Orange tic-tags used to be my thing! Any other tic-tac flavor was out of the question. Later in life when I turned to a holistic lifestyle and cut chemical dyes, it was a bittersweet goodbye to those little orange pills of sugar. Not to fret, mother nature had me covered with a taste that was similar but better! Aesthetically speaking, things with cardamon seem to bring a fresh and vibrant vibe to my cold seasons with its slightly citrus vibe and earthy cinnamon/nutmeg finish! So, as I prep for this vegan Thanksgiving, I’m sharing all the ways good ‘ol cardamon helps me with keep a summery up n’ at ‘em vibe vs. that hibernation I think I’m a bear cold season struggle.
I get my cardamon in pods! There is something so much fresher about cracking open and grinding it yourself. Also, I keep a few in my purse. They serve me as an excellent breathe freshener and pick-me-up!
I use a mortar and pestle crush my seeds for recipes, and a little goes a long way. I’m curating a Cardamon and goji bread as we speak!
Don’t judge me. I like what I like, ha! It may be excessive, but when I commit to a favorite, I commit. But, besides that, a few studies have found that Cardamom has been known to cure tooth and gum infections. I use Dr. Tung's Smart Floss in natural cardamom flavor.
You can make your own ice cream at home using the seeds, but I currently struggle with getting the texture I desire without an ice-cream maker. (If you know a good one, please comment it below!) In the meantime, I’ve looked high and low and had landed on So Delicious Dairy Free Ice Cream Blueberry Cardamom flavor.
The treat pictured is:
1 Homemade Baked Graham Crackers (Can use Trader Joes Homemade Grahams to substitute)
A 1/2 Serving of Blueberry Cardamon Ice Cream
Topped with Raw Almonds
Warm the graham with a bit of vegan butter on top. Top with ice cream and almonds, quick low sugar dessert full of cardamom and real full juicy blueberries from the ice cream!
The Hearth & Hand Cardamom and Vetiver candle candles are what all my cozy dreams are made of. It’s woody, earthy, and slightly spicy…so basically how my husband landed me. The color goes well will my chosen copper ascents and neutral vibe.
Peckham's Moutere and Cardamom Cider must be a seasonal thing, but I happened upon it by accident in a little bodega in Raleigh! I hope you can find it because if you do drink it’s a good one. If you don’t drink, I’m excited to join you in your resolve one day soon! Growing up in Germany for part of my life with a seasoned alcohol tolerance can’t be too “wellness” friendly, but in the off-chance that it's not “too bad” in moderation lol, I’m choosing this seasonal cider to be bad with.