Leija’s Food Magic 101

October 20th, 2013

***UPDATE*** It is currently Jan. 2015, and I want to let my supporters know that I still have every intention of finishing this ebook! It’s been taking me a lot longer than I originally thought since my little crawling (and soon to be walking) daughter keeps me very, very busy! Once the ebook is complete, I will be sending it via email to everyone (who pre-ordered). For those who haven’t pre-ordered, yet intend on purchasing it once it’s complete, know that I will be sharing it on Facebook and on video via Youtube, as well as updating this post letting everyone know it has been completed! Thank-you so much for your support and patience! I appreciate it very much!!! : )


Are you interested in learning some of Leija’s fresh, healing, delicious recipes, as well as learning how to become an amazing intuitive chef yourself? Now you can with her new ebook, Leija’s Food Magic 101!


This inspiring ebook will consist of 44 healthy and delicious vegan and raw vegan recipes, which include kid friendly recipes, gluten free recipes, gourmet recipes, as well as quick, simple and delicious raw vegan recipes that don’t require a dehydrator, Vitamix or other expensive kitchen appliances.

You will receive practical, hands on exercises that teach you how to become an excellent intuitive chef! All of the recipes will be vegan and raw vegan, however you can apply what you learn to making any kind of amazing culinary creation, vegan or not.

You’ll learn what spices/herbs/flavours mingle well with each other, how to prepare a delicious, healthy meal from scratch and tweak it to your liking, and much more!


The Kinds of Recipes You’ll Receive

Creamy Vegan Coconut Curry Veggie Daal
Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Pesto Veggie Pizza with Daiya “Cheese”
Vegan Sushi with Cajun Seasoned Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Green Onion, Avocado, Cucumber & Rice
Sweet Potato Curry Coconut Kale Quinoa Salad
Sweet Rainbow Beet Kale Salad
Mango Avocado Salad with a Mango Curry Dressing
Berry Bliss Salad
Raw Vegan Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Raw Vegan Nachos & “Cheese” Sauce
Raw Vegan Veggie Pizza
Raw Vegan Veggie Wraps
Raw Vegan Cacao Pudding
Raw Vegan Vanilla Orange Chia Seed Pudding
Raw Vegan Mango Pineapple Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Raw Vegan Berry Bliss Pie
Raw Vegan Apple Pie
Raw Vegan Coconut Goji Chocolate
Raw Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Bananas
Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles- Mint, Orange, Berry and Other Flavours
Raw Vegan Fruit and Nut Buckwheat Cereal with Almond Milk
Raw Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie
Raw Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie
Ultimate Alkalizing Green Smoothie
Raw Vegan Chaga Gingerbread Elixir
Libido Boosting Elixir
… and Many More!


How to Buy

This ebook is now being prepared, and will be ready as soon as possible. In the mean time, the amazing people who buy it now will receive exciting recipes and updates along the creation journey of this ebook, as a thank you for supporting Leija!

***IMPORTANT*** If the email you have connected to your paypal account is no longer valid or not the email you’d like to receive regular recipes at, as well as the ebook once it’s completed, please send Leija an email at leijaturunen111@gmail.com and let her know the correct email. Also, if you have a Canadian bank and would prefer to send her an interact email transfer instead of using paypal, that works too. Just let her know that this is how you’ll be paying and make sure to email her the security answer for the transfer as well.

Click the button below to buy!



The Business of Being Born

October 9th, 2013

When it comes to pregnancy/childbirth, I honestly respect women and their choices, however the truth is that *so many* women are not fully educated on this matter, and simply go along with convention because they are unaware of their other choices and/or fearful of other choices due to the conventional idea of what childbirth is like, ie. horrific and in need of intervention, rather than a natural process. Sometimes intervention is needed, and I’m grateful for hospitals/doctors when that is the case, however a lot of the time, it simply doesn’t need to happen. I’m not an expert on childbirth, however I am an expecting mother, and feel it’s very important for all expecting mothers to *empower* themselves by doing their research, learning their rights and always listening to their powerful intuition! That’s just my opinion though. To each their own. Anyway, “The Business of Being Born” is a documentary I highly recommend *all* expecting mothers watch:

Which Road Will You Choose?

June 30th, 2013

glendaloughhhh This is a forest in Glendalough, Ireland. Photography by Leija. Feel free to send me an email if you’d like to commission me to do some photography for you.

If you feel like you’re at a crossroads, and one road gives you that feeling of excitement, expansion and a little nervousness because it’s unknown territory, and the other one gives you a feeling of comfort, yet dullness, contraction, and almost like you’re selling yourself short, well, whatever you decide to go with is up to you. There is no right and wrong. Only choices that lead to new experiences that teach you more about yourself and the world around you. I can tell you firsthand that it’s completely normal to feel fear when deciding to let go of something or make a big change, however if you know in your heart that it’s for your highest good, and when you tune into the energy of this new path and feel so much more free, joyful and expansive, well, I say that’s the best option. When I look into the past at all the things I wanted to do, yet hesitated on out of fear, the more my soul felt like it was dying until I finally said F-IT! I’m just gonna do this (whatever it is) and let the chips fall as they may. Funny thing is, once I let go and made way for the new, everything in my life started to align, the fear dissipated and my entire being was flooded with so much energy and divine inspiration, that I wondered why I had so much fear to begin with. Remember that abundance truly comes from God/Source and when you connect to and express your soul essence, through listening to those intuitive impulses, giving and sharing from your heartspace, pursuing your passions, singing, dancing, laughing, being, etc. you are tapped directly into the stream of abundance! Abundance is at the core of who you are. It is simply the mind and all it’s amnesia/conditioning that leads one to believe otherwise. It wants you to believe that you have to suffer and struggle, and it can’t be as easy as tapping into the energy of your heart and soul, and allowing them to be your #1 guide. “You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.” -Morpheus from The Matrix. See, even if you went down one road and realized at some point it wasn’t working for you, you could embark upon another road. There are an infinite amount of roads you could take, and you have within you all the resources you need to walk down any road you choose. So which one are you choosing for yourself? Which one allows you to feel the most joyful, excited, fulfilled, expressive and expansive?

