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 [...]

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 [...]

What wild animals can teach us about stepping out of the mind and into the heart

‘How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when [...]

Everything you need to know about Turmeric – the golden spice

Turmeric has a rich and colourful history with records of its use dating back over 4000 years. Originating from Southeast Asia, it is one of the most beneficial spices known on this Earth for health and wellness. Turmeric is grown both as a kitchen spice and for medicinal purposes. With its peppery, playful and somewhat bitter [...]

Kava: a healing herb for finding peace amidst challenges (personal experience)

Kava is one of nature's secret little 'yes, yes, yes' herbs with its ability to induce a powerful state of calm relaxation, whilst allowing your mind to stay focused and clear (yes, I did say relaxed AND clarity of mind in the SAME sentence). How long have I used kava for? I first discovered kava [...]

Why does ‘making food with love’ skyrocket your spiritual health?

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. I consistently get comments from guests that eat my food on retreats like... 'I can really feel the loving energy in the food when I eat it' 'your food [...]