Simplicity in food

Simplicity in food

I just returned from a month in the Anuttara ashram. In the gorgeous and barely touched Nass Valley. With a supply of daily picked vegetables, from the soil to the table in just an hour, and a supportive hungry crowd of karma yogis, inspiration came easily to cook nourishing meals ! what a blessing.

Simplicity became the operative word as I did not have all the resources I normally do for cooking. Instead of a challenge, it help to make things easier. This was a situation where less is more.

Magic green bean salad

I love green beans. Now, these ones were wondrously delicious! I am not exaggerating. I couldn’t volunteer to harvest because I will eat them all… Never tasted ones like these ones. So staying true to the theme of this post, here is this easy and delicious recipe:


  • 10 uncooked organic green beans
  • 1 organic potatoes (regular)
  • 2 table spoons of organic raw sunflower seeds
  • 3 table spoons of sunflower seed oil
  • 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ orange (juiced)
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • Fresh leaves of oregano (minced)
  • ½ tsp of Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp of ground black pepper (optional)


  • Wash, peel, and dice the potatoes in medium cubes
  • Wash and chop the green beans in pieces of 2 cm long
  • Steam the potatoes until they are tender and place in a bowl
  • Steam the green beans just for 3 min or so until the go bright green and cool down in cold water
  • Add the beans to the potatoes.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in a glass container  and pour over the beans and potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with sunflower seeds on top.
  • Devour!

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