Food Does More Than You Think (Or An Introduction To Ayurveda Cooking)

I was not particularly interested in learning about Ayurveda when I began to read Kate O’Donnell’s Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. Don’t get me wrong, I am interested in healthy eating and finding natural ways to deal with stress, so I was definitely intrigued by the title’s implication that the foods we eat can impact us mentally and emotionally, I just wasn’t sure if I could take another food philosophy. Continue reading Food Does More Than You Think (Or An Introduction To Ayurveda Cooking)

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15 Fruits And Vegetables You Don’t Have To Buy Organic

If you don’t grow your own organic fruits and vegetables, trying to buy organic 100% of the time can be costly. That’s why it’s great to know, there is still produce you can buy non-organic and have peace of mind when you and your family eat your meals and snacks.

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Japanese Pastry

A quick search on the Internet confirms my suspicions, that I am not the first nor will I be the last person to pine for a delicate, just-sweet-enough confection created by the hands of a Japanese baker.

My family and I have recently relocated to the U.S. after spending several years in Japan.  There are many things I miss about our time abroad but one of the most prominent are the aforementioned light and airy desserts to be found in Japanese patisseries.  I tell you, after you have indulged in cream puffs, mocha flavored custards and the tiniest sliver of raspberry cheesecake, the super-sweet and heavy delicacies found in American bakeries seem mildly offensive. Continue reading The Unbearable Lightness Of Japanese Pastry