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

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

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

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

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

I just made this the other day and it was delicious on the first day, and great as a leftover for lunch too. Note, I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes so I used a small can of diced tomatoes and it worked a treat. Enjoy!
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
2 medium onions, diced
2 cloves garli..read more

I got this slow-cooker recipe from my sister – one of my best sources of new recipes - and I had some trepidation because up to now everything I’ve made in the crock pot has been a minor disaster. But this recipe was really simple, took very little time or effort, and turned out beautifully. I hope you enjoy it too.

To Serve: Place Hummus in the centre of the table, allow guests to dip sections of warm nann, rice crackers, vegetables, or tortillas in the hummus for a delicious appetizer with an exotic flavour.
Hummus Ingredients: 1 400ml can rinsed chickpeas or butterbeans 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 cloves crushed garlic pinch cumin 1 tbsp t..read more

Lentil Rice Casserole

This recipe is one of my sister’s weekly staples – and for good reason – it’s nourishing, nurturing, and delicious.  You can bake this (as directed) or it works just as well in the slow-cooker.  Enjoy! Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ ..read more

Past Year Reflections and New Year Affirmations

Over the more than 15 years of this newsletter I have many times offered a reflective writing practice that my Grandmother taught me.  This “New Years Reflection” technique involves taking some time to reflect on the year that has passed, and setting aims and affirmations for the year to come.  My Grandmother does ..read more

Salt Glow Body Scrub

Make your own Salt Glow Body Scrub with some simple ingredients from the pantry for smooth, glowing skin.  A salt scrub can be done once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. Ingredients:
  • 2 parts Fine Sea Salt (sugar works just as well – make sure they are smaller granules not too rou..read more

The majority of messages we receive from the mass media seem determined to tell us daily how we should be.  What I love about Ayurveda is that it helps us to understand and accept who we are.  And when we know who we are, we can make small but powerful changes to how we live which, when they take root, can blossom into great health, vitality, clarity, and personal evolution. ..read more