Author: Claire Bartlett

Vegan custard

Vegan custard

Sometimes the veganized version of a well known food just isn’t good. But other times you strike gold, like with this vegan custard! It was adapted from a recipe found on good old Pinterest and it worked a treat…which is what it is! Try it…

The great outdoors – great for the mind

The great outdoors – great for the mind

Research has shown that getting out in nature can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Research has also shown that spending time outdoors can lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone responsible for the fight or flight response). We know that spending…

Seafood  Boil

Seafood Boil

It’s well and truly summer here in California. The days are lazy and warm, there’s lots of time in the water and eating outside as often as possible is the best! We recently hosted my best friend’s birthday party and wanted to make something delicious…

Real wellness change – what does it take?

Real wellness change – what does it take?

One of the major components of our Restore Wellness Program is mindset. When we have our minds focused on what we are doing in a positive way, the results are more likely to be positive, and the process becomes more enjoyable. When we’re able to…

11 minute chakra balancing meditation – get aligned

11 minute chakra balancing meditation – get aligned

We love us some meditation! This chakra balancing meditation is a beautiful way to balance energy within the body and help you feel aligned throughout your day. We always feel much more balanced and just generally happier when we meditate regularly. But, we also understand…

Cucumber noodle salad

Cucumber noodle salad

I was recently introduced to cucumber noodles as an alternative to zucchini noodles, or zoodles.  Why it didn’t occur to me to use them before, I’ll never know, because these cucumber noodles make for a deliciously refreshing salad option! Throw in a couple of other…

Cauliflower pizza bases

Cauliflower pizza bases

If you’re trying to get more plants into your life (and we all should be!) then these cauliflower pizza bases are for you. They are also gluten and oil free. We have a lot of Friday pizza nights with friends. It was about time we gave…

Simple wellness tips – keep that new year momentum going!

Simple wellness tips – keep that new year momentum going!

We’ve reached February and some of that “it’s a brand new year, brand new start” energy may be starting to wane. How about some simple wellness tips to keep that healthy glow going strong, with just a few simple additions to your routine? Go on,…

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

I often get our groceries delivered, which is an incredible blessing in our busy lives. But sometimes that means I don’t get exactly what we ordered. Sometimes I choose the wrong size item – it has become a bit of a joke that I, ahem,…

How I almost missed Lady Gaga (in Vegas!) because of my boobs

How I almost missed Lady Gaga (in Vegas!) because of my boobs

Warning: there is a photo of a ruptured implant, post surgery, toward the bottom of the page. I’m an over-sharer and always have been, but I think in that there is authenticity and that’s what actually helps people, and helping people is what I’m all…