About Trinity @ Trinity's Conscious Kitchen

Trinity Bourne is a recipe developer, retreat chef and food blogger with over 20 years of experience in the world of conscious cuisine. After a profound spiritual awakening in 1995, Trinity creates from a heartfelt, meditative and joyful space, inspired by her compassion for all sentient life.

A smoothie to nourish the soul – my spiritual wellness smoothie

Every morsel we eat plays a role on our spiritual journey. The energy of our food becomes a part of our being, it goes soul deep - flooding into our cells; directly impacting our vibration by either lowering or raising it (depending on what we choose to consume). We are spiritual beings in physical, human [...]

Soda Loaf Bread – Gluten-free Vegan – no xantham gum or yeast

Bread is one of those really simple things in life that we can take for granted - until of course you either give up (or start reducing) your gluten intake! After giving up gluten, bread is probably one of the first things that you'll miss. I mean you can sort of get used to it, [...]

Banana Porridge for Breakfast – and the joys of gluten-free oats

Porridge! It's warming, filling and very satisfying to have porridge in the morning for breakfast. A welcomed change from my usual superfood smoothies on chilly winter days too. About gluten-free oats (for those who need to watch their gluten intake) Now, I must admit, being very sensitive to gluten I used to find that porridge [...]

How to Make a Delicious Vegan Gravy (mushroom & parsley style recipe)

The truth is, I don't normally write my gravy recipes down. I tend to just wing it and make them up as I go along. However they do have similarities in the way I make them and I am often asked, so I am delighted to share an easy, special recipe with you today. Just [...]

Masala Chai Rooibos ‘Tea’ Recipe with Health Benefits

Let's talk about Masala Chai! Chai actual means tea. Masala means spices. Easy. People adore the fragrant, soul-nurturing infusion of a good chai that permeates to the core. It can warm you up in the depths of winter, keeping you bright in the summer. It ensures that your mind stays sharp whilst imparting a relaxed [...]

Homemade Artisan Chocolate Raw Cacao & Lucuma

It's incredibly rewarding to see a few extraordinary ingredients, melt in the pot together, to create a divine, alchemical blend of sensual deliciousness.  There's nothing quite like a bit of Homemade Artisan Chocolate. Chocolate has been given a bad rap over the years, mainly owing to the refined sugar, dairy, additives and ethics of it. [...]

Carob Cosmos Bars with Hemp (no-bake, vegan, gluten-free, no refined sugar)

Less is so often more. I am amazed at how five simple ingredients can dance together to create cosmic alchemy in the kitchen. Today's no-bake Carob Cosmos Bars are naturally vegan, gluten-free and without refined sugar, as you would expect from Trinity's Conscious Kitchen. They are energizing, and delicious endowed with super healthy ingredients. Carob [...]

Healing Superfood Hemp & Maca Smoothie with banana, ginger and mango

Superfood smoothies are my favourite way to start the day! I always feel so honoured that I am able to gift my body with the benefits of these little treasures. They give me a sustained boost of energy and flood my system with a wonderful vibrancy to keep me energised all morning long. I don't [...]

Hemp & Beet Veggie Burger Recipe – gluten-free & vegan

When it comes to sharing veggie burgers, nothing brings me more joy that seeing the look of delight on my friends faces when they take that first bite. Not only do I want people to be transformed on a magical journey of deliciousness when they eat my food, but I also want my burgers to [...]

Easy Creamy Coconut Squash Soup with Ginger

As the bright orange and yellow leaves begin to turn and a cooling breeze fills the air, suddenly hearty, warming soups become incredibly inviting once more. The farmers market here in Glastonbury, is beginning to fill up with squashes and pumpkins, with their gorgeous assortment of shapes and colours. I just can't resist bringing them [...]

