Intuitive goal setting for 2015

Intuitive goal setting

Wow, 2014. You were a biggie. There have been some HUGE shifts this year. Have you felt it in your life?

I have felt the gentle nudge to quit playing safe and to put myself out there, warts and all. What a journey.

It’s nice to be able to reflect back on the year that was. The highs and the lows. And to consider what we want to call into our lives next and what things we are now ready to release.

I’ve stumbled across a potent process for uncovering the words that will be my driving force for next year. I used my intuition to guide me and the words that came out feel so right and so in alignment with my next direction. The potency of this process is just too good not to share. Yet it is so simple! I’ve wrapped up the five simple steps in this video for you. Continue Reading →

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Spiced choc banana bliss balls

Vegan spiced choc banana bliss balls

My 30s are shaping up to be pretty darn awesome, if the past couple weeks are anything to go by. Actually, if the past few weeks are anything to go by, I’ll be eating my way through the next decade. Nothing wrong with that, right?

To celebrate my birthday a few weeks back, I threw a little eco party at my apartment here in Alicante. We made origami pterodactyls from the pages of an old book to decorate the house. My friends bought plates of vegan food to share. Everyone was really good about drinking fancy wine out of recycled jars. I felt more at home in Spain than ever before.

And I was spoilt absolutely rotten. My friends even gifted me a food processor! Clever cookies — they know they’ll be reaping the benefits of that guy for months to come.

Then Juan and Ania surprised me with the most delicious homemade banana and vanilla vegan ice cream cake. And as I bit into the base, I knew I wanted to eat this again. Regularly. In bliss ball form.

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8 Christmas gift ideas for your soul sista

Gifts for your soul sisters

Are you still hunting for that perfect gift for her? That special something that says: “I love you. Thank you for being my rock this year.

Your soul sister deserves a soulful gift. You’re looking for something that will make your heart swell to give and her spirit sing to receive.

Gotcha.

We’ve put together this gift guide for you, lovely.

There’s some really beautiful creations floating around at the moment, crafted by very talented women. Most of these pressies have been selected because we personally know these women, know their work and feel off-the-charts passionate about helping them share their gifts with the world. Continue Reading →

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Homemade soap, the traditional Castile way

Spanish grandmother Francisca, 81, prepares traditional homemade soap.We spend our lifetimes living and learning, collecting little pearls of wisdom and knowledge that shape the way we think and act and perceive our world.

But sometimes, I think, we forget that the elders in our society have walked these same paths before. They’re like a great beautiful leather-bound book of knowledge just waiting to be cracked open and read. We just have to find the time to honour that wisdom, to seek them out and listen and learn from their stories.

A few months back I spent an afternoon with the grandmother of my friend Juan (y’know, the guy of homemade vegan Nutella fame.)

Grandmother Francisca is 81-years-old, and grew up in Spain during the difficult years of civil war and rule under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, a time of using and reusing by necessity because often there simply wasn’t enough to go around. Continue Reading →

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Chocolate muesli slice

Chocolate muesli slice 1

Woo hoo!! Virtual Vegan Potluck is back {jumps excitedly around the room}! I love this day. So many great food bloggers, so many delicious vegan recipes all at the click of a button. It’s my idea of vegan heaven. Now just to get someone around here to cook for me…

Koren and I have been seasoned potluckers for a couple of years now, sharing our always-popular baked pesto mushies and a vegan version of our Mum’s bread and butter pudding.

This year we’re back with another dessert. This time a super-healthy dessert (read no refined sugar, yay!) – yummy chocolate muesli slice. Continue Reading →

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