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Kanchan Koya PhD  Celebrating SPICES, food, health💪🏽 #Momlife 🎈Brooklyn ❤️ Creator @buzzfeedtasty Cookbook📚Spice Spice Baby #getsmartaboutspices Order now 👇🏽💥

Spiced condiments to brighten up any meal. Cardamom chia jam, paprika and coriander spinach pesto, smoked paprika and garlic infused oil, cumin and cayenne flecked cucumber raita. All in the Spice Spice Baby cookbook to help you spice up your health and your life ❤️💥Order via the link in bio and use code HOLIDAYSPICE for 25% off. Orders that come in by midnight today will arrive for Christmas 🎄🎁#gifts #holidays #cookbook #mompreneur #spices #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby 📸 @livetheshot Styling @divsoo

💥To legume or not to legume💥
If you have cut out lentils and beans from your diet because you’ve heard they’re bad for you, hard to digest, or cause inflammation, I encourage you to reevaluate 🙏🏽😘

Why? 👇🏽
💥Areas with populations that tend to live impressively long and healthy lives, the so called ‘Blue Zones’, incorporate legumes into their diet, big time!
💥Legumes contain fiber that feeds and nourishes the good bugs in our guts. Sure this can cause some gas - 18 flatulences per day are normal, did you know that?! 🤗🤭- but this is just an indicator that your friendly bugs are healthy and happy, not a cause for concern. You can cook legumes with ginger, cumin, bay leaf etc to boost digestion. Of course if the gas is debilitating and you can’t function because of it, you may need to work with a doctor to remedy the bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis) in your gut. Cutting out lentils completely is like missing the woods for the trees.
💥Lentils are a good source of plant-based protein and can help curb the threat to our planet’s ecosystem from overconsumption of animal-based foods #plantpowered
💥People who eat legumes tend to have a lower risk for heart disease, obesity, cancer and so forth.
💥Legumes when soaked and cooked properly (pressure cooker is ideal) lose inflammatory compounds like lectin which can be problematic for some. 💥Legumes are inexpensive and a great way to eat healthy on a budget! —
Have you cut out legumes? Will you try them again? Holla back below. I’d love to know your legume story ❤️

#plants #legumes #lentils #daal #plantbased #savetheplanet #saveyourhealth #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby

Just another day at the office 👩🏽‍🍳☺️🥰💃🏽🎥@buzzfeedtasty #grateful #mompreneur #mom #lovemyjob #spiceupyourlife #setlife | #spicespicebaby

I’m talking spices and kids (yes spices for kids AND BABIES!!!! 😱☺️🙌🏽💯) over at @dr.organicmommy ‘s beautiful feed ❤️Head on over to check it out 💕💕 @dr.organicmommy #spices #babies #kids #nature #foodismedicine #foodislove #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby

Pumpkin pie for brekkie?! Yasssss please! Ok I lied a little 🤫It’s a bowl of pumpkin pie oats but it’s legit delicious and totally satisfies that pie craving #notkidding and #kidapproved

🎃 Cook 1 cup of rolled oats (I use @wholefoods organic rolled oats which have been tested for the carcinogen glyphosate and came out clean) with 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup pumpkin purée, pinch of salt, dash of vanilla, and 1/4-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice for 10 min, stirring often until creamy. 🎃 Add 1-2 tablespoons coconut or almond milk and stir until well until incorporated and warmed, about a minute.
🎃Ladle into a bowl. Stir in maple syrup to taste. Top with nuts of choice, a bit more pumpkin pie spice, and dig in.

#monday #breakfast #plantpower #pumpkinpie #oats #makemewhole #thenewhealthy #spices #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby

#Flashbackfriday to sun, sand and mouthwateringly fresh Greek salads all day everyday. A few summers ago, we basked in the glory of the island of Crete, one of my most memorable holidays ever, and that inspired this fennel seed dusted Greek salad with salty feta, juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucs, red onions, herby oregano, olives, red wine vinegar, and good GOOD olive oil. Salt and pepper. When nature is at her finest, simplicity is best. This and 99 spiced recipes are in the Spice Spice Baby cookbook which is 25% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING through Jan 1st 🙌🏽🙌🏽💃🏽💃🏽💥💥Use code holidayspice at checkout, link in my bio ☝🏽❤️#cookbook #holiday #gift #sale #spices #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby 📸 @livetheshot styling @divsoo

When your 6 year old’s eyes light up like stars and your eyes get a lil’ teary because #momlife #magic #kids #memories #santa #christmas | #spicespicebaby PS Shocked that the toddler didn’t totally lose it! 😆

Let’s talk alcohol and health 👇🏽🍷

For a long time I was convinced, that my moderate consumption of 🍷 was good for me.

