Korma Spice Blend

Korma Spice Blend

Here is a recipe for Chef Johnny’s Korma Spice Blend,  I am sharing this recipe from Eat~Taste~Heal, an Ayurveda guide and cookbook.

I like to brown a little in ghee to open up the spices, then I will add the ingredients for whatever I am making.  The recipe was inspired by the actually Indian Korma sauce.

I store my blends in repurposed jars.

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Korma Spice Blend
A delicious blend of aromatic spices. Can be used in many Indian recipes.
Prep Time 10
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Prep Time 10
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Recipe Notes

Put all of the ingredients into a blender of spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.  Store in an airtight container and store at cool room temperature.  Use within a month.

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Roasted Rosemary Nuts

Roasted Rosemary Nuts

I love snacking on a variety of nuts.  You will reap the many benefits of nuts by not limiting yourself to just one type of nut.  For instance, Almonds are packed with vitamin E.  Brazil Nuts are full of the mineral selenium.  Cashews are rich in the mineral magnesium. Hazelnuts are a good source of folate.  Macadamias have an equal ratio of omegas 3-6-9 fat, in addition to magnesium, calcium and potassium.  Pecans are a good source of vitamin B3 and they are also rich in oleic acid, the healthy fat found in olives and avocados. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 and loaded with antioxidant content.  I store my nuts in a mason jar in the refrigerator keeping them fresh for weeks.  Enjoy the recipe for roasted nuts.  Customize it to your taste.  Please feel free to share if you do. Happy snacking!


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Roasted Rosemary Nuts
Course Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Course Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350F. Place nuts on an ungreased baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 8-10 minutes (keep an eye on the so you don't burn them like I did with my first batch.) While the nuts are baking, combine the remaining ingredients except for rosemary in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm nuts and toss until coated. Add rosemary and toss again. Serve warm or once cooled, store in a mason jar in your refrigerator.  While nuts are a super healthy snack, I recommend limiting yourself to 1/4 cup.
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Restaurant Style Tadka Dal Recipe | How To Make Dal Tadka

Restaurant Style Tadka Dal Recipe | How To Make Dal Tadka

Oh how I love Tadka Dal.  We would order Tadka Dal almost  everytime we ate at an Indian restaurant in India.  Finally!  i have found the authentic recipe.  Tastes just like remember.  Let me know what you think!

Try adding a generous dollop of ghee,  The ghee is great for Vata dosha.  Tadka Dal  is indulgent and healthy at the same time – the lentils are packed with proteins and the tempering of various condiments does a good job of unlocking not only a mind blowing aroma but also the nutrition of the spice.

Restaurant Style Tadka Dal Recipe | How To Make Dal Tadka (दाल तड़का) with step by step video tutorial. Dal tadka or Tadka Dal is one of the most basic yet one of the most popular dal recipes served in any Indian Restaurant. A plain dal is a staple more or less at every meal in an Indian household. Can you imagine a simple lentil could be cooked in so many different ways? Every Indian state has its own traditionally famous dal recipes which are made using different varieties of lentils. The most common everyday dals and popular dal recipes are: But then there is a particular variety of dal calling from Northern Part of India. It is called Restaurant style Tadka Dal which is made with split pigeon pea and split chickpeas. Believe me, this humble dal can turn any meal into a Festive meal. Every single Indian […]

My Super Easy Versatile  Salad

My Super Easy Versatile Salad

I love salads on a hot day.  In Ayurveda, eating too many raw vegetables is not good for the digestion, especially for Vata. Now, more studies have been done saying that eating cooked vegetables make the cell walls less rigid, which makes it easier to absorb certain nutrients and to make digestion easier.  Ha!  Something to be said for the 5000 year old science of Ayurveda. Like I always say, work with what your body agrees with.

This recipe is super easy. It is pretty much “ add what you want’ kind of thing.  I used leftover salmon in the most recent salad I made. It is the one in the picture.  I never use bottled dressing.  My favorite is using the juice from half a lemon, about an equal amount of olive oil, himalyan pink salt and pepper to taste. Put all in a jar and shake. This I am adding meat instead of fish, I use basalmic vinegar instead of lemon juice and I add a little dijon mustard.  You can add herbs, greek yogurt for a creamier version, etc.  The advantage of making your own salad dressing is that you 1) don’t have a bottle of dressing sitting in your refrigerator for months on end and 2) no added sugar and other “junk” to worry about.  There is a lot of room for creativity with this salad.  Share your salad and dressing when you make it!

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My Super Easy Versatile Salad
Course Food, Salads
Prep Time 15 Minutes
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Salad
Dressing
  • 1 Tablesppon Lemon Juice About juice from half of a small lemon.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil I eyeball it. Use a little more if you want to.
  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper I use Himalayan Pink Salt 95% of the time.
Course Food, Salads
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
  • 1 Tablesppon Lemon Juice About juice from half of a small lemon.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil I eyeball it. Use a little more if you want to.
  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper I use Himalayan Pink Salt 95% of the time.
Instructions
Dressing
  1. Add all ingredients to a jar and shake until blended.
Salad
  1. Toss first two ingredients with dressing. Add lettuce and toss again. Top with cheese and salmon. Make this your own. Adjust amounts anyway you like. Enjoy.
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A Healthy Cafe Mocha

A Healthy Cafe Mocha

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A Healthy Cafe Mocha
Delicious sugar-free, good for you cafe mocha. Add peppermint flavor to make it a peppermint mocha.
Prep Time 10 Minutes
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Optional Additions ~ Use 1 or all
Prep Time 10 Minutes
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Serving
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Optional Additions ~ Use 1 or all
Instructions
  1. Mix the coffee, syrup and any or all of the optional items (except whipped cream and cacao nibs) in a blender. I use an immersion blender for just one serving. Pour into your favorite coffee mug. Add a dollup of whipped cream and sprinkle of nibs if using. Viola! A delicious good for you Cafe Mocha!
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Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup

Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup
A delicious sugar-free chocolate syrup that can be used to make hot cocoa, cafe mocha, chocolate milk and more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Mix water, cacao and sweetner together and heat over low heat to a smooth consistancy. Add vanilla and salt. Continue to cook until it thickens. Cool. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.
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