FOOD AS MEDICINE, FOOD AS GIFTS, FOOD FOR LOVE
Hasn’t the year flown?! One minute, we’re talking Easter lamb and the next, we’re buzzing about what to put on the Christmas table. Well, that’s how life goes and what a joy it is to always have something to look forward to. Food is definitely something that we all look forward to, multiple times a day, in fact. It’s part of our daily rituals, it’s a welcoming offering, it’s how we recharge or unwind, it’s how we show love, express appreciation and soothe woes.
Food as medicine
“Food as medicine” is nothing new. Originally proposed by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, the term has come to mean many different things in our modern world. Society will often turn to medications, supplements, diet shakes and ‘detox’ regimens to feel better, when good, simple, honest food could be the answer. A wholesome, well-balanced meal is health-giving and nourishing, especially when prepared with love and care, and this is the basic tenet of Latasha’s Kitchen.
I know how busy life gets and I know how tricky it can be to prioritise food shopping, cooking and eating well. It’s always my hope that my products play an important role in helping home cooks to prepare tasty, simple meals that they can share with loved ones. Nurturing and caring for oneself and for others can be as simple as a warm bowl of dahl or a beautiful, crisp salad dressed with a sweet balsamic reduction, sprinkled with freshly chopped herbs. It could be blessing a vegan friend with a plant-based meal or taking a lovely pineapple fried rice to a friend who is working long hours.
‘Tis the season for giving
The pandemic has taught us a great deal, including how we can bestow gifts of food on loved ones, even if we can’t be with them. We’ve packed loads of gift orders this year to be sent all around Australia and it’s showing no signs of slowing down, even with the end of lockdowns. Sending love in the form of food is a tradition that’s as old as humanity.
We’d be delighted to send a gift hamper on your behalf to someone you care about. They’re all beautifully packaged to make a wonderful impression, and there’s a theme to suit a range of different tastes, from the BBQ Box and Nut Free & Vegan to Royal Festive Banquet and Red Hot Favourites.
Our clever Bundles save you money and make it easy to decide which combination of curry pastes to purchase. For instance, the Bold Reds Bundle features all my red pastes, and you can also try the Green Goodness Bundle and the Mellow Yellow Bundle. There’s even a Full Bundle of Dressings. Lots of my products are perfect to be given as small gifts for Secret Santa, the kids’ teachers, neighbours and colleagues. Treats like my lush Cherry Chocolate Dessert Sauce are always appreciated, and my Red Chilli Onion Relish and my Jalapeno Onion Relish are both superb with Christmas hams.
If your lucky gift recipients are based in Perth, they might love a Cooking Class Voucher! We hold cooking classes for two people and four people at the Latasha’s Kitchen store in North Perth, always a fun time! Participants get to take all six dishes home to enjoy as a dinner party with family and friends. We’re currently taking bookings for the months ahead, so this is a fabulous gift idea.
Perth folks, please check out the Events page to see where we’ll be and maybe you can drop by, say hi and pick up a jar of your favourite Latasha’s Kitchen product.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I’m enormously grateful for your support throughout 2021 and look forward to bringing you more recipes, more ideas and more great taste in 2022! Take care and all the best.
With much love, Latasha.