Jane Arie Baldwin

Personal Tools and Techniques for Unwinding

Month: January, 2016

Why Kitcherie? (Updated)

Kitcherie is an all-around healthy, warming, comfort food. It is one of the most soothing foods and is an excellent meal to eat during a cleanse or any time your body needs a break from eating out too much or overindulging after the holidays. This updated version includes spice combination suggestions. There are infinite possibilities for creating the ones that become your go-to comfort food. Have fun with it – and please share your favorites with me!

Jane Arie Baldwin

Rice N Beans never tasted so good!

Foods which promote life, vitality, strength, health, happiness and satisfaction, what are succulent, juicy, nourishing and pleasing to the heart are dear to one in goodness.

Foods which are very bitter, very sour, very salty, very hot, very pungent, very dry and burning, causing unhappiness, misery and disease are palatable by one in passion.

That food which is stale, tasteless, putrid, decomposed, foul and impure as well as the leavings of others is dear to one in nescience.

— Bhagavad Gita

The above describes the three gunas of taste. The first one describes food that is sattvic in nature. As in food so in life. Sattva describes qualities that calm, soothe, and warm. Anything can have sattvic qualities – thoughts, foods, actions. When these things are sattvic they are thought to be at the highest levels of health because sattvic qualities calm the…

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How to make an Invigorating Cup of Fresh Ginger Tea

Three reasons to drink ginger tea this winter:

#1  It’s incredible ability to help stimulate digestion

#2 It helps relieve winter colds and sore throats

#3 It relieves congestion and runny nose



5 cups purified water

3 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped

6 Tbsp raw sugar (or 5 Tbsp honey)

1/8 tsp black pepper

4 Tbsp lemon juice (or lime)

3 sprigs of mint (optional)


Bring water to a boil. Add ginger to water and sprigs of mint if desired. Turn down heat. Let boil gently at lower temperature for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, add desired sweetener and put the lid on the pot for 5 more minutes. Let rest without heat so flavors will meld.

Strain liquid into a heat resistant container or scoop out mint and most of the ginger with a slotted spoon. The second option will leave bits of ginger in the tea that you can chew on if you like. Then add citrus and black pepper.

Stir while thinking your favorite thoughts. Serve hot.


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