Vanilla bean-infused balm: A delicious DIY

This is one of several signature self-care recipes that I published in Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox. Infusing the whole vanilla bean gives this balm a natural, full aroma with the benefits of the bean imparted in the oil. Step 1. Start by infusing your oil of choice with vanilla beans. Split the bean and scrape … Continue reading Vanilla bean-infused balm: A delicious DIY

Yogi Chia Pudding

Taking the Chai Chia Pudding one spice higher. In this recipe, chai tea meets health rockstar: turmeric Intended as a sweet treat, I prefer to call it breakfast. Also a satisfying afternoon or evening snack. Yogi Chia Pudding Into the blender: 6 dates 4 cups strong chai tea Soak dates for 30 minutes (to blend … Continue reading Yogi Chia Pudding

Chai Chia Pudding

I used to post recipes all the time. Because the kitchen is where I play and nourishing food is where my heart is. This past year has found me more in the writing world than the recipe world. Let's merge those 2 today. It's seems like a typo... Chai Chia! The aroma of chai tea … Continue reading Chai Chia Pudding

Healing Waters

From soaking to sipping, water is integral to health. Here are 9 ways to make drinking water a daily healing ritual. Add a spring or two of thyme to impart this herb's antioxidants and immune and mood boosting properties. Add fresh squeezed lemon to return life to your water and vitamin C to your body. Add fresh … Continue reading Healing Waters

Chai-spiced pear overnight oats

The pears and warming spices make this overnight oat recipe perfect for fall! fill jar 1/4 - 1/3 with oats add 1-2 tbsp chia seeds (optional) a handful of cashews and a sprinkle of hemp hearts (optional) diced pears (tossed in the juice of 1/2 lemon to prevent browning) 1-2 tsp honey fill with strong chai … Continue reading Chai-spiced pear overnight oats

Fall flavours

Cucumber, kale, mint, dulse, spirulina, cilantro and lemon balm infusion. I drank my usual summer green smoothie this morning. By the time I got upstairs to dress, I couldn't stop clearing my throat and coughing. My nose started to run. No, I didn't come down with a sudden cold & flu bug. It may be … Continue reading Fall flavours

Dreamsicles

2 tbsp sea buckthorn purée 1 cup orange juice (I used an organic orange/mango juice)  1/4 tsp vanilla powder Blend the ingredients briefly and immediately pour into popsicle molds. Pour into ice cube trays for a flavourful addition to water. Freeze until set and enjoy! As well as being high in vitamin C, sea buckthorn contains … Continue reading Dreamsicles

Lemon-berry longevity tonic

A fresh berry beverage is delightful enough... when you add herbal infusions, it becomes positively divine. This simple smoothie is a daily tonic for the body and soul. Lemon balm was traditionally considered a longevity herb, the tea was sipped or added to the bath, the leaves added to salads and mulled in wines. Lemon balm, … Continue reading Lemon-berry longevity tonic

Lemon roasted kale potatoes

My kids can't stop eating these lemony beauties. A simple way to brighten your roast potatoes and your meal. So easy and delicious! Serves 4. 2 dozen fingerling potatoes (depending on size) 2-3 lemons 5 -6 large kale leaves olive oil sea salt and pepper Wash and cut your potatoes (I prefer fingerling potatoes or … Continue reading Lemon roasted kale potatoes