I've been in love with cooking for a long time. It's such an inspiring part of my life and eating fresh and home-made has helped immensely with my yoga practice. I try to follow basic principles from the Ayurveda ( a very old Indian healing method). It is a beautifully soft, slow, and simple way to wake the digestive fires in your system again, reduce ama (clogging/toxicity) without eliminating any major food group, no intense fasting, and without developing obsessive behaviour over your eating. You really just feel loved by your food and visa versa, and because the system entails lifestyle suggestions, it's gentle manner wakes you up slowly into a newness that is longterm.
This soup is wonderfully nourishing, rich and yet cooling for the system. I slipped in some barley grains I had from the night before, and ate it with a fresh chapatti I drizzled some ghee onto. A perfect indulgence on the cloudy londony day it was.
Adapted from a recipe by Jane Noraika.
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek, finely sliced
100g sweet potato, grated
1/2 fresh chilli, crushed
1 tsp turmeric
1 clove garlic
900ml vegetable stock
100g coconut cream
1 small cauliflower, cored and finely sliced
juice of 1/2 lime
25g fresh coriander
salt and pepper
1) In a saucepan place the oil, onion, leek, sweet potato, (chilli), turmeric, and garlic.
2) Cool until it's all soft, lowering the heat and adding a little stock if it gets dry and sticky.
3) Add the stock, coconut cream, cauliflower and lime juice.
4) Bring up to a boil and cook for about 10 mins.
5) Once it looks done, blend into a texture you like, and finish off with a bit of coriander
and season to taste.