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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

PLANT-BASED, WHOLE FOODS NUTRITION

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

LIVELY™ DESSERTS

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.

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

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Latest Posts.

 

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 | 0 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

Cozy Creamy Mushroom Lentil Stew

A rich and hearty Creamy Mushroom Lentil Stew, made with immune supportive shiitake and an abundance of fresh herbs (chives, chervil and parsley). The perfect, protein-packed meal to cozy up with on a moody, rainy evening. So this was my exciting news for the morning: Disney are bringing out a new DuckTales series! Ole’ Scrooge […]

4 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Apricot Chocolate Popped Quinoa Bars

These no-bake Apricot Chocolate Popped Quinoa Bars are a breeze to make and packed full of plant protein. Pumpkin seed butter holds them together – giving a pop of green whilst providing some zinc. A delicious afternoon snack. Life is good – it’s Sunday after all, my favourite day of the week. I’ve slept in, […]

26 Feb 2017 | 2 comments


 

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