The menu usually features rich curries, creamy sauces, a variety of intense flavors, and many vegetarian dishes. Spices play an important role.
Rice is a staple of many dishes. A variety of breads... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
Would you be surprised to learn that you CAN feel good about fat in your food? Here’s a refresher on one source of fat – olive oil – the healthier oil of all oils and the natural juice of the olive fruit. Its most talked about benef... Read more
In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Hi! Has anyone tried coconut oil and/or honey+cinnamon to tighten loose skin and shrink pores? How about pouring brewed coffee into the bath? I am going to try both! That will be great if it works cuz natural and not too $$$.... Read more
My 14 year old dog has recently been diagnosed with Cushing's disease & has been on medication now for a little over a month. He has his second blood work check up in a few days, & I'm wondering if some of his "issues" aren't just from that but also... Read more
Hi! I'm making a pasta dish tonight that I've made several times before but I have a question about the olive oil. The recipe states after cooking the rotini, to toss it with 1/4 c. olive oil, then add the lemon juice/zest, tomatoes, feta, black pepp... Read more
Hi everyone! I suffer from anxiety and while exercise helps, I have been looking into oils and I'd like to hear some of your thoughts and ideas surrounding this topic. I love using a lavender scented bubble bath and night and was realizing it's great... Read more
During and after pregnancy, I gained 20kgs...from 57kg to 77.8 kgMy desparate move started 10days ago to stop sweets and thinking positive...today I am 700gms less..Hope to continue the same speed to be healthy and get back into shape.... Read more
My Avurveda Doctor, Sunanda Tai advises the use of 1-2 tbsps.of Butter or Ghee daily with your Meals restricting the use of any Oil to minimum.This is because it easier for the Body to break this down and absorb it since this is a Natural By Produc... Read more
If you are a Rachael Ray fan, you are sure to know what she means when she mentions EVOO. If you consider yourself a foodie or a farmer's market junkie, references to golden-hues or peppery finishes of oil do not confuse you. For many of us, selectin... Read more
Have you taken a look at your olive oil label lately? Cold-pressed, organic, light olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil. Expeller-pressed organic oil. What do all those terms mean? The folks at Gourmè Mist, a line of oil and vinegar spritzers, shared a... Read more
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