We hear everyone on the block these days is making kale chips. And why not!? Kale boasts many fine attributes including it’s an antioxidant, high in iron, vitamin C, helps the body with detoxification and is anti-inflammatory. Surely the list goes on!
Hello and Happy 2014! I can’t believe another year is already here…
Recently with the cold temperatures and some crazy flu going around (H1N1), I’ve been stocking up on turmeric, adding ‘a pinch here and pinch there’ to all my cooking. Also, my Ayurvedic Turmeric Milk recipe for cold and flu is coming in handy. I’m taking this daily to ward off any scratchy throats which are just painfully annoying! When we become sick even with the wimpiest cold or flu, it takes away precious time (sometimes even weeks) from doing the things we love, from feeling vibrant with full energy and loving every single day of our lives. Now as I ‘knock on wood’ and slap back a turmeric shot I’m hoping to make it through another season without catching anything. If we’re talking about resolutions, one thing I did resolve to do is – don’t forget the turmeric!
The holiday season is upon us and at this time of year, we usually think of Arvinda’s Chai Masala as a warming spice blend not only for hot beverages, but also as an aromatic baking ingredient!
Over the weekend we celebrated Diwali, India’s festival of lights. The celebrations are vibrant, joyous and lit with illuminated tiny lamps called diyas. It is a custom to cook many varieties of snacks and sweets and share them with loved ones.
Although this is the only time of year we eat specific Indian sweets (this is definitely a time of year for treats!) I wanted to make something different as well as “healthy”, if you can call a sweet treat that! Maybe the word I’m looking for is healthier than the typical syrupy and overly sugary Indian mithai (sweets) we often indulge in.
September is a great month to reflect on the summer, regroup, evaluate new goals and think about where are you going from now until the end of the year.
Getting back on track in September for me means going back to basics, healthy eating and practicing a better sleep routine.
Some of you who frequent this blog, are users of Arvinda’s Indian spice blends so I’ll take the opportunity to make a quick announcement – we just launched a new cookbook!