Golden Veggie Crumble Pie with Creamy Coconut Sauce

Hands up who is feeling the need for some super healthy feel-good comfort food! Today's recipe is exactly the sort of thing I might make when creating cuisine for a large group of people on retreat. It's nurturing, delicious, nourishing and keeps everyone delightedly happy. It also works well if you are cooking for one, [...]

Ginger Raw Slaw with Beet & Cauliflower

Nothing quite gets me excited about salads as a colourful, vibrant ginger raw-slaw. I just love, love, love, nutrient-packed  raw veggies, dancing in a flavoursome, creamy vegan sauce. In true conscious kitchen style, every ingredient I use is naturally brimming with goodness, helping to provide a plethora of health-affirming deliciousness. I am constantly changing my [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe – gluten-free, vegan

Most recipes that I make are only ever made once, on the spur of the moment - divinely inspired in the here-and-now, never written down or even remembered. I am a retreat chef (amongst the many other, varied things that I do), catering for groups of between 8 and 24 guests. I make everything up [...]

What would it look like if the whole world went vegan?

So what would it look like if everyone in the world went vegan? This hauntingly inspirational video features vegan Schindler's List actor Jochen Nickel, playing a grandfather as he walks with his grandson through the the ruins of an abandoned factory farm, one of thousands that were closed when humans stopped eating animals...

Papaya & Coconut Smoothie Bowl (only 3 ingredients)

Today I am sending you warm tropical breezes, writing from the Canary Islands. I am away from home on a private retreat for my own self-inspired healing. Rest, letting go, hiking in the beautiful countryside are all the order of the week. To be honest, I've had several strong wake-calls over the last year to [...]

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup with warming spices

Nothing beats a one pot, no fuss meal, for some spur of the moment deliciousness. I enjoy this as a well rounded, nurturing evening meal. This soup contains a fabulous blend of nutrients, protein, essential fats and nurturing spices - a whole, complete dinner. It also sits nicely in the pan for days, ideal if [...]

Chia Mango Breakfast Pudding Bowl – super healthy deliciousness

Being a retreat chef - what a joy! Not only do I get to make the most delicious soul-inspired food and serve it to the most beautiful souls on retreat, it gives me the enormous privilege of filling my shopping trolley with bountiful loads of delicious, organic goodness! It's like a delightful treasure hunt as [...]

The Secret At The Bottom Of The Well Of Grief

Getting to know our pain I’ve noticed that those who face experiences of the darkest, most challenging times often end up shining the brightest light of all. It’s quite paradoxical in a way. It’s usually the people who go right into the heart of their darkness, who find something deeper; something beyond it all. They [...]

Homemade Maca Granola (gluten-free, vegan, no refined sugar)

Breakfast, snack food, dessert, easy camping meal - granola has a multitude of satisfying uses! When it comes to granola I love a bit of a crunch. I love it when it sticks together so that I can reach into the jar for a cluster or two whenever that jar should catch my eye. Not [...]

All about Maca – tips – amazing health benefits & recipes

What is Maca? Maca (Lepidium meyenii or Lepidium peruvianum) traditionally grows in the Peruvian Andes at an incredible altitude of between 4000 and 4500 metres. It has truly earned its place in superfood history, successfully withstanding the harsh thrashing winds, intense sunlight, and extreme cold weather of such a climate for at least 3000 years. Other [...]

Ginger Ninja Flu Shot Juice To Blast Away Those Nasties!

There's nothing like a Ginger Ginja Flu Shot Juice to blast away those nasties! During the colder months, with central heating, confined spaces and less fresh air we are exposed to so many more viruses, like the flu. I am however, pleased to say that I have a few tried and tested tricks to keep [...]

All about Cardamom and its health benefits (with recipes)

Cardamom is one of the most valued spices in the world with an intense aromatic flavour used to bring out the best in both savoury and sweet dishes. Its eloquence, culinary magic and healing powers have earned it the title “Queen Of Spices”. This magical spice enjoys a colourful history dating back thousands of years. [...]

