Hello and welcome to my blog, A Teaspoon of Turmeric: Indian Cooking For A Happy & Healthy Life!
A Teaspoon of Turmeric is a blog about Indian cooking mixed in with a hint of Indian culture. Throughout my posts I feature mostly traditional but also modern Indian cooking, highlighting the many health benefits of spices (not only turmeric!) used in the Indian kitchen. From time to time I’ll draw upon Ayurveda (the science of life in Sanskrit) and its principles as a source of inspiration for my cooking, as these are practices I strive towards and try to live by for a happier and healthier life!
My name is Preena Chauhan, an Indian cooking instructor in the Toronto, Ontario area. I started out as my mother Arvinda Chauhan’s ‘sous chef’ in her Indian cooking classes when I was 15 years old and now teach classes with my mother – here’s more on our classes: Arvinda’s Indian Cooking Classes
In 2006 while earning my Master degree in Environmental Studies, my brother Paresh and I launched a line of our family spice blends called Arvinda’s Artfully Created Indian Spice Blends sold in fine specialty retailers and in bulk for chefs and specialty food manufacturers.
In almost every cooking class I teach I sing the praises for my favourite spice turmeric, encouraging our participants to include a little bit of turmeric into their diets, namely for the health benefits. To pay tribute to my admiration for this truly special ‘wonder spice’ I decided to create A Teaspoon of Turmeric!
A teaspoon a day, keeps the doctor away…
It is only recently the world has discovered the immense medicinal power of turmeric, the ‘super-spice’ as I like to call it. In India, the use of turmeric is deeply rooted in history has been used for its medicinal purposes dating back 5,000 years.
My mother always says, when you eat a curry you are healing yourself from the inside out – so with that, eat more curry!
I entertain any discussion on spices, Indian cooking and culture on this blog and hope you will share your thoughts, experiences and recipe ideas with me! Thank you for visiting and I welcome you into my world of spices!
A T E A S P O O N O F: Next to Indian cuisine I’m a huge music lover from everything indie rock to Spanish guitar to electronic…and of course, maybe the odd Bollywood track here or there if you’re lucky! Being addicted to the music industry, I’ll often lend you a musical pairing to the post or “a teaspoon of” what I’m listening to in the moment. Although the beginnings of my band didn’t get very far after high school, I’m always game for anything with a beat (and a great concert too). Anyway, music and food need I say more?!
P H O T O S : Photos on A Teaspoon of Turmeric are taken by Preena Chauhan, unless an alternate photo credit is listed. If you’re interested in using any of my photos I would appreciate a link or credit to the source URL. Praise for your respect!
C O N T A C T: Would love to hear your musings, thoughts, travel journals and recipes on the subject of Indian food and culture! You can catch me at: email@example.com
D I S C L A I M E R: All content on ATeaspoonOfTurmeric.com is original and copyright unless otherwise stated. I give credit where credit is due. I am not a nutritionist or health care provider and please consult with a doctor before making changes to diet, lifestyle or exercise. All content is based on my personal experiences so if something works for me, it may not work for you. Please consult your doctor.
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