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ELEMENTS

3 Salmon ‘n’ Sweet Potato Cakes
1 egg, boiled

Vegetarian option
3 Cauli Falafels

To serve
½ cup of brown rice, cooked
½ cup of broccoli florets, blanched
1 tablespoon of sauerkraut
1 tablespoon of spring onion, finely diced
1 cup of Chickpea Crunch
1 tablespoon of toasted seed/nut mix (walnut, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
2 tablespoons of Bestow Creamy Coconut Dressing

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

Place the elements in a gorgeous bowl, drizzle with Creamy Coconut Dressing, sprinkle with toasted nuts and seeds, season to taste!

NOTES

The key to a nutritious Bestow Comfort Bowl is having a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat, mixed in with a good amount of vegetables. We like to go the extra mile and add in a serving of a fermented food (such as sauerkraut) to keep our gut bacteria happy. A healthy gut is one of the keys to glowing skin. 

INGREDIENTS

½ cup of coconut yoghurt, unsweetened (dairy free)
2 teaspoons fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, coriander, dill)
2 tablespoons Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
½ a lemon, juiced
Himalayan Salt and Cracked Black Pepper

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake to mix. Season to taste. Refrigerate for up to three days. Add some variety to this tasty dressing with a little crushed garlic and/or ginger and half a teaspoon of cumin powder.

NOTES

Coconut yoghurt is a great alternative to dairy yoghurt, but ensure that the only ingredients are coconut cream/milk and probiotics. Some brands have added sugar, gums and pectins that are best avoided.

INGREDIENTS

Makes 3½ cups (approx.)
1 serving = ¾ cup

1 cup of puffed millet
½ cup of buckwheat groats
½ cup of almonds, roughly chopped
½ cup of sunflower seeds
½ cup of pumpkin seeds
¾ cup of long thread coconut or coconut chips (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon of rice syrup
1  teaspoon of pure vanilla essence
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ginger

To serve
¼ cup of coconut yoghurt (dairy free)
½ cup of fresh or frozen berries (not strawberries as they can inflame the skin) or other fruit in season.
1 teaspoon of Bestow Berry Beautiful

Suitable for:
Breakfast | Snack

METHOD

Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and spread evenly over tray. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. Stir halfway through cooking to ensure an even bake, as the coconut tends to cook quickly on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool completely before placing in a lidded jar or sealed container.

Serve with your favourite nut or seed milk, coconut yoghurt and fruit and sprinkle over Bestow Berry Beautiful.

NOTES

Granola is a nutritious and delicious way to start your day and provides your body with lots of skin-friendly vitamins, nutrients and healthy fats. It is also satiating, giving you plenty of energy until lunch time. Bestow Berry Beautiful is a  super anti-oxidant booster, containing delicious berry and fruit powders to protect skin from the ageing affects of free radicals. 

If serving the granola as a snack, we recommend mixing it with 1/4 of a cup of coconut yoghurt and a few berries. Alternatively, you can enjoy it as it is!

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INGREDIENTS

For the Curry Paste 

1 onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic
2cm of fresh ginger
A segment of fresh turmeric (approx the size of half a little finger) or 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of garam marsala
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
2 tablespoons of water
Himalayan salt
Cracked black pepper

For the Chicken Curry
400 grams of chicken boneless thigh fillets
1 tablespoon of olive oil for cooking
1 400 gram can of organic tomatoes
1 cup of almond milk
1 sweet potato, chopped into chunks
½ a head of broccoli, chopped into florets
A small handful of fresh spinach leaves

For a Vegetarian/Vegan Curry
1 400 gram can of organic tomatoes
1 cup of almond milk
2 sweet potatoes, chopped into chunks
1 head of broccoli, chopped into florets
¼ head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
A small handful of spinach leaves

To Serve
¼ cup of slivered almonds, toasted
Small handful of fresh coriander
½ cup brown rice, cooked

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

FOR THE CURRY PASTE

Place all of the paste ingredients into a bullet and blitz or process with a stick blender to a paste consistency. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge until needed.

FOR THE CHICKEN CURRY

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown. Remove from the pan and add all of the curry paste to the pan. Cook for several minutes, it should be very aromatic and gorgeous. Add the almond milk and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken back into the pan with the chopped sweet potato. Turn down to a low heat and cook gently for 20 to 25 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking add the broccoli and spinach.

FOR THE VEGETARIAN/ VEGAN CURRY

Add all of the paste to the pan, cook for several minutes, it should be very aromatic and gorgeous. Add the almond milk and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add the sweet potato and turn to low. Gently cook for 20 to 25 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking add the broccoli, cauli and spinach.

TO SERVE

While this is cooking, toast the slithered almonds either in the oven or in a small pan on the stovetop – no oil is needed for this as the toasting process will bring out the natural oil of the almonds.

Serve half the curry for dinner over the rice and top with the almonds and fresh coriander. Place the other half in a sealed container in the fridge for lunch tomorrow.

NOTES

An authentic Indian Curry is so comforting in the winter, warming you from the inside out. It nourishes your body with good food while evoking a feeling of being in an exotic place. The experience is even better when shared with friends. We strongly believe that the wellbeing rituals you develop around healthy eating not only benefit your skin, but enhance your whole life. Gathering around a table, sharing a meal with those you love is a valuable form of soul care.

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