In these times of complete chaos around health I find it soothing to go back to the basics; taking care of myself and my family with the healing foods I cook. The ancient health system of Ayurveda is 5000 years old and they got so many things so right. Using spices such as turmeric to boost our immune system is genius and super easy! Turmeric is featured a lot on this blog (in the Golden Quinoa Muffins, Turmeric Coconut Latte, and the Holiday Nuts) but this "Butter" Cauliflow
It's back! The FREE Warming Breakfasts ebook is back for another winter season to warm you from the inside every single morning. There are endless recipes of oatmeal, variations with other whole grains (the buckwheat bowl with poached pears is killer!), there are overnight oats for a quick breakfast dashing out the door in the morning, there is a raw cashew buckwheat bowl that only takes a minute to whip up, and then there is the new Breakfast smoothie for those days you don'
Summer is taking its sweet time this year! My tomatoes in the garden don't want to come out yet with these cold temperatures. The popsicles from the free Summer Popsicles eBook are just sitting in the freezer waiting for some summer fun. And Baby Zand and I are hibernating at home - also partly because of the potty training (see post from last week about how I am doing with that :-)). So instead of summery salads, all I wanted today was a warming soup. This is what happened:
I am always super excited when I find a new ingredient here in Shanghai. A while back I stumbled upon sumac at the Avocado Lady - a red spice from the Middle East. While it’s been a staple in our kitchen for years for all of the Persian cooking we do, it’s not a very commonly known spice. Its taste is slightly sour and tangy, a wonderful addition to salads in the summer and soups in the winter. In the Middle East it is used to flavor side dishes such as hummus, meats like keb
When looking at shelves in the cooking section of book stores, you will see the trend of raw foods taking off. More and more nutrition conscious people are jumping on the bandwagon. Why? Is it just another diet trend or does it really provide health benefits? Over the next few weeks I’ll be showcasing some of my favorite raw food recipes and explain in more detail what it is, what it does, and how you can use it for the healthiest you. Today, let’s start with what raw food is