Thursday, 31 July 2014

Homemade Toothpaste

Sat Nam everyone.

As I was nearing the end of my toothpaste the other day I thought, why don't I just make my own for a lot cheaper, I know where the ingredients have come from and can tailor it to my needs. I can honestly say this is the best toothpaste I have every experienced. My teeth look noticeably different, whiter and feel cleaner. So here it is, a recipe for kosher toothpaste:

  • 1/2 cup bicarbonate soda
  • 1/4 cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil 
  • 5 Tbs. xylitol 
  • 2 tsp of peppermint/fennel/whatever you fancy essential oil
  • optional- I used 2 tsp of ayurvedic tooth powder which contains black salt, cinnamon, fennel, black pepper, clove, cardomon. Salt is very good for the gums.
Just mix it all up in a bowl. If you need more sweetness use more xylitol, which has been proven to heal cavities. If you need less, use less. Etc. You can also leave it in your mouth for a while and do some oil pulling with the oil. Just swish it around your mouth and don't swallow it for 10 minutes or longer if possible!
You can put your new toothpaste into a jar. 

Yey for shiny teeth!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Let the Liver Live

Hello all.

Firstly, apologies for not updating the blog more. I would like to be putting up material more than I do, but I have been occupied with sunshine, festivals and chocolate. When we have time we don't know what to do it with, but then suddenly we do not have any time. What's that all about?! Although I know that I have needed to do these things for myself i.e. be in the sun and practice yoga. Do you have a part of your day which is an absolute necessity for your wellbeing?

I do, and if I am not able to do my practice in the morning, I feel like a slug. A very sluggy slug

I have just come back from teaching at Raw Fest, a beautiful conscious event. Have come back with inspiration and felt some profound shifts happening within myself there. Where I am living at the moment is quite isolated and I do not have much interaction with people, so it was great to check in with myself through relating to others. We really do hold up mirrors for each other. 

One of the key things I have returned back with is the importance of the liver. Yes, that organ which I have abused for about 10 years and have never really given much thought about. I know lots of people who have done Liver Flushes but I have never been that interested or felt that I needed it. Until now. I realise, this is where ALL the toxins are broken down. So much importance is put on the digestive system, but this is just the eliminator. It is actually the liver which removes toxins. And not just physical toxins, all that anger, frustration, guilt, shame. This all gets dumped into the liver. Sorry I have neglected you Mr. Liver.

I am gearing myself up for a Liver Flush within the next couple of weeks. I will be following Dr Jubbs protocol. It looks pretty horrendous, but I feel motivated. And quite excited to see how many stones I have collected...there is something very satisfying when you see all the mucoidy crap come out your body. I'll keep you updated.

There is a Kundalini Kriya called Let the Liver Live, which I have been practicing lately. It certainly brings up a lot of anger in me but feel like I shift a lot afterwards. Here is the link

Recently, I have been mainly having liquids as my diet. Smoothies, soups, teas but we got some nice mustard leaf, sorrel and nasturtiums in the garden so had a very nice salad. I truly love a good salad. Hope you enjoy this.

Summer Salad with Basil Dressing

Serves 2


  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
  • black pepper
  • celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water (or more if necessary)
Blend and pour over salad. Give it a good squelch with your hands. I find it very sensory to connect with food in this way! All this knife and fork business is weird!


  • head of organic lettuce
  • handful of mustard leaf
  • 2 avocados
  • 4-5 mushrooms thinly sliced
  • alfafa sprouts
  • nasturtiums
BE WARNED: copius amounts of lettuce causes mild hysteria. No, really, I end up laughing for hours. Think it's something to do with the opiates...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Strawberry Swirl Cashew Cheesecake. nom.

I was debating whether to post this or not, but I thought I cannot possibly keep this to myself as that is just down right sacrilege. There is a lottta strawberries at the allotment at the moment so instead of pick one eat one I have made a cheesecake to say thankyou Earth for those lovely little berries that you produce. And to save myself from berry overload. The freezer is chocka.

This is the first time on the laptop in a while and it has been such a nice break. Computers, amazing as they are, drain my energy like a thirsty leech. But after a break, it is nice to be back. Change is good, and taking a break gives you a new perspective. 

I love change.

And cheesecake.

Strawberry Swirl Cashew Cheesecake

8inch Cake Tin with removable base-12 slices


  • 1/2 cup soaked almonds
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbs carob
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tbs algaroba powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 vanilla essence drops
Blend the nuts till almost flour consistency. Add the dates. If the dates are not soft enough you can add a tiny bit of water to soften. Add in half the coconut and rest of ingredients. With the remaining coconut sprinkle this on the bottom of the cake tin so it is evenly covered. This makes it easier to take out. Place in freezer whilst making the filling.

  • Juice of 2 organic lemons
  • 2 cups soaked cashew nuts (soak for at least 5 hours)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3 drops vanilla essence
  • pinch sea salt
Blend all ingredients and pour into chilled crust.

Swirly Topping
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
Blend and pour on top of mixture. With a chopstick or end of spoon, swirl in the mixture so you get a marbled effect of the cashew filling and strawberry. Decorate with love and beautiful things! I used coconut, dried rose flowers and more berries! This will set in 4 hours in the freezer. Before serving, take out 15 minutes beforehand. You can put it back in the freezer if you have a good amount of self-control.