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Healthy Eating with Escape Haven Retreats

We’ve recently partnered with Bali’s premier ‘Women Only Health and Wellness Retreat’ company Escape Haven, offering year round healthy holidays for small groups of like-minded souls.

Here, we’re giving you some healthy recipes to try before joining a retreat in Bali!

nori bowl
Nori Bowl


At Escape Haven, they put a great deal of love, care and thought into each and every chef-prepared meal. The food is always one of the greatest highlights of the retreat experience with delicious healthy meals. Bali has a wonderful array of flavours and an abundance of excellent quality produce and unique products. The Nori Bowl is a favourite lunch time dish served alongside plenty of big fresh salads. Mealtimes should be a time for celebration and Escape Haven’s food philosophy is always one of balance.

Makes 2 bowls


Rice and seasoning:

2 cup brown rice, rinsed well

2 sheet (8 x 8 inch) dried nori / seaweed

1⁄2 cup tamari or soy sauce per person

1⁄2 teaspoon salt per bowl


For the bowl:

2 cups of frozen or fresh edamame

(organic if you can)

2 large carrots, peeled into thin

ribbons with a vegetable peeler

1 large avocado, sliced into long strips

1 small cucumber, cut thinly into

julienne sticks

1⁄2 cup per bowl Arugula

1⁄4 cup per bowl Shitake mushrooms

1⁄2 cup per bowl Snow Peas

Fried Tofu sticks (use coconut oil to fry)



To prepare the rice, cook in a rice cooker until fluffy

Bring a small pot of water to boil and add the edamame beans, cook until the beans are warm through, not longer than 5 minutes, then rinse & drain well

To prepare the Shitake mushrooms boil the mushrooms until tender, then rinse & drain well

To prepare the tofu, cut tofu cube into ‘finger’ slices, heat pan on medium heat with

some coconut oil

Prepare the ingredients to arrange in the bowl – Slice the nori sheets, julienne the cucumber, peel the carrot into ribbons, slice the avocado, slice the Shitake mushrooms thinly

Now, create your nori bowl. Start with a cup of rice, and then add everything around the rice in sections. Add the Nori (seaweed) on top. Season with salt. Have the tamari or soy sauce in a side dish and use as needed.



jackfruit tacos
Jackfruit Tacos

Escape Haven caters to all dietary requirements to ensure that guests feel well cared for and nourished during their retreat week. Jackfruit Tacos is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes. Jackfruit is a local fruit to Bali and it makes a wonderful meat substitute as it actually has a rather similar texture to meat and when cooked, soaks up lots of delicious flavours. While you can use fresh jackfruit, it’s also common now to buy in tins just at the supermarket. These tacos are a great Mexican-Asian fusion dish that offer a healthy spin on more traditional style tacos! If you wish to avoid dairy in the dish, simply use a vegan cheese or coconut yogurt as the topping.



500 gram boiled young jackfruit

2 mangos, skinned and chopped

1 peeled onion

20-gram garlic gloves

1 tbsp. cumin

50 gram Tomato Paste

2 tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar

2 tbsp. natural honey

Boiling water

salt and pepper to season


To Serve

Lightly toasted Corn flour tortillas

Salad mix, fresh spinach leaves

Diced tomato salsa

Top with cheese, sour cream or natural Greek yoghurt



Boil the young jackfruit for at least 25 minutes until soft, drain and set aside.

Place the jackfruit in a bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to pull the pieces part in to shreds and chunks. Set aside.

Thinly slice the onion, peel and chop the garlic and mango

Add everything to a large pot; then add just enough boiled water to cover ingredients

Have pot on medium to high heat. Once it is boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and crack the lid just a bit. Let simmer for about 40-45 minutes, until sauce is thickened and the jackfruit is soft and easily pulled apart. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Allow jackfruit mix to cool

Lightly toast the corn flour tortillas. Serve with salads and build your own tacos. Top with cheese and sour cream or natural yogurt


We hope you’re feeling inspired (and hungry!).

If you’d like to know more about Escape Haven Women’s Retreats in Bali, click the links below:

Women’s Yoga Retreats in Bali

Women’s Surf Yoga Retreats in Bali

Women’s Yoga and Ayurveda Holidays in Bali

Women’s Fitness Retreats in Bali


See you in Bali soon!

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