Matcha Mint Smoothie

I swear matcha is magical. The energy and feeling of zen it brings makes it the perfect way to start your morning. I do tend to have my matcha warm in a mug and packed with goodness and adaptogens but this smoothie is a fun, cooling alternative. Especially during the hotter summer months.

Naturally sweetened from the banana and cooling thanks to the mint it gives you a nice kick to get out the door and get going. The addition of tocos adds some creaminess as well as a boost of vitamin E – read more

Summer Cake with Kombucha Soaked Strawberries & Coconut Frosting

This is my version of a summer celebration in cake-form. The Summer Solstice just passed and it was warm yet grey and very rainy. This is my attempt at trying to coax the sunshine to linger around a bit longer.

This is a simple vanilla sponge but with a special twist. The strawberries and coconut bring the flavours of summer, I mean you really can’t beat Scottish strawberries in the summertime. They are just the best.

Kombucha is my drink of choice when I fancy something special. Maybe read more

Super Cookies & The ‘Shame Game’

In this post I want to share two things with you; some thoughts on mental health and these super cookies that have been saving me a lot recently. This site is a place for ‘thoughtful living’ and I truly feel that discussing mental health is something that can aid in living consciously and bring about a better experience for anyone affected.

In the UK the statistic is that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems. I don’t like talking in statistics but looking read more

Almond Butter Fudge

A quick post for you today in the form of a raw, naturally sweetened treat; almond butter fudge. This recipe is ridiculously easy and creates minimal mess. Ideal for having as a little snack mid-afternoon for a little pick-me-up or as an after dinner treat. A couple squares of this will satisfy your sweet craving.

I have been feeling very creatively drained the last week or so and find myself wanting to learn and improve any and all of my skills that are involved with Living Alchemy; cooking, read more

Golden Granola with Rhubarb & Raspberry Compote

And so my love for granola continues to grow. This might be the second granola recipe on my site but I can see many, many more happening in the future.

I am so happy to have cooked my first batch of rhubarb this year! It felt pretty special; all that gorgeous colour, the smell of ginger all over my hands and some Fleetwood Mac playing very loudly in the background (obviously I was simultaneously cooking and doing my best Stevie Nicks impersonation). The sun was shining in through the open read more