Second Nature - Bloom Cookbook 10 Giveaway
What a day yesterday! We’ve had a crazy response to the first day of the giveaway and I was so excited to put the numbers through to select the winners. If you entered the competition you’ll find out the winners names in the email that’s been sent to you already. 

It’s DAY 2 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and today I have a sweet-sour treat for you. Think Vitamin C sherbet. Mmmm! I fell in love with Baobab when I tried Aduna’s Baobab at one of their product launches and I’ve used it ever since. Besides using it in smoothies and desserts, my favourite way to add baobab into my food is via dressings! No need for lemon, as it will give it the right taste and add a heap of a Vitamin C content and not only. Check out below some of the benefits of today’s prize. Good luck! 

Denisa xxo

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Second Nature - Bloom 10 Giveaway
Let’s roll the ball! This is Day 1 of the 10-Day Bloom Launch Giveaway and I’m excited to share with you one of the first green powders and oils I started using when I changed my diet to a plant based one. To this day it’s still one of my favourite green powders and Omega 3:6:9 supplements, perfect for travelling and also as a booster in colder months, when you don’t get as much sun nor fresh, local produce and I feel like I could use some help. Alkalinity is one of the main focuses of the book, as well as the way I started my healthy lifestyle in the first place, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!
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Second Nature - Bloom 10 Giveaway


1. vb: to be in or achieve a state of healthful beauty and vigor.

2. noun: a flourishing, healthy condition.

It’s all happening and we’re celebrating in style! Bloom is officially live and we’re taking 10 days to celebrate life, food and happy moments!

Healthy living is about having fun, enjoying what you’re doing and having the least amount of negative impact on our environment. I am passionate about food, making it super tasty and good for you and for the planet. After years of creating recipes, teaching and sharing what I know about this with the world I have created this book in order to gather my best recipes and methods in one place and make them available worldwide.

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Leftover Juice Pulp Carrot Cake Recipe
Did you ever wonder what to do with leftover juice pulp and felt really sorry when binning it? I know exactly how you feel! I hate wasting food. 
I always say in classes when talking about nut milk, to always try to Repurpose and Reuse leftover pulp, because throwing it away is just like putting money in the bin. 

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Hi there my friend!

Hope you’re amazing! I’m back in the UK and getting myself back on track with the usual routine after a week of adventures aka house moving. Never thought that moving is a dangerous sport, but in this mighty city it is. This has been one of the most stressful weeks I had in a while and I’m so glad it’s over. Phew! The one constant I had while packing, unpacking, repacking and unpacking again (yes that many times, if not more in a week!) was breakfast. I’m so, so grateful for that! It brought balance and some sort of structure to my days. You’ll love this healthy summer breakfast! 

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You know how sometimes you’re so hungry you can’t even bear the thought of taking the food out of the fridge? First of all, if you’re ever like that, drink some warm water. Then proceed to try this recipe, which I created in one of those moments. I do love cooking and I can spend half a day in the kitchen without realising, but that’s my studio and creative place. When it comes to quick fixes, I am a queen at it.

They all have their time, but when you’re busy , it’s all about getting in and out of the kitchen with a happy plate as quick as you can. I am talking about the new fast food in town – raw food! Wait until you try this carrot pasta! 

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I don’t know how you feel about it, but if you’re like me you could eat entire tubs of hummus and just be happy! Right? Well, there’s a reason to that :)

Chickpeas, together with other legumes, contain higher levels of Tryptophan, an amino acid precursor to serotonin. If you’re not familiar with it, serotonin is a neurotransmitter strongly connected to well-being and mood aka the happy chaps in our brain. 

Take anxiety and depression – they’re linked to a serotonin deficiency. Some even claim that chickpeas are responsible for the evolution happening 10000 years ago in the middle eastern are. Regardless of what you think, chickpeas are delicious and make great dips, dressings, cakes, snacks, pancakes, scramble veg. You name it, whether in whole form or ground up as flour. 

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Wild garlic also known as bear’s garlic :) was one of those herbs I grew up with and saw each spring in the fields as a child in the Romanian country side. Later on it was sold at the market in big bunches and we used it for salads and soups. It has a strong garlic-peppery taste and there’s no way you can miss it. The beauty of it is that it grows freely around parks and fields and it’s in season in March/April so it can be picked up on your walk. 


Besides being used in salads or soups, it makes a fantastic pesto ingredient instead of basil. It’s strong, pungent and long lasting and if you pair it with the right ingredients you have an absolutely killer combination! Plus, it’s super good for you! Antibacterial, antibiotic and antiseptic makes a great addition if you’re feeling under the weather. Plus, it lowers blood pressure, so if you struggle with that, stock up on it and make some pesto!

Ollie and I went nuts for this vegan wild garlic pesto recipe and we’re already half way through the jar since yesterday!! Nuts indeed! Time to go for a walk to pick up some more this weekend. Here’s how it’s made…

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In the process of preparing for last week’s Raw Desserts Masterclass (which was one of the best classes I’ve run so far!) I’ve taken time to do some research on sugar as it’s the hottest subject nowadays. You might have encountered a blog post, article or someone doing an sugar-free diet already. Or you’re doing it already. But what’s the deal with sugar and why did we end up where we are today? 
You know what? Change is fantastic! We need change in order to continue growing, and if we’re not growing, we’re dying. It’s as simple as that. 

Change comes in all sorts of ways. You might change your work place, your location or style. You might even change your diet and way of living. That is good. Usually, change is welcomed with resistance. Don’t we all know it so well? But what happens when you cross the threshold? How do you feel about it? Today I want to share some of my recent small BIG change, what I’ve learnt from it and 3 small changes you can make to live a healthier lifestyle and hope to at least inspire you to make a small change. 

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Hi there! I’m Denisa, Health Coach and Raw Chef

As a Health Coach and Plant Based Chef my passion is helping busy people to live healthier, happier lives. Food is so much more than fuel. Food is an experience. It's passion, energy, memory, connection, and plays a big role in the healing of our minds and our bodies. On this website, you can find recipes and lifestyle tips and explore different ways of healing through food and I'll be there for you every step along the way, as your coach and mentor to guide you back to better health.



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