this pod’s 4 u :)

In focusing on spices for health and wellness, I would be remiss not to mention cardamom. This uniquely flavoured and delicate native spice from India and Nepal is growing more and more in popularity, (in fact, Starbucks has introduced a lovely Cardamom Latte this fall that’s already a ‘fave’ of mine). If you aren’t familiar with thisContinue reading “this pod’s 4 u :)”

Salt…for all seasons

We’ve all heard of people who are solid and reliable and referred to as the “salt of the earth“. It’s kudos to them, for without question salt is one of the world’s humblest, most  valuable gifts. Esteemed for centuries, common table salt (or NaCl as it’s referred to chemically), is a savoury flavour ‘must’. Today, discreet salt-seekers are prone to choosingContinue reading “Salt…for all seasons”

Cut the BHT…eat smarter

You know what I mean. If you can’t spell it, don’t eat it. I doubt you’ve ever asked yourself, “…did I eat my butyl today…? i.e. Butylhydroxytoluene. (BHT) is just one of several common food additives often found in breakfast cereals. Smart and healthy food choices means avoiding chemical additives, even if we’re told they’reContinue reading “Cut the BHT…eat smarter”

Lemon Up!

I recently visited a natural food/juicing bar for lunch and was pleasantly reminded how easy it is to prepare and enjoy wholesome good food, including something as simple as lemons, which were included in the fresh juice I ordered, and recommended in the restaurant’s brochure as a daily wellness beverage. (I will talk more aboutContinue reading “Lemon Up!”