Cooking in Late Fall Made Simple

Grilled Veggies with Broccoli 1 onion Bunch of cherry tomatoes Half of a broccoli head 2 Chinese eggplants A Handful of sunflower seeds (optional) Grill or bake eggplants and onion gently glazed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Cut grilled veggies into big pieces, slice broccoli, cut tomatoes in half and place everything into a […]

Combining root veggies with wild edible plants

I’d like to share one of the easiest carrot salads with you, but I modified it to include goodness from the forest. When you walk in the forest or park, get some stalks of goutweed. If you can find it in the very young stages you can also get the leaves as well. The mature […]

Wild Edibles: Raw Burgers with Saltbush

“Meat“:1/3 C raw walnuts½ C sundried tomatoes1 C green onions, cut½ bell pepper, shredded   Base and Garnish: 2 medium zucchinis5 cherry tomatoes5 leaves of saltbush (Atriplex)Salt, pepper to tasteDill to garnish Soak the walnuts for 6-8 hours and drain them. Soak sundried tomatoes, but keep the water to add it to the ‘meat’ later. […]

Vitamins from Nature in early Spring

And what is out of the ground by now in the forest? If you look around you will certainly see some little yellow flowers that are often mistaken for dandelions. They are called Coldsfoot and are in sunflower family. You can simply eat them right there, in the forest or can collect them and put […]

Simplest Carrot Salad Loved by my 6 year old

Many parents tell me that they struggle to introduce veggies into the diet of their little kids. Here is the salad that my daughter makes me to help her to do it. I don’t know what could be simpler than this salad. Ingredients: 2-3 medium sized carrots 2 tart apples 1 table spoon of lemon […]

Where to get natural vitamins in winter

Many of us eat a lot during holidays and then decide to fast a little bit to clean out our bodies with juicing. Since we already learned that pine needles are good for us (1/2 cup of crushed pine needles=1 lemon=5 oranges by Vitamin C content and don’t even try to compare wild-growing pine trees […]

Eating by Nature in Winter Time

Just recently I read a few posts that people fast on juices these days. And they drink juices made out of oranges, watermelons and other tropical fruits. But let’s think. We live in Canada. It is winter now. Nature already prepared everything for us. If you look around in the forest you definitely will not […]

Green Juices

Since I was asked many times to start storing the recipes of my most successful freshly squeezed juice recipes I finally decided to do it here. You are more than welcome to come to our studio to taste them. Today juice is bunch of spinach 2 stalks of celery bunch of swiss chard bunch of […]

Detoxing Raw Food Recipes from Fall Retreats

Raw spaghetti with beet root sauce 2 zucchini medium size 1/2 sundried tomatoes 1 medium size tomato 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1 beet root 1/2 lemon 1 bunch of basil sea salt, black pepper to taste 1 clove of garlic 3 leaves of garlic mustard (optional) Soak sundried tomatoes in water for 2-3 hours depending […]

Raw Detox Foods from our past Retreats

Recipes from the retreat at Hidden Forest Studio Chocolate truffles ½ cup walnuts    ½ cup pitted dates ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes Soak walnuts and dates for a night, then throw them into a food processor and pulse a little bit. Make sure that you still have some small pieces of nuts inside of […]

Complimentary Yoga Class and Raw Food Potluck at Hidden Forest in King City

Oh, yes, we got the date – July 27th!  11 am  –  Complimentary Yoga Class and 12 pm – Raw Food Potluck. Cross your fingers for the weather above our property, because we want to do everything outside! The rules are very simple – come for Yoga class (if you like) and/or come to the […]

Wild Leek Salad

Finally! At this time of the year we can eat right out of the forest. Here is one of Taya’s recipes with wild leek.

My husband needed energy

My husband said that he feels really low on energy, so he asked what I can do to help him to make him feel better without practicing yoga or jogging with our giant King Shepherd puppy, or competitively jumping with our 5 year old. So, I made him a BOMB (not literally): 2 handfuls of […]