PRACTICING THE ART OF MINDFUL COOKING

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When people find out I cook for a living, they often ask me what kind of food I make. I used to say organic, green, Asian-fusion cuisine. But, that description never sat well with me. It’s not necessarily organic, since I rather choose local before organic. And the word ‘organic’ is one of those power marketing words that I didn’t feel fit into my style of cooking. After many long drives and waiting in lines, where I do most of my thinking, I finally came up with a philosophy that pretty much sums up my style. I want to make foods that make people feel good when eating it, and feel even better after.

Pictured above is one of the dishes offered in the ‘Delivering Happy’s-ness’ North Shore dinner delivery program. Not only is it packed with herbs known to have many medicinal properties, it’s also packed with ginger and turmeric, which is also known as the queen of spices. In the last year, I’ve been doing lots of research on body and health, and turmeric commonly pops up as one of those ‘power’ spices. Turmeric has been used for over 4000 years in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.  Studies have shown it to help stop and even destroy cancer cells, relieve arthritis, control diabetes, heal wounds, improve digestion, detoxify liver, reduce cholesterol, and even boost immune system. And ladies, if you add turmeric to a spoonful of natural yogurt to make facial cleanser or mask, it becomes an amazing wrinkle remover! That is proven by yours truly!

When I was doing my research on body and health, I’ve come to realize that most, if not all of my recipes contain major healing powers! Good tasting food that is healthy for you!

I’m not sure what compelled me to write this post, but I felt like I needed to share with you a little inside of what I’m thinking when I cook. I’m making the conscious effort to make healthy and tasty food.

And I’m wondering why you haven’t picked up the phone yet to order some healing power magic for the next home delivery. :)