Spicy Sweet Potato Balls (gf)

I hope this post finds you well + in good spirits! It has been awhile in between posts + I do endeavour to share more with you – I promise! I LOVE being of service + inspiring others to live a healthier lifestyle – in the kitchen, physically, emotionally + spiritually. Everything my bespoke business “Natural Health Conscious Living” encompasses.

These little morsels are crispy on the outside – and soft + mushy on the inside. A perfect appetiser, or main served with a side salad of beets, goats cheese, spinach + walnuts.


1 large cooked orange sweet potato (+ mashed)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1-2 tsp chilli flakes
1 minced garlic clove
bunch fresh coriander chopped
bunch parsley chopped
1/4 cup gluten free plain flour
pink sea salt
cracked black pepper

sesame seeds
rice bran oil

plunging sauce

1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1-2 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil *use the juice of 1/2 lemon if you don’t have
1/2 tsp paprika
chopped fresh mint
chopped fresh dill


Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl in the order mentioned above. Mix together well until the mixture comes together. Season.

Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Mix together the ingredients for the plunging sauce. Set aside.

Roll the mixture into bite sized balls + coat in sesame seeds. Shallow fry the balls in rice bran oil over a medium heat until golden + crispy. Drain on paper towel. I use a heavy based pan for this.

Serve with the yoghurt sauce immediately.

In health + happiness,

Kristy x

Emotional healing

We must be courageous, in the pursuit of facing our issues in the emotional realm if we want to live a deeply fulfilling life. The cause of every emotion is within. Unresolved feelings of hurt, pain, anger, guilt + sadness (negative emotions), buried in our energetic bodies and heart, need to be brought to the surface. As to, do limiting beliefs, which are of our lifetime + deeply held in our subconscious.

Bringing about awareness, leading to transformation + healing. Thus raising the body’s energetic vibration.

As our vibrations rise, lower energies can no longer be endured. These lower vibrations want to be released – restoring the equilibrium of the body to peace and balance.

During this cleansing process, emotional patterns + old, unresolved feelings surface and release. These sub-sequential experiences are sometimes confused with a return to a former, or less developed state. This is not the case. We must revisit + release trapped negative emotions, before we can allow for the new. Experiencing the cleansing deeply. Surrendering to the path of healing. Re-calibrating.

Just as nutrition, exercise and getting a good night’s rest are good habits (that must be continually practised to be effective), your emotional wellbeing requires ongoing care as well.

By being present with your feelings – feeling them completely, allows them to arise in the body and observe the sensations that occur as a result. Without judgement + shame. Nurturing the inner child within. Loving yourself through the process, which is transformative for healing.

Letting go of the need to control. The resistance. Allowing the natural course of healing to take place.

Meditation is a great place to start. Mindfulness has a positive effect on emotional well-being, that can be used in conjunction with other holistic modalities. There is no right or wrong way to mediate. Finding a method that resonates with you + practising consistently, will not only enhance your emotional healing – but will help to balance your emotions and well-being.


Essential oils are powerful healers + can support us tremendously through the healing process. Assisting in the physical body, the energetic body + the heart. Helping to increase spiritual awareness, illuminating limiting beliefs + inspiring change and growth.

Natural, holistic tools, providing us with assistance to purify the body’s systems, balancing bodily functions + raising our energetic vibration. Creating an environment for healing, supporting the body through the process.

Essential Oils

A companion to your essential oils and emotional healing is the book “Emotions and Essential Oils. A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing”. A cross reference for oils + their emotional descriptions, an emotions index + decoding emotional symptoms. A user friendly guide for tending to your emotional health.

A few of my personal essential oil favourites include:

Arborvitae – trusting the universe, living in flow. Surrendering to universal consciousness. Harmony + peace. *Crown chakra

Bergamot – the oil of self love + acceptance. Helping to relieve feelings of judgement and low self esteem. Cleansing negative feelings + limiting belief systems and generating movement in the body’s energy system.  *Solar plexus + heart chakra

Frankincense – the oil of truth + wisdom. Letting go of lower vibrations and false truths. Creating new, higher perspectives and visions. Awakening + enlightenment. *Crown chakra

Ginger – empowerment oil. Encouraging presence and commitment. Taking responsibility for one’s life + their circumstances. Infuses integrity and accountability. *Solar plexus chakra 

Grapefruit – honouring one’s body. Encouraging a positive relationship/self image. Curbing emotional eating. *Solar plexus chakra

Lemongrass – a powerful energy cleanser. Allowing old + limiting beliefs, negativity + toxic energy to easily diffuse and encourages a path forward of letting go + change. *Diffuse to cleanse a space.

