Healthy Living Blog
Healthy Living Blog
Healthy living isn't just about the food we eat, it is also about stopping for a quiet moment of meditation and reflection, practicing yoga, taking a walk in nature or travelling to the places that bring you joy. Healthy living is is not just about being mindful, it is also about being creative, doing the things you love to bring inspiration into your daily life. Healthy living is about having fun along your path.
SELF LOVE - part one
More and more people are waking up to this idea of self love. Since we are not one dimensional beings, we can look at the concept of self love on every level of our being. There are four obvious aspects that we can learn to love ourselves on. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Of course if we focus on one aspect, the other aspects have a greater chance of being called into balance.
August 13, 2019
Transformation is a fundamental change in a person's sacred or spiritual life. In psychology, spiritual transformation is understood within the context of an individual's meaning system, especially in relation to concepts of the sacred or ultimate concern.
July 31, 2019
This is simply one of the easiest dishes in the world to make. It is super quick to make and while the base is baking in the oven you can prepare the toppings. Once the base comes out of the oven then you can add the toppings of your choice. If you’ve been wanting to avoid wheat or gluten then this is a must try.. I got the recipe for the pizza base from Green Kitchen Stories which is truly one of my favourite places for vegetarian food inspiration.
June 16, 2019
Periodically one needs to cleanse in order to protect health, promote vitality and prolong life. There is no substitute for fasting as it is nature's method to cure disease at the root source which always involves toxicity. Fasting, yogic cleansing practices, breathing, bodywork, massage and exercise all assist the process of deep tissue detoxification and is more important than ever.
May 14, 2019
As winter approaches we start getting excited about one pot dishes. Well I’m always excited about one pot dishes. Because they are warm and nutritious and oh so good for the digestion. The spices in curries are transformed into superfoods as they react with the oils and vegetables bringing many health benefits. I like to cook my chickpeas from scratch because I don’t enjoy canned anything but if you like to save time you can use organic canned chickpeas.
April 23, 2019
More and more people are now practicing yoga than ever before and this has to do with the fact that yoga deals with the evolution and development of the human personality. The very word ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit means to join together but what are we joining together? Different parts of our self and different parts of our personality. Many yogic texts define yoga as the union of the individual self with the higher self and it is this idea that is extremely important.
February 7, 2019
Why is the retreat trend just so hot right now? All of us know someone who is attending a retreat, hosting a retreat or working on a retreat and there is good reason. Retreats offer an opportunity to push the pause button on our lives, to remove negative practices, to detoxify, exercise or do yoga, relax and experientially educate ourselves.
January 24, 2019
This juice can help you clean your kidneys fast enabling them to function normally helping you to flush your body of toxins and keep your body healthy. This juice is so simple you won't believe it. And it's delicious.
March 22, 2017
While taking processed foods out of your diet and keeping it clean and wholesome, your skin will automatically take on a healthy glow, even skin tone and rosy cheeks. There is no substitute for a healthy diet when it comes to skin.
April 14, 2017
Green juice has amazing benefits. It has an alkalising effect on the body, it neutralises toxins and at the same time immediately supplies a transfusion of absorbable chlorophyll-rich phytonutrients to the cells and bloodstream.
March 23, 2017
Pineapple is a powerhouse of valuable enzymes. In particular bromelain, which helps break down protein, and ease coughs and loosen mucus. Pineapple juice is a good alternative to cough syrup for a sore throat and indeed can be more effective.
March 22, 2017
I love Thai curry. Well any curry really but Thai curry is one of my absolute favourites. I wanted to create a Thai curry that would have an authentic flavour as well as be super nutritious. So first I had to make a paste to use in the curry.
May 23, 2017
Almonds are amazing little power detoxifying nuts. They contain healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The benefits of almonds include lowering blood sugar levels, and reducing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. Have a handful of almonds and reduce hunger while promoting weight loss.
May 18, 2017
Beet juice is a super effective detox drink that can help your liver dump damaging toxins and stimulate liver cells. This is due to methionine and glycine betaine that help to keep fatty acids from building up.
April 3, 2017
Spinach curry with Indian cottage cheese
One of my favourite dishes from India is palak paneer. Palak means spinach and paneer is essentially a kind of cottage cheese.
January 31, 2018
Cauliflower is one of the best vegetables around. It has so many benefits from being anti-inflammatory to aiding in digestion. If you want to address your gut health then cauliflower simply must go into your diet. These tortillas are so easy and super quick to make. That's an important factor right there.
August 14, 2017
This is absolutely one of my favourite soups. Not only is it super delicious but it is considered a superfood also because of the chlorophyll in green veggies. The benefits are numerous and since we've been talking about liver cleansing, chlorophyll improves liver detoxification. It helps fight cancer, it helps to speed up the healing of wounds, helps to control weight and protects the health of our skin.
May 23, 2017
For a while now, ever since visiting Italy, I've been wanting to make a dish that was rich and full of Italian flavour but without the refined carbohydrates. I invited a few friends over and they confirmed that this dish was a great success. Weeks later we all went for a walk and they were still going on about the food. I promise you, this is a goodie and it's super nutritious, delicious and both vegetarian and banting friendly.
September 6, 2017
This is the prettiest hummus that I have ever seen. I wanted to make hummus. Straight forward hummus and so I diligently soaked the chickpeas over night and in the morning brought them to the boil, turned them off and popped them in the hot bag.
May 29, 2017
Keep the soups clean and homemade because you really don't know what little ingredient is added here and there in a restaurant or supermarket. I had these beautiful ripe red tomatoes that were demanding my attention and wanted to make a soup from them but had never made a tomato soup before. I did however know the taste I was looking for and I think it turned out very well exceeding my expectations.
September 29, 2017
I've included this in the beautiful food because oh boy are you gonna love this. I should have called it 'Oh my God' chocolate. This is truly a sugar free dark chocolate recipe. There is absolutely no refined sugar, not even honey. Of course there is sugar in dried fruits but this is natural sugar. Now we all know that sugar is the enemy and is the cause of many health problems so I've devised this dark chocolate recipe which is really raw and in fact super healthy.
January 25, 2018