7 Spices to use in 2018

After the holidays most of us are feeling guilty of overindulgence and have vowed that 2018 will be the year of good health. Many of us are devising a health plan for the year ahead by joining a gym, watching what foods we are eating, and promising to live life more holistic.

But before you start spending alot of money on vitamins, tonics, and super powders, try some natural and cheaper home remedies to get you feeling great again! Add them to your daily regimen as much as you can.

Spices are a cost effective way to easily give your body nutrients and minerals. Spices not only can take food from bland (which most healthy diet centers food does taste) to tasty and still make it healthy. The added bonus, some extraordinary added benefits for mental and physical health.

2017 was full of research into different kinds of herbs and spices that indicate they can contribute to overall health as much as fruits and vegetables providing antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral benefits.

Keep in mind it is important to look at spices holistically and not as a miracle cures for everything but as one piece of the puzzle in creating long lasting health and wellness but changing your lifestyle. Spices and herbs are a very easy way to add value to your food intake and way cheaper than popping pills.

Stay tuned asInfusions informs throughout the year about all these fantastic spices and herbs and tidbits on how to incorporate them into your daily life. What are the super spices to concentrate on for 2018? Here are my top 7 choices:

Chilli
Turmeric
Ginger
Garlic
Cinnamon
Cumin
Saffron

Xoxo Patty

Love more and laugh a lot. Eat well and move around. Life is a blessing so live it right! God bless!

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Don’t throw those strings away from fresh corn!

Do you often throw away the string-like fibers from the end of corns when buy fresh corn? Well don’t! These fibers, also known as corn silk, can be made into a tea that comes with a variety of health benefits.

Corn silk tea is also a wonderful home remedy for kidney problems. It is highly effective in treating conditions including painful urination, urinary tract infection, bladder infection, inflammation of the urinary system, and kidney stones.

Corn silk tea is great for people with high blood pressure. It helps in reducing the levels of blood sugar by increasing insulin levels in the body. It is also an excellent natural treatment for congestive heart failure, diabetes, high cholesterol.

Making corn silk tea is easy.

Boil 1 tablespoon of corn silk (chopped) in 1 cup of water. Once it is done, cover the pan and allow it to steep for 15 to 20 minutes. When it is cool enough to drink, you can add 1 teaspoon of our popular honey.

If you do a batch send me a pic! Have a great weekend.

Xoxo Patty

God bless. Eat Healthy. Play Alot. Love more. Live Long.

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Summer Reflections – November Aspirations

ūüćāAs we welcome the 1st day of November, I remember that summer was amazing! How about yours?Where did you go? What did you see? Most importantly, WHAT DID YOU EAT?! Haha! The Infusions KW family roamed Turkey and it is honestly one of my favorite destinations I have ever been to (and we travel alot). So much to love about Turkey; the weather, the landscape, deep history, kind people, and tantalizing food all made such an impression on me. I learned about their most common spices and flavor palette while imdulging some cooking recipes. Turkey will definitely be my inspiration for Infusions this Fall season.

Just wanted to say a quick hello and highlight what’s coming up in November. If you haven’t done so already, please Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

ūüćĀNovember’s newsletter marks our first of the new season after a long hiatus. We were reorganizing from within (including our admin queen welcoming a new bundle of joy), creating new spices, and revamping our website (thanks to our volunteer computer Jedi who also taught me how to use this WordPress thingy right now haha!). Alot of NEW exciting things coming your way this season!

The first of our recipe videos will be on YouTube this week! Press this link, please like and subscribe! My personal goals for November is to take advantage of the cool weather now in Kuwait (yes I live in Inferno in summer) and lead a more healthier lifestyle. Which includes more home prepped meals. I am offering 10% discount when you use code HEALTHY on my website.

Will be back later this week with some more yummy stuff and keep all of you updated.

God bless. Eat well. Play alot. Love yourself. Live long.

Xoxo Patty

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For You Daddy

Since opening this website is a new phase in my life¬†on #this_infusions_journey, I see it only fit to pay tribute to the one (besides The Almighty Creator) that stood by me through all storms and lead me to the nearest¬†shore. Unfortunately, he¬†is not here now to share this success story of my first website/blog. A platform I will use to reach out and share what information I have about healing and getting back into the kitchen using all the natural wonders around us.¬†I wrote this in the late night and it will probably be the prologue to anything¬†else I do with Infusions KW. Never the less, I let it go here on this blog…and now I can go on.

Dedicated to my late father Terrence Richard Marotte who taught me all I needed to know about life and the kitchen. The best memories of my childhood were the ones by his side learning the basics such as cutting, marinating, and mixing. Since I can remember I was always watching and listening him do his “thing” in the kitchen. By the time I was 13 years old (my eldest daughter’s age now), I was proudly able to produce an entire Thanksgiving dinner or 5 course Thai cuisine themed dinner. The kitchen was our church and the table our altar. The kitchen was only place in our home that was relaxed and not plagued with domestic violence or the echoed stresses of daily¬†life.¬† The table is where could talk about the day’s events or gossip of the neighborhood. Talks of aspiration were allowed, but we could not discuss politics nor religion (that was something we did as he lit up his pipe on the front porch at night). Under absolutely no circumstances could we complain of our “in house” situation (my mother was a substance abuser and a gambler). So every meal was full of talks¬†about hopes, dreams, and happy things.¬† Something I am proud to have continued with my children on our table daily.¬† So while most of my generation were serving up frozen TV dinners and microwavable hot pockets, ¬†I was learning how to make a proper roux base for any cream sauce and using mirepoix in stews. I learned the importance of fresh ingredients and using what was in season. He was my inspiration, my rock, and my best friend. Since he left this Earth too soon, it is with my cooking and these very creations you see on the website that I find my solace in this Life.

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