Pitta reduzierender Kokos-Chia-Milchreis

Perfekt für die anstehende Pitta-Jahreszeit und die heißen Sommertage!

Manchmal hat man noch etwas Reis vom Vortag übrig, weiß nicht so genau, was man damit anstellen soll. Meine Lieblingsverwertung ist dabei dieses Rezept für Kokos-Chia-Milchreis. Ich bereite das Gericht meistens mit braunem Reis zu, es lassen sich Beeren und Früchte dazu kombinieren und kann den Milchreis gut kalt essen, zum Frühstück oder als Dessert.

In der heißen Jahreszeit funktioniert unsere Verdauung tatsächlich weniger gut als im Winter – daher sind leichte Gericht, die Pitta reduzieren, jetzt genau richtig. Kokosnuss hilft die Verdauung zu beruhigen, gleichzeitig fühlen wir uns erfrischt und gesättigt. Reis ist leicht verdaulich und reduziert Gasbildung im Darm. Mit einem leckeren Topping aus Beeren, die zum größten Teil entgiftend auf unsere Leber wirken, sind hier der Kreativität keine Grenzen gesetzt – um ein erfrischendes, süßes und dabei gesundes Gericht zu zaubern!

Zutaten:

  • 1 Tasse gekochten Reis vom Vortag
  • 3 EL Chiasamen
  • 1/2 Vanilleschote
  • 1 Prise Salz
  • 1 Prise Zimt
  • Etwas Pflanzenmilch, bevorzugt Kokos, Soja oder Mandel

Toppings:

  • 2 EL Kokosflocken
  • 1 TL Kakaonibs
  • 1 TL Mandelplättchen
  • Beeren oder Früchte deiner Wahl – Himbeeren und Mango passt besonders gut!🙂

Zubereitung:

  • Bringe den Reis mit der Pflanzenmilch in einem kleinen Topf zum Köcheln, schau einfach mal das der Reis mit der Milch leicht bedeckt ist, da er in dieser Variante ja schon gekocht sein sollte. Lass den Reis auf kleiner Flamme etwa 5 Minuten und unter ständigem Rühren mit der Pflanzenmilch aufquellen.
  • Gebe die Chiasamen, Salz, Zimt und das Mark der Vanilleschote hinzu. Wenn die Flüssigkeit fast vollständig aufgesogen ist, kannst du den Herd ausmachen und die Masse noch auf der Resthitze nachquellen lassen.
  • Wenn die Masse abgekühlt ist, in zwei Gläschen oder Schälchen umfüllen und mit dem gewünschten Topping belegen. Dazu zunächst den Reis mit den Kokosflocken bedecken. Anschließend die Beeren oder die Mango auf die Kokosschicht setzen, mit Mandelplättchen, Kakaonibs bestreuen. Gleich genießen – oder über Nacht noch im Kühlschrank ziehen lassen, schmeckt beides toll!

Kommt gut und sicher in die neue Woche!

Liebe Grüße,

Knusprigstes Saaten-Buchweizenbrot

Diese Woche möchte ich mit einem leckeren Brotrezept beenden!

Knuspriges Kastenbrot mit Saaten

Dieses Buchweizenbrot ist glutenfrei und ballaststoffreich, kommt ohne Hefe aus und eignet sich in der Zusammensetzung auch für eine Fodmap-freundliche Ernährung. Die Kruste wird unheimlich kross und verfeinert durch eine Menge Saaten, die sich beliebig variieren lassen!🙂

Innen saftig und fluffig, außen mit Kruste und leckeren Saaten! 🙂

Zudem ist dieses Brot unkompliziert zuzubereiten. Klingt alles gut bisher? Dann lass uns backen! Ich habe euch das Mehl das ich verwendet habe hier einmal verlinkt:

Zutaten:

  • 150 g Buchweizenmehl
  • 150 g glutenfreie Mehlmischung (z. B. für Brote)
  • 2 TL Backpulver
  • 1 TL Salz
  • 150 ml Wasser
  • 60 ml Sonnenblumenöl/Rapsöl

Saaten:

