This weekend I came home from a long and beautiful trip to the ashram in India: almost three weeks of intense meditation, yoga and mantra-chanting. After such a deep Maha Samadhi and a long journey, it is always nice to find lovely surprises at home. My great neighbor who kept all my plants super-green and more … More Unexpected surprise after my trip to India: red garden-tomatoes
A richly filled smoothie-bowl is my favorite raw-food meal of the day. The Sattvic yoga-diet recommends to eat just one cooked meal and one raw-food meal a day. Further more some raw food like fruits, veggies and nuts. This way you fill your energetic system with the needed prana (life giving energy) which is only … More Smoothie-bowls fit the yoga-diet perfectly!
My kitchen garden has had a tremendous start with an amazing amount of lettuce and green endive. After that the carrots came out and I had some lovely herbs like the coriander I used in many of the Sattvic recipes of this blog. Last week the potatoes came out, but as for the rest of the … More Kitchen garden lessons: potatoes, green beans, courgette and paksoi
The original Lemon Curd Trifle is lovely but has also a lot of sugar and fat in it. So I tried to make a healthy and more Sattvic version of this amazing desert. In these warm summer days this could also be a perfect refreshment instead of tea with cake when you have something to … More Healthy & fresh Lemon Curd Trifle
During these amazing sunny days it is always nice to eat a salad for dinner. The Sattvic Lifestyle is simple and light: so this salad definitely fulfills the yoga-diet standards and it tastes delicious! First you cook the quinoa and let it cool down. Quinoa is one of the lightest forms of grain we can take … More Lovely quinoa-salad with tofu and garden-veggies
The jasmine-flower is very special and used as a wondrous healing herb in Ayurveda. Jasmine has strong antibacterial qualities and it has the possibility to influence our mood. It triggers our sexual mood and it can help with depression. Jasmine is also used when someone has a fungus somewhere on the skin. The flowers smell … More Jasmine tea for a happy summer mood
Cold soup is perfect for hot summer days! Though this lovely creamy vegan soup could be served warm as well. You just boil some good organic veggie broth and then you add a nice amount of veggies. This can be any type of veggie, but I used the carrots from my garden, courgette and sweat … More Vegan summer lunch: cold creamy soup and panini with saté-spread
In summer we are tend to eat less carbohydrates, simply because we need less than in cold winter. This delicious organic dish of cabbage is amazingly light, low in carb and fat, vegan, healthy, super fast and has little ingredients. First you bake some fresh pepper in coconut oil and then you add tofu or … More Vegan, 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, low-carb, very low-fat and delicious!
Your sadhana in the early morning is very important to maintain the Yoga Lifestyle. It keeps you grounded, it connects you with the Higher Energy and your inner light. And above all: it fills your whole system with nice fresh prana to start the day with a loving happy feeling of bliss, patience and inner … More After sadhana: detox tea!
This colorful chickpea-dish is a lovely variation on the delicious Indian Chana Masala, only this recipe is somewhat more Sattvic because of the extra crunchy vegetables. It is a perfect stew for every season, because you can actually process all kinds of vegetables in it. This spicy summer version has carrots from my kitchen garden, celery … More Chickpeas Indian style