Wednesday, 20 April 2011

good chia!

The tropical fruits(high GI, high sugar)are the perfect partner combo for the highly-nutritious chia seed as you don't get sugar-spiked and thus are perfect for diabetics and healthy enthusiasts alike!

Saturday, 16 April 2011


soul exploration not sour!

more wise words from a Divine and wise source!

RIGHT ACTIVITY LEADS TO HAPINESS. Worldly actions imbued with egoism utimately bring pain and disillusionment. Continual evil actions destroy man's discrimiation and understanding.
Good persons, through the incentive of spiritual joy, try to become better and better. The life of the average human being,however, is a mixture of right actions and wrong actions.
The lowest men are those who tire easily of any struggle for virtue, giving up all worthwile pursuits and sinking into the stupor of nonactivity and evil habits. Persons of tamasic nature become bewildered and increasingly ignorant, devoid of any sense of responsibility for their own welfare or the welfare of the society of which they are part.
'The wages of sin are death' That is, sinful activities leadto the death of man's happiness. Ignorance is the sin of sins because it is the mother of all misery.
Why do worldly men perform actions that produce litle joy and many troubles? Why do evil men destroy themselves with their pernicious behaviour? The answer is 'habit'-one of the most potent factors in human destiny. Many persons, in spite of their knowledge of the suffering involved, continue to indulge in injurious practices because of the iron influence of habit. In addition, such persons lack experience of the rewarding joys of the spiritual life.
As the camel eats bramble even though it makes the mouth bleed, so the sex-obsessed man indulges himself even though his health suffers, and the alcoholic drinks himself to death. The acquired taste for bad habits is not easily forsworn if one is ignorant of the incomparable nectar of the soul within him. The money-mad person destroys his happiness by continuosly seeking more wealth, not knowing that a little investment in the treasure house of sincere meditation yields lasing joys such as gold can't buy.
Thus worldly persons, in spite orf suffering in material activities, continue to be worldly; and evil men continue in their abnormal path, steeped in senseless living. Their rajasic and tamasic habits, respectively, prevent them from picturing the better joys of normal worldly activities or the superior joys of noble pursuits and sour exploration. Rajasic persons, mentally stimulated by activity and chastened by disapointment, may begin a deeper ignorance, finding sadistic pleasure in hurting themselves and others.
All persons, however,can change and improve their life through keeping good company and exercising their innate power of self-control, and through meditation on God, the Source of their being. Even a little taste of goodness will stimulate one's spiritual appetite for the Everlasting Sweetness.

Source: Paramahansa Yogananda

wise words from a wise and Divine source!

The powerful senses extend their psychological tentacles and occasionally get a octopus-grip on even advannced devotees who are close to escape from the dark waters of dulusion.
A note of warning is given to the smug and self-satisfied devotee who may have attained some spiritual advancement and a degree of self-control over his life and thus considers himself immune to the subtle lures of the senses. No one is actually safe from predatory senses- not even the nearly perfect wise man-until he has reached the final shelter of unbreakable union with spirit.
A devotee may long seperate himself from objects thgat excite temptation in the senses and thus rashly believes that their inner luring activity is gone. They quite likely to be merely dormant, hibernating with him, ready to spring into movement under a sudden contact of suitable circumstances.
No germ of evil, however seemingly insignificant, should be allowed to remain lurking within, growing and undetected. As contact with germs may not appear harmless at first because one's immune qualities hold them into check, so also a slight measure of evil may apparently be untroublesome when one's spiritual health is good and strong; but if in anyone the immune spiritual qualities become weakened, then the bacteria of evil are quickly aroused and invigorated, and quite overwhelm the vulnerable host.
Thus the wise man should introspect and find out whether his greed, sex temptation, love of physical beauty, desire for flattery, and so forth have actually slain by wisdom or whether they are only feigning their demise.
Even without the outward contact of specific objects, the five senses of knowledge(sight, hearing,smell,taste,touch) and the five executive powers(speech, hand and foot movement, sexual and excretory activities) may internally be excited by mere thought. For instance, a wise man trying to overcome a particuliar temptation not only must stay away from all stimulating occupations and people akin to his weakness but also must control his senses internally so they do not feed his mind with associated images that arise from the subconscious mind owing to it's picturizing power or to its memory of past sensual experences.
No Devotee should underestimate the formidable power of the subconscious, whose tentacles are far-reaching then those of the conscious mind.

Scorning the tinsel lumosity of sense objects, the God-united devotee focuses his thoughts on the ever joyus Spirit. His senses soon forsake their rebellion and obey him as their rightful sovereign.
Two things are required for a wise man. First he must withdraw his mind from the senses; secondly, he must keep the mind united with the Deity, yeilding only to the Supreme Temptation!
This outer and inner control makes the wisdom of the devotee unwavering-that is, not hovering between Divine and sensual pleasures.
The advanced Yogi finds his senses ever obedient, well trained in subservience to the better and finer joys of God-perception.
A man's intellect is not steady if he is the victim of self-indulgences. A sense slave's mind and judgement are persistenly clouded; he passes from one error to another, from one action to another, from one pitfall to another.
The sage of steady wisdom exercises good judgement in all decisions and actions, for his inner intuitive wisdom is ever united to the ominiscience of Spirit.

