Harmony Inspired

Yummy Chicken Curry

Posted by Caroline West on

Try this yummy chicken curry. Its a favourite in our house!! INGREDIENTS 1kg skinless chicken breasts (diced) 1 cup chopped onion Can crushed tomatoes 1 cup plain yogurt (or coconut cream) 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons salt 1/4-1/2 cup cooking oil 1 tbls fresh garlic 1/2 tbls fresh ginger 2 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 tbls curry powder (use more for spicy flavour) 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tbls fresh coriander 4-6 cardomon pods 1 tsp garam masala   DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oil in large fry pan/pot over high heat...

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Should Yoga & Meditation be intergrated into our schooling system?

Posted by Harmony Stagg on

Child’s play By Annie Smit, freelance journalist I met Annie, a beautiful yogi at a yoga retreat that I recently went to and she was telling me about an article she had just finished writing about Children's Yoga. As a mother of Twin boys, a fitness enthusiast & yoga lover I was intreged & asked if I could read it. Annie's article resonated with me and I felt that it had some wonderful concepts, valid points and evidence based statistics. I wanted to share this beautiful piece with you all (with Annie's blessing of course). Here is what she wrote:...

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Is Broccoli better eaten raw??

Posted by Caroline West on

Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family.  They have a very good source of dietary fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin E, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.    The way we prepare and cook foods can change the nutritional value of that certain food as some of the vitamins and minerals can be lost during cooking.   So after reading a few studies into the consumption of broccoli, the more water used to cook the broccoli, the more vitamins and minerals are lost, therefore eating broccoli raw ensures that all nutrients are...

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Zucchini and Corn Fritters

Posted by Caroline West on

Dinner! Lunch! Kids Lunchbox! Ingredients: 6 zucchini's, grated 1/2 cup of corn 1 cup of chopped fresh continental parsley 3 eggs, lightly whisked 1/2 cup of plain flour (can replace with a gluten free flour) 3-4 shallots sliced 2 teaspoons of salt Fresh ground black pepper 1/2 cup of crumbed feta (optional, depending on diet restrictions) Olive oil (for fry pan)   Method: 1. Grate Zucchini and combine with salt.  Squeeze excess liquid from the zucchini with hands. 2. Combine zucchini, corn, parsley, flour, egg, pepper and feta (optional). 3. Heat oil in fry pan.  Using tablespoon, drop mixture into...

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Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls

Posted by Harmony Stagg on

When I hear the words coconut and lime I think of Summer or Bliss Balls! These little beauties are a great summer party snack, perfect for the kids lunch boxes or a healthy treat to have with your morning tea! Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls 1/2 Cup of Almond Meal 1/2 Cup of desiccated coconut 1/2 Cup pre soaked dates 3 Drops of Essential Lime Oil (alternatively you can use lime juice but will need more) 2 Drops of vanilla Stevia 4 Tbs of Coconut Oil Add ingredients into a food processor and mix well Roll into little balls (option...

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