I decided to end my month of the crazy nut phase with chocolate brownies. These bite size decadent treats are the perfect snacks in between meals to give you an energy boost as well as providing you with essential minerals and vitamins, so a guilt free dessert!
I love starting my mornings with a good smoothie, and for the longest time it was always a green one. Then i'd crack open a coconut at some point and drink the water and use the meat for dessert or bread recipes. However I found I wasn't using the meat as much and often I'd end up feeding it to Caileag or wasting it. So one morning I decided to blend it with the water and I've never looked back... Now every morning I start off with a coconut smoothie, and then I have a green juice instead.
This month has been a nut/seed heavy month for me. I find I go through phases or obsessions, and in August it was nuts. From nut milks to nut butters, cheesecakes to energy balls, as long as I can throw nuts into it, I've done it! With the recent purchase of a spirooli and my fellow teacher Meagz coming over for lunch, I decided to make raw Pad Thai.
A few Saturdays ago I decided to visit the Subiaco's Farmer's Market, I hardly go since every week I get most of my groceries at the Subiaco Station Street Market and that has always served me well. However during my recent nut/seed phase I'd stumbled across The Little Shop of Plenty, which in their product list include dehydrated pizza bases so I thought I'd go have a look.
Well it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I met Kim and Mark, this lovely couple who are dedicated to making wholesome foods with fresh, organic, local and minimally processed ingredients. Their stall include an array of raw goodies from superfood slices, macaroons, nut cheeses, dehydrated barks to breakfast granola. Whilst digging into a raw green tea macaroon, I saw that they were offering a raw food workshop so of course I signed up and then left their stall with buckwheat bark, a beautiful lemon cheesecake, a herb cashew probiotic cream cheese and a portobello mushroom pate, all which were absolutely amazingly tasty!
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...