Author and productivity expert, Tim Ferriss (of 4-Hour Work Week fame), wrote a book called The 4-Hour Chef. It’s designed to turn readers into impressive and independent cooks in next-to-no time. But, despite what the title might suggest, he’s not actually into cutting corners. One of his prerequisites for becoming a truly good cook is to go easy on the ...

During my university years, I pretty much lived on red split lentils boiled in water. Yes, it was a rather spartan diet! But they were the cheapest, most filling food I could find, and were quick and easy to cook, too. Alas, at the time I wasn’t aware of the heavenly association of lentils with coconut milk ...

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The truth is most of us are obsessed with yummy food. We lustfully gaze at Instagram photos and dream of creating something Pinterest-worthy and delightfully wholesome in our own kitchens (however small)… taking screenshots and making plans. But the truth also remains that we are busy. And that all that social media cooking fantasizing often remains just ...

Even though I’m not a fan of the word detox generally, the use of herbs and spices in naturopathic medicine goes back thousands of years, so this definitely isn’t part of some faddy and unsustainable quick-fix plan. For example, in Ayurveda, a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of coriander leaves is added to food after cooking to give it pizzazz. It’s the traditional ...

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