  • 30 g Leinsamen
  • 10 g Chiasamen
  • 200 ml Wasser

Topping:

  • 1 EL Sonnenblumenkerne
  • 1 EL Kürbiskerne
  • 1 TL Sesam

Zubereitung:

  • Die Saaten für den Brotteig zunächst in einer Schale abwiegen und mit 200 ml Wasser aufgießen, verrühren und eine halbe Stunde quellen lassen.
  • Den Ofen auf 170° C Ober-/Unterhitze vorheizen und eine längliche Backform vorbereiten, diese ggf. mit ein wenig Öl fetten – ich benutze gerne Backformen aus Silikon, da diese nicht gefettet werden müssen.
  • Die trockenen Zutaten in einer Schüssel abwiegen und gut vermengen. Dann achtsam zuerst das Öl eingießen, gefolgt vom Wasser – gleichzeitig mit einem Löffel anfangen zu rühren, damit sich keine Klümpchen bilden können.
  • Nun die gequollenen Saaten untermischen und die Masse zu einem klebrigen Teig verrühren – du brauchst hier wirklich keinen Schneebesen oder kein Rührgerät, der Teig sollte nur ganz kurz vermengt werden.
  • Den Teig in die vorbereitete Backform füllen und an der Oberfläche glatt streichen. In der Mitte mit einem Messer etwa einen Zentimeter einschneiden und das Brot mit den Saaten für das Topping bestreuen. Hier kann natürlich variiert werden – auch Mandelplättchen, Chiasamen, Mohnsaat ist möglich! Nimm was du am liebsten magst und zur Hand hast!🙂
  • Das Brot in den Ofen schieben und für 1 Stunde und 20 Minuten backen. Nach einer Stunde mit einem Holzstäbchen in die Mitte piksen, wenn kein Teig mehr an dem Stäbchen hängen bleibt, kannst du den Ofen ausmachen und das Brot noch in der Restwärme nachbacken lassen.
  • Nimm das Brot dann zum Abkühlen aus dem Ofen und lass es noch eine halbe Stunde in der Backform – am besten kühlt es auf einem Gitter aus. Dann kann das Brot aus der Backform gelöst werden – es duftet verführerisch und schmeckt leicht warm und knusprig, super lecker!🙂
  • Das Brot bleibt bis zu vier Tage frisch, dann sollte es im Kühlschrank aufbewahrt werden, am besten in einer Tupperdose. Getoastet schmeckt es dann wieder frisch und hält insgesamt eine Woche.
  • Lass dir das Brot schmecken!
Genieße dein Brot frisch und warm aus dem Ofen mit einem leckeren Gemüseaufstrich!

Wenn dir das Rezept gefallen hast, lass gerne einen Kommentar hier und verlinke mich unter @fromayurvedawithlove auf Instagram! Teile gerne deine Verbesserungsvorschläge und Variationen mit mir, damit wir alle etwas davon haben!

Hab noch ein schönes Pfingstwochenende und einen guten Start in deine neue Woche!

In Liebe,

Das Wunderbrot mit Blaubeeren

Bananenbrot kann so viel mehr – denn es enthält Bananen, die deinen Elektrolyte Haushalt ausgleichen, dir Energie schenken und Blaubeeren, die deinen Geist beruhigen.

Auf die Zutaten kommt es an!

Aus Ayurvedischer Sicht sind Blaubeeren gut für die Leber, wirken entzündlichen Prozessen entgegen und sind echtes Brain-Superfood! Bananen können dir wieder neue Energie schenken, haben im Sommer die Eigenschaft dich zu kühlen. Kokosöl wirkt sich besänftigend auf Vata und Pitta aus, und hat ebenso wie Blaubeeren wertvolle Eigenschaften für deine Nerven und dein Gemüt. Mandelmilch erdet dich, schenkt dir ein Gefühl von ausgeglichener Kraft und Energie.

Wir backen also ein Wunderbrot! 😉

Bananenbrot ist ganz schön lecker – spätestens seit der Pandemie kennt jeder dieses einfache und köstliche Gericht. Während manche Rezepte Weizen und Zucker verwenden, das ganze dann also eher einem Kuchen ähnelt, kommt dieses Rezept ohne aus. Ohne Zucker, Weizen, Eier – ohne geschmacklich etwas einzubüßen. Das Rezept ist zudem FODMAP-freundlich und natürlich vegan!

