Whilst breathwork and relaxation techniques are what I choose to focus on at The Breathing Tree, I like to take an holistic approach when it comes to wellness and health.
This means, in addition to the breath practices, I will also be sharing some recipe ideas and providing you with insights on nutrition. As an Alkaline Nutritionist, I will share why Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Elle Macpherson to name a few, have chosen to follow the alkalising concept, and how this can help you.
For my first recipe, here is one of my all-time favourite bowls of goodness!
GENTLY SPICED RED LENTIL AND TOMATO SOUP
Sometimes when we have soup we can feel ‘deprived’ but this one packs in all we need to keep fuelled and nourished. I also sometimes add some small cubed sweet potatoes and let it simmer until soft if I want to make it more of a ‘main’ meal. So good with salad or a mixture of veggies ? ? ? ? ?
200g red lentils
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon garam masala
heaped teaspoon cumin
2 x gluten free veggie stock cubes (I use Kallo) mixed with 800ml of boiling water
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 carton of passata
1 sachet or small tin of coconut milk concentrate
Chop onion and garlic finely and cook until soft on a medium/low heat. Add the spices, tomatoes, passata, red lentils and stock and simmer keeping on a low/medium heat until the lentils are soft. Do a taste check. Adding any extra spices, salt and pepper to taste. Add the coconut concentrate at the end and cook to warm through and infuse with all the other ingredients. NB If adding sweet potato I lightly blanch them then added with the main bulk at the beginning so they’re deliciously soft along with the lentils. Gorgeous with a refreshing dollop of plant based or dairy natural yoghurt and top with fresh coriander.