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Mindful Eating by Emma Docherty
My Womb and Me by Mayella Almazan
Namaste by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Yoga Memories – A  Poem by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
T.R.E.E Guide to Yoga Postures by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Bottle the Good Memories by Julie-Anne Mullan
It’s a Yoga Life by Keshav Rupakheti
Bending Over Backwards by Angela McArdle
Recipes
Hot Asian Summer Broth by Julie-Anne Mullan
Healthy Coconut Almond Cookie Bites by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Pumpkin Cake with Essential Oil of Mandarin by Mayella Almazan
Namaste Kitchen – Herby Pea Soup by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Roti – Flat Bread by Keshav Rupakheti
Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Achar by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Khir by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti
Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Jaulo by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti



Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Jaulo

Nepalese Food

Jaulo – Nepalese Stew

Reminiscing back to childhood meal times, brings up memories of Irish stew, shepherds pie and chicken soup. Homely and lovely comfort food.

Jaulo is the Nepalese version of  this hug in a bowl. Made using the Nepalese and Indian staples of Rice, Lentils, Garlic and Ginger, it is scrummy and the perfect dish when it’s raining outside or when you need something warm and satisfying.

Ingredients:

1 Cup – Red lentils or Moong Dal

1/3 Cup – Rice

1 or 2 Garlic cloves – finely chopped

Fresh root Ginger – Thumb size piece – finely chopped/grated

1 teaspoon – Turmeric

1/2 teaspoon – Garam Masala

Cumin seeds – pinch

Salt to taste

Optional – Veg or Chicken stock

4 – 5 Cups – Water

Method:

Wash lentils/dal until the water runs clear (soak for about 30mins to reduce cooking time-optional)

Heat a little oil in a medium sized pot

Add the pinch of Cumin seeds and allow to cook for just a few seconds

Add the garlic and ginger & soften for a minute or so

Add lentils/dal and stir in

Add the Turmeric and Garam Masala. Stir together to combine ingredients and cook for 30 secs

Add the rice and again stir in

Add 4-5 cups of water (depending on how thirsty your lentils and rice are)

Add salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon)

Add veg or chicken stock if desired

 

Stir well and bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes or until the lentils and rice are well cooked.

Stir a few times during the cooking and add water if needed. Some people like this dish to be really thick and others prefer it to more thin, it’s up to you!

We like to have ours with a lovely spoonful of natural yogurt and a sprinkling of coriander leaves

Namaste And Enjoy!

Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti

 

You might like Namaste Kitchen – Herby Pea Soup

 

 


Bottle the good memories

Managing Stress

…Managing Stress by Julie-Anne Mullan

Would you like to be on a tropical beach now, listening to the sound of surf, seeing children play at sandcastles feeling the warm sun on your body?

Relax now, joyful in appreciation of the sights, sounds and smells of this island retreat. Grateful for friends, family, health. Happy to nurture your body, and nourish the soul….in peace!

As you bring your mind back to the here and now, notice, as you let in one single thought about your career, self-image, lifestyle, and now another, that as sure as Monday follows Sunday, if muscles tense, adrenalin kicks in, your heart races……. you know you are in stress!

Do you know that normal levels of stress and relaxation combine to keep the body in balance and sustain us? Well, we need a bit of adrenalin (a stress hormone) to get us up in the morning when the alarm goes off, or we’d never get the kids to school, be in time for that meeting or catch a sale deal in one of the big stores. At best it could save your life to be alert and step out of the way of an oncoming bus. It happened to me, so I know!

Take stock now, for a moment. Are you physically exhausted? Feeling demoralised by the daily grind, doing your best to get through the day with sugar hits and coffee? If so, did you know that your adrenalin production is being maintained at an abnormally high level? And that this can lead to health problems?

Most people don’t recognise that they are ‘Stressed’. But most of us are.

Answer these questions as honestly as you can:

  1. Is there anything in your life that is causing you to feel under pressure or Stressed?
  2. Is this situation ongoing or temporary?
  3. Is there anything from your past that is still effecting you emotionally?
  4. Is there addictive behaviour? (Think! This could include studiously watching TV for hours, checking emails a hundred times a day, eating more than the required daily intake for your needs)

Before you get depressed reading your answers, don’t be hard on yourself! Everyone suffers from the effects of stress at some point. It’s a symptom of modern life.

However, if you feel that the effects are on-going and you think you could benefit from professional advice, firstly go speak to your GP, then learn how to manage your stress and how to relax. There’s plenty of professional help available across the Allopathic Medical field and the Natural and alternative approaches.

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Julie-Anne Mullan, an experienced and accredited Energy Professional, is available by appointment at her clinic in Annalong or by Skype or phone.

Inspired by NLP, Hypnosis, Reiki, Systemic Consulting, and Energy Psychology, especially Emotion Code, EFT, her Life EnergeticsTM sessions offer you everything you need to know about how to manage your stress, your way. “The focus is on you!” says Julie-Anne.

To book a session now, phone Julie-Anne  +44 (0)28 4376 7972


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