Be Mindful with a Cup of Cocoa

A modern symbol of decadence and love, chocolate was first consumed thousands of years ago in Mesoamerica, where cacao beans were roasted and combined with water, spices, and other ingredients to make a flavorful beverage. Mayan and Aztec societies considered cacao a gift from the gods and used it as currency and in religious ceremonies. … Read moreBe Mindful with a Cup of Cocoa

How to Be Mindful When Opening a Pomegranate

This post was originally published on this siteAs the days grow colder and darker, the food we eat can get rich and heavy. Pomegranates add much-needed brightness to a winter diet, with their glossy seeds (called arils) glowing ruby red with delicious juice. Opening a pomegranate can seem a messy and meticulous task, but it … Read moreHow to Be Mindful When Opening a Pomegranate

Savouring Grilled Peaches

This post was originally published on this siteMaybe more than any other fruit, peaches embody sensuality. The velvety, blushing skin, the luscious flesh—at once juicy and firm—gushing sweetness and just enough tang to keep it enticing with every bite. I could eat a dozen peaches in one sitting without a moment’s pause. (In fact I … Read moreSavouring Grilled Peaches