Category Archives: Recipes & Nutrition


Buddha Bowl – Recipe of the Month

In Thailand and Bali, ‘Buddha Bowls’ for the spiritual tourist scene are becoming increasingly popular. As everyone knows, a Buddhist monk or Hindu sadhu, will receive with gratitude, whatever is placed in his bowl by kind householders.

Lithuanian Food Magic – Special Interview with Vegan Chef

Recently, I found myself among treasured friends in a forest enclave in Lithuania with wood fired sauna and lovely river. As part of our holiday retreat, we had the amazing opportunity of being catered for by one of the world’s best vegan chefs, Vytautas Vaicaitis.

Coconut and Lemongrass Buckwheat – Recipe of the Month

The recipe is taken from Lithuanian vegan chef Vytautas Vaicaitis.

One of the most famous and ancient grains Buckwheat has deep roots in Lithuanian gastronomic culture. It has participated in lots of different recipes,

Tempeh Chow Mein – Recipe of the Month

This recipe is from www.simple-veganista.com by Julie.
She says:I love creating healthy, affordable, easy vegan recipes that everyone will love!

Baked Vegetables – Recipe of the Month

Original Recipe is by Drumnwrite from www.allrecipes.com 

Comment by Sarita

“I love beetroots and sweet potatoes, so this recipe is a winning combination of two favourite vegetables!

Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

These roasted stuffed tomatoes are filled to the brim with a flavorful mixture of pesto quinoa and fresh spinach. Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Best Tomato Sauce – an Ayurveda Recipe

Recently I was in Kerala for one month, receiving an Ayurveda Pancha Karma Retreat with Dr Mini Joy in her healing center, House of Ayurveda.

When we receive Pancha Karma (an amazingly thorough form of wellness therapy for a total reset of the body)

Sweet Potato and Cacao Truffles

Aphrodisiac Recipe of the Month from www.Onegreenplanet.org

By Ricki Heller, author of Sweet Freedom: Desserts you’ll love without wheat, eggs, dairy or refined sugar

Sarita says: “I have changed this recipe very slightly to make it even more healthy and delicious.”

Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Vegetables and Avocado Sauce

This Vegan, gluten free recipe is from www.emilieeats.com

These protein-packed chickpea flour pancakes with vegetables and avocado sauce will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Enjoy them for any meal!

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice – Recipe of the Month

This wonderful recipe is from the website, www.veganheaven.org

This Thai pineapple fried rice recipe is one of my favourites for busy days! Super easy, healthy, and so yummy. Plus, it’s SO colourful!

Cacao Platana Cake – Recipe of the Month

Recently, I was in a forest Retreat Center devoted to sauna, near Vilnius in Lithuania. A group of friends gathered there to experience sauna rituals offered by a Sauna Master. She was definitely highly skilled and it was pure joy to go on the 3-day sauna journey with her.

Vegan Blueberry Cheescake

My friend Bhakti made this ravishingly delicious vegan cheesecake for us at Zorba the Buddha in Delhi one day. I begged her for the recipe because it is truly the best cheesecake ever. Even if you normally eat the dairy variety, once you have tasted this you will certainly want to go vegan, at least as far as cheesecake goes!

Sarita Interviews Chef Made Runatha

Sarita Interviews Chef Made Runatha, Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Moksa Resturant: Ubud, Bali.

Raw Marinara Sauce

Recipe of the Month

The following recipes are from Chef Made Runatha, founder of Moksa Restaurant in Ubud, Bali.

Carrot, Lentil and Pasta Soup

Here is a soup to warm the cockles of your heart. It is from Junita Doidge in the magazine Vegan Food and Living. I have altered it very slightly to make it even more tasty and healthy.

Tempeh Lettuce Tacos

Serving size: 3 tacos each for two people.

Raw Vegan Paradise Kiss Cake

Be aware; this cake is aphrodisiac….Make it before a hot date!

Kitchari – Healing Recipe from India

Kitchari

This healing recipe from India is the ‘go to’ food choice for anyone needing ‘comfort food’ or healing for tummy problems.

The Most Fabulous Polenta

This recipe is different from run of the mill recipes. There are no measurements as it is made of pure passion and sunshine. Be inspired and try it out for yourself….

Black Bean Chilli with Sweet Potatoes 

This recipe is adapted from Germaine of www.suntemplefood.com

Serves 5 or 6

To prepare for this: Soak 300g of dried black beans overnight.