It’s all about looks these days and how to improve your appearance with beautiful clothes, shoes, bags and a lot of make up. And don’t get me wrong: I love to use make up and to put on nice clothes, but sometimes we forget that real beauty comes from the inside. Sometimes striking clothes and … More Inside beauty: ‘no make up’ tutorial
These days I have been posting most pictures of recipes on Instagram (@JanayitriBrahmanda), but I could not deny you this one: what a lovely, delicious light dish for our book. I made this bowl purely with my intuition, the Sattvic way, and it turned out amazing. Fits the yoga diet perfectly! First you cook the … More Bowl: pearl couscous with sugarsnaps, rucola and grated mozzarella
Tomorrow is Shivaratri. Shiva is the God of Yoga. He gave us thousands and thousands of years ago the deep and mysterious Yoga Science, as in meditation, chanting mantra’s, asanas, pranayama and every other single element of yoga practice. He also taught us about the Yoga Lifestyle and Sattvic food, this is very important during … More Every yoga practitioner should celebrate Shivaratri
Seeing the fact I gained some weight, I started a low carb diet. This is the first time since many years, before I always had to eat carbs to keep my best weight, because of some health problems. So gaining weight is good news for me. Still I love to eat vegan and low carb … More Low carb diet after the holidays: courgette pasta!
The last kitchen garden lesson for this year: how to make your small food garden winter-ready. First you take out all the plants with their roots. That is very important. The plant of the fresh mint is a real usurer and had roots all over the place. They were very hard to take out. You … More Kitchen garden lessons: Winter-ready
These lovely petit sweat peppers, I found on the market place. I find them an awesome Sattvic snack, which fits the yoga diet perfectly: raw food is the best you can eat. It contains a lot of the live-giving energy prana. The goal of eating our food (and of every yoga practice) is to clean … More Stuffed mini-paprika
We all have them: those patterns we want to break with. Like unhealthy eating habits or constantly putting ourselves down in our thoughts ‘I can’t wear this, I am too fat’ or ‘I am never capable of doing that’. These are normal patterns which we have formed throughout our whole lives. All our life-experiences influence … More Breaking with old patterns
A lot of beautiful natural remedies we unknowingly have in our kitchen or garden. Like Hippocrates, founder of modern medicine said: ‘Our food is our medicine, our medicine our food’. The Yoga Lifestyle and Sattvic diet recommends to eat as natural as possible and that also concerns our medicine. Ayurveda is a beautiful natural healing … More The amazing healing powers of Ashwaganda
Drinking two or three times a day hot water with pieces of fresh ginger is not only delicious: it is super healthy! Ginger has great healing qualities and it can even give great benefits while suffering from cancer. For myself it became an absolute indispensable part of my daily yoga-diet, because it keeps my thyroid … More Detoxing and loosing weight with fresh ginger!
This lovely Sattvic bowl fits the yoga-diet perfectly. First prepare some whole grain spelt couscous. In the meanwhile stir-fry cabbage and celery in coconut oil with just a little bit of Himalaya-salt. Grill the falafel with pieces of egg-plant in a grill-pan. It is very easy to make falafel: just put the pre-boiled chickpeas with … More Falafel-bowl