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Lively Desserts: Raw vegan desserts made with organic ingredients

Welcome to Ascension Kitchen.

Plant-Powered Wellness for Body + Soul. 

Welcome to Ascension Kitchen. I’m Lauren Glucina.
I’m a New Zealand based Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist, absolutely
passionate about Food as Medicine, particularly, plant-foods.

This is my online sanctuary to share products, healthy recipes and nutritional information
in the hope that it inspires you to simply include more plant foods in the diet.

Plant based, whole foods recipes

A growing collection of healthy recipes that are free from gluten and refined sugars


Health and wellness articles, and nutritional information on some of my favourite whole foods


My latest offering – four indulgent, raw vegan desserts made with organic ingredients, available in
the freezer section of supermarkets and natural foods stores. 

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Plant-based Nutritionist, Naturopath, Medical Herbalist
Raw Foods Chef & Educator

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17 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa

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16 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

Raw Black Forest Brownie

A rich and fudgy Raw Black Forest Brownie, naturally gluten and dairy free. Cacao, organic tart cherries and vanilla – pretty much the best combo out there.  Last weekend I did two cooking demo’s at the Ceres Healthy Hub Kitchen at the Auckland Food Show. What a blast! I did however have a very typical […]

3 Aug 2017 | 2 comments

Protein Packed Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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27 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Chickpea Spinach Curry

A delicious plant-powered winter Chickpea Spinach Curry packed with warming spices and fresh greens, finished with creamy coconut. Time for a mid-winter curry. This dish has fast become my partner’s favourite. One would think he is quite deprived by the way he carries on sometimes – when I put this in front of him the […]

10 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Homemade Immune-Boosting Digestive Tonic

A super simple yet potent homemade immune-boosting digestive tonic – it’s Fire Cider with a twist. For congested sinuses, coughs and colds over winter. This infused vinegar is an old herbal folk recipe that has been around for an age. I was first introduced to it as ‘Fire Cider’ through American Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar’s book, […]

29 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Shiitake Immuno-Soup

A delicious, filling winter soup with immune supportive shiitake mushrooms, warming ginger and garlic, fresh greens and mineral-rich wakame fronds. Boom. Another one-pot wonder filled with nutritional goodies, well, almost – if you exclude the crispy tofu – though I’m of the mind to keep those little puffed cubes of goodness in there purely for […]

22 Jun 2017 | 0 comments








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