Die Zubereitung ist ganz einfach, du brauchst nicht mal einen Mixer!🙂Heute habe ich einige Zutaten der Produkte die ich gerne verwende, für euch in der Zutatenliste verlinkt!

Fluffog, saftig und köstlich!

Los geht´s!

Zutaten:

170 g glutenfreier Mehl-Mix (ich hab diesen hier von Bauckhof verwendet)

70 g glutenfreie Haferflocken

4 EL gemahlene Mandeln

2 reife Bananen

1 Handvoll Blaubeeren

4 EL Kokosöl

4 EL Ahornsirup

4 EL pflanzliche Milch (z.B. Sojamilch, oder Mandelmilch)

1 EL Apfelessig

1 Messerspitze Vanillemark (oder wenn du nicht ganz auf Zucker verzichtest, einen TL Vanillezucker)

1 TL Backpulver

1/2 TL Zimt

Zubereitung:

  • Deinen Ofen auf 180 Grad Ober-/Unterhitze vorheizen und eine Kastenbackform vorbereiten- bei Silikon benötigst du nichts weiter, bei einer Form aus Metall, ein wenig mit Kokosöl einpinseln.
  • In einer Schüssel die geschälten Bananen mit einer Gabel zerdrücken. Die Haferflocken, den Mehlmix und die Mandeln hinzugeben und grob mit einem Löffel mischen. Das Backpulver mit dem Zimt, dem Vanillemark hinzufügen und gut vermengen.
  • Nun die Pflanzenmilch mit dem Kokosöl und dem Apfelessig zugeben und mit einem Löffel weiter vermengen, bis ein gleichmäßiger Teig entsteht – dieser sollte nicht zu trocken und nicht zu flüssig sein. Das Kokosöl ggf. in einem kleinen Topf kurz schmelzen – im Sommer geht es meistens ohne!🙂
  • Die Blaubeeren – je nach Bedarf unterheben und gleichmäßig vermengen.
  • Den Teig in die Kastenform geben und glatt streichen und in den Ofen geben.
  • Backe das Bananenbrot 30 Minuten bei 180 Grad, reduziere dann auf 150 Grad für weitere 10 Minuten. Du kannst mit einem Zahnstocher nach 30 Minuten einmal in den Teig piksen – sollten keine Teigreste auf dem Zahnstocher hängen bleiben, kannst du den Ofen schon ausmachen und das Brot 10 Minuten nachbacken lassen.
  • Brot anschließend abkühlen lassen, am besten auf einem Gitter, damit es nicht schwitzt. Nach einer halben Stunde bis Stunde kann es vorsichtig aus der Form genommen werden.
  • Das Brot schmeckt frisch besonders gut und ist 3-4 Tage haltbar. Am besten packst du es in eine Aufbewahrungsbox und hebst es im Kühlschrank auf. Es kann auch leicht getoastet und mit Mandelmus oder Erdnussmus gegessen werden.
Mit Mandelplättchen bestreut 🙂

Genieße dein Brot, lass mir gerne einen Kommentar da, wenn du es ausprobiert hast! Einen wunderschönen Sonntag noch!

Sommerlicher Quinoa Salat mit Grapefruit und Minze

Sommerliche Temperaturen von 30 Grad und mehr – und das bereits im Mai? Dieser Sommer scheint trocken und heiß zu werden. Mit Ayurvedischen Gerichten, kann man seinem Körper helfen die Doshas auszugleichen. Das heißt auch, dass man die Möglichkeit hat sich mit Nahrung abzukühlen! 😉

Der Sommerliche Quinoa Salat ist perfekt für die wärmeren Jahreszeiten, eignet sich insbesondere für Kapha-Dosha und Pitta-Dosha. Der Salat wirkt sich positiv auf die Verdauung aus und ist entgiftend. Er kühlt, erfrischt und schenkt uns neue Energie!

