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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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up to date with my recipes and health tips.

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

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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

Coconut Quinoa Porridge {Sprouted!}

An energetically warming, grounding bowl of nourishment – Coconut Quinoa Porridge cooked with aromatic spices and soft Medjool dates with a handful of toasted walnuts to finish. The cooking time for this lovely breakfast is made all the quicker if you sprout the quinoa ahead of time. Autumn is here and for many (particularly us […]

9 Apr 2017 | 0 comments

Healthy Raw Cashew Goji Brittle

This Raw Cashew Goji Brittle is a healthy and plant-based  version of the classic – made without butter, sugar or corn syrup, using whole food ingredients and goji for an antioxidant hit. It was my partner’s birthday last week, and, as he does every year, he requested a batch of my Raw Caramel Slice to […]

26 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Chargrilled Capsicum Hummus with Cashews & Miso

We’re back to my favourite time of the year you guys. Autumn is just the best. Less intensity, crisp mornings, longer shadows and comfy leggings. The Autumnal Equinox is here on Monday, night and day are balanced before the slow descent into Winter. It’s also a time for harvest, and the best fruits and vegetables […]

18 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Nutrition and Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them! The humble flaxseed, the ‘it’ seed before chia came along. I am particularly fond of them as they […]

12 Mar 2017 | 0 comments








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