Cardamom & Cashew Shortbread Cookies – gluten-free, vegan

Cardamom! This highly prized ancient spice has an intense, aromatic flavour that brings out the best in both sweet and savoury dishes. In some countries it has a well celebrated reputation as an aphrodisiac, in other countries you'll find people chewing on the seeds to freshen breath and to discourage harmful bacteria in the mouth. [...]

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (vegan, gluten-free, no-bake)

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it's a haven of peace. It's my sanctuary from the 'storm', whatever what is going on in the crazy world 'out there'. It's my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want [...]

An Amazing First Conscious Kitchen Retreat – I am humbled

What a wonderful weekend! It was my very first Conscious Kitchen Retreat, where the idea was to combine delectably healthy plant-based cuisine with meditation and connecting with the soul. It was a small, intimate and friendly group, from all walks of life, some new to the journey, others who've been walking the path for some [...]

Raw Sunflower Seed Pate and the Divine Spark of the Cosmos

Today we are going to shine like the sun, because this - my conscious kitchen friends - is no ordinary recipe... it is the ultimate vibration raising pate! I soak the sunflower seeds overnight, which starts the spouting process. Soaking unleashes an incredible life force from a dormant, raw seed. It's the same miraculous life [...]

Roast Cashew Soup with Butternut Squash & Ginger (dairy-free, vegan)

This is well and truly the soup of the month here in Trinity's Kitchen. A firm reader favourite from my book Angelicious. Most of the time involved in creating this soup is spent waiting for things to bake and cook quietly in the background, whilst you can be getting on with something else in the [...]

Superfood Salad to Boost Your Immune System Fast

Earlier in the season as the days started getting darker and colder, I began to make a special effort to infuse more powerful, immune-boosting additions to my daily foods. At the moment my salads are getting a gorgeous dose of freshly grated ginger, garlic, parsley and lemon. These extra things have very potent health benefits. [...]

What I am having for Christmas Dinner (totally plant-based & gluten-free)

This year I'll be having Christmas Dinner with a small group of friends and family. We'll all be enjoying a table filled with totally plant-based, gluten-free, healthy deliciousness. Consciously preparing cuisine, with love, means that we can truly celebrate in style and know that we are honouring other sentient life in the process... Of course [...]

How to make chocolate at home (super quick guide)

It's no secret that I love making my own chocolate. The secret is to buy good organic, fairly traded ingredients and make it with love. Most people who haven't created this delectable treat before assume that it's complicated. Once you know how you'll see that it is really easy. Not only that, you'll find that [...]

Gluten-free Vegan Banana Bread Recipe – absolutely delicious!

Let's talk about feel-good comfort food! Sometimes you just want something that has a perfect moist cake texture whilst giving you a sweet (but not sugary sweet) 'ahhhhh' moment - leaving you feeling satiated, yet not bloated. Now we're talking! My good friend Oliver aka 'Banana Man' (who I affectionately named, because he's crazy, crazy, [...]

What’s in my pilates pre-workout juice? And why I do pilates?

I've long since recognised the necessity of exercise for a life of health and wellness. Walking, hiking and a dabble of yoga, here and there, have regularly featured in my life... however, admittedly, over the years I developed a bit of a tendency to become laid back with fitness. My lower back was giving me [...]

Vegan is going mainstream – 2015 Video Event Roundup

People all over the world are realising that being vegan is not only an ethical choice, but also crucial for health, longevity and the planet. It’s going mainstream! Having thrived on a totally plant-based diet for 21 years myself, I am totally over-joyed to witness the surge in compassion towards sentient life that has happened [...]

12 Homemade Edible Gifts Ideas (ethical, vegan & gluten free)

Giving a gift is an opportunity to really express our heart and soul. Giving speaks volumes of the compassion that we feel toward others. Giving a gift is also an opportunity to express how much we care about the world around us. When I give gifts, I want to make sure that I am celebrating [...]