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Vegetable Garden in April 2024: Patience & Growth

Vegetable Garden in April 2024. Spring is in full swing, and my vegetable garden is slowly coming to life. After an intensive month of March, in which I prepared and readied my garden, I am now looking forward to what April has to offer and what is yet to come. With a solid garden plan and a focus on efficiency and growth, I am ready for a new season full of fresh vegetables and herbs.

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Ayurveda Food

How to Make Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a delightful autumn dish that highlights the versatility of seasonal vegetables. You can choose from root vegetables like celeriac and carrots, or experiment with pumpkin and sweet potatoes. These vegetables are combined with creamy cubes of homemade paneer, a sauce made from soaked cashews and pureed tomatoes, enriched with ghee. The paneer absorbs the flavors and adds a creamy texture to the dish, making every bite a delight.

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How to Make Your Own Panir: An Ayurvedic Delight
Ayurveda Food

How to Make Your Own Paneer: An Ayurvedic Delight

Panir, a versatile Indian cheese commonly used in Vedic cuisine, adds a delightful flavor to a wide range of dishes. From mild to spicy, from appetizers to desserts, this fresh cheese can be enjoyed in many ways. While Panir is readily available in health food stores and other venues, making it yourself is not only more enjoyable but also surprisingly easy. Here’s how you can prepare your own delicious Panir at home, a flavorful addition to your culinary creations!

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Ayurvedic Cooking in Autumn: A Balance of Flavors and Energies

With the arrival of autumn, the world around us undergoes a transformation. Leaves change colors and temperatures drop. Did you know that this season offers a unique opportunity to adjust your diet? Recently, I attended the workshop “Ayurvedic Cooking in Autumn” by Silvia de Haas. In this article, I’d like to share my insights on how Ayurvedic cooking in autumn can contribute to a balanced well-being.

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Bianca en Vianne staan bij een gedekte tafel voor de Japanse High Tea.
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Shinrin Yoku and High Tea

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget how important it is to take a moment to truly unwind. Thankfully, there’s an ancient Japanese ritual that can help us shed the stresses and connect with nature: Shinrin Yoku, also known as forest bathing. I decided to experience this unique ritual in the beautiful Roozendaalse forest, immersing myself and allowing my senses to be awakened in this serene setting. Guiding us through this forest bathing session is the inspiring Vianne Haalboom, a personal growth coach with a deep love for nature.

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