“Be Yourself, the Best Aphrodisiac” Menu

The BEST aphrodisiac is just being YOU. Eau de confidence. Be uber-confident and let your parfum just be YOU. In the words of Coco Chanel, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Feel good in your own skin, be you, you will never influence the world by trying to like it. Namaste – Welcome to this healthy light taste of India. Make this delicious menu JUST for you, a menu fit for a king…or queen more like it! Savour every bite and know that you are perfect just the way you are!

“Be Yourself, the Best Aphrodisiac” main course demo

‘One take’ Cooking Videos so forgive any faux pas & yes I know that I talk too much at times!

“Be Yourself, the Best Aphrodisiac” recipes

The name Mulligatawny comes from 2 oriental Indian words meaning 'pepper water' and yes it does have a delicious zing to it! It is so, so good for you, ‘the’ perfect feel-good food just for...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: --Cauliflower & Sweet Potatoes. 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large head cauliflower 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 2...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 61 cup basmati rice 2 cups water or organic chicken stock (see package instructions for rice to liquid ratio) Sea Salt, to...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Two large tins of chickpeas, rinsed, well-drained (unless you prefer to make your own) ½ teaspoon small green pepper, finely chopped...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 8--Pound Cake 3/4 cup shelled raw pistachios ¼ cup almonds, slivered ¾ cup ghee (clarified butter) room temperature, plus...
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“Be Yourself, the Best Aphrodisiac” playlist

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“Be Yourself, the Best Aphrodisiac” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “Always Fun, Always New, Always Be You” Mulligatawny Soup

  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • I clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder (add more if you like curry)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala (Indian spice blend) will be available in online store
  • ½ teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 ½ tablespoons organic flour
  • ¾ cup tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 Granny Smith green apple, cored and chopped
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup mansoor dal (split red lentils)
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (one large tin)
  • 1/2 cup pre-cooked brown rice (follow package instructions)
  • 1 pinch dried thyme (or fresh if you have it)
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • Handful chopped organic spinach (add more if you love spinach as I do)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • Garnish with organic yogurt and chopped cilantro

FOLLOW: “You Don’t Become Better by Being the Same” Roasted Cumin Seed, Saffron Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes & Beans with Yogurt Feta Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup organic Greek feta cheese
  • Mint leaves, chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds

FOLLOW: “It’s My Life, My Journey, The World is My Oyster” Lemon Pulao/Rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water or organic chicken stock (see package instructions for rice to liquid ratio)
  • Lemon juice of 1 ½ lemons
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 whole dried red chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (or black mustard seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons urad dahl** (split white lentil) – otherwise substitute pre-cooked yellow lentils
  • 2 tablespoons cashews, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 10 curry leaves
  • Cilantro, coarsely chopped for garnish

FOLLOW: “Regrets Are What You Didn’t Do, I Vote for the Living” Part Chickpea, Cucumber, Baby Spinach Salad

  • Two large tins chickpeas—rinsed, well-drained
  • ½ teaspoon small green pepper, finely chopped (or pickled jalapeno pepper if you prefer)
  • 1 cucumber, quartered and cut into ½ inch dice
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach, shredded
  • ¼ cup Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted cumin seeds

FINISH: “In The End, Everything Will Be Okay. If It’s Not Okay, It’s Not Yet The End” Fernando Sabino Pistachio-Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

  • 3/4 cup shelled raw pistachios
  • ¼ cup almonds, slivered
  • ¾ cup ghee (clarified butter) room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached organic flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole organic milk
  • 1 teaspoon organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

ESCORT: Indian Railway Tea (Chai)

  • 2 cups water
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3-4 cardamom pods (cracked open)
  • 1/4 cup loose black tea (or 4 tea bags)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (or a little less)