About Anastasia

Anastasia (previously known as Trinity) is a recipe developer, retreat chef and food blogger with over 22 years of experience in the world of conscious cuisine. After a profound spiritual awakening in 1995, Ana creates from a heartfelt, meditative and joyful space, inspired by her compassion for all sentient life.

Antioxidant Rich “Moringa Green Smoothie”

Green smoothies! I think our brains are hardwired to instinctively recognize that green is good for thriving as a human being. Green-stuff is generally loaded with nutrients such as lutein, vitamin K, alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene and lots of things associated with brain cognition and excellent health.  So when I see a green smoothie, I start to [...]

Rich Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate – with Cashews & Hemp Seeds in a Blender

This is currently my favourite thick and creamy vegan drink. It's made differently to any of the hot chocolate recipes I've ever shared before and - dare I say, is the best drinking chocolate I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.  Last year I had a Spanish hot chocolate "chocolate caliente" on La Palma. [...]

Social media has hacked the human psyche. Now we are hacking it back!

Social media has hacked the human psyche (this article is about hacking it back) I’ve been looking at my relationship with social media over the last year or so, feeling somewhat perplexed that I may have been tumbling down a black hole. It feels like somehow it scrambles my brain, makes me feel less human, [...]

Easy Baked Chickpea Flour Flatbread – gluten-free vegan

This recipe is for anyone looking for something tasty to do with your chickpea flour. Chickpea flour (also known as gram flour, besan flour, and garbanzo bean flour, depending on where you are located) is a nutrient-rich ingredient. It is especially suited to inexpensive, gluten-free baking. Chickpea flour is loaded with manganese, magnesium, thiamine, folic [...]

Easy Autumn Squash Soup with Ginger & Coconut (I used Crown Prince)

The Crown Prince squash has an unmistakable, thick steely blue skin. With deep orange flesh inside, the little treasure from the plant kingdom has a gorgeous, rich nutty, sweet flavour.  Crown Prince is of my favourite types of squash and so I was rather delighted to be given a couple of these beauties the other [...]