Sommerlicher Quinoa Salat

Du brauchst dazu lediglich ein paar Zutaten:

  • 1 Tasse Quinoa
  • 1 Apfel
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 Stück frische Fenchelknolle
  • 1cm frische Ingwerknolle
  • Saft von 1/2 Zitrone
  • 3 TL Olivenöl
  • 1 Prise Salz
  • Frische Minzblätter, eine Handvoll

Und so geht´s:

  • Den Quinoa zunächst mit heißen Wasser waschen, um die Bitterstoffe zu entfernen. Dazu einfach mit dem Wasserkocher etwas Wasser heiß machen, den Quinoa in einem kleinen Topf damit übergießen und 2 Minuten stehen lassen. Dann mit einem feinen Sieb absieben. Quinoa nach Packungsanleitung kochen: in der Regel nimmst du hier die doppelte Menge Wasser, ich habe hier eine Tasse Quinoa genommen und zwei Tassen Wasser. Quinoa zum Kochen bringen, auf kleiner Flamme köcheln, nach 20 Minuten ausschalten und quellen lassen. Lass den Quinoa hier ruhig etwas abkühlen.
  • Die Grapefruit schälen, von den weißen Fasern befreien, in mundgerechte Stücke schneiden.
  • Den Apfel halbieren, entkernen und auch hier mundgerechte Stücke schneiden.
  • Die Fenchelknolle sollte von der Menge nicht den Apfel oder die Grapefruit übertreffen – also ungefähr die Menge eines halben Apfels betragen. Den Fenchel in feine Streifen schneiden, die du dann noch mal in kleinere Würfel schneidest.
  • Minzblätter halbieren und dann in feine Streifen schneiden. Grapefruit, Apfel, Fenchel und Minze in eine Schüssel geben und zur Seite stellen.
  • Für das Dressing den Ingwer schälen, fein hacken und die Zitrone auspressen. In einer kleinen Schale den Ingwer, Zitronensaft mit drei TL Olivenöl mischen, eine Prise Salz zufügen. Über die Obst-, Gemüsemischung in deiner Schüssel gießen und vermengen.
  • Den abgekühlten Quinoa hinzugeben, noch mal alles durchmengen – in einer Schale anrichten und mit einem frischen Minzblatt garnieren.

Wunderbar erfrischend und sättigend, findest du nicht?🙂 Mach eine größere Portion, um am nächsten Tag etwas mit zur Arbeit nehmen zu können, oder wenn du am Wochenende mit deinen Freunden grillst! Der Salat ist simpel in der Zubereitung, jedoch beeindruckend im Geschmack. Und jetzt ab in die Küche – mach deinem Bauch und deinem Gaumen eine Freude!

Liebe Grüße,

Even Yogis can have a major mental breakdown.

It´s been a while now. I am very sorry about that. But how can you write inspiring posts, when your whole life is a mess? After the month of December, everything went wrong, now August is over, and I finally have some muse to sit down on my desk and reflect on the past months of my life.

I am still not sure if it is the weird year 2020 itself, that brings so much craziness and sadness to so many of us or if I have a worse year for myself. But the last days of my vacation, traveling a bit through the Netherlands, watching a sunset at the beach, seeing the night sky, and visiting Rotterdam pulled me out a bit out of my rabbit hole.

My dog died very unexpectedly in February, and the whole world was closed down the end of March because of a deadly virus. I work from home most of the time and meet rarely people because I moved to a new place. So being alone, super broke because some crazy people just stole from my bank account, at a new place, without my dog. I even lost my lust to cook and ate just vegan junk food all over.

The only constant line is still my Yoga practice. And my love for music and maybe also my sunshine mind, that always holds me above the deepwater somehow. But now. Today. I felt it again. I am longing to go back to my Ayurvedic routine and healthy decisions. And I also think I finally pulled myself out of that rabbit hole. I am on a waiting list for a street dog from Hungary, and I walked around in nature lately a lot. I started to work out again and move my body regularly.