The Life of Your Dreams is Possible!

May 27th, 2013

A big part of the reason why I am where I am today is because in my late teens, I decided to follow my heart, rather than follow along with the conventions of society. I feel that the shift happened after being immersed in University for a couple months. During that time, I found that my passion for everything was dissipating more and more by the day, until I finally decided to drop out. At this point I had NO idea what I was going to do with my life. All I knew is that what I was doing just didn’t *feel* right and deep down, and I felt like there was more to life than simply going to school, getting a 9 to 5 job, getting married, buying a house, etc. etc., not saying there is anything wrong or unsatisfactory about that path (to each their own) however I couldn’t deny this burning desire within to discover a path that would excite me and expand me in ways beyond the current path I was on.

I’m SO GLAD that I decided to drop out and pursue a lifestyle and career that truly aligned with my heart, even in the midst of adversity. Now it took a while to sort of decondition myself from the pressure of society to figure out what school/career I wanted to pursue. I remember battling with this thinking for YEARS, around age 19 to 21 was the most challenging! I always felt like there was something wrong with me and I was less than because I wasn’t in school like most of my other peers, and still didn’t have a clear direction. However, I noticed myself becoming more and more interested in “alternative,” holistic, spiritual ways of thinking, so I pursued this. I found the more I plugged myself into these passions (constantly reading, going to meetup groups to connect with like-minds, taking courses in holistic, “alternative” modalities) the more *relaxed* I became about “having to figure it all out.” I remember back around age 22, when I was really getting into quantum physics and quantum biofeedback, a boyfriend of mine at the time, as well as some extended family members did everything in their power to sway me in another direction. “You’ll never get a client doing that rubbish.” “You should go to a real school and then get a real job.” Even with so many people trying to convince me that I was on the wrong path, and basically NUTS, I was SO adamant that I was on the best path for me, because IT FELT SO DAMN GOOD!!!! I was SOO excited about everything I was researching/doing, and knew that I needed to keep immersing myself in these passions!!!

Throughout my early 20′s, I worked as a nanny, waitress, and model, but found that in every spare moment I had, I would be drawn to reading books about holistic health, wellness, quantum physics, and all things spiritual and esoteric. I found myself LIGHT UP every time I talked about these subjects and found that everywhere I went, I would magnetically attract people who would resonate with my words and be inspired greatly by my presence. : )

To this day, I continue to follow my heart and continue to experience the most incredibly rewarding, enriching, exciting life!!! : ) Now, I’m not saying that following your heart is easy, because stepping outside of the norm and outside of your comfort zone can be scary, messy, and challenging! You quite often come face to face with your biggest fears! In my life, there were and will continue to be small and big bumps in the road, but because I decide to simply *trust* in myself and the Universe (that it always has my back) I’ve pulled through every challenge I encountered, manifested so many beautifully, expansive experiences, and have gotten myself to the place I am today.

My overall message to everyone: Listen to your inner callings, what lights you up and makes you come alive!!! : ) Pursue these things and don’t give up just because you’re not seeing big results right away! It took me years of reading, studying, deconditioning, deep introspective work and expanding my comfort zone, followed by 2.5 years of making youtube videos, continual and regular effort/action on my part, and a continual stretching of my comfort zone before I had a steady client base online and a lifestyle that aligned with my heart’s true desires.

When you see others that are living their dreams, make sure you don’t begrudge them in any way because you never know the hurdles and work people have endured to get to where they are today. Also, that kind of energy *instantly* puts you out of alignment from your source, power, and creative potential. We are ALL innately capable of overcoming any challenge and manifesting the life of our dreams, however it takes a lot of courage and strength to actually listen to and *take action* on those callings. You can do it!!! If I can do it, you can do it!!! : )

It’s NEVER too late to say YES to your heart’s true callings!!! Remember, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Where attention goes, energy flows. Meet the Universe half way by simply spending a little time every day immersing yourself in those passions and take some action! When you do this the Universe will step in and orchestrate SO MUCH MAGIC on your behalf, that you’ll be wondering, “OMG! OMG! WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS SOONER?!?!” : )

Remember, you are worthy! You are valuable! You are blessed! You are the unlimited potential of creation! You are an artist of love and light! *Trust* in your infinite light! You *will* manifest your divine purpose as long as you listen to and take action on your inner callings and see love as your guide, not fear!

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive!!”

In love, light & TRUST in your heart’s callings!!! : )