More delicious recipes for a vegan lifestyle

Talise Nutrition is loving vegan food & lifestyle. It supports in a great way health and wellbeing. Hence I would like to share one more favorite recipe with you. This dish offers a perfect balance of flavors and brings a wealth of nutritional benefits.
Now in late summer the first pumpkins are available on the markets. The perfect time to make this easy and delicious dish!

Avocado, Pumpkin & Quinoa

2 Portions

What to buy
Celery root
Vegetable stock
Butternut Pumpkin
Orange juice
Pink Grapefruit
Pine Nuts
Olive oil
Rock salt
to taste

How to prepare it
Peel and deseed the pumpkin and cut it into two identic pieces. Simmer the pumpkin in orange juice, adding some water when required until it is soft. Cut the tomatoes in chunky pieces and blend them with vegetable stock or water. Strain through a sieve to remove the seeds and skin. Dice carrot, celery, zucchini and leeks. Simmer in little olive oil, add the quinoa and roast for 30 seconds. Add carefully some tomato liquid and simmer on low heat. Watch the quinoa, stir once in a while and add more liquid when required. This may take around 45 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and the leeks after 40 minutes and allow them to slightly cook for the remaining 5 minutes. Season to taste. Peel the avocado and remove the stone. Slice it thinly. Cut the filets out of the citrus fruits. Pick the coriander leaves. Serve the poached pumpkin topped with Avocado and citrus wedges and picked coriander leaves. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Arrange the quinoa next to it.

Chef Gabi’s Tip

Quinoa is a nutritional protein powerhouse, supporting to build a lean figure. Pumpkin and avocado support skin beauty and Vitamin C rich citrus fruits help to burn fat.
With all these benefits on health and wellbeing this dish will be served at our soon to come Yoga Retreat at Madinat Jumeirah. Hope to see you there!


Eat well and look gorgeous! Easy Everyday Beauty Food

Recently I rediscovered my love for sweet potatoes. When researching for ingredients that bring a wealth of important anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties I found the sweet potato has it all! Extremely high in Vitamin A, also an excellent source for Vitamin C, D, B6 and B5, manganese, iron, triptophan, potassium, dietary fiber this root vegetable can truly help preventing oxidative damage to our cells, to balance energy levels and moods, to support skin, heart, nerves, bones and teeth. Despite its sweet taste the natural sugars are released s l o w l y into the blood stream. Wow.
Here is my new favorite preparation of the orange to purple fleshed root. Easy everyday beauty food that makes you look great:

Baked Sweet Potato with Guacamole, Chives and Sour Cream

This is a relaxed recipe with minimum fuss in the kitchen! Here is how to make it:
Look for smaller sweet potatoes, so you can use one whole sweet potato per portion.
Brush their skin to clean them.

Wrap them in Aluminium foil and bake them at 220 degrees Celsius for around 30-45 minutes, depending on their size and thickness. Test if they are done: Press your fingers against the aluminium foil. You can feel it if they are soft inside.

Then unwrap the sweet potato and open the skin. Mash the sweet potato flesh and season it with a little bit of salt and pepper. Finally spoon on a generous portion of freshly made guacamole (avocado, lemon juice, salt.  I love adding some chilli for a hint of heat to balance the sweetness, in this case I din’t use cilantro nor tomatoes) and sour cream. Top with chives and caramelized onions.

Eat well and look gorgeous!