But – the topic of my text – is that I also understand in general how hard it is for so many of you, to start over with your strenght. To find the strenght and motivation to do something healthy for you and your body and get rid off old routines. (Old habits die hard is a thing, huh?) And that even some healthy living person like me, can have weak moments. I really would love to support and inspire so many of you to find a path to change, what you want to change. Especially in these crazy times, I think – Ayuvreda and Yoga are great tools to help us, to find our center again. (If we lost it or if we never had the feeling that we found it.)

But what is also important to me is, that we take slow steps on our way. Because we struggle enough in our day to day life and our brains are full, maybe in 2020 even our pockets are empty. We lost friends, we maybe even lost loved ones because of a disease and maybe because we didn´t agreed on what is right or wrong about the Covid topic. But what is important to me, what is a wish deep down from my heart, is that we all can pull us out of the sadness and chaos and find peace of mind.

I will start with blogging again regularly and share easy and affordable recipes and will upload Yoga videos, meditations – and maybe we can all thrive together and make the last months of 2020 a bit more magical and peaceful for us.

Because you are worth it. I am worth it.

You are a wonder and everything will be alright at the end.

Where I found my center again….


Creamy Tridoshic Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot meets Hummus – and they are such a Dream Team! Find today this easy and delicious Ayurvedic recipe and make your new week grounding and delicious!

I used cooked chickpeas from the day before and also prepared the beetroot one evening before I made the Hummus. So it´s a super quick side dish you can even prepare when you are short on time!

Flamingo pink for good mood food!

That´s all you will need:

Ingredients:

1 small, cooked, peeled beetroot ⠀

2 cups soaked, cooked chickpeas⠀

2 garlic cloves⠀

1 tbsp sesame oil⠀

1 tsp cumin⠀

1/2 tsp ground coriander ⠀

1 pinch ground ginger ⠀

2 tbsp Tahini ⠀

1/2 lemon, juiced⠀

1 tsp seal salt ⠀

1 pinch black pepper ⠀

1 cup of water, maybe more (go slow!)⠀

Parsley and sesame oil as topping ⠀

Black sesame seeds on top are also perfect!

Instructions:

Blend chickpeas, beetroot, tahini, garlic, spices with water in your blender until the consistency gets creamy. You may use more or less water. ⠀

Add Hummus to a bowl and top with minced parsley, a bit Sesame Oil (Kaphas skip that part) and black pepper. ⠀

This hummus is perfect for steamed veggies and Quinoa, as well with gluten free or raw bread! 😋👌🏼

Warming spices and balanced ingredients make this recipe an easy and nurturing side dish with grounding and warming qualities! ⠀

Did you ever tried beetroot hummus? 😋☝🏼⠀

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Have a beautiful start into your new week!

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Brace yourself – Winter is right around the corner!

Here are my Top 9 vital substances to stay healthy during the cold season!

Vital substances are the key to a strong immune defense, besides balanced nutrition and lifestyle. Here are 9 key vital substances for the upcoming colder months.

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is essential for our immune system, if you are lacking in Vitamin C intake, the risk to catch a cold is high. But even when you already caught something – Vitamin C can have a positive impact and will help to reduce the duration and severity!

You can find Vitamin C in fresh fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits and black currants, Kiwi, Acerola, and Aronia are high in Vitamin C. Sweet bell pepper and cabbage as well.

2. Vitamin A

Vitamin A and carotenoids (which are built in our digestive system and transform into Vitamin A) will keep your skin and mucous membrane healthy and are so a natural defense system against germs. Vitamin A is also building cells of your immune defense system.

You can find Vitamin A and carotenoids in colorful vegetables which are in season. Carrots, sweet bell pepper, broccoli and kale for example. Vitamin A needs also a bit of oil to unfold. Sesame oil and olive oil are perfect for the Winter season.

3. Vitamin D

Vitamin D or also cholecalciferol is one of the most important parts of our immune defense system. Your body can build this incredible vitamin by itself but needs sunshine for it!

You can find Vitamin D in Avocados, mushrooms like champignons, porcini, oyster mushrooms. Vegan butter is also enriched with Vitamin D. Spinach, kale and cauliflower have also Vitamin D amounts.

4. Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that works on many metabolism functions in our body. He is helping the immune system cells to defend our system. Also when you already caught a cold, a proper amount of zinc will help you to get back on track more quickly!

You will find zinc in nuts, different kinds of wheat, brown rice. Buckwheat, corn, oats, and linseeds are zinc supplier!

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E or tocopherol is THE defense system for our cells and is destroying cell-destroying substances! It inhibits as well as inflammatory processes.

You can find Vitamin E in plant-based oils and seeds and nuts!

6. Vitamin B

The Vitamin B group contains riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6) and niacin (B3). B vitamins are essential for our mucosa and are building a barrier against bacteria and virus infections. Vitamin B 6 also supports the formation of immune cells in our bodies.

You can find Vitamin B in many legumes and leafy greens, vegetables. The more colorful your food, the better for your immune system!

7. Iron

Iron deficiency leads to a decrease in immune cells! Also, our gut bacteria need iron to survive and stay balanced!

You can find Iron in fennel, green vegetables, herbs, and legumes!

8. Selenium

Selenium is a trace element and helps to destroy harmful radicals. Cells with a supportive function to our immune system deficiency are also low when we havenßt enough Selenium in our diet!

You can find Selenium in brazil nut kernels, legumes, mushrooms, and grains.

9. Probiotics and Prebiotics

The main part of our immune defense system is sitting – in our intestines! Our intestinal flora grows billions of microorganisms and needs prebiotics to feed those! Probiotics are helpful to keep the intestinal flora balanced and healthy.

You can find prebiotics in oats, bananas, onions and also in Jerusalem artichokes and barley. Probiotics are in lactic acid foods like Kimchi, Sourkraut, and yogurt. Find my Ayurvedic – vegan Kimchi recipe here: https://fromayurvedawithlove.com/2019/05/09/vegan-kimchi-recipe-from-ayurveda-with-love/

What else will keep your immune defense system strong and balanced?

  • Stay hydrated to keep your mucous membrane healthy. Warm tea, warm water and Nasya oil after Neti cleansing can balance your mucous membrane.
  • Washing hands regularly to reduce germ spreading.
  • Less stress – stress is weakening your immune system. Yoga, self-massages and a balanced time off will be supportive to your immune system.
  • Sports and fresh air are key to a balanced and strong immune system.
  • Air humidity – the air can be dry and crucial to your mucous membrane, a good air humidifier can help out here!
  • Warming spices and warm Food are what your body needs now during the cold season. Find a delicious recipe for hot and warming soup here: https://fromayurvedawithlove.com/2019/03/16/the-period-cure-fho-real/

What is your secret to stay healthy and balanced during the cold season? Let us know in the comment section below!

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with love,

Traveling Korea Ayurvegan style

Let me tell you something about Korean food habits and Ayurvedic facts!

A travel blog about traveling Korea and exploring the similarities about TCM nutrition facts and Ayurvedic nutrition

I am back from my trip to Seoul and Jeju-Island and had a thriving September and time there! There was so much to explore – and one of my most favorite things is for sure – exploring food! Korean food got a delicious and unique taste, so very different from other Asian food combinations. But I also found some interesting things about Korean food and Ayurvedic nutrition facts – especially when it comes to the six tastes of Ayurveda.

Being vegan or vegetarian in Korea is possible, but sometimes challenging these days, as the Korean food is now mainly prepared with meat and fish compared to the traditional temple kitchen for example. It was even more, thriving to search and find those little vegan food spots, meeting other Korean vegans and make a difference as a vegan traveler.

Vegan in Seoul is easy!

Restaurants in Seoul often had one dish which is vegan, or vegetarian, so there it was kind of easy to find something. Some Kimbap restaurants which prepared fresh Kimbap rolls in front of your eyes, just made the rolls you would wish for. But what about the small and beautiful Island of Jeju-Do?

Vegan on Jeju-Do is adventurous

Jeju-Do is famous for sea animals, black pigs and even horse meat – when I was getting it right. So I guess many tourists are coming there for exactly those „specialties.“ But even on Jeju-do, there are small and thriving vegan food spots!

