THE BENEFITS OF GHEE

The Health Benefits and Uses of Ghee November 1, 2014 No Comments Blog, Healthy Eating Ghee is greatly revered in the Indian culture and has been used in the medical science of Ayurveda for thousands of years.  This very versatile substance may be used internally as food and as medicine; or used externally as a skin moisturizer.  Ghee is commonly …

KITCHARI

Kitchari is a complete one pot meal. It’s packed full of protein in the dahl, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the vegies and energy in the rice. The perfect meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can be guaranteed the whole family will love it. Plus it’s a light, easy on digestive complaints. The ghee will work to ignite your …

RICE FLAKE PORRIDGE

Rice flakes or quinoa – 2/3 cup Milk 1 1/2 cups ( I use half rice or almond and half water) Raisins/sultanas – handful Almonds (soaked and peeled) 5 (per person) Cardamon powder – 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp Raw sugar or rapdura sugar – 1 tbsp. First soak rice flakes in 1cup …

BROCCOLI SOUP with GINGER and LEMON

2 small heads of broccoli, with stems 1 medium shallot, minced 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. minced ginger 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup coconut milk TOPPINGS coconut milk scallions sesame seeds roasted broccoli Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Remove broccoli florets from the stems …

Pumpkin Porridge

To put a warm glow in your belly and set you up for the day, why not try Pumpkin Porridge. Yellow vegetables nourish the Stomach and Spleen, which in TCM is the centre of your health, if the stomach and spleen are receiving the nutrients they need, then the rest of your organs with be nourished as well. 50g coconut …

Managing Menopause

Most women dread the word menopause.  In reality it affects women in completely different ways, but the most common symptoms include hot flushes, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, impairment of memory and fatigue.  Long term consequences can include a decline in libido,vaginal dryness or pain,  osteoporosis, heart disease, even dementia- all linked to reduced oestrogen levels. Here are a few natural tips …

Golden Milk overnight Oats

Easy Golden Milk Overnight Oats [ vegan ]   Ingredients ·         golden milk: ·         1 cup coconut milk* (I use homemade almond milk) ·         1/2 tsp turmeric ·         1/4 tsp cinnamon ·         1/4 tsp cardamom ·         1/4 tsp ginger ·         1/8 tsp black pepper ·         1/2 TBS coconut oil ·         honey, to taste ( I used about 1 TBS) ·         …

Tumeric Latte

TUMERIC LATTE ·         1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat or lite ·         2 cups almond or cashew milk (or non-dairy of choice) (I make my own almond milk) ·         1/2 TBS coconut oil ·         1/2 tsp turmeric ·         1/4 tsp cinnamon ·         1/4 tsp cardamom ·         1/8 tsp black pepper ·         2 medjool dates*, pitted (I use plain dates if …

The Magic of Maca

Similar in appearance to a radish or a turnip, maca is indeed related to these common salad vegetables.  They are all part of the brassica family, with other species including broccoli, cabbage, mustard and cauliflower.  Maca is native to Peru where it grows only in the central Andes at an altitude of between 3,800 – 4,500m.   This hardy plant …

Benefits of a good Laugh

Love to Laugh When we laugh we ease stress and worry and this makes us want to laugh more.  Laughter has wonderful benefits for your health and happiness.   Perhaps approach it this way: instead of waiting to be happy to laugh, why not laugh to feel happy?  You can easily do this by bringing a conscious level of awareness …