Category Archives: Yogi food

Miso-topped tofu

The combination of the rich, savoury 'umami' taste of the miso topping and the soothing neutrality of the tofu works so well in this dish. It makes for a comforting, nourishing and light meal in all seasons. For two portions, you'll need: One pack plain tofu, drained 1 tbsp dashi miso paste (see below) Half cup mirin (Japanese sweetened rice wine) Half cup…
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Fortifying Moroccan soup

I recently enjoyed something like this in London, so wanted to tweak and re-create it at home. There's something so satisfying about making a large pan of this - a one-pot wonder -  inhaling the spices and taking a little time for some mindful chopping of vegetables (reminds me of the Buddhist saying about enlightenment and chopping wood…
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Quick soba: buckwheat, yam ‘n greens broth

This tasty bowl of goodness is yours in under 10 minutes. So easy to make, my recipe includes a few of my favourite Japanese ingredients that give an authentic taste and a light yet nourishing lunch or supper. You'll need: 80g uncooked buckwheat noodles (or buckwheat with yam, see below) 1-2 tbsp ready-made dashi stock (see below) 1 tbsp dry…
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Japanese seaweed and cucumber super-salad

This nutritious, quick to make and easy to digest dish is ideal when you're on the go. It's a little exotic too. Every Tuesday I attend a yoga class and then have about half an hour at home for lunch before going out to teach myself. I need something very light but something that also gives me…
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