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

3-Day Reset

Creative projects are on the rise – spilling out around the house – and I notice the trips to the pantry to sneak a handful of dark chocolate chips has steadily increased while yoga has decreased as my source of fuel.   Rather than plow through and set myself up for a full detox, or set … Continue reading 3-Day Reset

All Natural Mouthwash: An Ancient Practice with a lot of Flavour.

Simple, easy and most likely all ingredients are already in your pantry. Many traditions have used various vegetable oils as mouthwash. In ayurveda, sesame oil is used. A small amount is all that is needed to swish around vigorously in the mouth. The longer you swish, the more the oil mixes with saliva, drawing bacteria … Continue reading All Natural Mouthwash: An Ancient Practice with a lot of Flavour.

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

Overnight Oats

Back to school. Back to work. Back to basics. This recipe is a nourishing staple. And a never-ending source of flavour inspiration. It takes 5 minutes to prepare in the evening and makes your morning routine simple, delicious and nutritious. Basic recipe In a glass jar or suitable container: fill 1/3 - 1/2 with organic … Continue reading Overnight Oats


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