We have passed the mid way point, where light equals dark, from here on, the light fades...
I find the change of seasons a natural time to reflect, harvest time especially I feel filled with gratitude for all the love and nourishment Mother Earth provides. I feel deep gratitude for all in my life that gives it greater purpose and meaning, and all the ways that allow me deeper connection to and alignment with the rhythms of life, light and dark, day and night, summer, autumn, winter, spring, full moon to dark moon.
Here is a fresh price list, now is a perfect time to stock your pantry for the slower, colder months ahead. Light, cool, summery food will slowly be replaced with warmer winter nourishment. I have organic black rice, which is highly nutritious and oh so delicious, I have been enjoying coconut black rice pudding as a warming breakfast. Rice, buckwheat and quinoa all make delicious nourishing gluten free porridge alternatives, and flavours are only limited by your imagination...
I am loving teaching Yoga at Kingston House, 123 Hone Heke Road. It is a perfect yoga space, local, quiet, beautiful wooden floors, doors that open wide to let the sun and fresh air in and a stunning outlook onto nature and greenery. Please join me, Mondays 6.30 - 7.30pm and Wednesdays 9.30 - 10.30am, also Wednesdays 3.15 - 4.15pm at Oromahoe School. $10 a class.
No Yoga at school this Wednesday afternoon as we hold workshops every day after school this week in preparation for the first Environmental Food and Film Festival at Oromahoe School on Friday April 7. There will be an outdoor cinema with environmental films for adults and children, food stalls and more. Come along, more details here
Here are a bunch of recipes for sweet and savoury gluten free pumpkin scones... you are either a scone person or not... if not, sorry. If yes... enjoy! : )
I would love to see some reviews, if you have ordered organic whole foods from me, tried a recipe or come to a yoga class I would love to hear some feedback and for you to review me on my Facebook page so others can get more of a feel for what Conscious Life is about...
Once past 12 reviews I will pick one of you lovelies at random to win a little yoga + organic whole food love package... free classes, a beautiful handmade savasana eye mask made by my beautiful and talented friend Jaye and some nourishing treaties.
All my love,
We are One Conscious Life,
Pumpkin and Buckwheat Scones
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup brown rice flour
2 cups grated pumpkin
1 tsp baking soda
1 - 1 + 1/2 cups coconut cream or milk of your choice
This is the basic recipe... for savoury add a pinch of salt and some fresh herbs, I used rosemary and basil. For sweet add some spice and dried fruit, I used 1 tsp cinnamon (ginger would work too) and 1/2 cup raisins.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, add coconut cream last and don't mix too much, see how much liquid you need, somewhere around one and a quarter to one and a half cups of liquid usually, you want it quite moist, not too dry. Flour your baking tray and spoon the scone mix onto it, dust some more flour over the top and then use your hands to shape into one big round or square. (Because it's gluten free to keep it soft and moist and not dry it needs to be a bit wetter than normal scone mix). Use a knife to cut into segments or squares and then bake at 180 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.
Pumpkin and Paneer Buckwheat scones
Add to the basic recipe...
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped greens
1/2 cup chopped paneer or sun dried tomatoes