Hey gorgeous people!
Seekers of happiness and joy, isn’t that what we all are? We often look for happiness externally, maybe through some retail therapy, but really happiness can only be found within. It is something we already have. The question is how do we tap into it.
This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Greystones, Ireland, the home of inspiring twins ‘The Happy Pear’. These boys have a mission to create a healthier and happier world and along with their community I can say from first hand experience they embody the spirit of gratitude, contribution, grace, love and happiness!
The Happy Pear love to rise early and the Saturday of my visit was no different, I joined the gang for yoga and a swim in the freezing cold sea. Wow, I felt amazing and am still buzzing from the experience! The feeling of belonging to this wonderful loving and friendly community is one of pure joy. I was more than inspired and not to mention in food HEAVEN! I already knew that everything these boys make is gorgeous, but being in their restaurant and seeing and enjoying the fresh, tasty and nutrient dense dishes was something else. If you haven’t already, I urge you to go and buy their new cookbook or even better gift it to friends and family for a fabulous xmas present.
My girls were so excited to see Dave and Steve had written a message and signed their copy, and within a few hours of our arrival home my eldest daughter had cooked the Veggie Paella – yum, yum, yum!
Find them here:
Scrambled spicy tofu recipe
I am sharing a recipe that has become a family staple, there is not a week goes by that we do not eat this at least twice, for breakfast or dinner. Being a full time teacher, mum, nutrition therapist, blogger, podcaster quick nutrient dense meals are essential. I think this dish completely fits the bill. My body reacts in a much better way, when I don’t consume too many carbohydrates, and this dish being high in protein, iron and other important nutrients as well as being low in carbohydrates but still extremely satisfying works well to tick that box. Even better, as with most of the dishes I post it is adaptable depending on spices and veggies you have available.
You will generally expect to pay between £1.80 to £3.00 for an organic, non GMO pack of tofu (pressed soybeans), this will serve 3 to 4 people. However, this week I was able to purchase a pack which was due to run out the same day for 80p! Just love a bargain! Always, keep a look out… Ideally you will use a firm tofu, its a better texture, however a silken tofu will work too.
This is an ideal breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper or actually just an any time snack! You can adapt the flavourings and each time I make it I add different veggies and try different spices. Here is a basic recipe, feel free to add mushroom and tomatoes for a lovely breakfast, or roasted veggies and spinach or kale served with roasted sweet potato and fresh coriander for dinner.
serves 3 to 4
1 red onion/ 2 shallots
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
half a tsp of turmeric
a dash of cider vinegar
a good pinch of Himalayan or sea salt
optional additions: black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, chipotle, chilli, fresh coriander, mushrooms, roasted veggies, a dash of tamari or liquid aminos
- chop the onion and garlic and add to a pan with a tiny stop of cold pressed oil e.g. olive or avocado
- once the garlic and onion starts to sizzle and you start to smell the garlic, add all of the other ingredients, roughly chop the tofu into the pan
- cook for a few minutes until the flavours have infused into the tofu and it is warmed through
- enjoy with veggies or salad items of your choice x
I wish you a wonderful week and hope you shine your light brightly wherever each day takes you.
Lots of love and health,
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