• chamomile flower
    Drinks,  Health

    5 Benefits of the Chamomile Flower

    The magic of the chamomile flower shouldn’t be limited to only insomnia. It is widely popular for its sedative effects because well, it works. But there’s way more to this power flower than just sleep benefits. I included insomnia, because it’s still an important issue, along with four other health problems that this flower can help with. 01. Treats Insomnia and restlessness This is the number one complication that chamomile tisanes are known for. Whether you’re suffering from insomnia or you just have a lot on your mind, chamomile is the go-to aid. Its sedative effects relax you until you go to sleep. However, there is much debate that the…

  • Rooibos tea
    Drinks,  Food,  Health

    10 Benefits of Rooibos

    Rooibos tea, also known as red tea but not to be confused with hibiscus tea, comes from the Asphalathus linearis plant in South Africa. It aids many conditions including allergies, insomnia, as well as weight loss. This is due to all of the minerals the plant has which includes iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and copper. Unlike other herbs, rooibos has a pleasant and mild taste. The taste is reminiscent to cinnamon which makes the tea great to drink without sugar or any other additives. And it’s caffeine-free unlike other teas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the conditions Rooibos tea is good for. After check out the cool Rooibos…

  • blackberry almond smoothie
    Drinks,  Food

    Energizing Breakfast Smoothie

    May is the peak month for Hay Fever. I don’t know where along the line I became susceptible to this annoying reaction but I did. Along with endless cups of chamomile and honey tisanes, I also like to keep things fresh and energizing with fruits and greens. This energizing breakfast smoothie manages to do just that. I like to use almond milk more than cow’s milk for the simple fact that almond milk is not really milk, it’s just almonds and water. During Hay Fever season, I prefer to stay away from any dairy products as dairy causes more mucus to be produced. If I must use any dairy for…

  • salad bowl
    Dinner,  Food,  Lunch

    Spinach and Chickpea Salad Bowl

    This Spinach and Chickpea salad bowl is a mixture of my favorite ingredients and my mom’s. She loves adding chickpeas, celery, and carrots to her salads. Most of the time she makes it with Romaine lettuce but I prefer to use spinach since it’s a less bitter and filled with nutrition. This salad was different since we mixed in the Moroccan Beet Salad recipe. We basically just prepared and added beets to the salad, nothing big. But to learn how to prepare the beets before using, refer to that recipe. This salad goes perfect with dinner or lunch. I even eat it for breakfast with avocado. A lot of people…

  • cocoa fudge cake
    Food,  Sweets

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

    I would have preferred to make this chocolate fudge cake in the winter. To me, it’s a comfort food and perfect for making cozy nights feel, well, cozy. But I couldn’t resist trying this recipe to pair it with vanilla ice cream. Let me tell you, fudge and ice cream will always be a perfect combo.

  • hachis parmentier
    Dinner,  Food

    French Hachis Parmentier

    This is my second time making hachis parmentier. The last time I made it, I didn’t have a proper oven; this time I did. Hachis parmentier is the French equivalent of Shepard’s Pie minus the vegetables. The dish consists of ground beef in between layers of mashed potato. It’s then topped with a crusty layer of gruyere and parmesan cheese. Doesn’t sound like Shepard’s Pie anymore, does it? History: The dish’s name comes from Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a promoter of potato as a food source. He conducted several publicity stunts to make the potato popular. Parmentier would host dinners with potato dishes being the main course. Famous guests included Benjamin Franklin…

  • Moroccan Mint Tea
    Drinks,  Food

    How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

    Before I visited Morocco, I became familiar with one of their popular traditions: tea time. Tea time can be anytime. But one of the best times to serve tea is when a guest arrives in your home. The main tea that is served is a perfect blend of gunpowder green tea and spearmint leaves or better known as Moroccan mint tea. It’s a perfect tea to serve to guests since it’s deliciously energizing.

  • Moroccan tagine
    Dinner,  Food

    The Tagine Pot: How to Use

    The tagine pot, a symbol of Moroccan food and culture. On top of its beautifully hand-painted designs, the tagine pot does a great job in trapping aromas and flavors in stews. These yummy stews, made of chicken, beef or fish, are also referred to as tagines. So, in simple terms, the tagine can either be the pot or the dish.

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