Ayurvedic Self Analysis – Pitta Dosha

Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care describes three Doshas or three constitutional types that each of us have in some combination. The Doshas are a system of classification that help us to understand our essential makeup which greatly influences our physical body, the function of our mind, our beha..read more

Ayurvedic Self Analysis – Kapha Dosha

Continuing on our discussion of Ayurveda – Yoga’s ‘sister science’ of holistic medicine and preventative health care this month we will discuss the Kapha Dosha. Kapha is the Dosha (constitution) made up of the elements of Earth and Water. We all have Kapha within us to certain degrees. Kapha gives us stability, security and groundedness. It lubricates the joints, s..read more

Ashram Cookies

After many requests I am finally sending out this recipe that I use often during courses and teacher trainings for nourishing snacks. I first learned this recipe from the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre – but have modified a bit over the years. These cookies are energy-packed, delicious, and the spices used are very helpful in great health, reducing inflammation, and encour..read more

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

A delicious vegan dessert.  When I first discovered this recipe it was titled "seemingly normal chocolate pudding".   For me, it's far from normal, it's awesome!
1/4 cup 300ml sugar
½ cup 125ml unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp 45 ml cornstarch
2 ½ cups 625ml soy milk
¼ cup 50 ml non-dairy butter ..read more

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Special thanks to Marie-Maxime for sharing this delicious recipe which I am sure you will love as much as I have - there were at least 3 returns to the bowl before I was done! Smooth and creamy, dairy free and full of nutrients this is one delicious alternative to chocolate pudding that might just taste better then the original. Enjoy. Ingredients: Flesh of 2 ripe avocados ..read more

Zucchini Slice

This delicious recipe comes from a friend’s mum, and is sure to be a new favorite in your family! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner - and let’s face it - all our readers with a veggie patch will appreciate a new use for zucchini…
1 onion chopped and sautéed
1 medium zucchini grated
1 cup se..read more

Big Bad Bob aka Bim Bam Bap

This recipe is one of our retreat favourites, and is loosely based on an Asian recipe called Bim Bam Bap. It is really quick to prepare and full of taste and nutrition. Add or substitute any veggies like broccoli, Swiss chard, zucchini or lettuce for an interesting variation. Go for colour, as each colour has it's own unique and powerful nutrients, and nourishes body, mind..read more

Beautiful Black Bean Burgers

I enjoyed this amazing recipe a few times on my recent trip back to Canada and just had to share it with you. It's possibly the best, tastiest and healthiest veggie burger I've ever had! It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and a few minutes to grill, and the extras freeze beautifully.   Note: In Australia black beans are a bit harder to find, so I often use canned or dry l..read more

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

This is a taste sensation that is a great change from the ordinary ratatouille. This sidedish is high in vitamin C and antioxidents, and with added goat cheese it smooth, creamy, and truly satisfying. Ingredients: 1 of each sweet red, green, and yellow pepper 1 large red onion 1 fennel bulb (anise) 1 cup large carrots or whole baby carr..read more

Chick Pea Curry Bowl

Chick Pea Curry Bowl

One of my new favourite comfort foods, this is a really quick meal to prepare, super nutritious, and the combination of spices has tremendous healing properties. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 tbsp of olive oil 2 onions diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp fresh chopped ginger 6 whole cloves 1-2 tsps each (to taste) of crushed dried cinnamon, gr..read more

Coconut Cabbage

Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory and Energizing Recipe: Cococabbage Eating a healthy vegan, gluten free diet is not always easy, especially when you are travelling. However, there are a few key ingredients that are quite easy to find almost anywhere in the world and that are very easy to cook. Some of the best anti-cancer ingredients are in this absolutely del..read more

Vegetarian Nut Burgers

This recipe is ideal for those who are not so tofu friendly-An interesting and exotic escape from the ordinary. Ingredients: 3 cups chopped walnuts 2 ½ cups fine bread crumbs 1 cup grated carrots 1/3 cup organic cheese, grated 1/3 cup hulled sunflower seeds 4 large eggs 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp crushed garlic ½ cup vegetable oil Preparations: Put all ingredients..read more