Category Archives: Recipes & Nutrition

Recipe of the Month-Sushi Rice

This is a lazy person’s sushi. It is great to offer when inviting friends to eat with you as it is easy to make and utterly delicious. It is suggested to serve this with miso soup.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup – Recipe of the Month

This recipe is from a truly inspiring book on Ayurveda called ‘The Path of Practice’ by Bri. Maya Tiwari. When we eat according to the seasons we discover how nurturing and healing this is to the body. This soup is especially nourishing during winter, from mid-January to mid-March.

Biryani Rice – Recipe of the Month

At the time of writing I am in an Ayurvedic Pancha Karma Retreat at the Amrta Siddhi Retreat Center in Bali. The food here is simply the best of Saatvik Cuisine. I had the good fortune to do a cooking class here and learned so much in one hour about ‘food as medicine’.

Passion Fruit Thirst Quencher – Recipe of the Month

While visiting my friend Sadhana in Bali on a hot day, she made this incredibly satisfying thirst-quenching drink. Amid moans of pleasure and delight from everyone slurping it down, I begged her to share her recipe!

The Healing Broth – Recipe of the Month

This recipe is by Nina. She is a magician in the kitchen! More of her recipes: Nina’s Healthy Kitchen

Liquid Magic Healing Broth 

I’m sure this healing power drink can help you in so many ways.
Amazing, gut healing, skin glowing & super booster broth. Let me ask you:

Nina’s Pancakes – Recipe of the Month

This wonderful recipe below has been created by my friend Nina Aksnes.
Her website is: I have tasted her cooking and she really has a gift for practical, easy to make, delicious and healthy food.

Vegan Alfredo Pasta – Recipe of the Month

Pasta is always popular and this fabulous vegan pasta sauce and gluten free pasta recipe is a healthy option to serve for your beloved, your family and friends. I have made a few changes to the original recipe to make it even more delicious and healthy. You can optimise this as a meal by serving it with a 4 colour salad.

Authentic, Heart Warming Russian Borscht – Recipe of the Month

This is a recipe from Marina Chertkov.

She says:

Root vegetables are a safer choice these days. Made a load of vegan borscht today. Somebody has to hide it from me before I taste it down to the bottom!

Jammu Juice and Exotic Tofu & Avocado Salad – Recipe of the Month

Indonesian Jammu Juice – Author Sylvia Fountaine

This is an Indonesian ‘cure all’ recipe. Take one or two shots a day if feeling intestinal or flu-like symptoms. It is an anti-inflammatory elixir.

Raw Mango & Passion Fruit Cheescake – Recipe of the Month

This is the creation of one of the best chefs I have ever met, Elena. She is from Russia but lives in Koh Samui. She was our chef for the filming of the Goddess Essence Online Course and we were simply bowled over by the incredibly delicious, healthy meals she prepared. She is overflowing with love and joy and these qualities are infused into her food. This recipe for Mango and Passion Fruit Vegan Cheesecake is a mouth-watering example of her artistry in the kitchen. Make this for your lover this Valentine’s day and see her or him swooning with pleasure!

Vegan Cashew Cheese – Recipe of the Month

Many people who are trying to turn vegan feel very nostalgic about cheese. I am asked over and over again if I can give a recipe on how to make vegan ‘cheese.’ There are various recipes for this and this one coming from Chef Made, founder of Moksa Restaurant in Bali is one of the best.

Spicy Tempeh Mango Rolls – Recipe of the Month

Sarita says:
“These delicious salad spring rolls from the website ‘Forks Over Knives’ by: Ashley Madden are great if you want something like a salad but are actually too hungry to eat only salad. They will give the ‘feel good’ effect of salad with a robust and delicious protein shot of tempeh leaving you feeling light and satiated at the same time. The rolls are attractive and artistic looking so can be a wonderful addition to a special meal or as a colourful addition for a party menu.”

Crispy vegan quinoa cakes – Recipe of the Month

Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish – a delicious, healthy flavourful vegan dinner that is gluten-free by Sylvia Fountaine.
Sylvia says: “My “happy place” is wandering through a farmers’ market -anywhere in the world! I’m a former restaurant owner, caterer, and chef, living in the Pacific Northwest and here is where I share seasonal, globally-inspired, veggie-forward recipes.”  

Buddha Bowl – Recipe of the Month

In Thailand and Bali, ‘Buddha Bowls’ for the spiritual tourist scene are becoming increasingly popular. As everyone knows, a Buddhist monk or Hindu sadhu, will receive with gratitude, whatever is placed in his bowl by kind householders.

Lithuanian Food Magic – Special Interview with Vegan Chef

Recently, I found myself among treasured friends in a forest enclave in Lithuania with wood fired sauna and lovely river. As part of our holiday retreat, we had the amazing opportunity of being catered for by one of the world’s best vegan chefs, Vytautas Vaicaitis.

Coconut and Lemongrass Buckwheat – Recipe of the Month

The recipe is taken from Lithuanian vegan chef Vytautas Vaicaitis.

One of the most famous and ancient grains Buckwheat has deep roots in Lithuanian gastronomic culture. It has participated in lots of different recipes,

Tempeh Chow Mein – Recipe of the Month

This recipe is from by Julie.
She says:I love creating healthy, affordable, easy vegan recipes that everyone will love!

Baked Vegetables – Recipe of the Month

Original Recipe is by Drumnwrite from 

Comment by Sarita

“I love beetroots and sweet potatoes, so this recipe is a winning combination of two favourite vegetables!

Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

These roasted stuffed tomatoes are filled to the brim with a flavorful mixture of pesto quinoa and fresh spinach. Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Best Tomato Sauce – an Ayurveda Recipe

Recently I was in Kerala for one month, receiving an Ayurveda Pancha Karma Retreat with Dr Mini Joy in her healing center, House of Ayurveda.

When we receive Pancha Karma (an amazingly thorough form of wellness therapy for a total reset of the body)