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Samaya Kapha Supplement Review

Hi friends! This is Day 6 of Pandemic Blogging here. A lot has happened lately but I hope we are all doing fine and are holding on. It’s times like these where we learn more about ourselves and about each other, and that the true measure of the strength of our characters lie in how we hold onto hope and the courage to face our challenges. So, let us all be strong, be hopeful, and be courageous.

Now is the time that we take good care of our own health so we can be as healthy as we can be and for our loved ones as well. There are a lot of things we can do. First, we really need to practice social distancing. We may not be sick but it doesn’t mean that we’re not incubating the v because we haven’t been tested at all. So, if we’re not careful, we can put our elderlies at risk. Also, even if you’re young, you can still get the v and the symptoms vary a lot for everybody. Some had had it mild while some experienced the opposite, but mind you, it’s never easy when you’re sick. So better be on the safe side, right? Apart from social distancing, we can also keep our bodies healthy, and that includes keeping up with our exercises or to simply keep moving. We may be working from home now, but it’s still important to get some fresh air (walk around the house/yard) or do our stretches so we can keep our circulations going.

 

samaya kapha supplement review

 

Another thing I like to do lately is to take my vitamins and supplements. Sometimes I used to skip this but lately, I try to make sure that I take them diligently. So, if you have some Vitamin C or any Multivitamins at home, please take them. They could potentially boost your immune system. However, times are hard nowadays and you may not be able to get your hands on any vitamins or supplements, not to mention being wary about going to your local grocery store, but it’s ok. As long as you try to keep yourself healthy by eating a more balanced diet, despite the lack of variety or availability of fruits and vegetables we can get nowadays and practice a healthy lifestyle in general, then you won’t be needing any vitamins or supplements at all. The most important thing is that you are safe and you are well.

 

samaya kapha supplement

 

samaya kapha supplement review

 

For me personally, I’ve been liking the supplements from Samaya Ayurveda. I reviewed this brand before (here and here) and I really like their natural Ayurvedic products because they are clean, vegan, kosher, non-GMO, and cruelty-free. As someone whose Dosha (bodily energy in Ayurvedic medicine) belongs to the Kapha range, I had a chance to try Samaya’s Kapha Supplements (60 capsules: £39) which contain a blend of Ayurvedic herbs, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ10, Turmeric, Gotu Kola, Aloe Vera, and Ginger among other things. These ingredients help to promote energy, metabolism, skin collagen formation, tissue repair, and immunity support, as well as it helps in balancing oily skin which a lot of Kapha people like me tend to experience. I love that this supplement is made of natural ingredients and this doesn’t irritate my stomach. Also, this has no aftertaste and I haven’t experienced any side-effects. I’ve been taking this for a couple of weeks now and this helps in improving my energy level and this also helps with my skin. I start to notice a more subtle glow and I will keep taking this to see if this improves my skin’s elasticity as well. I also like that this has the essential vitamins needed for strong immunity which is beneficial nowadays. Apart from the healthy ingredients that this supplement has, I also like its sleek packaging which comes in a beautiful matte jar and is safe and easy to store anywhere. Overall, I recommend that you take a look at this au-naturel supplement and hope you enjoy it as much I do.

 

samaya ayurveda kapha supplement

 

samaya ayurveda

 

What are the vitamins and supplements you’re taking nowadays? What are your tips to keep yourself healthy while on self-quarantine?

 

*Thanks to Samaya Ayurveda for providing this supplement. The reviews and opinions herein are solely mine.

 

You can purchase this product by clicking HERE, or for more info, visit http://www.samayaayurveda.com

 

Take care everyone.

 

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Kazandibi Recipe

kazandibi

 

There are several restaurants I like to visit regularly close to where I live. One of them is a Middle Eastern restaurant located in an obscure street but the food there is a delight. For a long time, I’m a big fan of their amazing Kazandibi which I always order after a big serving of Izgara Kofte (Grilled Meat Balls). Kazandibi is a Turkish caramelized milk pudding dessert. A reminiscent of Crème Brûlée. It is so delicious and super addicting. The taste of burnt sugar added with the soft creamy texture of milk plus a hint of cinnamon is just so heavenly.

This Kazandibi recipe is inspired by that favorite Middle Eastern restaurant of mine, and though I will never be able to recreate their perfect Kazandibi dessert, at least I know that I can actually do it at home and hopefully master it as I keep practicing. To my Middle Eastern friends and readers, please be aware that this recipe is nowhere near perfect as what you guys have at home. Mine is definitely a beginner’s attempt, so feel free to give me your preparation tips and techniques.

There are different ways, measurements, and even ingredients on how to make Kazandibi. My recipe is somewhat tailored to my own personal preferences. Here’s how I made mine.

 

Ingredients

 

For the Pudding

 

kazandibi ingredients how to

 

4 & 1/2 cup Whole Milk (I use Lactaid because it’s Lactose-free)
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1 cup Sugar
a pinch of Mastic (aromatic gum)

 

Bottom of Pan

 

kazandibi ingredients recipe

 

1 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp fine sugar (optional)

 

Materials

 

Baking Pan or Nonstick Frying Pan
Saucepan
Whisk
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Mortar & Pestle

 

Procedure

 

Part 1

Heat the milk in the saucepan using medium fire.

kazandibi mastic

Grind a bit of mastic gum. If you’re new to its taste, add only a little bit or omit it in your first few attempts of making this dessert.

turkish kazandibi

Add the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, sugar, and mastic gum

turkish kazandibi

Keep stirring the milk mixture until it starts to look and feel thick, but not too thick.

