An Instant Taste Of Mexico

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Yesterday I ate the most creamiest silkiest avocado ever.  It scooped out of its shell so easily and made for a lovely healthy snack.  Tangy, salty and spicy all my favourite flavours! 

It’s so satisfying when you know you’re eating something you really like and is very good for you!  I just had to share this flavour combination with you all…

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You’ll need…

An avocado just ripe
Lime
Piri piri chilli spice mix
Salt

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Slice avocado into half, season with salt, sprinkle on the spice mix and then saturate in fresh lime juice!

Yup that’s it! It was sooooo delish!

I’ll be back with a funky flatbread recipe very soon! Until then, have a beautiful day!! Much love, D x

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Tuesday’s Top Tips

This week is going to be very hectic for me so I will be sharing recipes from the archives and some new recipes from you all too! I should be writing up new blog post and recipes next week. I have got so much to share…

Have a lovely day! Much love, D x

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☆ To avoid the avocado going black once sliced. Place a slice of lemon onto the avocado half

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☆ Refreshing Lemon & Lime ice blocks for water

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Need Self Raising flour?

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Here in the UK we are very lucky to be able to get our hands on various types of flour, prepared and ready to be bought. However I have come across  many people in different countries who can’t buy self raising flour, as it’s just not available!

I thought I would share how to convert plain flour to self raising flour whether or not you can buy it or you run out at home, this will do the trick! Especially as my baking recipes call for it alot!

To make self raising flour with plain flour

☆ Add 2 teaspoons of baking powder for each 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl before using, to make sure the baking powder mixes thoroughly together.
If you are baking with cocoa, yogurt or buttermilk then add 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) too, to give more lift aswell as the baking powder

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Spiced Pear & Walnut Muffins Recipe

(Source adapted from N Lawson)

Amazing Food Finds!

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I have looked this up and in 2010, some research was done and proved that red onion helps get rid of unwanted cholesterol but helps with good cholesterol! I think it’s time to buy more red onions and create more yummy salads for me! Yay!

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So when you’re craving fruity sweets, why not reach out for nature’s sweets. So colourful and full of goodness!

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I really have to start using all of these super life changing foods and drinks! Lemon water, I’ve heard first thing in the morning is a must! I will definitely be starting tomorrow morning!

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Eat these foods together and make the most of Nature’s Synergie, connection and benefits of food available to us!

Healing Foods

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So many of us have been told! Well I have been!!! By my lovely Mum to eat this or that. Prepare this for when your ill! This will help! I have always been open to home remedies first as I never liked taking medicine.

Coming from an Indian background and a Mum and Dad that will always find the best solution to help us. I have always been exposed to using food, herbs, spices and fruits in a healing manner.

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Sometimes your body requires certain vitamins and minerals and you are informed through cravings! I strongly believe this as I start eating certain foods due to a strong craving and then find out I’m lacking in that particular food component!

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When women are pregnant, we do listen to our bodies more. It’s like our precious little one is letting us know what he or she needs from us, in the form of nourishment. I think we should, men and women should pay more attention to what are bodies are telling us.

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I think it’s always great to add certain foods to our diet to help alleviate symptoms and heal our bodies. Alongside science we can co exist and aid the illness or deficiency!

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I will be sharing information with you all that will help your in day to day life. Which indeed thoroughly supports me in the way I eat and to make life that bit easier. A healthy body, is a healthy mind and a happy soul! ♡

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If you have any amazing food facts or home remedies that work for you and your family, please feel free to share them with all of us. Just send me a link or email and I will add them to this series! Referring to you and your wonderful blogs xxx

I really hope you enjoy my new addition to Shivaay Delights and look forward to hearing from you all and your experiences with food that heals you!
Have a healthy and peaceful day!
Much love D x

Fruits & Juices

I have always been intrigued by what I we can do naturally to help us in our lives with physical ailments which in turn effects our mind, body and soul.

I thought I would share with you some things I have liked and saved from “Juicing Vegetables” I find the recipes so simple and so relevant. I just need to start using them more in everyday life!

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Infused waters are so good for you and add so much oomph to water! Better than cordials and the list above also shows the health benefits.  I have to get me some of these jars!

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Recently in the cold and damp weather that has been haunting us here in the UK.   I have found that my hands and joints are aching. I’m going to try this juice as anything helps!

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If this cold buster concoction is something I have to have..no actually want to drink in place of medicine,  I’ll take it any day!

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A healthy juice to kick start your day!

Popular Food Tips!

I tend to share lots of tips that I find online on my Facebook page and thought I would share the most popular ones with my WordPress family! Hope you like them… Off to create a hearty potato soup! See you very soon xxx

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How simple! Can’t wait till strawberries come into season!

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Interesting! And so useful!

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The most popular post on my Facebook page that people saw! It really helps me!

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So very efficient, saves a lot of time!