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Winter casserole Ⓥ

If you are in need of some comfort food this season, then this recipe is ideal! Please share your variations of the recipe dish.

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Wild garlic – Ail des ours – Daslook

Ingredients (4p):

  • 1-1,5kg medium sized potatoes
  • Big bunch of collard greens (‘bettes’ in French or ‘warmoes’ in Dutch)
  • 2 leeks
  • 6 medium/ large sized mushrooms
  • 400g vegan bacon (I used ‘De Vegetarische Slager’ available in The Netherlands and Belgium)
  • 1 (or more) garlic cloves
  • 200 ml of soy cream or more if you use more potatoes
  • 1 tsp of wild garlic
  • 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • Olive or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp asafetida powder
  • 0,5 tsp chili flakes
  • Salt (Himalayan or sea) & black pepper

 

Preparation

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    Peel the potatoes and boil them in slightly salted water in about 20′ or until tender (put a fork in them to check).

  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Slice the leeks & collard greens wash and set aside.
  4. Clean the mushrooms with tissue paper (no water!), slice and set aside.
  5. Prepare the garlic (sliced or use a garlic press).
  6. Heat up some oil in a non sticky wok; stir fry the leek for a a few minutes until slightly brown; add the mushrooms, stir fry for another few minutes; add the collard greens, stir fry for a few minutes; add the  vegan bacon and mix in all the dry spices (not the nutritional yeast!), stir fry for another few minutes; lower the heat.
  7. Once the potatoes are done, pour out the water, rinse with a bit of cold water and slice the potatoes in equal quarters.
  8. Add the potatoes to the vegetables/ bacon mixture; add the garlic; add the wild garlic; add the soy cream and the nutritional yeast. Mix well. Then turn of the heat.
  9. Grease a medium sized oven dish with some oil.
  10. Fill the oven dish with the content of your wok, make sure the soy cream covers the mixture of vegetables, bacon & potatoes.
  11. Put the baking dish in the oven and back for about 30 minutes.

Serve like that or with a green salad.

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Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Ambika Yoga Newsletter #40

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Newsletter #40

Newsletters are a great tool to send out info and tips about my two passions: yoga & vegan food: including workshops & recipes. Read newsletter #40 here online.

If you are interested in those topics too, then simply register for the newsletter.

No worries, I won’t SPAM you, a newsletter goes out roughly every 1-2 months.

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Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the Sivananda ashram in Orléans, France

About-Us-Leading-a-Yogic-Life-Ashram-de-Yoga-Sivananda-Yoga-FranceChristmas and New Year Retreat

Most yoga studios are closed anyway, so join a joyful Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration at the Sivananda Ashram nearby Orléans, France ! Start the year with the right spirit and a new determination to move your life in a positive direction.

Dates: Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1, 2018

Taught by: Swami Durgananda Yoga Acharya, Swami Kailasananda Yoga Acharya, Ashram teachers, and guest of honor Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

Budget: Rates per night all included => shared room: 63€, double room: 74€, double room with bathroom: 92€, single room: 92€, single room with bathroom: 108€

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Buy your yoga pass this month at student rate @ Sampoorna Yoga Studio

_MG_2010December is a month when good intentions often wane. Everyone is busy with shopping and preparing for St Nicholas and Christmas, there’s the year-end rush at work, it’s cold and dark… so you don’t get to do as much yoga as you’d like. To help you keep up in the busy month of December Sampoorna Yoga Studio wanted to extend a special offer to you:

Everyone is eligible for the student discount (reduced rate) until 24/12/2017 – and this on all yoga passes, both unlimited and multi-class. For example :

  • 10-class pass – 90€ (instead of 135 €)
  • 20-class pass – 150€ (instead of 220 €)
  • 1-month unlimited pass – 75€ (instead of 110 €)

A significant saving, and a good incentive to keep your practice going! See you soon in class! Check out my schedule in December.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Teaching schedule December 2017

_MG_2151We’re already almost in December ! The year has passed so quickly. The last month of the year definitely requires more regular yoga sessions to help you deal with (possible) stress and the heavy eating that is often related to December festivities 🙂
Hereby my schedule:

Hopefully we’ll meet in class(es) in December, or otherwise in the new year.

FYI: in case you are pregnant, please inform me prior to attending the class, you can participate without a problem, but I’ll need to point out some alternatives forPranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

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Join the Acroyoga Flying Therapeutics Workshop

haein-acroyogaAcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.

Workshop Description :
Immerse yourself in the realm of the healing arts. This workshop is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students and to the practice of AcroYoga. This workshop will be focusing on the relaxing, rejuvenating and healing practices of Thai massage and Flying Therapeutic. Starting with Asana sequence that teaches basic body mechanics and has a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai massage. The massage techniques learned on the floor are then translated to the flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana. Often, we will work in teams of three for safety and support, and everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, give and receive. This training also offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers, massage therapists and energy workers who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch for students or clients.

Open to all levels of ability and there’s no need to come with a partner.

About the instructor Haein Cho
Originally from South Korea, Haein grew up in Auroville, spiritual community in South India. She’s a certified Watsu & massage therapist and as well as Yoga & Level 2 Acro yoga instructor. Haein shares AcroYoga as a practice that is available for every body, age, and ability, aiming to support all beings through movement, connection, and play. With a background in Aquatic body work, she brings in a unique softness in her Acro Yoga practice with fine balance between effortless movement and body control. She shares her passion in form of retreat or workshop or a class or in festivals and conventions in Mexico, Peru, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Korea, and Taiwan. www.movingyogis.com 

Date/ time: Saturday 2 December at 14:00-17:00

Price: 45€ 

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Brussels-Center

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Teaching a yoga class at Yoga Roots studio on 12/12/2017

YOGAROOTS studioThe wonderful Susie asked me to replace another one of her classes next month in her lovely yoga studio nearby Schuman. Obviously, I happily obliged. So please join the 90′ hatha yoga Sivananda style class on Tuesday 12 December, 6:30-8PM. More info on her website.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति