Hello everyone! Welcome to the new face of my blog! My apologies for not being in touch sooner but wow September, what a month! It was great and I’ll recap some of the fun things we were up to soon. But first, let me introduce you to A Teaspoon of Turmeric…
For those of you who have previously checked into Simply Indian: A Celebration of Indian Cooking (the former name of my blog) you could probably see that many of my Indian recipes were modern in nature and a little bit off the beaten path where Indian cuisine is concerned – for example, Raw Chick Pea Cashew Paste on Rainbow Chard! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not to say I didn’t love my Indian raw foods experiment. Here are some of the delicious HEALTHY things I ate in August…
Raw Chilled Coconut Curried Soup
Raw Moong Bean Salad with Curried Citrus Dressing
Organic Chai Cherry Yogurt with Walnuts
Made with Organic Liberte and...
...and Chia Seeds - one of the best known sources of essential fatty acids!
And for dessert, Almond Sesame Chai Halwa.
...and yes it's raw!
I’ve said it before, August is a great time to try out a raw foods diet, but it’s now October and my palate craves curries, hot chapattis and warming Indian comfort food for the cooler temperatures the next few months will bring. This got me thinking about what I would like to share with you and the recipes I like to cook (and eat!).
In my previous blog I realized many of my recipes were not reflecting my true style of Indian cooking. Of course, I strive to make my recipes healthier for everyday eating– because without good health how is one to savour, enjoy and get the most out of life?
Health continues to be a theme with all most of my recipes, but the ‘modern’ approach to Indian cooking wouldn’t describe my style in its entirety. In fact, day-to-day I’m practicing the opposite in attempting to retrace my steps back to my ancestral homeland of India to recreate foods in an authentic and traditional preparation.
My fascination with India as a country on the move continues to enthrall me, along with the ever-fluid societal changes occurring in India due to its fast economic growth. Sometimes these changes contradict tradition, as nothing ever remains at a stand still in time. And many of the same problems in the food system we are facing in North America are being experienced in India as well. Nonetheless, I always reminisce about my India travels–the food I ate, the warm-hearted people I met and the uncanny happenings I’ve experienced. I’m already longing for more.
So realizing where my interests are I decided to change this blog to A Teaspoon of Turmeric. As the title suggests I will focus on the healthy aspects of Indian cooking, traditional recipes with locally grown produce (and of course some modern recipes as well because mixing things up is always fun!). From time to time I will introduce issues that are of cultural relevance shedding light on trends and information on food in India today. I will also talk about Ayurveda (the science of life in Sanskrit) India’s ancient healthcare system, as it something I strive to incorporate into my own life.
To read more about the focus of this blog please visit the About page.
I hope you take the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the recipes and ideas discussed. Also, any suggestions for topics, recipes and thoughts are most welcomed!
I’ll leave you with this note that just made my day, courtesy of my Kombucha Green Yogi Tea. Have a wonderful day!
The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment. Now go!
Now I’m ready to start!
A teaspoon of: The Arcade Fire. Listening to: Ready to Start. I love this song!
By the way, we finally just got our Twitter account going – follow us out at @ArvindasSpices. That was a long time in the making!
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