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Summer Wayuu shoulder bags and clutches | Handwoven in South America | Festival Bag

Wayuu tribe shoulder bags and clutches. Handwoven in South America by indigenous women. They are the perfect festival bag!

If you want to purchase a bag in the UK. Please send me an email birthyogamama@gmail.com

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The Role of Women in Wayu amerindian families

Wayuu Aborigine women lead their families in this matriarchal culture. They also lead the efforts to preserve Wayuu Indian culture. Daily, they struggle to support the children of their communities, while serving initiatives to preserve ethnic customs of their community.

Wayu women conserve their ancestral culture through the weaving of mochila bags, shoulder bags, which they weave by hand in the traditional way passed down through generations. Into each mochila is woven traditional Wayuu symbols, geometric figures, which graphically record their ancestral knowledge of the sun, the stars, the seashore, and many other things in nature.

We want to promote these gorgeous bags in the UK and help this community in fair trade.

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About Wayuu Mochilas

Wayuu mochilas are handmade exclusively by Wayuu Indigenous women. Each Wayuu mochila bears the genuine taste of this women and their community, which embody the symbolic woven figures that commemorate their ancestral language, mother earth, the sun, the womb of women and the family. Mixtures of earthy colors and vivid symbols highlight their attachment to the traditions of their ancestors. Especially complex, highly detailed ancient geometrical symbols are woven into the fabric of some Wayuu mochilas, which distinguish them as particularly valuable, collector’s items.

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Almost Vegan Dinner

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Mucho’s Vegan Curry

Ever wondered what to cook when you invite a vegan friend to a dinner party full of meat eaters?

My first thought was “vegan for everyone”.  But the thought of being over imposing was unbearable. With that said, I thought “ two separate dishes”… but prep, dish washing , and dealing with my toddler considered was already enough for my knackered brain.

I had 5 guests including 1 vegan and one wannabe pescetarian (me!). So I decided to order a range of recipes from my Mucho App and decide after: 2 vegan, 1 Veggie and 2 healthy pescetarian was my order. Once I had all the ingredients delivered I realised I could just combine a couple of recipes and tada! the Vegan Curry with fish was born. Simple run of thumb: cook a vegan version of your final dish first and the just top it up, PERFECT!

I cooked the Vegan Curry recipe in the app, added the pan fried tofu squares the veggie recipe, and once the curry was ready, I set the vegan option aside and steamed the pieces of fish for another 10 minutes inside the curry pot.

I drizzled lime, and served everything with white basmati rice topped it with coriander, cashews & pumping seeds.

I had a bit of leftover frozen chilli and a couple of spicy food nutters on the table, so I also steamed the chilli for 2 minutes and served it with Mirin.

It was a huge success! Everyone enjoyed their meal and the feeling that all of us were eating out of the same dish was freaking awesome 🙂  What is best, I used what I had at home, and no double washing.

*Woomly Note: To all those looking to enhance fertility both vegan and fish curry would be a perfect addition to your diet, mixe it up with Fertility Yoga classes for better results.

Salmon Bake

Salmon Bake with shallots, peppers and brussel sprouts 

Utensils

  • Oven proof Glass tray
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Rice
  • Medium size pot & fork

Ingredients 2/3 servings

  • 2/3 Salmon fillets
  • Organic Brussel spouts
  • 1 Shallot onions
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Organic Romano pepper
  • 1/2 pack organic baby plum tomatoes
  • Sea Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper (optional if you like spicy food
  • Cumin
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano
  • Coconut Oil

Optional

  • 1 Cup Wholegrain Basmati Rice (Tilda)
  • 3 Cups Water
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  1. Pre-heat the oven 200 C.
  2. Cut shallots in quarters & peppers in squares. Add 1/3 oil into the tray and then place salmon & vegetables on it.
  3. Toss the rest of the oil on top, then add salt, black &/or cayend pepper, oregano & cumin. Oven bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. In the mean time prepare the rice. 3 cups of water for 1 cup of whole grain rice.
  5. Wash the rice with cold water and use a sieve to discard that water. In a medium pot bring 3 cups of water to a boil, add salt & oil. Add the cup of washed rice and wait until the water is almost evaporated and there sre holes in the rice. Turn the stove down to low and cover with a lit.
  6. Use a fork to move the rice and taste the consistency. Taste and you will know when its to the point.
  7. Remove the baking tray from the oven and serve everything on top of the rice 🙂 enjoy

 

Butternut Squach Ginger and Pecans

We love butternut squach! Yes me and everyone else haha there are so many great recipes to cook but my all time favourite is a roasted buternut squach soup, this time I added ginger and stir fried pecans 👌🏼 this is a #vegan recipe but if you prefer add greek yougourt to serve. Will bring up the taste ans it looks quite nice 😉

Ingredients 2-3 servings

  • One medium butter squach 
  • One tablespoon of ginger (two is you really love it)
  • One white onion
  • One clove of garlic
  • 7 pecans per serving
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chilli flakes and greek yogurt (optional)

Preparation

Find it soon at Mucho

  

King Prawn Avocado Ceviche

Ingredients: ▶️1K King Prawns

▶️ Juice of 10 lemons

▶️1 1/2 red onions finely choped
Mix this 👆🏽 ingredientes in a glass food storage container and put them in the fridge the night before.