The scientific truth is that alcohol isn’t particularly healthy and in fact, carries some serious risks.

French fries come with risks but I still eat them. Do I eat them very often? No. Do I drink wine (my bevvie of choice) everyday or in large quantities when I do? Not anymore (there are occasional exceptions #ladiesnight)

Before you think I’m advocating you do or don’t drink, I’m not here to do either. Excessive drinking is a debilitating issue and countless lives are lost to addiction. I’m here to lay out the facts and share my strategies for navigating the risks while enjoying my 🍷 moderately and mindfully.

Alcohol, particularly in women, raises the risk for cancer, which increases with every additional drink.

This is because alcohol is estrogenic and pushes estrogen metabolism down a more cancerous pathway (see @dr.carriejones and @functional.foods for details)

Alcohol also affects the gut lining and worsens autoimmune conditions and digestive problems. It contributes to brain fog and poor sleep and these spiral into yet more negative effects.

So what can one do? Some tips for moderate alcohol enjoyment while being aware of the risks:
1. Don’t drink everyday. It’s hard to stay within the ‘moderate’ drinking range plus it becomes more appealing to the brain’s reward centers with repeated exposure. I generally don’t think Mon - Thurs unless there’s a special occasion.
2. Drink a glass of water between every drink to prevent dehydration-induced negative side effects.
3. Don’t drink too close to bedtime to avoid sleep cycle disruption.
4. Savor every sip and savor the situation in which you’re drinking like quality conversation and connection with a friend.
5. Don’t drink to mask boredom, stress or anxiety because that’s a superficial remedy. Address those issues at their roots.
6. If you do go a little overboard, support your liver with detox aids like sulforaphane found in broccoli sprouts, turmeric, celery, radish. Balance takes mindfulness and work but it’s worth it. #alcohol #health | #spicespicebaby

Monday bowl of plant-based goodness followed by an 18-20 hour fast to give my system a well deserved break 🙌🏽💥 #intermittentfasting is #life To make these insanely good kale chips, mix 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp maple, 1/2 tsp each sumac and sweet paprika, salt, and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Add a splash of water to thin it out. Massage chopped kale with thick stems removed with the dressing. Bake at 350F for 10-15 min until crispy. Mega kid-approved too! Oh and I also had turmeric quinoa with peas, nigella seeds, and fresh dill, celery, and za’atar dusted sweet potato and beet oven-baked ‘fries’. Have a lovely start to the week guys and don’t forget to OD on plants no matter what your dietary disposition 💯💃🏽🌿#monday #lunch #plantpower #veggies #kale #chips #eattherainbow #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby

The power of batch prepping also known as ‘cook once eat twice (or 3 times!)’. Made this cumin, coriander, paprika, and chipotle flecked black bean stew for #tacotuesday and repurposed it for lunch today with some baby spinach, a dollop of @siggisdairy yogurt with more of those same spices, and @realpickles organic turmeric kraut. Efficiency 💁🏽‍♀️Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! What are some things you like to batch prep? Share with us below 👇🏽❤️ #momlife #homemade #eatrealfood #batchprep #healthy #delicious #spices #spiceupyourlife | #spicespicebaby

If you’re still reeling from that delicious Thanksgiving feast + leftovers 🙈 and / or getting ready for more feasting over the holidays, may I suggest you make fennel seeds your BFF. Not only does fennel curb inflammation in the digestive tract but it can reduce .... ahem .... flatulence, heartburn, and improve digestive capacity. I chew on fennel seeds after every meal (like a good south Asian LOL) but seriously, fennel seeds simmered in warm water can help all kinds of bloating. Not surprisingly, fennel is the main ingredient in gripe water for babies but check with your doc before guzzling fennel if you’re pregnant or nursing. One mom observed fennel toxicity in her breastfed baby cause she overdid it yikes #fennel #spices #foodismedicine #guthealth #holidays #feasting #spiceupyourhealth | #spicespicebaby

#GivingTuesday When I created the Spice Spice Baby cookbook, I wanted to celebrate food and spices but I also wanted to remember the billions who go without food every single day and for whom basic nourishment is a struggle. I chose to partner with SNEHA, an Indian organization doing incredibly impactful work in areas of women’s and children’s health and nutrition in India’s poorest communities, by donating proceeds from my cookbook sales to their important work. Today I’m taking things up a notch 🙏🏽✨For every cookbook sold today Nov 27th, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the profits will go to SNEHA and their mission. Use code spicyblackfriday for 25% off your cookbook and let’s give back to make this world a fairer place link in my bio. The power of community is everything 🙏🏽💕#giveback #donate #mompreneur #children #hunger #spices | #spicespicebaby

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