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Trudy Ann

Interview with Sijin Vincent

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY By Sijin Vincent: Trudy Ann talks to Sijin Vincent about her family, her childhood and how she got started with blending teas. Her visits with her grandmother Mona to various neighbours drinking tea together.  This was a wonderful social experience it was for her and continues to be so today.

Cilantro Chutney

Cilantro- Mint Chutney

My next door neighbour Sean has mint growing wild. He handed me some mint leaves and I made him this chutney from other ingredients I had on hand. This one is a keeper. My chutneys never turn out the same as I often change the spices I use depending on if I want it spicy or not. Cilantro Mint Chutney 1 cups mint leaves & 1 cup cilantro (Chop the edges of the stems off) […]

Soaking & Sprouting

Soaking & Sprouting

  Studies have shown that phytic Acid is the #1 anti-nutrient found in seeds, nuts, legumes and grains. It inhibits the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. Sprouting neutralizes phytic acid. Many enzymes that help with digestion are produced during the process of germination. I cannot adequately stress the importance of soaking and sprouting, thus eating live foods! It is a regular occurrence in our home and getting into this habit will become […]

Mince Meat

Simple Mince Meat

Where is Mangalore? It is on the South West coast of India where I spent every single summer of my childhood. My father’s family comes from there. Summers spent eating every variety mangoes, guavas & coconuts from our garden. Food made on a wood burning stove & spices ground on a huge stove by hand. We also had pepper vines in our garden… great for making masalas! (Check out my Soup & Stew Masala– also […]

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

Sira, my lovely guest from Germany, told me she wanted to make some chili and learn how to use my spices. I thought perhaps I can experiment with both the Chili and also make a black bean dip with some of the black beans. The result was this yummy dip below. I don’t have the chill recipe as yet as I need to perfect it before sharing. I have been on a raw food diet which […]

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