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No pasta- vegetable lasagne

No-pasta vegetable lasagne

s  (collegues recipe)

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

s   1 onion, finely chopped

s   ½ green pepper, finely chopped

s   1 carrot, finely chopped

s   1 stick celery, finely chopped

s   2 oz mushrooms, sliced

s   pinch of mixed herbs

s   1 large can organic chopped tomatoes

s   4 oz brown lentils, washed and boiled until soft

s   dash of tamari sauce

s   1 large aubergine, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 200C.  In a large, heavy-based saucepan or wok, stir-fry the chopped vegetables and mushrooms with the olive oil until soft.  Add the herbs and chopped tomatoes with their juice.  Stir in the cooked lentils and tamari sauce.  Allow to simmer until most of the juice has been absorbed.

Put a third of the mixture in a shallow oven-proof dish and cover with a layer of aubergine slices.  Cover with another third of the vegetable mixture and then aubergine slices.  Finish with the remaining vegetable mixture.  Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Serve with salad.

 

Guacamole recipe

Guacamole

s   2 ripe avocados

s  2 ripe avocados

s   juice of a lemon

s   2 cloves of garlic, crushed

s   2 spring onions, finely chopped

s   1 large red beef tomato,

s   skinned and roughly chopped.

s   black pepper

s   chopped, fresh coriander.

Cut the avocados in half, pick out the stones and liquidise the flesh

together with the lemon juice. Add all the other ingredients and blend.

Serve as soon as possible. Eat with organic natural corn chips rice cakes, corn cake, celery, carrots or hot wholemeal pitta bread (if not wheat / gluten free) or wheat/gluten free bread.

Kidney beans recipe

Kidney bean stew with rice (collegue recipe)
(cooking time 30 minutes with cooked kidney beans or tinned beans) Serves 2

s   2 cups of dried beans* or 1 tin of organic beans

s   1 carrot sliced

s   1 stalk of celery (cut in small cubes)

s   1 small onion sliced

s   2 cloves of garlic

s   half green pepper

s   half red pepper

s   1 tin of sliced tomatoes (organic if possible) or half kilo of fresh red tomatoes

s   bunch of parsley cut in small pieces

s   pinch of salt (optional)

s   pinch of chilly

s   1 tablespoon of olive oil

s   brown basmati rice (see recipe below)

Put onion and garlic, add salt and chilly in the pan, stir continuously so it doesn’t stick to the pan, cook for few minute. Add tin sliced tomatoes and cooked kidney beans or tin of kidney beans. Cook at low gas for 20 minutes or when sauce is thicker. Add the rest of vegetables, cook for further 5 minutes and add the parsley and oil at the end. Serve with rice or buckwheat or with tortilla.

* Recipe for cooking dried beans:

Soak the beans overnight. Change water in the morning and soak until lunch or dinner. Change water and wash the beans. Cook at high gas for 10 minutes, then simmer the beans for 40 minutes or until soft and cooked. Add water accordingly, as the water will evaporate. Drain the beans if too much water left at the end, or if some water left add it to the tomatoes sauce for the recipe above.

For tin kidney beans make sure that they are organic and they don’t contain sugar or salt. If you don’t find organic beans, make sure to wash the beans well before adding them to the tomatoes sauce.

Lentil soup

Lentil soups

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Wheat/ gluten/Free recipes and some dairy free

Wheat Free Breakfast

Pour required amount of rolled oats into a bowl together with approximately:

2/3 tsps sunflower seeds, 2/3 tsp sesame seeds, 2tsp crushed almonds              2tsp pumpkin seeds, 1 dessertspoon raisins* (amounts can be adjusted to taste)

*if not following candida diet

Pour over enough boiling water to just cover ingredients and leave overnight to swell. In the morning, nuts and seeds will have swollen and be nicely crunchy. Add either more water, milk, soya milk, rice milk, or yoghurt and chop a banana into it or other fresh fruit.

Nutritional Therapy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy combined

It has long been known that a nutritionally balanced diet improves a person’s mental and physical health and provides a general sense of well-being. However, an imbalanced diet or one that contains foods to which an individual is allergic or intolerant to may lead to adverse health conditions such as digestive disorders, low energy or mood swings.

 

Each person is different…

While there are general guidelines to a good, balanced diet and people should consume a wide variety of foods, a person’s unique biochemical make up may mean that he or she should eat certain foods and avoid others.

Nutritional Therapy (NT) looks at the individual’s diet and lifestyle in order to identify and correct biochemical imbalances that may lead to body dysfunction. NT works to locate the root of the problem and help the body heal itself.

A NT consultation enables the practitioner to make an in-depth analysis of an individual’s diet and discover the aspects that could be causing health problems.

Studies and research have shown that minerals, diet and vitamins can have a positive effect on certain conditions such as:

 

Migraines and headaches (see reference tab)

Sinus problems

Food intolerances

Skin problems

Female hormonal and menstrual imbalances (see reference tab)

Arthritis (improving life quality)

Weight problems

Lack of energy

Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea

Frequent colds and infections

Premenstrual syndrome

Candida

Irritable Bowel syndrome

Preconception care – Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition 

 

For all the conditons above a medical check up should have been done for the diagnoses of each condition.

The Nutritional therapist looks at the optimum nutrition which encompasses individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and to promote optimal gene expression through all life stages. Recommendations may include guidance on natural detoxification, procedures to promote colon health, methods to support digestion and absorption, the avoidance of toxins or allergens and the appropriate use of supplementary nutrients, including phytonutrients. Nutritional therapists advise on each person’s unique dietary and nutritional needs for metabolic and hormonal homeostasis, using a variety of biochemical and functional tests to inform recommended protocols and programmes.

Cranio-sacral therapy for babies

Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.
In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.

Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.

I use CST (cranio-sacral therapy) by itself or with Nutritional advice and NAET treatments to integrate the entire body mind system at a deeper level. I notice that the body respond much more to the NAET treatments and the person feels more complete and healthier in body and mind, each time by releasing old patterns and old issue stored in the body. CST has been used for babies as soon as they come into life to help the baby system to settle into a normal rhythm and vitality. Very helpful for mothers as well as it help with rebalance the normal rhythmic motions of their system after their labor that is traumatic or not.

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