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Dhokla – Steamed Mung Bean cakes

As many of you know, I have Type 2 diabetes (my story). It is pretty much in the normal range now with my low carb keto diet and intermittent fasting. I am part of a support group through the IDM program run by Toronto based kidney specialist, Dr. Jason Fung. I am so grateful to have have my health restored. Here is the link to buy the Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung. The general […]

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 […]

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