Kitcheri: Indian Porridge for Healing and Cleansing

entree indian recipes soup Apr 20, 2019

In Ayurveda, what we eat is divided into three categories:

  • Poison – foods that hinder digestion
  • Medicine – foods that aid the digestive process
  • Neutral – gives nourishment without aiding or hindering the digestive process

Kitcheri is unique because it falls under both the neutral and medicinal categories. 

It provides nourishment, and due to the spice combination, also benefits digestion.

That’s why kitcheri is a food of choice during illness or stress on the body due to change of season or overwork. I call it the Indian chicken soup for vegetarians! We have been eating it in my family ever since I can remember. I make it for my kids when they are sick. Full recipe...

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Spiced Hummus with an Indian Twist

Spiced Hummus — In Greece & the Middle East, it’s no secret that hummus is king and falafels are ever so popular! They are also used in stews and snacks in Africa and the Middle East. Hummus provides you with protein, iron, fibre and a number of essential vitamin and minerals, and while it can be high in fat (depending on the amount of olive oil and tahini used), it is mostly heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

The sun-dried tomatoes add a tasty tartness, which is balanced by the earthiness of the spices and sweetness of balsamic vinegar and honey. Full recipe...

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Eat Your Way to a Healthier Brain

articles health nutrition Apr 10, 2019

Did you know that March 12 – 18 was Brain Health Awareness week? In recognition of this very important subject, we thought it would be beneficial to share with you some helpful tips on managing your brain health.

There’s very little your doctor can give you to keep your memory sharp and ward off dementia. Our brain matter shrinks as we age, and this loss of volume has been linked to memory and cognitive deficits. (Brain size matters!!) While researchers are desperately searching for cures for neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the best advice anyone can give you is to eat foods, herbs/spices that support brain health and to live an active lifestyle. The saying “healthy brain, happy life” is spot on! Without a healthy brain, finding happiness in life can be a huge challenge.

So today we are going to share with you some tips on how to keep your brain healthy and happy.

The biggest one is FOOD. Here are some of the top brain foods you should include in your diet. Full article with a list of all Brain foods...

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Southwest Quinoa Kale Salad

apetizer entree recipes salad Apr 02, 2019

This Quinoa Kale Salad is just bursting with different flavours, colours and textures. It is not only extremely nutritious bur also very satisfying. It can be served as a side or as an entree topped with sliced avocado. Full recipe...

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