My thoughts on my thoughts

“When we recognize that we have a habit of replaying old events and reacting to new events as if they were the old ones, we can begin to notice when that habit energy comes up. We can then gently remind ourselves that we have another choice. We can look at the moment as it is,…

Tuesday 23 February 2016

I’m tired of being tired. Tired of being fat and tired of being anxious about life. Someone once said you’ll change when you’ve had enough and I think (I hope…) I’ve reached that point. I function well with routine and with a plan. I have to be careful not too get too bogged down (typical…

RECIPE: Red Lentil Dahl

I’m always trying to find the perfect dhal recipe and this one comes very close. Red lentils are great for reducing kapha as they are sweet but astringent. -CMM Ingredients 8 cups water 2 cups red lentils 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1…

RECIPE: Pulao Rice

I love this dish. It’s a great side with the Red Lentil Dahl. I never have saffron in stock so I just don’t use it and I’ve been known to use whatever basmati I have. -CMM Ingredients 2 cups brown basmati rice 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves 3 bay leaves 5 cardamom…

Week 8 Kapha Meal Plan (22-28 February)

And….. she’s back. Monday On waking hot water with lemon 09:30 Breakfast Spiced fruit compote 13:30 Lunch Red lentil dhal with pulao rice Snack if hungry fruit 19:00 Dinner Spaghetti Bolognese with braised green beans Tuesday On waking Surya Spa Detox Tea 09:30 Breakfast Spiced fruit compote 13:30 Lunch Red lentil dhal with pulao rice…

Week 5 Kapha Meal Plan (1-7 Feb 2016)

This week’s meal plan is fairly uncomplicated as we are leaving for Scandinavia very early this Friday morning and returning next week Monday. So the plan is – to have the fridge empty when we leave.

Ayurveda & How To Eat For Your Dosha

With the increasing popularity of yoga, more and more people know about Ayurveda. Recently one of my favourite websites GOOP, featured a piece on Ayurveda plus recipes and it was so clearly written I thought I’d repost the section pertaining to Kapha here. As always, the featured recipes are really tasty!

Finally got a Neti pot!

I have been meaning to get a neti pot literally for years? Why? Because I often have some allergy or sinus issue. This year starting about April, I have been plagued with an infection of some kind in my left nostril . I tried rubbing Vaseline and precription Vaseline in my nostrils, which helped but then…

Resurrecting this blog …. 

Part of me refuses to let this blog go to blog heaven. Mostly because I have to admit, it kept me accountable and it gave me structure and writing relaxes me. The last year has been one of high stress for me. I started working five days a week – a thing I regret every day…

Mid-week recap

So far so good this week, the only thing I didn’t do is workout three days, only on Sunday and Tuesday. All my exercises are now focussed on my abs and core as my physiotherapist says that is what I need right now to help my lower back pain which was getting worse and worse. Apparently I am…

RECIPE: Jamaican Jerk Tofu

There was a bit of muttering-under-ones-breath coming from the kitchen during the making of this dish. Neither TLB or I like dishes with loads of ingredients. I must say, it was worth it because this was quite nice. Not delicious, but definitely a nice change if you want to eat tofu. – CM Makes 6…