The New Yoga Pot


I am guessing that most of you don’t remember one of our earliest posts? It was back when Luise still was pregnant with Elsa. We shared a recipe for something that we called a yoga pot. It is the kind of warm and comforting stew that we typically make when cold weather hits our part of the world. It is also perfect pregnancy (and post-birth) food as it is easy to make double portions of and fill the freezer with.

The week before Isac was born, we created and filmed a new version of that recipe originally intended for our youtube channel but now we also wanted to share it here. A few vegetables have been replaced and new flavors have been added, but the essence of this dish is the same. This is food that your whole body likes. Yoga bowl would perhaps be a more charming name, but we decided that it was more fun to stick with the old name. Have a look at the video, take a yoga class, cook the recipe, fill up your belly and then your freezer.

We actually have another recipe for a savory crumble waiting around the corner, so check back with us soon. Oh, and if you for some reasons haven’t got the news already, Green Kitchen Travels is now also released in the States. You can order it here or ask for it at your local book store.

The New Yoga Pot
Serves 4-6

1 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil, ghee or olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped or 1 tsp ground
2 tbsp fresh turmeric, finely chopped or 1 tsp ground
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper or more to taste
3,5 cups / 800 ml canned plum tomatoes
1/2 cup / 125 ml uncooked red lentils, rinsed

2 cups / 500 ml water
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1 broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
1 fennel, thinly sliced

1 zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
1 handful green beans
1 cup / 400 ml cooked butter beans

For serving
fresh coriander/cilantro, chopped
plain yogurt

Heat oil in a large saucepan and add chopped onion and garlic. Lower the heat and cook for a few minutes until the onions have softened. Add ginger, turmeric, cayenne and stir, ensuring that they do not burn. When the spices smell fragrant, add tomatoes, lentils, water and salt. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in all the vegetables and cook for another 8-10 minutes. Add the cooked beans toward the end of the cooking time. Serve in bowls with a dollop of yogurt and fresh coriander/cilantro. This dish can also be served with brown, black or red rice, if you prefer.



  • Katharina
    I j ust made the yoga pot because i loved the video and the colours of the vegetables! It turns out to be my new favourite vegetable stew! thank you so much!
  • There are no words to describe how perfect I think this is. It's vegetarian winter food at its best - I could live on this all winter :) that's why I remember your first recipe very well! I'd love to make a southern-Italian version of it. I'm working on it.
  • Loved your first yoga pot and I'm sure I'll love this one too. Also, I know this is kinda weird, but Luise has a very soothing voice :)
  • Kate
    I do remember it, and I make that yoga pot all the time! It's one of my go-to recipes, so I am very excited to try this one out as well.
  • Monika
    Yoga pot! Indeed what I need on this rainy Amsterdam afternoon.
  • Cute video! I love the idea of a Yoga Pot - looks delicious!
  • Darby
    this looks delicious! your original Yoga Pot was one of my favorites, so looking forward to making this.
  • joanne
    This looks so delicious for the fall season! Can fresh tomatoes be substituted for canned tomatoes? If so, how many tomatoes (in weight) would I use? Would I also need to add more water then? Thanks!
  • It sounds deliciously warming and nourishing. I hope you're doing well with the new addition to the family! The video was beautifully filmed and edited, per usual. Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to make this!
  • Frédérique
    I can't wait to try this version of the Yoga Pot! It's one of my favourite recipe, especially for the powerful tonic that it gives.
  • That looks so delicious and healthy! and love love LOVE your videos!!
  • I do remember your first yoga pot - I actually love this name and glad you're sticking with it! There's so much deliciousness in this bowl, love the butter beans especially. Have been putting them in so many soups and rice bowls lately.
  • Of course I remember that Yoga Pot post! I made it quite a few times and loved it! Thanks for sharing this new version!
  • Looks so yummy! Gonna try this right away! :)
  • Mmm, yummy! I wrote about you on my blog today :)
  • This looks incredible and perfect for this time of the year! I' going to have to make a big pot of this so I can take it into work. A perfectly easy weekday and hearty meal. x
  • Hvor ser det lækkert ud! Jeg er for nylig startet til yoga, og kan allerede nu mærke hvordan min krop forandrer sig. Den følelse giver mig endnu mere lyst til et sundt måltid :-) Jeg vil helt sikkert prøve jeres opskrift efter næste time.
  • I remember your Yoga pot!!! This is perfect for these first days of fall, sunny but colder day by day :)
  • As always I love your photography. That bright green cilantro with the perfectly matching bowl-- wow! Nice video, too, of some calm and peaceful moments in the kitchen while baby was still inside.
  • I love the concept of a yoga pot. Just the name alone (never mind the wonderful ingredients) makes it SO appealing. Bookmarking this to try soon.
  • So beautiful! Can't wait to make it! I am actually cooking your Zuppa Di Ribollita out of Green Kitchen Travels as I type this! The cookbook is gorgeous. Congratulations! Namaste, Elizabeth
  • Looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Definitely putting this on my list to make as soon as the weather turns colder. With some crunchy warm bread? Yum! xoxo Kelly
  • Kristina
    I remember making that recipe on the day that I moved into my first apartment. It really is comfort food at its best! I'm looking forward to trying out the new version.
  • This looks wonderful... I know a new mama who would love to get a pot of this. Can't wait to try it!
  • I am always inspired by your healthy, wholesome, and truly passionate approach to natural ingredients. This recipe does not disappoint. With colder weather around the corner, I sense this will fit in the rotation very naturally.
  • Köpte er kokbok i förra veckan och är så glad för den! Min frys är nu full med rödbetsbourguignon men detta receptet måste provas snart också. Hösten är ju verkligen grytornas tid. Namaste.
  • Emily
    I love your videos so much! What a warming dish this looks like. Will be trying it soon!

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