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About Michelle Petersen

Michelle is a mother of 4 children, wife to her twin flame, and a spiritual junkie! Michelle follows her soul calling through her work as a Birth Doula, Teacher and Intuitive Healer. She enjoys delving into Health and Well-being, she lives a Vegan lifestyle and enjoys sharing her recipes and thoughts through her blogs.

The Way We Think

About 2 million years ago we lived in the Stone Age. Humans spent most of their time hunting and gathering as their means of survival. As time went on we discovered fire and from there

Watermelon Smoothie

Makes approx 1 litre 6 - 8 Strawberries 3 cups watermelon 1 pear 2 lemons juiced 1 tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds 1 cup cashew milk Blend and enjoy :-)

Chocolate Brownie Slice

Ingredients 2 cups of oats blended into flour 1 cup cacao 1/2 cup rapdura sugar 1 cup almonds blended into small chunks 1 cup walnuts blended into small chunks 1/2 tbsp baking powder 2 apples

Dal Palak

Serves 6+ Ingredients 500g large flat mushrooms chopped 4 medium potatoes peeled and chopped 1 inch of ginger finely grated 1 tbsp coriander spice 1 tbsp garam masala 1/8 tsp chilli powder (more if you

Are Ultrasounds Really Safe?

Ultrasounds. They seem to be a very popular routine procedure for every pregnant woman. But I do question, are they really necessary for everyone? And are they really safe? Like every decision we make, it

Resource List For When You Are Expecting

At The Doula Sanctuary we offer courses that will support, educate and connect you with your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. We offer the Prenatal Parenting Programme where you will spend special time away from

8 x Ted Talks & Podcasts on Abortion, Miscarriage & Infertility

I had an abortion....Or maybe I didn't Breaking the silence of pregnancy loss Rainy with a chance of baby IVF, Fertility Treatments & Men  Infertile dad   The sacred side of miscarriage  The things we don't

Me as a Miscarriage / Abortion Doula

I need to start with a little confession. I have never actually experienced a miscarriage or an abortion myself. But I have experienced loss. I have experienced relationship difficulties and stress. I have felt lonely.

What do I believe about pregnancy and childbirth?

I believe women have an innate inner wisdom. It is the seed to all their power. I don’t mean power in an arrogant, greedy way. I mean the power of love, connection, intuition, instinct and

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1 kent pumpkin 3 potatoes peeled and chopped 3 sticks of celery chopped 1 tsp turmeric 1 lemon juiced 1 cm ginger chopped 1 tin coconut cream 1 cup cashews soaked for 1 -

Berry Yum Smoothie

Ingredients 2 bananas 1 cup blueberries 2 medjool dates pitted 1 lemon juiced 1 cup kale 1 cup celery 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 cup cashew milk 1 cup water Blend ingredients together.

Vegan Cannelloni

You will need: 2 packets of cannelloni tubes 800g spinach 5 cups cashews (soak for 1 - 3 hours) 1 tin coconut cream 1 cup savoury yeast 1 lemon juiced 1 jar of passata 2

Vegetable Pasties

Ingredients: 12 sheets of puff pastry (I use the Borg brand as it is Vegan) Approx 24 cups of finely chopped veggies of choice. I like to use carrots, sweet potato, swede, turnip, broccoli, peas,

Vegetable Lasagne

Ingredients for sauce: 1 broccoli 8 large mushrooms 1 carrot 2 small or 1 large zucchini 200g spinach 1 sweet potato 1 jar of passata 4 tins crushed tomatoes 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp basil

Chloe’s Smoothie

Ingredients 2 bananas 1 cup strawberries 1 cup mango 1 cup bok choy 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup cashew milk 1 cup water Blend and enjoy

Apple Crumble Slice (with alternative fillings)

Ingredients for filling 1 kg green apples 1 tsp cinnamon Method Peel and slice apples. Place them in a saucepan with a small amount of water to cover the base of saucepan. Allow to stew

Beet the Blues Smoothie

Makes 1 litre Ingredients 1 beetroot 1 cup carrot 1 cup carrot tops 2 cups mixed berries 1 cup pinapple 1/2 apple 1 cup cashew milk 1 cup water 1 tbsp hemp seeds Blend and

Trusting My Intuition to Homeschooling

Intuition. It's a funny thing as it doesn't always appear logic to the analytical mind. For me personally I've learned that if it feels good, if it feels right, if it feels easy, then go

Falafel Wraps

Ingredients for Hommus 1 cup chickpeas soaked overnight 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup water 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt Cracked pepper Method Place chickpeas in a pot with water and bring to

Sweet Dhal & Veg

Ingredients 1 3/4 litres of water 1 cup yellow split peas (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup basmanti rice 1 parsnip diced 2 carrots diced 2 large potatoes peeled and diced 1 large zucchini diced or 1

Fancy Baked Beans and Scrambled ‘Egg’

Serves 2 Ingredients for Fancy Baked Beans 2 tins organic baked beans in tomato sauce 1 & a 1/4 cups tomatoes chopped 1 cup spinach 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt Cracked pepper Ingredients

Thai Green Curry

Serves 2 Ingredients for curry paste: 1 red chilli, DE-seeded 1 lemongrass stem chopped 1 tbsp fresh ginger 1 cup fresh coriander 6 - 8 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice Blend all above ingredients into

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 1 large pumpkin of choice 2 litres of homemade veggie stock 4 cm ginger 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup red lentils or split peas 1 cup chopped coriander 6 cups of

Potato & Eggplant Curry

Serves 4 Ingredients for curry: 2 tbsp sunflower cooking oil 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp coriander 1 tsp cumin 1 small red chilli finely chopped 4

Vegetable Stock

Ingredients 1 cup fresh oregano 1 cup fresh thyme 4 large carrots or 6 - 8 small ones. Add in the carrot tops if you have them. 1/2 celery 250g portobello mushrooms 250g button mushrooms

Choc Almond Balls

Ingredients 12 Medjool dates pitted 1/2 cup almond butter 4 tbsp cacao powder 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup almonds chopped Method Blend all ingredients except the almonds. Transfer to a

Raw Squidgy Slice

So I was aiming for a choc/caramel slice. I made these, gave my children a taste test and they all liked it. My 5 year old comes to me later and says 'Can I please

Green Detox Smoothie

Ingredients 2 frozen bananas 2 medjool dates pitted 1 lemon juiced 2 cups spinach 1 cup celery 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 cup cashew milk 1 cup water Blend ingredients together.

Breakfast Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats Serves 2 Ingredients: 3/4 cups of oats 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp cacao or carob powder 2 chopped Medjool dates 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 1/2 cups cashew

Cashew Milk

2 cup cashews (soaked for 1 - 3 hours) 6 Medjool dates pitted 1 tbsp coconut probiotics 1 tbsp vanilla bean powder 1 tbsp Mesquite powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon 6 cups water Place all ingredients