Pure Intention : Committed to Preparing Good Wholesome Food Simply and Effortlessly

The Power of One Choice – “If we view our present experience as a sum of a collection of countless small decisions, it becomes clear that every choice matters and that each passing moment offers us opportunity to nudge ourselves toward our optimal path ….if you root that choice in healthy soil and water it consistently, it just might flourish into a life-changing habit”. Ashley Melillo author of Blissful Basil

As many of you already know, I love cookbooks and lately I have been creating my own recipes. It was hard for me to narrow it down but here are a few that feature the ingredients I shared yesterday.

Vegan burger inspired by Food52 Vegan cookbook with cilantro cashew cream

and tangy slaw crispy-cauliflower-tacos-with-slaw-avocado-cream

Aloe-grapefruit–ginger-shots-recipe I found this recipe on Kimberly Parsons The Yoga Kitchen cookbook. Kim includes this in the Pure section of her book and says that “Fasting and detoxification become normal practice as a way of staying “pure” and focuses on food which detoxifies the body, making us feel light and deeply connected to ourselves and the outer world”.
This is the first shot I ever made and I often drink this first thing in the morning before breakfast . It has a real zing to it . Even Sergio takes one very now and again when he’s feeling adventurous.
I noticed that afterwards that I forgot to remove the price-tag on the aloe vera juice! As you can see it’s a bit pricey but one bottle goes a long way and is totally worth the investment ๐Ÿ™‚

Sometimes I add a piece of fennel and pear and make it a juice health-benefits-fennel . For me, anything that can help with inflammation is a god send !

fig-and-caramelized-onion-soda-bread from Cannelle et Vanilla Bakes Simple by Aran Goyoaga which has become one of my absolute favourite cookbooks. This recipe is featured on Purewow Food blog.
Dried Fig and Pear Granola inspired by Cannelle et Vanilla my-basic-granola-recipe .

Years ago when I was pregnant, I used to wake up in the night and sneak downstairs for a bowl of Frosted Flakes. At the time, nothing tasted better ! Here I am years later and, although it happens much less frequently, if I wake up, I stumble to the kitchen and pour myself a bowl of home made granola and douse it with vanilla oat milk….oh my goodness how things change !


Mango muffins that melt in your mouth vegan-crumble-muffins-recipe inspired by First Mess . All I did was substitute the strawberries with mangoes. Devine ๐Ÿ™‚
Arugula salad with Pear, Marinated Shallots and Spicy Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This is my own creation – “Full of Goodness”

Serves 4-6

Arugula ( I measure depending on how many people will be at the table…1 handful per person ?)

Fermented shallots ( I love Juniper Farms version but you can always make your own !)

1-2 pears diced

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1-2 dried figs ( optional )

1/2 cup crumbled goat’s milk cheese

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Combine ingredients in a small jar and shake .

Pour over salad just before serving .

  • Juice from 1/2 pink grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or camelina oil
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey ( to taste )
  • red Chile flakes ( to taste )
  • salt and pepper
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam inspired by Kimberly Parsons The Yoga Kitchen
. Kimberly says she chose ingredients to help with concentration, memory and known to nurture the nervous system . Works for me !

I replaced the lemon verbena with a lemon rind which I removed after cooking. I didn’t have liquorice powder (who has liquorice powder ??) with vanilla powder and added maple syrup to sweeten it up .

Blueberries or strawberries….the choice is yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Matcha Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins inspired from Cookie and Kate food blog healthy-raspberry-muffins-recipe. I added 2 tsp of matcha powder ( you can add more if you like !) and a cup of vegan dark chocolate chunks . Et voila ! Note -they looked more green than they do in this photo!
Matcha Coconut & Lime Balls to die for . So simple and absolutely delectable !
from The Yoga Kitchen Cookbook .

Matcha Chai Pudding with Mango Puree matcha-chia-pudding . I added mango puree on top to give it a sweeter taste. Loved it !
This pasta was inspired by lemony-spring-pasta-salad-vegan-recipe by First Mess . I put my own spin on it and it tasted fabulous . So so simple . I added wilted greens, pine nuts, dried figs and feta. Truly amazing flavour combo !
Creamy oats silky-creamy-oatmeal from Cardamon and Tea . Absolutely hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. When I need a boost of energy this totally does the trick ! I top with Blueberries, pecans , bee pollen and hemps seeds or pear compote inspired by Green Kitchen at Home cookbook apple-ginger-cardamom-compote. I just substitute the apples with pears . So yummy !!

Ok guys that’s it for today . Gotta run !

Be inspired ๐Ÿ™‚


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