All in Soulistic Kitchen

How to Counter Chronic and Traumatic Stress Every Day (& What Indian Chai Has Got to Do With It)

During periods of chronic or traumatic stress, your body is on high alert. Finding your equilibrium again is a process that takes time. The good news though: You can help by creating rituals for yourself and make them part of your every day. Treat yourself like something holy - your body is your temple, after all.

One of my favorite rituals is the slow preparation of my morning tea, Indian Chai. Read more and find the recipe here.

Warming Pumpkin Spice Porridge

To manage stress (and your blood sugar levels), a filling, satisfying, balanced breakfast and regular meals are key. This can determine how your blood sugar and energy levels are sustained throughout your day. As the days go colder, I enjoy balancing my energy levels with a warming breakfast. And one of my current favorites is this: A Warming Pumpkin Spice Porridge

Wrap It Up

Tonight, on my walk home, I could smell fresh pizza. I haven't eaten actual Italian pizza in ages, but I really craved something pizza-ish. The summer heat had me longing for a refreshing dish, too. The consequence of this combined with what my fridge had in store is this in-between wraps and pizza and salad dish. Read this blog and you'll find my instructions, or rather a summary of what I did. My aim is not for you to recreate it and follow the recipe closely. Instead, I'm hoping to inspire you to go more with your gut, to play with your ingredients and to create dishes that you never had before. All it takes, is a little trust, a little confidence, and a little creativity in the kitchen.

Summer Solstice Tarte

Happy Midsommar! It was Summer solstice on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - the official beginning of summer. I worked on a client's case on Thursday which inspired me to play in the kitchen and create this delicious apricot lavender tarte. I realized how perfectly it combines the nutrients that would be beneficial for my client's current condition. And as I know there are lots of people out there who are stressed and tend to have a sweet tooth, I decided to share this delicious summer recipe, as well as some of the nutritional benefits of the ingredients I chose.