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The Power of Spices – Apple Cider Vineger

Apple Cider Vinegar is Mother Nature’s all-in-one, all-natural, cure-all, and multi-purpose life elixir! Raw organic apple cider vinegar truly is nature’s perfect miracle food—and should never be confused with regular clear vinegar. Clear vinegar has none of the health properties of ACV and can actually be harmful. Traditional uses of ACV are almost limitless! To ...

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Recipe – Nachos with (Mels Hot Vindaloo Masala)

  Nachos are a firm favourite in my family! My kids LOVE it! This recipe is sooo good and so easy! Mel’s Hot Vindaloo masala is so versatile and it teams perfectly with the mince and cheese. Don’t forget to keep some Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream and of course extra Jalapenos to load up on top. ...

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The Power of Spices – Turmeric

  Turmeric – the powerhouse of healing! This little root has been used in ancient times to heal and cure several ailments and promote ideal health. Let me tell you about it’s magical powers! I remember so clearly as though it was yesterday. My Nan was a firm believer in the healing powers of Turmeric – a herb ...

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Recipe – Lamb Samosa (Mels Hot Vindaloo Masala)

  Samosa is a stuffed pastry, and a common snack in South Asia, Central Asia, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. It generally consists of a fried triangular, shaped pastry shell with a savory filling of spiced potatoes, onion, peas, coriander, and sometimes meat. In a variety called chamuça they are also very ...

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The Power of Spices – Chili Pepper

  Chili Peppers – the most feared spice ever! When one talks about Spice – we are often referring to the ‘hotness’ or ‘fire’ that burns our tongues and makes us sweat when we eat spice! However this little ‘fire cracker’ is one of the most powerful spices there is!!! My favourite! I am in awe of ...

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Recipe – Masala Chai

  Masala Chai (Spiced Tea) is made by boiling Black tea leaves along with fragrant spices in water and milk. It is always drunk sweet and preceded with crisp, oily fritters. I have fond memories of my childhood – of drinking this heady brew when we journeyed through the Ghats; when our train would stop at a ...

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Incredible India

  Incredible India   India – my birth place and my Motherland. I am always in awe of it’s beauty, vast contrasts, rich heritage, wisdom through the ages and not forgetting….incredible food! A country where each city speaks a different language and eats a different cuisine; it is a place where the soul will never tire ...

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