Even though the nights are long and the days are short, this autumn has been incredibly mild and kind. November is proving to be a really fun month. I'm working on a very exciting project which I will let you guys know about soon, I travelled to Romania again to run a couple of nutrition and food demo workshops at Akasha Retreats, and of course returned to Baile Herculane for some thermal waters - oh yeah!

Today I am excited to share this new recipe with guys! You must all know by now how utterly obsessed I am with turmeric, and finding new ways to include it in my diet is always a great! 

Turmeric's incredible healing powers have been utilised by Eastern cultures for millenia. The medicinal properties of turmeric come from it's bright orange compound - curcumin, which acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It’s soothing to the gut lining, liver detoxifier and incredible for radiant skin. Turmeric is just an incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent! It is an excellent remedy for colds and in particular for coughs, as it helps relieve chest congestion by getting rid of phlegm.

I've also included some other warming spices - ground ginger and cinnamon for some extra immune support and antioxidant benefits. 

Sesame seeds are a fantastic source of calcium and magnesium, important for bone health. Rich in B vitamins important for the nervous system and lignin’s which help balance hormone levels and lower cholesterol levels. 

These sweet treats come with zero guilt!!!!

Spiced Sesame Bites

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 6 dates
  • 3tbsp honey / maple
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • tiny pinch black pepper

Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend. Using your hands, mould into small balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

For any foodie friends or relatives, you can also wrap them up in parchment paper, box them up and gift them for Christmas! 

Much love,

Daniela