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April 22, 2016

 

 

Spice of this week: Basil

 

Health Benefits: Read more here

  • Water soluble flavonoids in basil help to protect the body on a cellular level by shielding the cell structure and chromosomes from radiation and oxidation.

  • The volatile oils in basil act as an antibac...

April 14, 2016

  • Spice of this week: Mung Beans

  • Health benefits: Mung beans are helpful in lowering “LDL”(or bad cholesterol) and high blood pressure, have antioxidants that have cancer fighting capabilities, and prevent or are helpful in curing Type 2 diabetes. In addition, m...

March 31, 2016

 

 

I’ve been trying to learn how to meditate for a few minutes everyday for the last two weeks. As I tell myself to relax and let go of my thoughts, just for that tiny second, I think that I will totally see the white light. And then the next second my composure crumble...

March 21, 2016

 

 

The best thing about chickpeas is that they are so versatile. They can be cooked and eaten with vegetables as a main dish, relished in a salad, or ground into a paste to make hummus. I became fascinated with hummus when I lived in Israel. Being a local dish, we ate p...

March 13, 2016

Spice of the week: Chickpeas

Health Benefits: The high fibre content in chickpeas helps to support the digestive tract. They also contains some unique anti-oxidants that helps to regulate blood sugar levels and decrease cardiovascular risk....

February 29, 2016

Brussel Sprouts are misunderstood-probably because most people don't know how to cook them properly. - Todd English

 

  • Spice of this week: Brussel Sprouts

  • Benefits: High in fiber, Vitamin C and K. Member of the cruciferous family, not only are Brussel Sprouts gre...

February 12, 2016

 

 

 

(From this week onwards, I will add a new short section on how you can spice your day/week with one of the ingredients I have in my recipe. It could be a spice, herb, vegetable, or fruit that I want to bring to the forefront to highlight its benefits. I hope this wi...

February 5, 2016

 

When winter comes life comes to a pause. Trees are tall and bear, as if taking a huge sigh of breath after carrying their leaves for the entire year. Their silent leafless barks reach up to the skies, breathing in the cold winter as they take a moment to surrender. Th...

January 28, 2016

As I was sitting in London Heathrow airport with several hours to spare, I could not help but think about my kids in New York enjoying a very snowy Sunday morning. I remember our last snow day sitting around the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate, and just being lazy! I...

January 17, 2016

 

 

Haven’t most of us followed the same things our moms or grandmoms did in the kitchen? There have not been many times that I have questioned my mom’s cooking methods. I just saw and did the same. But on a recent trip to Vana, a wellness retreat in Dehradun, India, I m...

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