Monday, 25 November 2013

Essential oils that can help you deal with stress...

Stress is caused by our thoughts and reaction to situations past, present, or possible; however these essential oils can help to reduce the symptoms of stress, or induce a more relaxed feeling which can lessen stress levels.

It's never too late to begin again...

"No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again." - Buddha

Seven Inspirational Quotes

Wisdom courtesy of William Shakespeare, Napoleon, Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King jr., Gandhi, Dr Abdul Kalaam...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

How To Have A Lovely Day!

Simple hints to make the most of your day...and have a positive impact on others...

Did you know Chia Seeds are rich in Omega-3 Oil?

Although flax seed contains the highest amount of omega-3 oil (even more than krill and calamari). Chia Seeds also are extremely high in antioxidants!

Your Gym Cheat Sheet!

Target specific areas of your body with this exercise cheat sheet.

Natural Remedies for Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia...

A useful list of natural remedies for tension, anxiety and insomnia.

Disclaimer: This list is for educational purposes only and not to be used to diagnose or treat prior or existing conditions. Before making any health choices, please consult with your health care professional.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Be a Standout!

Be a standout! Speak up for what you believe. Illuminate your talents. Be true to who you are!

Super-Delicious Vegan Spring Rolls Recipe!

Vegan Spring Rolls

(For 4 people) – Preparation Time 50′

15 Sheets Rice Paper for spring rolls
4.5 oz. White cabbage (about 1/4 of cabbage)
1 medium sized Carrot
1 small Onion (1/2 if large)
3.5 oz. White Mushrooms (or Portobello)
4.5 oz. Soy Sprouts
1.5 to 2 oz. Dehydrated Granulated Textured Soy
A few leaves of Lettuce and Mint
Soy Sauce
Sunflower oil for frying


Let textured soy hydrate in the equivalent of 1 to 2 times its volume of boiling water with 3 tbsp. of soy sauce for about 10 to 15′.

Wash and cut the mushrooms lengthwise into quarters, chop the cabbage quite small, the same for the onion.

Peel and grate the carrot.

In a large frying pan over high heat and without oil, let the mushrooms reduce for about 5′ (they must reduce at least by one half).

Then add some oil and let the onion sweat for 1 or 2′. Mix.

Add the prepared textured soy and leave for 1’ more. Mix.

Finally add the cabbage, carrot and soy sprouts, lower heat and let soften for 5’ more while stirring occasionally.

Add salt to taste then remove from heat and keep aside.


On your worktop, place a recipient (like a frying pan for example) filled with some warm water (1.2 to 1.5 inches high). Spread out a clean and dry dishcloth nearby (one that doesn’t leave lint).

Keep an absorbent paper towel and the filling at hand.

Put 3 or 4 rice papers into the water and wait a few moments for them to soften (they should become as flexible as a piece of cloth).

Then place a rice paper on the dishcloth, dab it with a paper towel to dry.

Arrange the equivalent of a full tbsp. of filling on the rice paper (adjust if necessary depending on the size of the discs), at the edge which is the closest to you.

Compact slightly with your fingers (the idea is to avoid air inside which could cause the spring roll to break when cooking) then begin to roll. Once the filling is covered, fold the sides of the rice paper toward the middle then close the roll like a “wallet” (see photos).

Repeat until you have shaped all the rolls.


Fill the saucepan with 1.2 to 1.5 inches of sunflower oil. Heat.

Wait until the oil is hot (do not put the rolls in too early because they would absorb a lot of fat).

Using tongs, place the spring rolls into the oil (in groups of 3 or 4). Remove when they are golden brown. Then place on paper towel to remove excess oil and serve!

recipe courtesy of

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Give your tastebuds and body a treat with these amazing juice recipes!

10 Delicious Juice Combos!

Delicious and healthy Italian Vegetable Casserole Recipe (vegan)


2 medium eggplants
2 medium zucchini, sliced thinly* (If you don't like zucchini or allergic like I am, substitute with thin, lightly fried or baked potato slices)
28 ounces of prepared pasta sauce
1 15-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed and drained (or substitute with same amount of canned lentils - drain fluid before adding, or finely chopped pumpkin or sliced onion or largely chopped brocolli)
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 cup spinach, firmly packed
Chopped parsley, garnish


Preheat the oven to 450˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse and peel the eggplants and zucchini to allow for easier cutting and serving later! Slice the eggplants into ¼ – inch thick slices, and slice the zucchini into thin coins.
Arrange the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, and bake until the slices are shriveled, but not brown or crispy.
While the eggplant is cooking rinse the spinach and remove the stems from the leaves.
Combine the beans, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and spinach in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Reduce the heat of the oven to 425˚ F (after the eggplant is done cooking and has been removed).
Spray a medium-sized casserole dish (11 x 7 inch, or a quiche dish) with nonstick spray and spread a thin layer of pasta sauce in the pan.
Arrange a layer of eggplant slices over the sauce, and then spread a layer of the bean filling over the eggplant. Position a layer of zucchini slices over the bean filling. Drizzle lightly with pasta sauce.
Repeat step 8 until all of the vegetables and bean filling have been arranged in the pan. Top the entire casserole with another layer of pasta sauce, spreading to cover the eggplant completely.
Bake the casserole uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables have cooked all the way through and the sauce has thickened.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!

recipe courtesy of

Recipe for natural detox water...

Simple recipe to help detox your body naturally...

Heaven on do we find it or create it?

"Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." - Wayne Dyer