Cardamom – the Love Spice

food health love Jan 30, 2017

Apparently cardamom is an aphrodisiac and frankly, it doesn't surprise me, similar to cinnamon and related to ginger and turmeric, it has many health benefits but it also adds a certain zing to dishes, particularly when combined with something sweet and zesty. I feel cardamom really opens my heart and my mind... a bit like switching the light on. 

 

Health benefits include lowering cholesterol, reducing bowel inflammation, treating urinary disorders and has even been known to counteract bowel cancer. But it's also believed to contain anti-depressant properties. If it can make us feel good, it inevitably will also make us happier.

 

In this blog post I'm sharing two recipes using cardamom, but feel free to just sprinkle a little on your next breakfast, into a banana smoothie or stir it into your curry. 

 

People often ask me how I use cardamom. In the past when I used to cook food, I would just remove some seeds from a pod and cook it with the other...

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A short lesson in accepting what is

freedom love presence Aug 28, 2016

Where we live our internet connection is dodgy. Often slow and frequently not working at all. I usually say that this is the price we pay for living on the edge of ancient woodland. 

 

But it does get frustrating when there are things I want to communicate with you, blog posts and videos to upload and websites and course info to update. 
 

There is always blue behind the clouds

 

However I always try to ask myself why certain things happen in my life. Some people have the philosophy that issues, problems and stumbling blocks are put in front of us to help us learn something specific. I'm not entirely sure whether I believe it's so clear cut, but I certainly think that it is worth looking at the situation, accepting it as reality and then moving forward from there instead of complaining and continuing to be frustrated. 

 

And yes, there may be something to learn. For me it may be that being online 24/7 isn't the most important thing in my life....

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