  
▶️ 250 ml Organic Ketchup

▶️ Tabasco

▶️ Sea Salt

▶️ Black pepper

▶️ 3 of parsley just to decorate or coriander if you prefer

▶️ 1 Medium Avocado

#Prepare the ceviche for lunch adding the Organic ketchup & tabasco, salt and pepper to taste. Decorate with squares of a ocado and herbs. 
Enjoy it as a starter or main.

  

5 Foods and Nutrition Recommendations That Enhance Your Natural Fertility

5 Foods & Nutrition Recommendations That Enhance Your Natural Fertility

There are a number of ways to enhance fertility naturally. Fertility Yoga is one of them it helps you relax (& reduce stress) which can lead to balancing your body and hormones (read more); likewise nutrition is a key factor…

As a Health and Fertility coach I would give you 5 recommendations:

  1. Add fibre and vitamins (vitamins C & B mainly) to your diet: vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  2. Incorporate more vegetarian sources of iron: nuts, seeds, whole grains, tofu and legumes
  3. Increase intake of vegetable protein and lower animal protein
  4. Stop consuming low-fat or fat free dairy. A Harvard University study showed that women who ate more than two portions a day of low-fat dairy foods were 85 percent more likely to be infertile due to ovulatory disorders than those who only ate it less than once a week.
  5. Increase the intake of mono-saturated fats (like avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) and decrease the intake of Trans/saturated fats (like dairy butter, greasy meat, cheddar cheese, etc.)

Fertility issues can be a consequence of malnutrition; being overweight or underweight can affect your chances of conceiving.

The 5 Foods That Enhance Your Natural Fertility are:

  1. Avocado: Eat one avocado a day. Research has shown that the consumption of salad with avocado and olive oil mixture can help women to get pregnant.
  2. Broccoli & broccoli leafs: This is a super fertility food, it contains a fibre and compounds (calcium, manganese, folic acid, etc.) that helps balancing hormones.
  3. Artichokes: They are low in calories and fat, but high in vitamins and folic acid. Additionally they where a symbol of fertility in ancient Egypt.
  4. Almonds: Adds good & healthy fats (monosaturated) to your diet and contains Zinc which is crucial for conception. They are a symbol of fertility[1] and this is why they are a tradition in weddings of different religion and traditions.
  5. Spinach: Rich in in Folic acid (1 cup = 263 mcg of folate (65% DV)), Manganese and Iron. Prefer raw organic spinach since it will give you far more nutrients than boiled or steamed.

Try to avoid excess caffeine and alcohol

This also applies to those couples undergoing IVF (in-vitro fertilization).

It takes two to tango, men are also in this equation so this 5 foods will also enhance male fertility (including sperm count): “Men who are looking to have a baby also have a responsibility to maintain a healthy body weight and consume a balanced diet, because male obesity may affect fertility by altering testosterone and other hormone levels,” Schantz said [2]

Follow my blog and Instagram for fertility boosting recipes and happy healthy eating habits

Nina Tascon-Pink (@birthyogamama)

Fertility, Birth & Health Coach

Yoga Teacher

[1] Thomas, Robert B. (1997) Jordan almonds likely a fertility symbol, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/570995/Jordan-almonds-likely-a-fertility-symbol.html?pg=all

[2] Schantz, Brooke (2013), Loyola University Health System,  http://loyolamedicine.org/newswire/news/infertility-problems-here-are-some-eating-tips-boost-fertility

Butter Bean & Quinoa Vegan Burger

Butter Bean & Quinoa Vegan Burger

Ingredients
80gr Quinoa
400g – 1 Can of Biona Organic Butter Beans  (No added sugar or salt)
1 Garlic Clove
1 Red Onion
2 Chillies (Optional)
Salt & Pepper
1 table spoon Biona Organic Coconut Oil

Preparation
1. Chop Garlic,  Onions & (optional) Chillies
2. On a sauce pan add a table spoon of oil and fry garlic and onions for 3 minutes, then (optional)  add chillies for 2 more minutes.

