Meet Steph Gabriel From OceanZen


      Meet a carefree, ocean loving mermaid who is passionate, conscious and inspiring to so many of us. Steph Gabriel is a founder of sustainable swimwear company, OceanZen. OceanZen’s fabric is made from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles from the ocean and landfill. I love meeting and get inspired by people like […]

goji, schisandra and gynostemma iced latte recipe

goji, schisandra and gynostemma iced latte

Goji, schisandra and gynostemma iced latte Probably these three herbs, goji, schisandra and gynostemma, would be my favourite herbs. (wait, maybe I will have to add some medicinal mushrooms to the list though). They have amazing health benefits and really versatile. They are adaptogenic enough that I haven’t met many people who cannot take these […]

avocado, chia and hemp cream pudding with chaga

avocado chia and hemp cream pudding with chaga

Now that we even have quite an extreme health regime such as ketogenic diet there is a movement that is bringing back the good fats. I totally agree that not all the fats are created equal. I am a big fan of clean plant based fats which are not oxidised. When we change the structure […]

raw vegan mince pie recipe


Last year I shared a recipe for raw vegan christmas pudding. This year I made mince pies and they were pretty amazing. One person tried one and she got 10 more to take home Another person claimed that they were so similar to traditional vegetarian mince pies. Extra steps can make a huge difference in […]

pistachio dark cacao cake – raw vegan recipe

raw vegan pistachio cacao cake

Raw cheesecakes are fun to make and we all love them! But I sometimes crave drier cakes that are still decadent and full of whole food goodness. Recently I was interviewed by The Beauty Arcana and shared a recipe for this pistachio dark cacao cake.  Raw and gluten free, using enough cacao butter and powder […]

How not to get a hangover

Which booze is most likely to give you a sore head?

Party season is coming up. December is a busy time of the year for many of us. Many of the gatherings we attend involve alcohol. Even many health advocates have drinks now and then. So is drinking alcohol bad for you? I have seen a few studies showing benefits of drinking moderately (moderate is the word […]

quick natto living salad – vegan, living food

quick natto living salad

  There is a difference between raw food and living food. raw food diet can consist of unactivated nuts and no fermented products. Living food, in my opinion is much superior and offers more nutrients as well as food energy. Beans, legumes and grains are not big part of my current diet, with an exception […]

how to make your Natto

how to make natto

Natto has been getting a spotlight lately. So what is natto? Natto is a traditional japanese dish made from soy beans that are fermented with unique bacteria, bacillus subtilise natto. It does have an acquiring taste and smell and many people are put off by them. But what is all he fuss about? All fermented foods […]

raw vegan black sesame ice cream

raw vegan ice cream recipe

  I have posted a few ice-cream recipes already. lychee ice cream float recipe lavender and blueberry ice cream recipe maca, avocado and blue majik ice cream recipe rose and pistachio ice cream recipe baobab ice cream recipe I just can’t get enough :-0 Now that dairy or refined sugar are not my favourite things to […]

bamboo salt facts

bamboo salt

This is an extract from Koreansalt What is bamboo salt? A Korean Oriental doctor named Kim Il hoon (1909~1992, the picture of below) is the man who discovered the process of bamboo salt. The exact method of bamboo salt production can be found in the book that he published “The Universe and the God’s Medicine.” […]