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.

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 [...]

Magical Moments from Conscious Kitchen Workshops, Vancouver Island (photo journal)

I feel in absolute awe of each and every person who showed up here over the last couple of weeks, during the 'Conscious Kitchen' workshops here on Vancouver Island. People from all walks of life, finding the courage just to BE themselves and unleash a bit more of the divine!   Despite adversity and challenges (and [...]

Scottish Oatcake Recipe (gluten-free oats, sunflower seed)

Oatcakes were an alternative to bread in Scotland for centuries, and, still very much enjoyed there. Oats are one of the only grains that grow in Northern parts of Scotland, so it makes perfect sense that it would have been a staple food in times past.   Traditionally made with oatmeal, oatcakes are a crunchy, [...]

Can Mindfulness in the Kitchen Make the World a Better Place?

You’ve probably already noticed that being happy or peaceful in the kitchen, mysteriously makes your food taste delicious. Well, there is a good reason for it. Our energy infuses into the food we are making. Everything is connected; everything dances (or stagnates) around and through us. The mind wanders, thoughts arise. How we are being; the [...]

Green Superfood Pineapple Smoothie with Kale, Hemp Seeds, Avocado

Green smoothies are happening in the Kind Earth Kitchen this week and I am thrilled to share my latest medley of super healthy deliciousness! Nothing like a superfood smoothie to get me excited.  Currently nomadic, this month am finding myself staying in an absolutely gorgeous yurt overlooking the vast, green forests of Vancouver Island. Nothing [...]