Carrot Coconut Soup

This bisque-type soup is super easy to make, has a delicious flavor, and is perfect for these cooler autumn evenings - and make enough to take to lunch tomorrow! Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 8-10 large carrots, chopped into ½ inch rounds
  • spring water
  • 1 can more

Coconut and Shea Whipped Body Butter

This beautiful body butter is one of the natural skin care products that I have been experimenting with lately and I love it so much I wanted to share it with you all.  It is a light and soothing moisturizer with just 4 ingredients that you can whip up at home really easily, and is a delight for your skin, face, and even hair.  It contains coconut, shea butter, and almond more

20 Things You Can Do With Zucchini

My grandfather used to say that zucchini and Swiss chard (silverbeet) could feed the world as they are so easy to grow, and so productive. And considering our harvest this year, I could agree as it seems that zucchinis will be feeding our whole neighbourhood this year. Like usual, we planted too many zucchinis, (4 plants for 2 people???) so I have to get creative in order to more

Bobby’s Biscuits

My beloved canine friend, Bobby Orr, loves a treat but I am finding it hard to source good dog treats that are natural and won't break the bank (Bob really loves treats!).  So, I've been experimenting with some homemade natural dog biscuit recipes and here's my current favorite, or should I say Bob's current favorite: Ingredients

Co-Ca-Chia Pudding

With some of our current favorite ingredients, this coconut – cacao – chia pudding is a sweet treat with heaps of health benefits. Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed meal
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp ground more

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Our spring garden is bursting with parsley and we want to make the best use of it, so a tabbouleh salad of course is high on the list.  In this recipe, quinoa replaces the traditional burghul (cracked wheat) in this super easy, super nutritious salad.  This basic recipe is really easy to 'tweak' with your favorite herbs (like coriander) and spices (maybe add some smokey more

Mexican Quinoa Salad

You can make a salad out of just about anything. All you need for a fabulous salad is some fresh ingredients and some creativity, and this week, I have to say I have outdone myself with a Mexican-inspired Quinoa Salad that was really inspired by what was left over in the vegetable crisper. I hope you like it! Ingredients: • 1 cup quinoa, prepared according to package more

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

With an abundance of tomatoes coming out of the garden, I had to get creative this month is how to use all of our tomatoes, including cherry tomatoes which were so plentiful that we just couldn’t managing eating them all raw. So, I found this amazing roasted cherry tomato sauce that is now resting comfortably in the freezer ready to cheer up our winter meals. Ingredients: more

Salted Caramel Smoothie

I had one of these in Canberra while teaching Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy, and I was instantly in love!  So, I did some research, experimentation...and then some more experimentation, and finally found a recipe that I like.  This smoothy is nutritious, very satisfying for snack or lunch, and provides the perfect balance of salty and sweet Ingredients:

Tomato Florentine Soup


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 7 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery stalk finely sliced
  • 2 carrots finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 6 cups water
  • more

Crispy, Crunchy, Colourful Coleslaw

This crispy, crunchy, colorful coleslaw is a perfect side to your holiday leftovers - and is jam-packed with nutritional goodness.  Lasts at least a week in the fridge, and is just perfect to bring along to barbecues, picnics, or potlucks.  Not just a boring side-dish, this coleslaw packs a tasty punch! Vegetable Ingredients:

Lavender Body Scrub

Lavender Hand Cleanser Recipe

This beautiful and fragrant salt scrub is ideal for soothing overworked hands and feet, or as a full body scrub.  The salt scrubs away dirt, callouses and dead skin cells to rejuvenate the skin, the oil soothes, moisturizes and protects, and  the lavender oil promotes relaxation.  Make it for yourself, or give as a gift in a beautiful jar with a few extra lavender stalks more