In the summer I try not to spend too much time in the kitchen and stick to salads. A lot of the street food in India (“Chaat”) has variations of chick peas on their menu. “Chaat” which has a variation of sweet, spicy and savoury sauces poured over garbanzo beans, potatoes served with cilantro, onions and tomatoes and crispy puris. My dream food as a child was “chaat” and always a great excuse to take […]
I blended the Elderberry Elixir as a remedy for a bad case of the flu. I am not a doctor, but this works better than medicine for me. I noticed in many bottled elixirs, there is about 12 grams of sugar in 1 ounce! That’s a lot. Over the years I add almost no sugar in my beverages. I started taking this with me to add to carbonated drinks when I go out to eat.This […]
The person who has influenced me the most in my healing food journey is Sally Fallon, author of, Nourishing Traditions one of my favourite recipe books. This broth recipe is an adaptation of her recipe. My magic elixir is the broth. Plain and simple. Not a week that goes by that I don’t have a large pot of broth simmering. It is my go-to medicine for everything. Flu, colds, joint pain, nausea, energy boost, sore throats. […]
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 […]
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.
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) […]