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Tina Chadda, MD

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is part of all cultures, spiritual philosophies and religions and thus there are different definitions of mindfulness. Broadly speaking, Western-influenced definitions tend to be more cognitive-based whereas Eastern-influenced definitions are more emotion-based.A useful way to understand mindfulness is that it is a special type…

Almond Biscotti

In Italian, ‘biscotti’ means twice cooked. This is a great biscuit to have in the morning with coffee or in the evening after dinner.Ingredients:1 c whole almonds (with skins)2 c unbleached all purpose flour, good quality1 c sugar½ tsp baking powderpinch of salt3 large organic…

Panforte Recipe

Originating in Siena, Italy, panforte means ‘strong bread.’ It’s full of delicious and nutritious ingredients and it’s really a cake that can be served as a dessert with coffee or a liquor. It’s also great as a snack with a cup of coffee. In early…

outbreath meditation

Meditation using your breath is an age-old practice. Using your breath – as opposed to a candle flame or prayer beads or a mala – as a point of focus is so convenient, because your breath is always with you. This is obvious but worth…

When Was the Last Time You Said Grace?

by Pawel BiedrzyckiA question to which our answer might put us to shame, but one that definitely stimulates the mind to think more positively is what are the benefits of saying grace? A wise man whose name has long ago been lost in the sands…

orange ricotta cheesecake

Here’s a recipe I created in my kitchen at home in Toronto after enjoying a version of it at the Soho location of Dean & Deluca.  The versatility of when to serve this Orange Ricotta Cheesecake makes it a great recipe to have in your…