Beet and Ginger Detox Elixir

The first days of January pass quickly, with only a few hours of sunlight and a lot of awareness for every new sound, light, person and little joy of this young year. A lazy sunrise is for meditation and setting up the digestive fire with turmeric tea, while sunset goes by slowly in glorious contemplation, with a ruby-shaded ginger elixir. A favorite this winter, and inspired by one of Heidi’s Near and Far recipes, this is a drink for rooting into the new year and for nurturing the body’s cells to incite their …

Superfood Chia Pudding

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The first days of autumn still found the farmers’ market stalls abounding with berries, the last chance to have them fresh and in their full nourishing splendor. While sea buckthorn and rosehip slowly replace the red and pink colors of forest fruits with yellow tones, I decided to give a last chance to blueberries, and pair them with the intense green of spirulina in a detoxifying, yet delicious …

3 Restoring Spring Juices

The sad news about Jess’s passing left me perplexed and turned my beliefs upside down. She was one of the people I really admired and from which I learned a lot. When I first became interested in a natural way of living, I found so much inspiration on her site, “The Wellness Warrior”. Moments like these leave you confused, and so many questions start bouncing into your head trying to …

A Blueberry Raw Cheesecake For A Special Valentine

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Like every other beautiful thing in our lives, love is definitely worth celebrating more than just once a year. Valentine’s Day is not just a celebration of love, but it’s also one of hope in everything that is right and beautiful. Over here, we have only celebrated Valentine’s Day for about ten years, but we have the lovely tradition of Dragobete, a rural feast dating back thousands of years ago. Dragobete is celebrated on February 24th, and it’s about the beginning of spring, often referred to as “the day when birds are betrothed”. From this date until the end of the first week of March, women in our country wear thin …

Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Bars

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It’s been quite a few years since I excluded refined sugar from my diet and I have absolutely no desire for it, even when I see the creamiest, most lush, deliciously-flavored dessert. Well…except chocolate. When it comes to chocolate desserts, everything changes and my heart starts to beat faster and faster. I love Sacher torte, brownies, cupcakes, frosting, ice cream, and everything that involves chocolate. How do I manage to survive? The answer is…