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Essential travel companions according to model Jessica Gomes.
Taking care of your health means nurturing our mind, body and spirit together.Jasmine Hemsley
Ghee (similar to clarified butter), is my cooking fat of choice because of its nutritious properties. It’s used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine and therapies for its high smoke point. It’s also absolutely delicious. On days when I need grounding and to get out of my head and back into my body, not only do I cook with it but I also add extra ghee to my food as a garnish.
Jaggery is my favourite sweetener. It is made from raw, unrefined sugar cane juice or palm tree sap, cooked down into a concentrated treacle. It is also cheaper than many other natural sweeteners. Thanks to its rich and complex flavour, a little jaggery goes a long way.
By: Tree of Life
Mung dal (split mung beans) and white basmati rice are the two key ingredients in one of my most-loved meals, kitchari. They’re both fantastic staples and versatile ingredients in their own right. They are featured iin many of my recipes, from milk rice to mung dal soup.
By: Oak Town Spice Box
I keep all my go-to spices — turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger, fennel seeds in my spice tin. They really support digestion and make food beautifully tasty and fragrant. They truly are a cornerstone of Ayurvedic cooking – mother nature’s medicine cabinet if you like!
Jasmine Hemsley is a three-time best-selling author, the Founder of Hemsley + Hemsley and East by West, a TV presenter with a show broadcast in over 25 countries, chef, food and health writer, restaurateur and nutrition & wellness expert. Listed in the top 20 UK chefs, Jasmine uses her platform to promote a 360-degree approach to health and encourage a return to a simpler, more mindful way of life.