3. Add the can of butter beans to the sauce pan and let them cook for 5-10 minutes on a medium heat.
4. Cook the quinoa on a separate pot: In the mean time cook quinoa just like you cook Rice, two measurements of water for one of quinoa. Wash quinoa in at least 3 changes of water, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off water, until water runs clear. Drain in a large sieve. Add quinoa to a separate pot of boiling salted water and cook 10 minutes, bottom layer of water vaporises. Move quinoa with a fork and then bring the stove to a low heat and cover it with a lid.
5. When ready add it to the sauce pan and mix them all on a low heat for 1 minute.
6. Pre-heat the oven 200 C
7. On a dry bowl blend all the ingredients. There should be a “meat” texture so don’t blend for too long.
8. When the mixture is ready make balls and place them on a dry flat surface (plate or tray). Use another flat surface to press the balls down softly until they look like a burger.
9. Place them on a oven grill pan and cook them for 20 minutes and they look crispy on the outside (The time can vary depending on the Oven)

Serving
Whole wheat pitta bread
Green leafs
French Mustard
Organic Ketchup, Hoisin or Teriyaki Sauce (Optional)

Vegan Raw Bolognese on Gnocchi & Salad

This recepe is easy and ideal for everyone in the family, even meat eater love it! So for them try serving it with out saying what it is and then they will be simply amazed by the rich flavours and the soaked walnuts give it a wonderful chewy ‘meaty’ texture similar to traditional bolognese. Ingredients 3-4 Servings

  • 200 Ml of Tomato Passata
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 red chilli (optional)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • Small handful parsley
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • ½  red pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100g Walnuts
  • 250 Gr Gnocchi
  • 200 gr Rocket Lettuce
  • 150 gr Plum Tomatoes
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Vegan Bollognese Gnocci
Soak the Walnuts overnight on over 200ml of water (enough to cover them) and place them the fridge.
Bolognesse Preparation 3 Minutes:
Place the garlic, rosemary and chilli in the bowl of a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Blend the soaked Walnuts and Sun-dried tomatoes with extra virgil, add pepper and onion and blend more, add the passata at the end and stir.
Add a hint of pepper and sea salt.
Cook the Gnocchi  in boiling water for 2-3 Minutes
Add a Rocket Leave and Plum tomatoes side dish with balsamic/olive oil and lemon dressing. Add Salt and pepper to taste. Top it with seads or quinoa puffs if available.

Vegan Quinoa Stirfry (Aubergine, Peppers, Broccoli, Onion)

Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 2 Sweet Peppers (Preferably Yellow and/or Green the colours are essential for this recipe)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 big avocado or two small ones
  • 100 grams of brocolli
  • 200 grams of Quinoa
  • Pasrley
  • Himalayan pink salt or sea salt

Vegan Quinoa

Slice the aubergine and place them inside a deep pot with salty water (3 tea spoons of salt). You can live them for 10 mins or more.

Cut peppers and onions into julienne type pieces and finely chop the garlic. Add the the oil into a sauce pan or a wok, then fry garlic for 1 minute then stir fry onions, peppers and brocolli and  for 10 minutes in medium heat.

In the mean time cook quinoa just like you cook Rice, two measurements of water for one of quinoa. Wash quinoa in at least 3 changes of water, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off water, until water runs clear. Drain in a large sieve. Add quinoa to a separate pot of boiling salted water and cook 10 minutes, bottom layer of water vaporises. Move quinoa with a fork and then bring the stove to a low heat and cover it with a lid.

Serve the quinoa and then decorate with the veggies or if you preffer, add the quinoa into the sauce pan (or wok) with the veggies and mix them all for a minute. Top it with parsley and avocado squares leaves for taste and decoration. Add salt and pepper. If you like spicy food add chilli flakes.

Sugar-free Carrot & Banana Oat Chew-Cookies

Sugar-free Carrot & Banana Oat Chew-Cookies

Another yummylicious and super healthy collaboration by Juliana Zarate from Mucho @getmucho
Makes 2 Dozens.
Experiment based on 101Cookbooks. Soft like banana bread inside, light sweet, wholesome snack.

Ingredients
– 1 Cup grated carrots (About 2 large Carrots)
– 2 Smashed well ripen bananas
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 Cup Organic unblanched flour (I did a 2/3 flour + 1/3 finely ground almonds)
– 1 1/3  Cup rolled oats
– 2/3 cup organic 100% honey ( I used orange blossom + clover honey mix)
– 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with seeds
– 1 tablespoon organic butter
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

– 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
– 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
– 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (You can mix pecans)

1) Preheat oven to 190C degrees and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
2) In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oats.
3) Add the nuts, banana, and carrots.
In a separate smaller bowl combine the honey, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger.
Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
Drop onto prepared baking sheets, one level tablespoonful at a time, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake in the top 1/3 of the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until they are golden on top and bottom.

Leave to cool and eat.

sugar free cookies