Litsea – manifestation oil. Inspiration + intuition. Higher consciousness. Internal clarity and alignment. *Crown + third eye chakra

Spearmint – speaking ones truth with confidence, clarity of expression + communication. Encouraging one’s words to be in alignment with their heart. *Throat chakra

Vetiver – grounding + centering. Honing in one’s energy to the physical world. Deeply connecting to one’s emotions + feelings. Getting to the root of emotions. *Base chakra

Wild Orange – encouraging abundance + letting go of scarcity mindsets. Reminding of the limitless supply found in nature. Inspiring cheer, spontaneity, generosity + creativity. *Sacral Chakra

Ylang Ylang – reconnects the mind to the heart. Emotional trauma release. Support emotional healing to flow naturally. Emotional connection + intuition. Restoring connection with one’s inner child. *Heart chakra

If you would like further information regarding essential oils, please book in with me here: Schedule an Essential Oils Intro

Or alternatively, you can invest in pure, natural essential oils here: Online shop

Reiki is about bringing you back to your natural, universe-given ability to evolve and live life vibrantly. Chakras, it’s believed, hold the tantalising ability to heal. The power is already within you. Reiki (Rei – meaning “universal” and Ki – meaning “energy”) is life-force, sacred, universal energy that is channeled through the practitioner, providing a conduit to the client. A therapeutic technique that allows your life-force energy to be fuelled and your chakra’s more balanced.

Dream catcher

Reiki raises consciousness, identifying limiting beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviours that have led to disruptions in energy flow and coaxes the body to utilise its natural healing abilities to transmute negative energy patterns, and release that which is holding us back.

Creating a space for heightened states of physical, energetic and emotional awareness. Clarity. Truth seeking.

Transforming your pain into wisdom.

Instilling new, positive beliefs, that serve your highest good.

If you would like to book a Reiki energy session with me – please do so here: Schedule a Reiki Appointment

With absolute love,

Kristy x

*Always use the highest quality, independently tested therapeutic grade essential oils, that have met rigorous testing, verifying purity and composition.

Check with your health care professional if you have any pre-existing issues prior to using essential oils. or if you are pregnant.

***Please note. All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site. 

Gada Gado + the simplest peanut sauce… plus, Cooking with essential oils

Gado Gado is an authentic vegetarian Indonesian salad, full of protein (tofu + usually with boiled eggs, but I somehow missed them) – with a dense peanut sauce that takes the dish next level. Let’s be honest, I would dip anything into that sauce – or just eat it on it’s own!!

A multi-layered veg delight, a combination of raw and cooked, sliced and arranged.

peanut sauce

3 tbsp organic crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp organic tamari
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp raw honey
1 kaffir lime leaf *blitzed
3 drops doTERRA lime oil
1 drop doTERRA ginger oil

boiling water *as required

crispy tofu

1 pack organic firm tofu
3 tbsp organic corn flour
shichimi togarashi *(Japanese red pepper seasoning mix – found in asian stores)
sea salt
cracked black pepper
organic coconut oil

Assorted chopped veggies – including crispy lettuce, carrot, boiled potato, cucumber, tomato, peppers, cabbage, beans, spring onions, sprouts + boiled eggs.


Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Gently add a little boiled water at a time until you get a nice thick sauce consistency. Set aside.

Drain the tofu on paper towel + pat dry carefully.

Add the corn flour, shichimi togarashi, sea salt + cracked black pepper into a small bowl (to taste). Set aside.

Add a tbsp or so, of coconut oil to a frypan over a med-high heat.

Gently coat each piece + sides of the tofu cubes in the cornflour mixture, and add to the hot frypan. Continue to flip tofu until all sides are golden brown + crispy. *add more coconut oil if necessary

Serve immediately with chopped veggies + peanut sauce.



Cooking with Essential Oils

It’s soo handy having essential oils on hand to cook with, not only do they provide meals with a potent + powerful flavour, but they also allow the consumers to enjoy the internal health benefits that the essential oil may hold, as well as providing a safe, natural way to flavour your food. Offering convenience when fresh ingredients are not available.

Frequently used for their internal benefits, essential oils provide a simple way to promote wellness in the body. Depending on the oil, you can use essential oils to promote healthy digestion, cleanse the body, support healthy function of the body’s systems, provide the body with antioxidants, and other internal benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all essential oils are safe for consumption. Always refer to reliable sources, that provide information about the safe internal use of essential oils. doTERRA identify their essential oils that are considered safe to add to your food + beverages in the below eBook, Cooking with Essential Oils – (along with those not to), PLUS; safety, usage, best practices, recipes + plenty of other helpful information. Not all essential oils are created equal. It is imperative to use high quality, thoroughly tested oils, that are food grade.

Cooking with Essential Oils eBOOK

There’s always a place for herbs and spices – we need the variety of nutrients they offer! But sometimes, it’s just easier to add a drop or two of essential oil, instead of spending time chopping, slicing + prepping. On other occasions, an essential oil can take the place of a recipe’s artificial flavouring ingredient.

To shop doTERRA essential oils visit MY ONLINE SHOP (instructions are on the right) or alternatively, email naturalhealthconsciousliving@hotmail.com for my assistance! 

With love,

Kristy x

*Always check with your health care professional if you have any pre-existing issues prior to using essential oils. or if you are pregnant.

All material on this site is provided for information only, and may not be construed as personal medical advice to diagnose or treat. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The author claims no responsibility or liability, for any loss or damage incurred by use of information provided by this site.