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Entries for month: November 2013

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!

Mindfulness Gift Set

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. 

 

Clarins Top 5 Set

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

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By: Kim Macy, Miraval’s Pastry Chef

In Miraval’s newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, Executive Chef Justin Macy and his wife, Pastry Chef Kim Macy share their secrets for making delicious, healthy dishes. Here’s a sneak peek of some of Chef Kim’s easy tips to make your desserts with less fat and fewer calories. Pre-order Sweet & Savory Cooking now before it hits bookstores January 7, 2014 for more healthy cooking tips and one-of-a-kind recipes.

Sneak Peek of Sweet & Savory Cooking: Simple Tips to Reduce Calories and Fat in Baking• 

 
• For a virtually fat-free pastry crust, I make a meringue crust. It’s a light and airy alternative and made with egg whites, cream of tartar, sugar and a touch of vanilla extract. Be sure to only use no-bake fillings such as pastry creams, lemon curd or fruit compotes with this crust.
 
• For a creamy whip topping for any dessert, I make my pastry cream with nonfat milk as a low-fat alternative.

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November 2013 Recipe of the Month

Miraval's newest cookbook, Sweet & Savory Cooking, is a blend of two styles of cooking by  Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. Although they’re from two very different areas of the kitchen, this husband and wife team has come together to create a unique cookbook that will take you on an exciting journey of culinary delights. Sweet & Savory Cooking will be released in January 2014, but it is available for pre-order now. 

Here is a sneak peek at one of the inspiring recipes from Sweet & Savory Cooking—Roasted Poblano Cornbread. This is one of Miraval guests' favorite breads and is perfect as a snack or as an accompaniment to dinner. Serve with a small amount of sour cream or salsa for dipping. Enjoy!

Roasted Poblano Cornbread

Makes 16 Servings

  • 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 c. low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs

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