Hi, #RaodyInsider! Thank you for subscribing to my monthly newsletter. The focus this month is on women’s health. International Women’s Day (IWD) is coming up on March 8, 2019. The IWD campaign is focused on celebrating women’s achievements, promoting women’s rights, and advancing women in society. The theme for the IWD campaign this year is #BalanceForBetter. In my perspective, health is a fundamental part of a woman’s journey to contributing to a balanced self and society. Finding balance in your health can result in being the best version of yourself! In the spirit of health, I’m sharing my favorite articles, resources, and recipes with you that can help you #BalanceForBetter.
In good health,
Sipping some rose & cardamom tea at Rooh SF. Rooh is a gluten-free friendly modern Indian fusion restaurant in SoMa. If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to check them out!
RAODY RECIPES DIET DOWNLOAD
Following the paleo diet has completely transformed my health.
As a woman living with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and other chronic digestive issues, eating clean, whole foods has improved my digestion, hormone health, and brain function. The changes I’ve experienced just from altering my diet have been remarkable. When I was first suffering from digestive issues, I was suffering from brain fog, joint pain and muscle weakness, along with poor nutrient absorption and significant weight loss. By making small changes in my diet over time from refined and processed foods to whole foods, I have reversed 90% of my symptoms. This is not a one size fits all diet. I’ve added grass-fed yogurt and cheese to my diet because my body can tolerate it, and I feel good after it! Find out what works for you and what makes you feel balanced.
RAODY RECIPES PANTRY PICK
One of my favorite pantry essentials is ghee. This superfood is rooted in Indian culture, cooking, and ayurvedic medicine.
It is a form of clarified butter, which means the water and milk solids (lactose) from butter is removed leaving you with a pure, golden, dairy-free, healthy fat. I use organic grass-fed ghee to cook within almost all of my recipes! It supports cell health and function, immune function, and promotes hormonal balance and production in women which is critical for fertility. Learn more about the health benefits of ghee here. RAODY RECIPES PANTRY TIP: Use ghee to saute veggies and meat, use it for roasting or baking due to its high smoke point, put it in your morning cup of coffee or tea for a healthy dose of good fats, or add it on top of your hot food! This versatile oil should be a staple in your everyday cooking and eating. Just make sure you are using high-quality ghee that is organic and grass-fed!
RAODY RECIPES PANTRY DISCOUNTS: Shop my favorite grass-fed organic ghee from Pure Indian Foods. Stay tuned to sign up for my giveaway on Instagram during the week of March 4, 2019, that will elevate your Indian spice pantry! Following my giveaway, you can get 30% off using my discount code RAODY30 from March 9-March 31, 2019 on purchasing the following products from Pure Indian Foods’ website: Combo Pack of 6 SpicesCombo Pack of 6 Spices (Family Size Bags)Indian Spice Tray (Spice Box or Spice Rack)
Photo Credit: Pure Indian Foods. Pure Indian Foods is my go-to company for ghee. Click the image above to get their take on why ghee is good for you.
RAODY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
This month, I’m featuring my Golden Matcha Latte. This is a super comforting, gut health, and easy-to-digest latte with all of the health benefits (and froth) to put a smile on your face every morning.
This healthy and delicious plant-based recipe has helped me achieve balance when I need it the most thanks to its nutritious and whole ingredients such as matcha, turmeric, ghee, and coconut sugar. I even drink this instead of coffee when I feel as though I’ve had too much caffeine if I’m not feeling my best, or just want to change up my morning routine. Matcha is a form of green tea that has anti-inflammatory benefits and has been enjoyed in China, Japan, and other countries for hundreds of years. My recipe uses high-quality matcha. It also includes the healing benefits of turmeric, which is accompanied with a dash of black pepper for optimal absorption in your body. It is sweetened with coconut sugar, which is derived from coconut sap, making this refined-sugar free (feel free to leave this out completely if you don’t feel the need for a sweeter taste). Finally, it includes a teaspoon of grass-fed ghee which adds a healthy dose of fat to support your immune, hormone, and cell function.
See Golden Matcha Latte Recipe here.
RAODY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
My January #RaodyBrunch meetup with local Bay Area #RaodyInsiders was a success!
In January, I kicked off my #RaodyBrunch meetup group with local Bay Area followers. The goal of this is to connect with each other in person and explore new gluten-free / paleo restaurants in the city. My January #RaodyBrunch meetup included meeting three amazing ladies and bonding over a delicious brunch at The Little Gem in Hayes Valley. We enjoyed almond flour blueberry pancakes with sweet coconut cream, poached eggs, a paleo Asian beef short ribs bowl, and other gluten-free friendly brunch items and enjoyed some really great conversation around life, hobbies, health, and more. It was such a joy meeting these fierce women in person! After receiving feedback from them and others who follow my blog, I’ve decided to host monthly brunches in my home with homemade brunch food straight from my recipe creations! If you’re interested in joining me for a #RaodyBrunch at my home for brunch, message me on Instagram, Facebook, or just contact me using the link at the bottom of this newsletter. Stay tuned for my April newsletter to see how my March #RaodyBrunch goes!
Let’s take this journey to health together.
I want to hear from you! Share your own wealth of knowledge with me, or let me know what you want to see more of in future newsletters. I look forward to continuing this journey together!