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The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me

The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me


As we continue to practice yoga, different things can arise for us. This is a deeply spiritual practice which is designed to awaken parts of us which may have become hidden in the hustle of everyday life. We learn ourselves on a very deep level, we learn the true nature of ourselves - not what we wish people to perceive us as, but rather, what we truly are in our heart. 
Recently in my own practice, and just in everyday life, I’ve been contemplating the idea of attachment to the self, something I have consistently come back...


Vegan Bolognese with Courgetti

Vegan Bolognese with Courgetti

1 Courgette
1 chopped Onion
4 finely chopped cloves of garlic
1 can of Kidney beans
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Passata
Balsamic
Salt/pepper
Flaked almonds

1. Spiralise the courgette
2. Gently simmer the onion and garlic in olive oil
3. Mash up half of the kidney beans in a bowl and add to the pan along with remainng beans.
4. Add a good dash of balsamic and salt/pepper.
5. Add the courgette and cover all ingredients with the passata.
6. Allow to simmer until thick, add in the full cherry tomatoes a few minutes before serving.
7. Garnish with basil leaves and flaked almonds.


Soba Noodles in Creamy Avocado Pesto

Soba Noodles in Creamy Avocado Pesto

Sauce:

1 Avocado

1 Bunch of Parsley/Corriander mixed

1 cup soaked cashews (in almond milk)

3 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 juice of lemon

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

2 finely chopped garlic shoots

salt and pepper

other:

soba noodles

1. Blitz all of the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or nutri bullet.

2. Cook noodles

3. Add cooked noodles to sauce on the heat, stir for 2 mins.

4. Serve with optional flaked almonds and basil as a garnish. 


My Transition into Veganism

My Transition into Veganism

I stopped eating meat after a road trip across the USA nearly 10 years ago. I had been eating fast food for 3 months on the road and felt like the trash I had been consuming. I flew to Australia from LA and as soon as the plane landed, I made a decision to consciously cut meat out from my diet. I continued to eat fish and dairy, before too long, the thought of meat never really entered my mind, I was over it.

However, my diet still wasn’t great. I was eating a lot of processed foods still and under...


How Consciously Are You Living?

How Consciously Are You Living?


In this day and age, information overload can be so confusing. What to eat, what not to eat, how to exercise, where to shop, how much sleep is enough, what supplements to take, what is a carcinogenic, which products are dangerous, which products are unethical blah blah blah…it’s a goddamn minefield out there and it seems that every piece of advice you gain, there is a contradictory word right at its heels. Where do you fit in to all of this? Are you conscious of your consumption-the quality of your consumption-your over consumption even? For those of us who are...