Source: Paramahansa Yogananda!

Monday, 11 April 2011

not nutella!

That time of the month again when only cravings for stodgy fare will suffice! Just like to share with you a simple recipe that kids and big kids alike will appreciate! It has a subtle sweetness unlike the intense sugar highs of the processed 'nutella'.

*generous handful of hazelnuts
*cacao powder
* approx 2tsp of coconut sugar(lower GI than honey and agave:)

process in a FP with a litle water, viola!

That's my fresh spinach and hemp smoothie(spinach, hemp, frozen bannana:)in the bottom pic!!!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Love this!!!

April 8th Compassion

Seek to do brave and lovely things that are left undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love and peace to those whom others pass by. — Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Lessons

Monday, 4 April 2011

green smoothie

1/2 Savoy Cabbage
3 tiny Granny Smith Apples
scrummy coconut butter aka virgin coconut oil to taste
water, yum!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Karen Knowler's(from the Essene Bread Recipe!

* 3 cups of sprouted wheat
* 1 cup of raisins
* 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon powder

1) Simply blend all the ingredients together really well in a food processor or high-powered blender. You may find that a hand blender will work much better than a table-top blender depending on what make and power you have. Make sure you have a nice, smooth mixture so the wheat grains are no longer whole.

2) Remove from your processor and shape into slices or a small loaf (say 3" long x 2" wide x 1" tall). You can either eat fresh as it is in small shaped sections, or dehydrate to your desired level of dryness. (It tastes better if it is kept nice and juicy in the middle at least).

3. Serve on its own or with honey, agave or banana spread on top.

pesto passione

basil and hazelnut pesto(basil, fresh garlic, hazelnuts, extra virgin olive oil, organic unpasturized cider vinegar and one vine tomato)on a bed or raw zucchini spaghetti, yum!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Menstrual Chocolate Munchies?!!!

Fancy some yummy and silky-smooth milk chocolate without the dairy? you've got to try this delicious raw chocolate, lovingly-created by a nice young couple in Essex!

Ingredients: raw cacao mass, raw agave nectar, raw cacao butter, sunflower lecithin, Bourbon vanilla. cacoa solids 58% minimum

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011


favorite zucchini spaghetti!


green monster!


zucchini spaghetti

Sunday, 13 March 2011


a variation of An's key lime kream bar using dried organic and unsulphured apricots for sweetness!

* 4C raw cashews
*1C lime juice
* coconut butter
* dried apricots

all processed in a FP, freeze for 2 / 3 hours, cut into slices and serve!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

vegan eats!

carrot with a fresh tomato and mung bean sprout salsa

butter bean(cooked) hummus with sprouts on rye

DIY mung bean sprouts

organic cucumber and frozen berry mix


frozen berries and nanas!

plus hemp protein, reishi and organic chlorella! 

texture and tastes like a frozen delicious dessert(only heaps better:) 

Monday, 28 February 2011

orangutan / natural world love

Next time you consume / go shopping spare a thought for our fellow beautiful and intelligent sentient beings, the humble and lovable orangutan(their name quite literately translates to 'man of the forest' in Malay:). Challenge the companies that use palm oil by writing them a letter. We are all custodians of the Earth after all!

Orangutans and humans genetically-share 96.4%  of DNA!


Friday, 18 February 2011


Other baking soda(bicarbonate of soda) uses include:

* accidental wine / liquid spills
* oven / household cleaner
* carpet freshener(drops of lavender essential oil in left to dry in baking soda) - sprinkle baking soda prior to vacuuming(a clean  toxic 'shake and vac' that will leave your home scented with the Lavender fields of Provence:).

If you invest in just one oil  make it the incredibly versatile virgin coconut oil. Uses incude:

* hair conditioner(prior to cleansing hair)
* body moisturiser / after sun lotion
* helps  creates wonderful decant sweet desserts
* safest and healthiest oil to cook with(it's been proven)

other great cleansing aids include:

* rebounding
* body brushing towards the heart prior to bathing
* tongue cleaning : may help to save your life and your unborn child's too
* oil pulling
* body massage using cold pressed sesame oil(fragrance with essential oils of your choice)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

ecogreenclean: no poo, natural deodorant, fresh produce cleanser.........

Clean hair?
Shiny hair?
Non Toxic Chemicals simple solution that's kind to scalp and Mama Earth?

no poo: baking soda(bicarbonate of soda) mixed in a warm water solution cleanses and massages the scalp, followed by a diluted cider vinegar solution conditioning rinse(few drops of essential oil fragrance is optional:) ratio 3:1. Finish off with a cool water rinse and you're done!

Other uses for cider vinegar include: fruit & vegetable wash, natural deodorant(diluted) to name but two!

Other handy cleansing / mouisturising ingredients include: oats, gram / besan flour, honey, yoghurt, eggs etc.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011