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

Raw Cacao & White Mulberry Bites

I am so thankful for my little family. There are some days where I just can’t believe how perfect my luck must be to have Steven as my partner and Anouk as my sassy little cat. Yesterday was one of those days where my heart was crazy full. The weather forecast for was for a lot of cloud and rain but instead we got glorious sunshine. Steven and I decided to take some time for just us, no distractions in the form of work or chores, and headed for a walk along the beach.

I hadn’t read more