DIY Spa Treatment
Flourish Body Scrub
Winter weather gets the best of our skin. Welcome in the warm weather by refreshing your skin with this at home body scrub from Miraval's Mindful Living.
What better way to do “out with the old, in with the new” than with a customized body scrub? The Miraval Flourish Body Scrub is designed to remove dead skin cells and then hydrate, firm, and soften the skin beneath.
Miraval's newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, a new cookbook featuring recipes that reflect Miraval’s commitment to providing guests with the tools to create and maintain clean, healthful lifestyles, is available now for pre-order. The Miraval culinary experience is rooted in mindfulness, the cornerstone of the resort’s overarching philosophy, and the recipes in this new book are an extension of that value with easy to follow, incredibly flavorful and effortlessly healthy dishes. Hitting bookshelves on January 7, 2014, the cookbook is penned by Miraval’s talented culinary duo - Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy - who also happen to be husband and wife. Justin and Kim bring their respective gifts to the forefront as Justin shares his tips and tricks for savory, satiating entrees, slimming soups, salads and sides, and delectable appetizers while Kim shares her well-kept secrets for sweet, decadent desserts and rustic breads.
By: Kim Macy, Pastry Chef
Below is the flour mix recipe that I use often in gluten free baking—simply replace 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour in your recipe by sifting the ingredients below together. The gluten free flours and starches tend to need sifting in order to make sure all ingredients blend well together and to avoid clumping. This is especially true when incorporating multiple dry ingredients, which is common in gluten-free baking. This recipe is from Miraval's newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, where my husband, Executive Chef Justin Macy, and I share our secrets for making delicious, healthy dishes. Pre-order Sweet & Savory Cooking now before it hits bookstores January 7, 2014 for more healthy cooking tips and one-of-a-kind recipes.
- 1 C. Sorghum Flour—A finely ground whole grain that is highly nutritious, gluten free, and has a neutral sweet flavor.
- ½ C. Brown Rice Flour—Flour milled from the whole rice kernel; it’s gluten free and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- 2 T. Potato Starch—Used as a thickener but also plays a role in gluten free baking mixes.
- 2 T. Tapioca Flour—A starchy, slightly sweet, white flour made from the cassava root, so it is totally grain-free.
- ¼ t. Xanthan Gum—A natural carbohydrate that is milled into a powder and used in gluten free cooking and baking to bind, thicken, and emulsify gluten free ingredients.
It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you're going to serve on Thanksgiving to "wow" your friends and family. As the holiday season approaches, you might be starting to worry about the extra pounds that many of us acquire attending holiday parties and indulging in the delicious baked goods circling the office. Although we can't always control what is in our environment at all times, you can try to make healthier dishes this year whether you're hosting or just bringing one or two items to a holiday gathering. These Miraval recipes are featured in our Mindful Eating cookbook (which makes a great gift for any wellness-minded chef!) Incorporate one or all of these recipes into your Thanksgiving meal this year!
Gift the gift of Miraval this holiday season! During the months of November and December, Miraval's online store is offering 15% off all gift set purchases. Simply enter the code GIFT15 upon check out to recieve this discount. Miraval gift sets are carefully selected by Miraval specialists and spa professionals—here are some examples of what a Miraval gift set includes. Enjoy!
The perfect way to bring Miraval mindfulness home with you. Learn how to practice mindfulness in your everyday life with Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, and let yourself be in the present moment with Guided Mindfulness Meditation CD and your new lavender eye pillow.
A set of Miraval's top five best-selling Clarins products. Includes: Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, Double Serum, HydraQuench Cream, Multi-Protection Sunscreen, and Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate. Details of each product are available here: http://www.shopmiraval.com/collections/skin-care