All posts tagged: organic

wild herbs series, part I

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A hearty dose of herbal remedies that you can conjure with ingredients found on your walks or even in your garden. They are easy enough to recognize but for beginners I recommend buying a book highlighting the similar but toxic friends. Chickweed Edible parts: leaves, stems, buds and blossoms Contents: calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, B-vitamins, phosphorus, zinc, copper, silicic acid, vitamins A and C, essential oils, tannins and plant-based proteins Effects : cooling, anti-inflammatory, blood-cleansing, […]

seedy olive oil granola

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A recipe from Sara Forte’s cookbook the Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl and Spoon. The salty-sweet and slightly spicy granola becomes amazingly addictive when paired with creamy yoghurt, a spoonful of honey and fresh fruit like peaches, raspberries and blueberries.   seedy olive oil granola (makes about 6 cups) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 2 cups rice […]

golden milk smoothie to-go

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Breakfast / Drinks / Snacks

Do you remember my post about the many benefits of ayurvedic golden milk? Well, this is a light and vegan version of it.  Curcumin, the active agent in turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.  It has been proven to fight free radicals, to rejuvenate the cells, cleanse the liver, protect the heart, boost moods and support the brain. golden milk smoothie to-go 250ml almond or hazelnut milk 1 banana 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon turmeric […]

3 ingredients raw apple sauce

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Breakfast / Sweets

This might be the fastest and easiest way to make a yummy apple sauce. Tastes like the real thing just fresher. It just takes a 1 : 1 apple to date ratio and a generous pinch of vanilla. Cinnamon is optional, but I love the flavour as it gets colder. 3 ingredients raw apple sauce (yields 2-3 servings) 3 apples 3 medjool dates, pitted a pinch of vanilla To help it blend, put a little […]

carrot + coriander + garlic salad

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Dinner / Lunch / Salads

carrot + coriander + garlic salad ( guest post by my daughter Viktoria) The recipe of this salad came to me by way of my friend Maddy. She is Latvian, but I am not sure if this salad is Latvian too. Anyhow, it’s amazing how delicious it is, considering the small and rather basic set of ingredients. Let me give you a few tips, before you start: This salad gets better after a few hours […]

DIY yoga mat refreshers

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Talking about the bliss of practising yoga in the summer heat  there’s  often an annoying detail that disturbs the concentration: a bad smelling mat. Unfortunately microbes and bacteria find their perfect habitat in a moist and rolled-up yoga mat. And if it’s not for the lurking bacteria, after a time of intense use any yoga mat loses its clean and fresh smell. So today I decided to spray my mats and to share my mat refreshing mixtures with you. Refresher for a […]

hydrating mini bar

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Hydrating mini bar fresh water infused with strips of cucumber, lime and twigs of lemon balm cold brew Anastasia blend (by Kusmi) with orange slices fresh water infused with blackberries, blueberries and twigs of mint a little pot of sea salt to add some grains after the workout      

matcha almond smoothie

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Breakfast / Drinks

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” In Japan, originally it has been used to aid in the practice of meditation. Matcha is rich in a rare amino acid known as L-Theanine, which creates alpha waves in the brain  – a state of relaxed alertness. This is about focus and attentiveness without the side effects of being  over-caffeinated. Another health benefit comes from a potent antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) that exists in quantities up to 20 times […]