Herb Spotlight: Cardamom for a Happy Belly

Cardomom seeds add such a vibrant, deeply wooded flavor to stews and other dishes. It’s always a surprise when I’m struck with a big seed in my spoonful of kitchari but the flavor is kind of refreshing. Which is why I’m not surprised that in some Asian cultures chewing a cardamom seed is a remedy for …

Indian Bean and Rice Stew or Kitchari

Two people, one milk allergy. Well, I guess it’s 2 milk allergies because we’re both allergic. We also like to eat at restaurants from time to time but hate bothering the chef and server with changing their recipes. This means we often walk out with full bellies that don’t digest very well. After a couple of days …

What’s In My Cup? Golden Milk Tea

This is a good time of year to get into Golden Milk tea if you haven’t already. That’s because it improves your immune system, aside from this Winter friendly effect it has countless other amazing health benefits. I like to drink golden milk before bed because it helps me sleep. The first time that I …

Monday Night Dinners Dessert Hour: Lavender Whoopie Pies

Nom Nom Nom I am a sugar fiend. Ever since I quit dairy and tobacoo I’ve let my other vices go wild. I get seriously weird on the sugar and the caffeine on a regular basis, which has seriously messed with my sleeping and mood patterns. But whatever, dessert is luxurious and if I learn …

Monday Night Dinners: Salad Edition

I love vegetables, now. My mother used to make only frozen veggies and generally overcook them to mush status. As I have grown and now cook my own food, I spend most of my time trying to do super duper delicious stuff with my veggies. Since Summer has rolled around it seems all of our …

Monday Night Dinners

This recipe is just a side, not a complete meal. But I am super excited about these potatoes. They remind me of the my grandmother’s red rosemary potatoes that we so lovingly called ‘Greek Potatoes’ as kids. If you haven’t noticed thus far you’ll see that my recipes usually serve two people at the most. …

What’s In My Cup?

Tea!! Playing with herbs in nightly tea is a wonderful tradition because you can pay attention to your medicinal needs that day. I am having a couple of naggy issues at the moment with my health. I quit smoking cigarettes about 5 weeks ago and my throat has been really suffering, I believe it’s a healing …

Monday Night Dinners

This is the most delicious dairy free alternative to scalloped potatoes. Mayo has been an awesome way to explore new fats, it especially works with keeping chicken oh so very moist.  In this case the mayo based sauce provides a scalloped potato effect in the potatoes while keeping the chicken nice and juicy. Makes for …

What’s In My Cup?

I made some slow brewed iced tea for this post. I am a huge fan of hibiscus if you haven’t noticed yet, you will. This time I threw together some flavors of herbal relief that I have been searching for as I want to keep my spark but also decompress more often. I wanted a pitcher of tea …