Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Hand Cream

16 oz Baby Lotion
8 oz Vaseline
8 oz Vitamin E Cream
5-7 ml fragrance (your choice I choose Autumn Harvest)

Mix until it resembles frosting - my recipe is a double of the above.
it filled 19, 4 oz with at least 10 oz to spare

I made a big batch for a party I am hosting in a month and yes I have been prepping for this party for three months now.

Things like this though whether I have a big turn out or not are great - they can also be used for Christmas gifts as well as teacher/neighbor gifts.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kapha 6 Spice

Kapha 6 Spice

2 parts dried ginger
2 parts black pepper
2 parts turmeric
1 part coriander
1 part cumin
1 part sweet paprika
1 part salt
1 part turbinado sugar/stevia
1 part dried mango powder**

Yes I know that the name is a misnomer, since there are more than 6 spice's in the spice mix. What can I say - its what its called!
* I used 2 tbsp. for the two parts and 1 tbsp. for the 1 part. Just to give you a jumping off point.
**Also this is a specialty store spice and I have not been able to find it locally yet - so for this first time I have omitted it, but am still searching for it.

This is an AFTER spice. As in After the food is cooked. This is not something that I will be putting on my husband or children's foods. Its for my Kapha/dosha. Its to help get my metabolism moving faster, burning more fat and out of its sluggish rut.

You can also add ~ mustard seeds, cayanne pepper, anise, basil, parsley, fennel & cinnamon. These are to change the taste and flavor if and when you get bored or to make it flow better with a dish. They all work with the Kapha system.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Ayurveda ~ The Three Dosha's, Kapha, Pitta & Vata

A year ago I tried eating for B, the blood type diet. I lost 5 pds in two weeks - then never again.
I loved the membrane fluid cocktail and have continued to drink it although not as frequently as I should.
This week I am trying out Ayurveda. Click here to read my full post and find the test to figure out what Dosha you are.

I am Kapha.
This explains oh so much!
Luckily for me, I like spicy and hot foods!
I have toned down my foods due to my hubby and kids being spice, "lightweights".

Now I will be making my own secret spice mix, a spice I will add to food AFTER its been cooked.

Why am I telling you all of this? Well because I will be blogging many of the recipes. You don't have to join me, but you should be aware of what I mean when I type, Kapha or Tri-Doshic (which means good for everyone).

If I  lose any weight I will let you know, if I feel more alert and awake you will be notified. Hopefully (prayerfully) this will be a better lifestyle change then the last few were.
You see I don't want a diet - I want a way of life.
I love indian food - Gujarati is among my favorites - however cooking it in America is not easy. Converting recipes to fit a US supermarket is not easy.
So this has been a long expensive process with very few results. Following the dosha's at least I can find recipes that have been converted! LOL
Not only converted, but also perfect for my body type! *crosses fingers*

Here goes another adventure!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Maggies Cough Remedy

Maggies Cough Remedy

1/4 tsp Cayene
1/4 tsp Ginger
1 Tbsp. Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Honey

Dissolve cayenne and  ginger in vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well.
Take 1 tbsp. as needed.
Always shake before using - if making this small amount no need to refrigerate. If you double then add to fridge.
Now this really helped me and quick too - however, if you can't handle spicy this isn't for you.

Original Recipe post found HERE

Sweet & Spicy Carrots

1 1b bag of mini carrots
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Turmeric

I presoaked my carrots for about an hour before draining and cooking. This way they don't get all dry and wrinkly but not diluted with too much liquid either.

Cook covered at 350 for an hour - removing once or twice to stir - re-glazing the carrots at each turn.