At first, it is simple at most temples to find temple food which is vegan and vegetarian. Here I can recommend to check their online pages, look for registration or opening times before you get there. Temple food with all it´s little traditional side dishes is about TCM components, which are perfectly fitting the six tastes of Ayurveda. After a meal like that, I was fulfilled, rejuvenated, not tired and sluggish, I had also no cravings at all.

The Loving Hut on Jeju-do

My favorite place on Jeju-Do was „The Loving Hut Jeju“ which is run by two amazing women. The chef is vegan for 23 years now and is saving stray dogs (and I also saw cats) from the Island. She said to me that she is doing it for the animals. Her food was like a homecoming. It was like coming home to your „Omma“ after a long and stressful week at work and so tasteful, delicious, that we went there twice in our short stay.

Kimchi Jigae

The menu there is changing with every season, which is form e even more Ayurvedically! Beautiful small, and comfortable place. I will come back for sure!

So if you are looking for a stay in Korea and you are vegan and vegetarian – prepare yourself with researches. If you haven´t any local and native speakers around, it could get challenging – but it is still possible!

Korean travel tips for you:

1. Be curious to try something new and try all the leaves to wrap your meals up and try all the side dishes! (So many Kimchi flavors! I loved it! )

2. Search the internet for vegan and vegetarian-friendly spots, you will find some but maybe you can´t sit down in every restaurant or place on your way. But the searching was always worth it!

3. Go and try temple food because those places were the most beautiful ones and the traditional Korean flavors are something you will mainly never taste in European restaurants or US places.

4. Not every dish is super spicy (I was warned that it is), also not every Kimchi was hot as hell – I was able to eat a balanced, on Ayurvedic tastes related, delicious diet there!

5. Most restaurants offer water for free and many are serving warm water or tea – this was amazing and also is an Ayurvedic principle for sure! As warm water is helping us to keep our digestive fire running and to digest properly.

6. I would also recommend trying as many dishes as possible. There is so much to explore in Korea!

So if you are planning to go there and feel a bit helpless, please feel free to mail me at any time. I can name some places for you and also have my brother there which can also help out with questions where to go and what to eat!

What do you think? Are you now in Wanderlust mode? Leave a comment in the section below and if you don´t want to miss the main principles of TCM nutrition and Ayurvedic nutrition next week, subscribe!

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Namaste!

Monday Motivation Interview with Erin from Uniquewellnesscodes – dive deep into your genetics!

I remember a time when I felt like I should giving up on Yoga teaching, Wellness and stick with my office 9 – 5 Job.

I felt there were already enough teachers, massage therapists and Ayurvedic health coaches.

Right now you maybe might be feeling the same and alone on your journey to make your money with what you really want to do and love, your Dharma!

I have been there too.

But there is enough space for all the health coaches, wellness fairies, massage therapists, Yoga teachers. We all can make it. And so I love to share here from time to time powerful and inspiring people which already live their Dharma, their purpose! There are so many different ways and possibilities!

I share those interviews with you so that you know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

If you ever feeling alone on this journey to become your own boss and finally do what you love and what is truly fullfilling you, come back to this blog and get your daily dose of empowerment!

Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful scientific skilled lady and friend of mine – her name is Erin, she is known as Uniquewellnesscodes on Instagram! What she exactly does, you can read here below! Have a great start into your new week and let´s raise the vibes out there, wellness warriors of light! 😉

  • Erin, „From Ayurveda With Love“ means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?

I am compassionate about the struggles people have with finding optimal health and living their best life.

  • Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for the rest of 2019?

I am from Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco.  I recently moved to Boulder, CO and expanding my online wellness business into some in-person work.  I am looking to teach Yoga and practice Reiki part time as well.

  • Where do you teach/work/heal actually?

 I work mainly online but can see people in person in the Boulder/Denver area as well.

  • What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it also besides Yoga?

My Integrative Health Training provided education on Ayurveda, but it is not my strong suit. I know details about the Doshas. I practice tongue scraping, dry brushing, and try to reign in my Pitta-ness with cooling diet and exercise. I like to make kitchari in the winter for cleansing.

  • What are your thoughts on Ayurveda?

It is a great resource for health and healing and overlaps with other modalities I use.

