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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. 

I hope you enjoy this space! Sign up to my newsletter below if you’d like to stay
up to date with my recipes and health tips.

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

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22 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

10 Ways to Stay Healthy Over Winter

So far I’ve been quite impressed with winter – it is certainly crisp but hasn’t been too miserable – is the worst to come I wonder? Today I have 10 ways to stay healthy over winter, with a plant-powered focus, of course! The key to a healthy immune system is to manage stress, sleep well, […]

16 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Raw Pistachio Salted Caramel Slice

Every now and then you need something totally over-the-top decadent, don’t you think? The long weekend was the perfect excuse for this rich Raw Pistachio Salted Caramel Slice. The addition of peanuts lends a bit of a Snickers feel.  The long weekend saw me asking myself this: in what ways am I nourishing myself outside the […]

6 Jun 2017 | 1 comment

Anti-inflammatory Thai Pumpkin Soup

A luscious anti-inflammatory Thai Pumpkin Soup with turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime, chilli, cumin, coriander, coconut milk, and roasted pumpkin. Naturally gluten free and plant-based. Pumpkin soup is certainly a classic – but the addition of these flavoursome herbs and spices take it from comfort food to a bowl of therapeutic goodness. The key spices […]

29 May 2017 | 2 comments

Speedy Super Seed Crackers

Today I have what I hope will become an absolute staple in your kitchen, as it is in mine. The perfect seed cracker, complete with ample crunch, best topped with all things green and wild! Naturally gluten free and an absolute breeze to prepare. Now, if you’re an 80s babe like me, you’ll be well […]

14 May 2017 | 0 comments

Are you getting enough magnesium? {+ top food sources}

Marvellous magnesium – so critical to the running of our bodies (it is required for over 300 biochemical reactions), it plays a role in supporting healthy cardiovascular function, nerve and muscle relaxation, blood sugar balance, bone health and production of energy. This post will focus on how to get enough of this important mineral in […]

8 May 2017 | 0 comments

Rhubarb Apple Amaranth Porridge

Mix up your morning routine with this seasonal, stewed Rhubarb, Apple and Amaranth Porridge cooked with ginger, vanilla and coconut. Naturally gluten free, high protein and delicious with a wee drizzle of pure maple syrup. I’m sharing another nutritious breakfast option today, to add some variety to your morning. I find that I need to […]

22 Apr 2017 | 2 comments

Gluten Free Coconut Date Banana Bread

A simple, gluten free Coconut Date Banana Bread with no added sugar, sweetened naturally with whole dates. Soft and a little more cake– than bread-like, this is a large recipe to feed a hungry family! Devoured in minutes in our household. Firstly, what an exciting week! The launch of my new LIVELY™ Desserts range has […]

14 Apr 2017 | 0 comments








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