Coriander and Pine Nut Spread

Coriander and Pine Nut Spread

Coriander is a fantastic liver tonic. It helps with detoxification, is rich in immune-boosting antioxidants, and lower inflammation. 100 gm fresh coriander 2 fresh green chilli pepper 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup of water 1/2 cup toasted...

No Bake Pistachio Truffle Cake 

No Bake Pistachio Truffle Cake 

For the base1 cup pistachio kernel  1 cup gluten-free oats 10 dates  1/2 tsp salt 4 tbsp coconut oil  Pulse everything in a food processor until a soft dough forms.  Place a baking sheet on a 6-inch plate or baking tray and press the dough, create...

Turmeric shots

Turmeric shots

At the beginning of the retreats, we always start with a shot of turmeric magic. Recent studies show that aromatic-turmerone, a major bioactive compound of Curcuma, induces neural stem cell proliferation. So this incredible anti-viral, antifungal root can also...

Wintery Jerusalem artichoke, chestnuts stew

Wintery Jerusalem artichoke, chestnuts stew

Let's talk helianthus tuberosus, commonly known as Jerusalem fartichoke 😉 because it's so good for your gut health (recipe below).Jerusalem artichoke has nothing to do with Jerusalem and is not an artichoke (the taste is similar to the artichoke hearts). It is from...

Hawthorn, the love berry

Hawthorn, the love berry

If you go for a walk in nature pick some hawthorn berries, it’s everywhere now. Recipes ideas are below.  The hawthorn tree is from the rose family, it’s a fantastic heart tonic, high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, reduced blood pressure, slow heart...

FOOD PRAYER

If we slow down and bring reverence, attention and love to the food our relationship with food will change. Here’s a deeply touching food prayer from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso. We give gratitude to the spirit of the earth who have held sacred the seeds Who has...

GOMACIO- JAPANESE SESAME SALT

• 100 g brown sesame seeds • 1 tsp sea or mountain salt • 2 tsp Dulse Flakes, and kelp (optional) Roast the sesame seeds in a pan over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent from burning, the sesame Leave to cool. If you choose to use...

MILLET ALMOND PORRIDGE

MILLET ALMOND PORRIDGE

Sustainable foods are essential to promote these days; millet is one of them! It grows quite quickly, and need only half the amount of water used for wheat and rice (4,000 litres are needed to produce ONE kilo of rice, mad right?!). It's a seed (not a grain!),...

VEGETABLE ADAPTOGENS BROTH

VEGETABLE ADAPTOGENS BROTH

Regenerate Regenerate • 2 carrots chopped • 2 sticks of celery chopped • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1 tsp Regenerate Adaptogens Mix • 1.5 litres water • 1 tbsp miso paste • 1/2 tsp sea salt • 1/2 cup of dried shiitake mushrooms (optional but totally delicious) (Serves...

Superfoods Energy Balls

Superfoods Energy Balls

Estimates 15 balls    Ingredients   1 cup of porridge oat (use gluten free but it’s optional)  2 tbsp Superfoods Mix (you can now purchase it here) 2 tbsp maple syrup   3 tbsp almond butter   1 tsp melted ghee or coconut oil  Pinch of sea salt   ...

Chocolate, tahini biscuits

Chocolate, tahini biscuits

2 medium eggs 110 g tahini paste (you can mix dark and light) 90 g almond flour 50 g coconut sugar 8 drops of stevia 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional, though it will regulate your blood sugar) 80 g dark chocolate coarsely chopped or follow this link and...

Fruit and Nuts Protein Slice

Fruit and Nuts Protein Slice

I usually serve this slice on the second day of the Cleanse Retreats, everyone loves it! You can use different dry fruit and nuts, it's really nice with pecans too. For decoration you can use seasonal edible flowers and some...

Chickpea Crackers

Chickpea Crackers

I've noticed that I eat more processed crackers than I actually want to, so I came up with this SUPER easy, quick, gluten free, dairy free, high in protein deliciousness. Mine looks very rustic, but you can make them look neater if it's your thing 🙂 For about 20...

Chili Coconut Chips

Chili Coconut Chips

Coconut is a type of fat that helps the body to break fat. I always have coconut chips on the go...you can sprinkle it on salads or have it as a snack. It's a perfect garnish on the Thai style mung beans. You'll need 250 gm coconut chips (raw) Juice of 1 lime 1 tsp...

Forbidden Rice Pudding

Forbidden Rice Pudding

I had my first black rice pudding in Thailand 15 years ago in a little alley in Bangkok, it was my dream breakfast: full of fiber, high in anti oxidant (like other purple foods), balancing blood sugar (thanks to coconut), delicious and sexy looking. In this recipe I'm...

Rosewater recipe

Rosewater recipe

It's roses time of the year. Rose petals and their medicine help to move and open a heart which has tightened emotionally and spiritually. Roses are anti-inflammatory, increase blood circulation, relieve depression and incredible...

Coconut toothpaste Recipe

Coconut toothpaste Recipe

I prefer to avoid commercial toothpastes, it's full of fluoride, sodium sulfate, prophlene glycol (an active component in antifreez) etc. Make your own. It’s super easy! Mix in a jar 3 tbsp coconut oil and 3 tbsp baking soda . Add 10 drops essential oil (whatever you...

Hemp, Ragi Flat Bread

Hemp, Ragi Flat Bread

This is mega easy to make, high in fatty acids and protein and super delicious. You'll need: 1 cup ragi ( *type of millet flour) 2 tbsp hemp protein pinch salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup water   In a bowl mix salt, millet flour, oil and hemp. Gradually stir in...

Millet Almond Porridge

Sustainable foods are very important to promote these days, millet is one of them! It grows quite quickly, and need only half the amount of water used for wheat and rice (4,000 litres are needed to produce ONE kilo of rice, mad right?!). It's a seed (not a grain!),...

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Coated Figs

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Coated Figs

I've been experimenting with food with aphrodisiac properties for the Spring Retreats, to celebrate fertility (birthing a child or birthing an amazing idea). Some interesting info: Cacao- very high in PEA, the "love chemical," which releases dopamine in the pleasure...

Warm Tuscan lentil salad

Warm Tuscan lentil salad

For me food doesn't need to be glamorous, I like it simple, honest, organic, nutrient dense and totally delicious. This is a warm salad I learned from my Tuscan friend Aikanta, her family use parmesan in this salad (of course) and no lemon or paprika. This is my...

Golden Millet Soup

Golden Millet Soup

Millet is the beauty grain. It's high in Iron and copper, calcium,  Vitamin B and protein, it improves the skin’s elasticity and it also contains tryptophan, an amino acid which lowers appetite and helps in managing weight. Yes...

Turmeric latte (golden milk)

Turmeric latte (golden milk)

Everyone talking about turmeric at the moment, well for a very good reason. Turmeric boost immunity, promotes digestive health, anti oxidants, anti viral, even antidepressants. It's THE magic superfood in your kitchen, read- Turmeric is your best friend blog for more...

Uttapam- lentils and millet Crepe

Uttapam- lentils and millet Crepe

It's not the classic Indian uttapam, but I'm sure you would like it. It's a great substitute for bread, it's gluten free, high in good bacteria and complete protein. What else can we ask for?! That's all you need: 1 cup of brown rice or millet (I'm a big millet fan...