Several years ago, I made the decision to convert to a vegan lifestyle. You'll notice that I didn't use the word "diet". I believe that diets are created for short term results. In order to see long term results from a diet, the diet must become your lifestyle.
Inspired by Indian and Thai cuisine, this recipe is 100% vegan which means there are no animal products or bi-products. Worried about your protein intake? Have no fear! This bowl of deliciousness is packed with protein dense ingredients:
Vegan or not, this recipe is certainly not lacking flavor. Let's get to the cooking!
In India, there was a very well-known saint named Ashtavakra. In Sanskrit, the name Ashtavakra means "bent in eight places." When Ashtavakra was still in his mother's belly, his father, who was a very holy man, used to read to him from ancient scriptures. One day, while his father was reading, Ashtavakra interrupted him from his mother's womb (it happens in India) to tell him that his pronunciation was wrong, and asked if he would please correct himself. This made his father so angry that he put a very bad curse on Ashtavakra. He said, "when you are born, you will be deformed and bent in eight places."
As a yoga student, I have realized that when you practice with the same teacher for many months or years, you don't always listen to every word your teacher says. Especially if your teacher has a tendency to say similar things in class each week.
As a yoga teacher, I am guilty of saying similar things in each of my classes. In fact, always close my class the same exact way. When I bring my students out of savasana, I say:
"Thank yourself for making the time to be here. Feel grateful to have a body that is capable of being here."