Blissful Basil Pesto with Smoked Almonds and Cashews!

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I’m going to bluntly state it out loud. This is by far, the best basil pesto I have created at home. I’ve also fed a couple of mouths (friends!) to get their feedback and the thumbs up was a great response. This version uses toasted cashews and almonds to give it a rustic, full-bodied addictive wholesome crunch and flavor when fused with the sweet organic basil leaves.

Fresh organic and fragrant sweet basil leaves supplied by Greenheart Organic Farms to my doorstep. Little white flowers included!

Look ma! A forest of Basil Leaves & White Pretty Flowers!

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Spiralized Thai Salad with Tofu in Peanut and Coconut Sauce

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Thai Salad in Warm Coconut & Tangy Peanut Sauce

Salad. It doesn’t have to be boring or bland. Not if you are a proud owner of Gefu Spiralizer, have no allergies to peanuts and wish to substitute meat for tofu. This innovative play on¬†Thai Salad with Warm Peanut Coconut Sauce and Light Crispy Tofu on a bed of greens and spiralized carrot will KNOCK your taste buds to heaven. It’s healthy, filling, protein rich, low carb and darn delicious.

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Egg White Sandwich – Delicious Weight on your Lips and Less on your Hips!

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Egg White Sandwich

Egg White Sandwich – Delicious Weight on your Lips and Less on your Hips!

My breakfast today is created for the the extremely ravenous tummy but also super light on the waist… 4 egg white omelette split in half, before adding juicy cherry tomatoes, parsley and a slice of delicious pepper jack cheese melted in between. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, garnish with more parsley and serve with light labneh on the side. High in protein, low in carbs, rich in minerals and nutrients and the best bit? No bread required for this one!

Egg White Healthy Recipe by Yogalates Bliss in Dubai

Whipped up in the kitchen of Noura El-Imam, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com 

That Was A Delicious Rawsome Buddha Bowl by Essentially UAE!

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After a long day practicing yoga under the glorious sun at XYoga Dubai festival this weekend, I couldn’t have asked for a more refreshing drink! The¬†new Deep Green juice¬†by¬†Essentially¬†is simply, outstanding being crammed with¬†402% Vitamin C and 159% Vitamin A thanks to the nutrient rich black kale and chard whizzed in there.

Essentially Dubai Organic Green Juice Kale

Of course that didn’t stop my hunger pangs so¬†I picked up the new Buddha Bowl, a¬†gigantic extremely generous portion of dehydrated mushrooms and sweet red bell peppers tossed over low carb cauliflower ‘rice’, chickpeas and quinoa for a healthy protein balance and a side sweet and tangy kick of miso dressing to drizzle all over – perfect complement to the earthy flavors. It’s safe to say, I got my complete quota of vitamins, minerals and protein for lunch which lasted me way past dinner time! Excellence – thank you Essentially UAE!

Essentially Quinoa Buddha Bowl Cauliflower Rice Low Carb

Visit Essentially’s home:¬†www.essentially.ae
Yogalates Bliss in Dubai’s home: www.yoglatesblissindubai.com¬†

Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing

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Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing

Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing


It’s ironic that the irregular shaped organic produce can scare clients away when in fact, they taste just as great, if not, richer¬†than the non-organic counterparts. I’m a big believer in eating LOCALLY and SEASONALLY. Organic is great, but why purchase a¬†bombshell of a price if¬†it’s been shipped miles away – and really defeats the purpose? Greenheart Organic Farms are pioneers when it comes to growing and delivering UAE local, organic and in-season produce. And your wallet will be in awe at how reasonable the prices are. And it’s a wonderful feeling to support your local farmers. Seriously. Check them out :¬†www.greenheartuae.com

I chopped up 3 ruby red beetroots & 1 golden beetroot, 2 medium sized yellow carrot in thick chunks,¬†tossed them with festive allspice (Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger and Pimento), before roasting them on a¬†non-stick pan, in the oven for 40 minutes (or until tender but has¬†that golden¬†crispy look round the edges). Then I drizzled the roasted beauties with 2 tb of¬†Japanese Organic Citrus Ponzu Dressing and a dash of the incredibly¬†delicious Sesame-Milk¬†dressing purchased from a Japanese vendor in Times Square Mall. Otherwise a dash of sesame oil and dollop of yogurt works.¬†Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with steamed rice and bowl of yogurt to complement the earthy roasted taste and crunch. This…is the ultimate, healthiest, easiest, filling, comfort food for the soul.

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