Spiced Khichadi with Crispy Okra Ingredients: ½ cup yellow split mung dal ½ cup basmati rice or brown rice 2 teaspoons ghee 1 cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon Bombay Biryani or Khichadi spice blend 1 teaspoon (heaping) freshly grated ginger 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro including stems ⅓ cup diced carrots ⅓ cup peas ⅓ cup halved snow peas Salt to taste 1 ¾ cup water Directions: Rinse rice and mung dal 2–3 times in cold … [Read more...] about Spiced Khichadi with Crispy Okra
Mung Bean and Sweet Potato Burger Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (leftovers work great) 1 small cooked and mashed potato 1 cup mung beans, previously cooked and cooled (or you can use sprouted mung beans and just blanch them) ½ sweet onion chopped 1 small carrot chopped 1 to 2 tbsp Olea Oliva’s Scallion Olive Oil for cooking ½ tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp ground Turmeric 1 tsp ground Ginger 1 clove garlic (crushed) dash of cayenne pepper … [Read more...] about Mung Bean and Sweet Potato Burger
Digestion and Immunity enhancing CCF Tea CCF tea is an acronym for cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds. Combine: ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp coriander seeds ½ tsp fennel seeds 4-5 cups water Directions: Heat the water in a stainless-steel pot over high heat. Add the seeds. Allow the tea to boil for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the preferred strength. Strain out the seeds, place in an insulated thermos, and sip throughout the day! According to Ayurveda, let’s look at … [Read more...] about Digestion and Immunity enhancing CCF Tea
DID YOU KNOW... 1. Olive oil is one of the healthiest substitute for any fat used in any cooking recipe. Try substituting butter or shortening with olive oil. 2. The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean, where it has been an important part of life for thousands of years. 3. In ancient Greece, women applied Olive oil to their skin after bathing as a protectant and to for its nice fragrance. 4. Olive oil is technically a fruit juice, rather than an oil. The olives are pressed to release … [Read more...] about 15 Astounding Facts about Olive Oil
Pistachio Pancakes with Cardamom Ingredients: ½ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp Butter Olive Oil ¼ tsp Cardamom ¼ tsp Ground Ginger ¼ tsp Nutmeg ½ cup Pistachio 1 tbsp raw sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup Spelt Flour ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup water Instruction: Chop pistachios. Mix the remaining dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Combine and griddle 'em up! Pancakes with spelt flour and spices are much easier to digest and less sticky in the GI … [Read more...] about Pistachio Pancakes with Cardamom
New Year, New You! It’s hard to believe that yet another decade has come and gone. Whenever we enter into a new year, people typically enjoy making new year’s resolutions. While the good intentions are there, these resolutions tend to flatline midway through January. Whatever happened to ‘New Year, New You?’ This year, try something new. Make some resolutions you know you can keep, and will thus lead you down the path of the healthiest, happiest year yet. Exercise We tend to set our goals way … [Read more...] about New Year, New You!
Thanksgiving is over and the holiday fitness season has begun. Now is the time to recommit to your health and fitness to enjoy the healthiest holiday season ever. Every year millions of people begin exercise programs after the new year hoping to get in shape. When you choose to live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle, you will get off the roller coaster ride and experience good health without the extreme ups and downs that have plagued so many people during the holidays. And, you will never feel … [Read more...] about Holiday Fitness and Beyond
Yoga is a fascinating practice. It is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and still practiced by people today. As with everything, it has undergone some changes to meet the needs and interests of those who partake in it today. No matter what age you are, this practice is for everyone, while its benefits are innumerable. Yin Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, and it’s a favorite among … [Read more...] about Yoga Trends You Must Try!
A Major Issue The high cost of prescription drugs is in the news a lot and is a major issue on many levels. Therefore, individuals, families, communities and politicians are searching for an answer as the cost of drugs and health care skyrocket and people keep getting sicker. However, the solution to this crisis goes way beyond the price that people are paying for medications. In truth, the real problem is that we have become a drug-dependent culture and this needs to change right … [Read more...] about A Vital Prescription Drug Solution
There are few mice in the world more famous than that of Mickey Mouse, the legendary character created by Walt Disney. What you might not know is that Mickey, just like us, has a birthday, and it’s November 18. What do you plan on doing to celebrate this beloved animated character? The Long Life of Mickey Mouse It’s important to look back on the long, fruitful life Mickey has lived. He’s managed to reside in our hearts for almost 100 years now, having an impact on both children and adults … [Read more...] about Mickey Mouse Celebrates His 91st Birthday!