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CARDAMOM: The Queen of Spices

Cardamom / Elaichi Spice Healthy benefits

The world may call cardamom the ‘queen of spices,’ but for me, it will remain the enlivener of curries. Every traditional Indian recipe has at least a trace of cardamom in it. Oh, by the way, I am talking about green cardamom here. The bolder and brasher black version has its own little uses, but that’s a story for another day.…

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Turmeric: The Wonders Of The Golden Spice

Turmeric Powder

Haldi: Grounding the Root When you’re looking at the root of Curcuma longa (the scientific term), it’s easy to confuse it with ginger. Both belong to the same family, after all. Turmeric, which by the way grows in abundance in India, has the same tough brown skin as ginger. It is when you slice it that you see the bright orange hue.  How does the root turn into powder? The…

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Rose Strawberry Chia Pudding

Rose Strawberry Chia Pudding easy healthy glutenfree recipe

Hello all! Rose Strawberry Chia Pudding – The story of how I conjured up a magical pudding. The other day I had my school friend and her Spanish husband over for breakfast. They are both avid foodies and totally into health/wellness space. And thus the breakfast had to be planned well, balancing their dietary no-nos with my need to impress!!  …

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