Cook and Connect


As Winter sets in and we begin to gather with our loved ones, we often find ourselves spending more time in our kitchen. Nothing brings people together like a great meal. Keep the connection going beyond the holiday season! We love the ritual of a standing date, one that all your friends know. Make it at regular intervals, like the first Sunday of every month, and let the tradition grow. When friends know that there’s an open door and a great meal awaiting, they’ll make their way over to share the day. Keep it open house style with loose hours. Welcome kids and pets and out of town guests. The more, the merrier. Come one, come all.

We look to the Brits and their traditional Sunday roasts, but our ovens are packed with plants and life-giving nourishment. Plan to serve foods that don’t require last-minute prep. A pot of chili, a casserole, room temperature salads and High Vibrational snacks. Cindy is a big believer in having a few stand-by recipes that she serves at almost every gathering. Her friends have grown to look forward to these tried-and-true treats, and it saves her time and stress. This Sunday gathering is about ease, grace and connecting to friends, not about testing complicated recipes. Keep it simple but inspired. And enjoy the company. You may even inspire a friend or two to start their own traditions.

Great meals start with a great pantry. Stock your shelves with superior foods. Here are a few of our favorites. 


Crack open a jar and spread the love. Made using an ancient method known as stone-grinding, The Coconut Butter is completely raw and never heated. This old world approach of grinding preserves both the coconut’s nutrients and flavor, while resulting in a smooth texture like no other. The white magic inside contains the fat and fiber of Mother Earth's miraculous coconut. We love it by the spoonful or as the base for raw, vegan chocolates. We also love to add it to tonic elixirs and hot cocoa for a rich and healthy plant powered latte. 


Sourced by hand from the foothills of the Pakistani Himalayas, this crystal salt is packed with 84 vital trace minerals to sustain and promote complete body function and wellbeing. Let it amplify the flavor of any dish. Perfect as both a cooking salt and finishing salt, we add it to high vibrational chocolate treats, sprinkle it over savory dishes and even rim a margarita glass. Or use it, like Cindy does, in sauerkrauts and ferments. When the basics are best, you can't go wrong. 


Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is wildcrafted in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Mānuka Bush. Raw, unprocessed and produced in small batches, this honey is teeming with the life force of the hive. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is independently tested and certified in New Zealand using the Methylglyoxal (MGO) grading system, which verifies the authenticity of Mānuka honey. 300+ MGO honey is guaranteed to contain at least 300mg Methylglyoxal per kg. Packed with nutrition, plant enzymes and immune protection, a spoonful a day of this magical Mānuka is a sweet way to keep the doctor away. 

We love to sprinkle Manuka Honey over a tangy nut or seed cheese for instant party magic. Serve with crudités, crackers or fruit.


Sweet, luscious and loaded with nutrients, Lucuma is a staple in our kitchen. This sweet, bioavailable powdered fruit actively works to heal wounds and regenerate tissues by taming inflammation and infusing the body with vital vitamins, minerals, fiber and iron. Whether it’s in sweet creations, beautifying tonics and smoothies, Lucuma is the perfect, nutrient dense addition to any cosmic chef’s pantry. 


Because one should always keep a chocolate bar on hand. Eat your way to radiant beauty. Luscious, rich and utterly delicious this delectable bar of raw chocolate will take your beauty and health to freaky new heights. Crafted by hand each bar is loaded with Raw White Mulberries, Rose Petals, He Shou Wu, Tocos and Pink Himalayan Salt to deeply mineralize the body and nourish the skin for a truly soft and luminous complexion. With a bar on hand, dessert is done.


Ancient Organics takes the utmost care to create this ambrosia, producing their Ghee in small batches in the ancient Ayurvedic manner and only during the full moon, harnessing Earth’s life force. And in order to produce the healthiest and highest vibrational Ghee, the cows subsist on sweet Californian coastal grasses. Ghee can be used in a variety of different ways - on toast, to roast vegetables, in soup to add a yummy golden accent, and can even be used to nourish the skin. We all need healthy fats to help absorb nutrients and provide lubrication to the joints. Indulge in this heavenly treat and feed your body and soul. 

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