  • Do you know your Dosha constitution?

Yes, I know that I am Pitta-Kapha!

  • How does your perfect morning routine looks like?

I like Reiki while still in bed, tongue scraping and brushing my teeth, go to the bathroom. Have lemon water and celery juice. Meditate and/or go for a walk and/or journal. Eat breakfast.

  • How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?

By tongue scraping and dry brushing.

  • Is there some Ayurvedic practice you would like to try but never had the chance?

I would love to try an Abhyanga massage!

  • Are you into Yoga or practicing it?

I love Yoga!  I practice Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Buti Yoga. I am also certified to teach.

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

With a thriving wellness practice and teaching other practitoners how to incorporate genetics/nutrigenomics into their practice. Hosting wellness retreats with Yoga and Reiki.

  • What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

Being impatient and overly direct.  (I’m an Aries and Pitta!!!!)  I am so aware of these innate qualities and have really learned to trust the timing of life and soften my demeanor and words.

  • How did you found the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?

Everything I have done has led me to this moment.  I started as a genetic counselor in 2005 after getting a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in genetics.  I worked with patients for 10+ years and 3 at a genetics lab creating content and leading the clinical oncology product line. Through my own health struggles, I learned and was in the functional medicine system and became very interested in holistic healing through food and lifestyle

  • How important is meditation to you?

I meditate daily.  It helps to keep stress at bay, gives me a lot of clairty and gets my mind quiet.  I do mostly guided meditations and quiet meditations in nature.  I love binaural beats and sound baths at night.

  • What is your philosophy and spiritual path?

I believe that everyone is truly unique when it comes to what works best for them health wise and in life.  Modalities I think everyone can benefit from are mediation, inner child and shadow work, and journaling. I also resonate with Astrology, Human Design, energy healing, and Psych-K.

  • What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?

I’ve done a lot of inner work and emotional work.  I used to be a workaholic, perfectionist and total relationship avoidant.  Through the help of a fanstastic life and human design coach and online reparenting course, I have cleared a lot of blocks and I am much more emotionally stable and not reactive.

  • Who has been your greatest influence?

There’s really not one person I can think of. I have been fortunate enough to have mentors and expanders in different areas of my life.

  • What is your greatest strength?

Taking very complex medical information and making it digestive, relatable and actionable.

  • How do you handle stress and pressure?

I rarely get stessed anymore.  When I get stressed or overwhelmed, I recognize the feeling and use some of my skills to work through it.  That could be breath work, going for a walk, asking for help, or just doing one thing at a time.  Daily mediation and Yoga practice helps.  Getting into water or nature is a huge stress reliever for me. I also support myself with lots of fruits and veggies, B- Vitamins, Magnesium and Ashwagandha/Holy Basil/Reishi when needed.

  • What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?

Yoga, Kundalini, Mediation, New and Full moon rituals, Reiki, salt baths, saging, being in nature, enjoying good food with friends, and quality timewith myself and to rest when needed.

  • Are you into Wellness?

Yes!  I believe wellness is so much more than diet and exercise.  It has so much to do with your well being, mental health, relationships and what is going on inside the body at a biochemical level.

  • What are your thoughts about the Zero Waste movement and do you also try to reduce your waste?

Yes!  Living in Boulder makes it easy to compost, recycle and really think about packaging and any plastic use!

I’ve also been trending towards a more minimalist lifestyle when it comes to clothes and material possessions.

  • Where do you find your ideas for your creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides posting and blogging, like painting?

Luckily I have turned my hobbies into a career. My creativity comes in stillness, from writing.  I also love to photograph colorful food and nature scenery. I have a love for personal fashion and asthetic as well.

  • Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?

@uniquewellnesscodes on instagram.  www.uniquewellnesscodes.com

  • Do you have got a favorite quote you would like to share with us?

“If everyone likes you, you are doing something wrong.” 

This made me realize I am not for everyone, but the more authentic and aligned I am, the best people for me come into my life.

Give her a like and some love on Insta! ❤️

Thank you so much for your time Erin! I hope to host a retreat with you in future and to meet you in person!

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