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New Ayurvedic Products

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New Ayurvedic Products

We have finally launched our online store with many Ayurvedic products on hand.

Choose from a variety of amazing Ayurvedic medicines and detox kits.

Browse through an assortment of fresh products, kitchen tools, services and amazing gear.

Best of all pay direct with Paypal or credit card….

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Spice Master - Blending Courses

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Spice Master - Blending Courses

Here at Love True Food , we custom make spices according to your constitution (dosha). The spices can help digest toxins from the gut and reset the lymph system. According to Ayurveda, specific spices have effects on our whole system. For example black pepper is heating and dry and aggravates fire (pitta) and dissolves earth (kapha) and pacifies air or vata. It's heating nature dissolves through mucus and clots. Now if we take a spice like coriander, it cools the system and pacifies fire and air. It always clears the mind. Having a knowledge base of basic spices can really affect the way food digests and assimilates into our system. 

Below is a diagram that depicts the elements more clearly;

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Here are some spices and their effects; 

Ginger is invigorating, excellent digestive aid. Increases digestive capacity known as agni. 

Saffron: Helps with beauty, is an aphrodisiac cough suppressant, antidepressant.

Cumin burns through ama (undigested food). It enhances appetite, and cleans the liver. 

Turmeric, its bright yellow collar acts as an anti-inflammatory. Anti-viral, anti cancer and is great for skin and beauty. 

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Smokers - Vaping or Dhumapana

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Smokers - Vaping or Dhumapana

There is an ancient method of smoking known as Dhumapana, which is actually an Ayurevdic Treatment known to clear the lungs of excess Kapha. The utilization of herbs such as bishop's weed, turmeric and cloves are said to be a good thing to inhale. But Ayurvedic smoking is different from modern day smoking. It is carried out for head and neck disorders as well as emotional disturbances and mental issues. 

Indications:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Migraine headache
  • Headache
  • Oral infections, gingivitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sleeplessness
  • Ear infections
  • Bad breath

Sometimes burning is done with a wick and patients inhale through nose and out through mouth. However, there its a product out there known as Nirdosh Herbal Filter Dhoompan (Hand made cigs that you can smoke to give up or kick the actual habit of smoking). I tested them and they taste herbal and like cow dung! But they've completely put me off smoking nicotine and tobacco.

Mostly in our culture we hear of vaping noways to remove the side effects of smoking or burning herbs. There must be discretion for smoking though.

Here at LTF, we are selling these herbal cigs if you want to quit smoking. Being an ex smoker myself  I tried everything from acupuncture to hypnosis and all sorts. These really help with the habit, as mostly the breathing in and out is what is important. 

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Private Vegetarian Dining

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Private Vegetarian Dining

What a great evening, with private dining and a full vegetarian menu. We served up the following; 

Toasted Hemp with Goat’s Cheese and Balsamic Onions

Vegetarain Dumplings with Ginger 'Shoyu' Sauce

Homestyle Potatoes 

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Asparagus Soup with Truffled Cream and Eggplant Caviar

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Mushroom Wellington with Ayurvedic Spice & Red Wine Reduction, Green & Orange Salad with Pistachio Fig Dressing

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Vegan Masala Cashew Chocolate - Doughnuts with Lavender Infusion- 

Homemade Lemon/Lime Granita

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Turmeric for Inflammation

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Turmeric for Inflammation

The best spice for inflammation is turmeric. It helps ease digestive disturbances and is used fairly often in Indian cooking. Not only does it have anti inflammatory properties but it is used extensively in beauty products. Incorporating small doses into food and drink can really help the gut heal. I've seen this first hand . Especially with those suffering from digestive issues like IBS, gastritis, heartburn and pain. 

 

So the next time reach for your turmeric. 

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Feeding Hong Kong - rooftop garden

It was a great and successful event at the rooftop garden. Three students from HKU Space participated in this then. It was one of those events that was conducted on a very hot day, yet we all managed to pull off the feeding of 60 people

 

According to Gabriele, this event was to raise awareness on the need to have more rooftop gardens for Hong Kong to become a more sustainable and environmental place. 

 

These gardens can provide food where there is a need. It also educates children and adults alike on the benefits of planting rooftop gardens in urban areas.  This can be used as a carbon offsets tool. 

 

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If you would like to volunteer for the next event, please contact me at LTF@lovetruefood.com 

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Indian Fever Prep

We are prepping for the love true food special 'Indian fever' private dining. It is going to be an excellent experience for the participants as we have been cooking up a storm all day. 

 

We will start off with an amuse bouche, minced keema with guacamole and toasted sunflower seeds followed by a beautiful dhal soup and Kati kebabs. 

This is the set up of the kitchen. 

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 We are even serving special beer purchased by LTF. The beer brewery is called Moonszen by Laszlo and Michelle. Only hk$60/bottle. 

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Here are some of the "party in the mouth" canapés... We will top them with organic toasted sunflower seeds... 

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And keema... Yum 

 

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Stay tuned for more amazing menus... 

 

Lots of love and great food experiences ...

 

chef Lakshmi 

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

When we arrived at Love True Food’s home kitchen studio, we were greeted by the fragrant smell of basil, lime and galangal. We eagerly sat down around the island that surrounded the open kitchen with our tongues wagging and our stomachs grumbling.

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