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.

Easiest Vegan Ice Cream – ONLY 2 ingredients and divine! No refined sugar.

Today my beautiful friends we are going to take healthy, decadent deliciousness to a whole new level! Not only is this vegan ice cream insanely creamy and divine, but it's also ridiculously easy. How on this sweet precious Earth could something THIS easy be so delicious I will never know!  I must admit that I [...]

Gluten-free Vegan Lentil Lasagne with Creamy Cashew Sauce

Goodness, gracious me this is delicious! Considering I'm not really a pasta person, this is rather exciting. I found great delight in creating a deliciously healthy, gluten-free vegan alternative to the traditional Italian lasagne. So here we go. Lasagne refers to the flat pasta sheets. It is thought that these sheets are one of the [...]

Parsnip & Potato Farinata Slices – gluten-free vegan

During my travels to Vancouver Island, a friend and I picked up some locally grown parsnips from an organic farm stand... and then it happened. "Parsnip & Potato Farinata." I swear the parsnip spoke to me. So I listened! The freshly harvested, often under-rated parsnip wanted to show off its earthy, sweetness. When I closed [...]

When we don’t belong anywhere – overcoming loneliness and finding true belonging

I could have sworn I was the only person in the entire universe who didn’t fit in. After 12 different schools as a child, I was, however, an exceedingly good chameleon. I learned to skillfully 'fit' wherever I landed (i.e. mold myself, make myself useful). Fitting is survival. Belonging, however, is what we all yearn [...]

Beet Buddha Bowl Bites – jam packed with plant-based goodness

These little nuggets of deliciousness have been so popular lately - perfect to share here on my blog. I made them as an option for the Buddha bowl session on my recent workshop on Vancouver Island - a delightful complement to a whole medley of different salads and dips. Oh my goodness we had so [...]

The powerful impact of a plant-based diet on heart health (what the science says)

I’ve enjoyed a vegan diet for nearly 25 years. Back in the day there wasn’t a whole lot of information out there, yet within a very short period of adopting a totally plant-based diet, I noticed that my energy levels felt much better, my excess body weight fell effortlessly off and my immune response seemed [...]

Walnut Milk for Brain Health, Heart Health & Surprising Stuff!

Big fan of walnuts here! Not surprising really since they are one of the healthiest nuts out there. Perhaps it's also because I can forage and harvest them with ease in my native country England in the autumn, making them a truly sustainable, local crop for those living in temperate climate zones. (Big shout out [...]