Put the mixture aside.

 

Part 2

 

kazandibi recipe

Coat the bottom of the baking pan using butter/melted butter.

Add ground cinnamon and fine sugar.

kazandibi ingredients recipe

Heat the pan until it turns brown and somewhat burned (observe and watch it carefully for safety reasons).

Pour the milk mixture and make sure to heat it evenly until it starts to boil, but don’t let it boil too much.

how to make kazandibi

Turn off the stove, and cool down the mixture.

Cover the mixture with a clear wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 6 hours.

kazandibi ingredients recipe

kazandibi ingredients recipe

After 6 hours, slice the mixture and serve upside down or rolled, displaying the burned part. Add more cinnamon according to your preferences.

kazandibi ingredients recipe

Kazandibi is one of the most delicious desserts I have ever tried. Once you tasted it, you will never forget it.

 

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Favorite Scented Candles 2019 Edit

best scented candles

 

Hey peeps. In this post, I’m sharing with you some of my fave candles this year. I didn’t get a chance to collect a lot this time because I’ve been busy traveling and haven’t had the chance to shop around that much. Besides, I still have some of last year’s candles to burn as well. Speaking of last year, check out my fave scented candles 2018 edit HERE.

 

This year is still not over and I might still find some interesting scented waxes to obsess with. I will update you soon if there’s any more fragrant candle worth looking into, or you could keep checking my posts here or on my Instagram to see if there’s any new candle featured in the background. But right now, these are my current faves.

 

Ikea Candles

 

There are two scented block candles that I love from Ikea, the Lugga and the Blomdroft which are both beautifully crafted candles with very affordable price points. At 5.99 USD, you’d get three very pretty large gradient candles that will surely last a long time. I haven’t burned them all completely and I don’t think I’ll ever will because they’re so pretty and they make for such a nice home decor. Their scents are not the strongest and though they tend to fill the room with their unique fragrance during unboxing, their scents do tend to dissipate easily. However, for their price and size, they’re definitely worth the purchase.

 

ikea lugga candles

 

Lugga – has a light powdery scent, love the gradient lavender, white, and pink pastel shades.

 

ikea blomdroft candles

 

Blomdroft – has a nice light floral scent.

 

ikea skurur candle holder

 

I also love the Glasig Candle Dish and Skurar Candle Holder from Ikea, both of which are very inexpensive and very versatile to use.

 

tocca capri

 

Tocca Capri – Out of all the Tocca scented candles, this is my most favorite because it has a Mediterranean citrus scent that could fill the room pretty easily. The scent lasts a long time even when not lighted and its size is huge. This puts you in a perfect sunset and vine vibe.

 

 

nest linen candle

 

Nest Linen – This candle is the perfect definition of clean. It smells like fresh clean laundry that is not overbearing and definitely not boring as well. I like to keep this candle very close to my clothes just because it’s fresh. I also love to give this to my friends as a gift.

 

Overose Candles

 

This is my first time trying Overose candles and I have been so curious about them for a long time now. They’ve been popping all over Instagram and I was really intrigued by their unique names and pretty packaging. I mean, who wouldn’t love a pink scented wax inside a sleek matte-pink glass? I know I do. 🙂 I find these candles to be very long-lasting and definitely worth the money. They fill my room with scents even if I don’t light them.

 

overose nympholia candle review

 

Nympholia – what an interesting name for a fruity scented candle. It smells like an orange blossom with a hint of honey and something more. It’s sweet, calming, different, nostalgic (like those sweets you so desire to eat during your childhood), and definitely interesting.

 

Anamorphine – this is the scent that I probably had a hard time discerning at first. It’s as complicated and mysterious as its enigmatic name. I know I love it because it’s just so unique. I definitely think it’s somewhat floral with a hint of something earthy and woodsy, perhaps blended with lavender as well because of its relaxing notes. There is also a bit of freshness to it and something very very mysterious. This is the type of scent that definitely defines me. 🙂

 

diptyque tuberose candle

 

Diptyque Tubereuse – As a Diptyque fan, I still can’t get over the scent of Baies, which will forever be one of my most favorite scented candles of all time. But for this coming Fall, I have my eyes set on this Tubereuse/Tuberose Diptyque candle to burn completely. I love its strong tuberose scent that fills my home.  It’s somewhat strong but not heady. It’s got a calming effect on me and its scent lingers everywhere around the house.

 

As with most candles, the first time you light it, don’t forget to let the candle burn long enough to melt the entire surface on top of the candle for two to three hours. Also, regularly trim the wick to 5-6 cm long to avoid smoke and get a longer burn. Never ever leave a burning candle unattended, and keep it out of children’s reach.

 

These comprise my favorite scented candles this year (so far). I hope to discover more scented candles somewhere during one of my rambles.

 

Have you had any of these candles before? What candles have you been loving lately?

 

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