By Michelle Chua
One of the joys of our Yoga adventure in Peru last June was getting to taste the delicious vegan cuisine of Cusco, Sacred Valley and near Machu Picchu. Inspired by Peruvian flavors, here's my version of vegan ceviche.
To optimize the nutritional values of these plant ingredients, aim for organic! Also, remember to let your senses, like taste, smell, touch and sight guide you in adjusting the proportions as you go. I often don't measure when I'm cooking, but instead try to practice mindfulness as I choose flavor amounts and textures that make for an enjoyable edible experience.
Ingredients (Serves about 5-7 hungry people):
As we learned on our Peru Retreat, the Inkas were very spiritually connected to Pachamama (Mother Earth) and would make gratitude offerings to her throughout their day, sometimes in the form of a simple prayer. Remember to pause before you devour this nourishment and find a personally meaningful way to offer gratitude for your ability to enjoy it.
Feel free to leave a comment below and share any feedback or fun tweeks you made to this recipe!
Check out this Kitchari-inspired Vegan Soup recipe!
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