Make Your Own Chai Mix

I Love Chai tea, bake with Chai, add it to smoothies and overnight soaked oats. Store bought mixes cost quite a bit, therefore I make my own !!! this recipe is strong in flavour and has bite. I am certain you will enjoy it


  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 teaspoons ground ginger


  1. Mix all ingredients together.

That simple !!!

Cristina for Peas and Peace


Traveling with Peas & Peace

Jerusalem Israel at the Machane Yehuda Market



Hmmmm, nothing like a Dal soup to warm us in cold autumn and winter months. We often will have a bowl for lunch or supper accompanied of a slice of bread. Here is one of my favorites; red gentil dal


2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 yellow onion finely diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
Sea salt
1 x 28 oz can diced tomatoes (drained)
7 cups of vegetable stock
2 cups dry red lentils
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp of fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp agave

Heat oil in a large pot at medium heat, then add cumin & mustard seeds and saute until they begin to crackle. Add onion, ginger, turmeric cumin, and a pinch of salt only if you wish. Stir and saute until union is soft. Add diced tomatoes and saute for one minute. Add stock, lentils and cinnamon. and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Your kitchen will be filled with a beautiful aroma, that of the many different spices !

Final step, remove cinnamon stick, add lime and agave….. to sweeten the pot 🙂

Blend or purée to your liking

Ready to serve, Enjoy !