sugar free vegan carob chocolate

Sugar-free Vegan Chocolate with Carob

A delicious sugar- and caffeine-free vegan chocolate made with carob powder.

Many of us love to indulge in chocolate heaven from time to time.

Being not only vegan but also currently pregnant, I found myself searching for ways I can still enjoy the occasional sweet treat without worrying about some of the negative side effects that caffeine (found in chocolate) can have.

So, I am delighted to share this wonderful recipe with you and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Continue reading

nadi shodana - alternate nostril breathing

Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing and its Benefits

Exploring the practice of nadi shodhana and the positive effects it can have on our health and wellbeing

What is nadi shodhana?

In yoga, nadi shodhana is a form of pranayama practice or breath regulation where we alternate the flow of air between the two nostrils. Translated from Sanskrit nadi means ‘channel’, ‘stream’ or ‘flow’ and shodhana – ‘to cleanse or purify’. Continue reading

5 Yoga Poses To Help Reduce Stress

The world has greatly changed over time. Everyday life has become more challenging and fast-paced. Many people experience stress from work, school, commute, or even at home. This can accumulate and become toxic to the mind and body.

Through the years, people have recognized the calming and relaxing benefits of doing yoga. Because of this, yoga became one of the most popular stress relievers. The techniques used in yoga include poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and stretches. Many studies conducted even confirm the effectivity of yoga in reducing cortisol production, which is a common stress hormone in the body when the stress response system of the body is modulated. 

Try this 5 yoga poses to relieve stress:

Continue reading

Flourless banana and sweet potato muffins

Gluten- free, naturally sweetened and vegan-friendly flourless banana and sweet potato muffins.

My ongoing culinary adventures have taken me further into the world of healthy recipe creations.

Having seen pictures of the outcome of similar muffin alternatives, I was particularly intrigued by the notable difference in texture compared to traditional ones. And indeed, my kitchen experiments have confirmed – these flourless rebels are certainly  fudgier. Continue reading