Yogi Tea

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Yogi Tea Recipe

Here’s a cozy hot tea that makes the whole house smell fabulous.

The simple pleasures is where it’s at in life. With the winter months and the colder weather here, simple pleasures like a spicy warm homemade cup of delightful tea can help shift our energy and feel a sense of gratitude.

This recipe brings me so much joy, not only in making it but also sharing it with friends. I often have a pot of this simmering on the stove during the colder months.

It’s the perfect accompaniment on the sofa, by the fire, or under a warm cozy blanket. The delightful taste of the combined spices is beautiful. It is definitely one for the taste buds and it warms the body and soul with every nurturing sip of this cup of love.

Make it for friends and the whole family to enjoy.

Hope you love this as much as we do!

You can substitute any milk alternative of your choice. i.e. Oat Milk, Almond Milk, etc.

*Here is the original Yogi Bhajan recipe:

Measurements can vary according to your taste. Be careful not to put in too many cloves or cinnamon sticks.

To 3 litres of boiling water add:

  • 20 whole cloves, see them dance!
  • 20 whole green cardamom pods (you can open them up)
  • 20 whole black peppercorns
  • 5 sticks of cinnamon

Continue boiling for 15 – 20 minutes, then add:

  • 1/4 teaspoon of any black tea. After one or two minutes add:
  • 1/2 cup cold milk per cup of remaining liquid

When it returns to the boiling point, remove immediately from heat. (Watch closely so it doesn’t boil over.) Strain and serve with honey to taste, if desired.

The black pepper is a blood purifier, the cardamom is for the colon, the cloves for the nervous system, and the cinnamon for the bones. The milk aids in the easy assimilation of the spices and avoids irritation to the colon. The black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, achieving a new chemical structure which makes the tea a healthy as well as delicious drink.

Slices of fresh ginger root may also be included, especially when you are suffering from a cold, recovering from the flu, or you just want extra energy.

*This recipe is from the Book; Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power. It was printed with permission from Copyright 1969 Yogi Bhajan.

with Love,



Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce


There is something so soothing and comforting about having a pot of cranberry sauce on the stove preparing for the holidays. Maybe it is the anticipation of gatherings with friends and family or the appreciation of making my food from scratch. It also fills the home with a beautiful smell that warms the soul. 


I have made this recipe for years during the holidays with my mother-in-law. It is so simple that I often will make a few batches and preserve it for the winter months. Fresh cranberry season is October in Ontario, right around Thanksgiving so a great time to make it to go with your turkey dinner. 


Yes I love serving this over Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner but it is also great in wraps, or turkey sandwiches. I love it with a roasted chicken dinner and squash. It is wonderful on some crostini with goat cheese and a dollop right on top, and a wonderful accompaniment to any cheese and charcuterie board. 

Enjoy with love,




5-8 cups of cranberries

1 cup of water

2 cups of sugar*

1 orange (zest and juice)

1 lemon (zest and juice)

1 tsp cloves

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cinnamon

1 cinnamon stick



Place cranberries, water and all other ingredients in a pot.

Let simmer on low until most of the cranberries pop. 

Stir occasionally. 

Feel free to add more spice to taste. 

Remove cinnamon stick when done. 



Store in the fridge for 3-5 days. 

Follow the canning guidelines to store for winter. 

I always want to save some for Christmas when I make this and over the winter so I usually boil my jars in a pot for 15 minutes. 


*I like my cranberry sauce tarte so I add less sugar. Usually 1 ½ cups. 


So easy and delicious!


Yummy Homemade Granola

Yummy Homemade Granola

Get cozy with this delicious homemade granola that will make your whole house smell so inviting.

Our entire family loves this granola and whenever we serve it to our guests I get asked for the recipe. It is indeed a keeper for the recipe books.

It’s crunchy and delicious, and every bite leaves you with so much tastebud pleasure. Store-bought granola can be loaded with sugar, so this homemade version is a healthy and delicious option that is easy to make.

Your home will smell like a bakery and feel so warm and inviting. I love making this before the kids get home as they always comment on the amazing smell.  We have been making this recipe for years and have adapted it over time.  Feel free to make any substitutions. You can even eliminate the double bake if you like your granola texture chewier.



1 cup of quick oats

½ cup of sesame seeds

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pistachios

½ cup sliced almonds (or whole and just crush them a bit)

½ cup unsalted cashews (optional)

½ cup of pumpkin seeds

½ cup unsweetened coconut

¼ cup of hemp hearts (optional but great for added protein)

¼ – ½ cup of honey or maple syrup

1 tbsp. of melted butter

¼ cup of melted coconut oil

¼ cup dried cherries, blueberries, or cranberries (optional)



Toast seeds, nuts, and oatmeal on a cookie sheet in the oven, set at 350 degrees for about 10 -15 minutes, until golden brown.

Meanwhile melt coconut oil, butter, and honey or maple syrup in a pan.

Mix with toasted nuts and oatmeal when ready.

Add dried fruit, *coconut, and hemp hearts.

Put back into the oven for 5 minutes to create chunky granola.

If you are skipping the double bake, add the coconut for the last 5 minutes to get a nice golden brown color.

Store in an airtight container for a week but I doubt it won’t last that long.😊

This recipe is great for a quick breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. Wonderful when served with thick Greek yoghurt and berries.

When I am hosting a brunch, I serve this in small mason jars and make individual granola parfaits.

Granola Parfait

Enjoy with love.

Quick and Healthy Banana Oat Muffins (gf)

Muffin Recipte

I whipped up a batch of these one afternoon with a few minutes to spare and a couple of ripe bananas that needed a use and the whole family loved them.

I also had a bag of almond meal that needed some of my love as I hadn’t used it in a while. I am always a little skeptical of using almond flour as the texture can be less appealing for some, especially my kids. However, these muffins turned out to be light and airy considering they have no gluten.

This delicious and nutritious muffing recipe that is packed with protein, makes for guilt free enjoyment which is the way it is supposed to be.

This is my kind of baking because it is super easy, super healthy and super yummy!

I love these for a quick light morning breakfast or to enjoy at the office with my afternoon tea!

I hope you love them too.


Julie Cass


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your muffin tray with paper muffin cups.

You will need:

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup almond meal

3/4 cup oats

1/4 cup hemp hearts

Handful of chopped pecans

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

2 eggs

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla


Handful dark chocolate chips


Mix wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients.

Incorporate the wet and dry mixed ingredients and add chocolate chips. Scoop the batter into muffin trays and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Your home will be filled with the warm cozy smell of fresh baked muffins. There is nothing like the smell of homemade baking and I also love that I know exactly what I put in, so I don’t worry about sugar or artificial ingredients.  Made with great, simple ingredients and a whole lot of love.

This recipe can be easily adapted to suit your likes, if you don’t like pecans substitute for any other nut or omit.  I like the crunch and texture the pecans add to this recipe.  Walnuts would also be fabulous.