina Hines