Try Something New This Spring: Moroccan Spiced Dressing Recipe
As we reach that time of the year where the days get longer, the snow starts to melt, and the smell of spring is in the air, we encourage you to focus on you and discover some newness within! With this newfound feeling, we’re given a perfect time to try something new and get out of our comfort zones.
Did you know there are many benefits to trying new things? It’s extremely healthy to challenge ourselves in this way as it stimulates the brain, boosting cognitive abilities such as focus, and creativity. It also creates an opportunity to learn new information and develop new skills. Not only is it beneficial for the brain, it’s also a great way to get to know ourselves better and increase confidence. Trying new things gives us an opportunity to understand our personal likes and dislikes; this leads us to a greater satisfaction in our day to day lives by giving us a stronger sense of self.
In the words of Walt Disney “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” So, is this the time of year where you step out of your comfort zone and try out that new class you’ve been interested in, maybe time to start that new exercise routine you’ve been putting off, perhaps reconnecting with an old friend, or could it be something as simple as trying a new recipe? There is some great energy to be found within trying new things and can lead to personal development and overall wellbeing.
We encourage you to try something new this spring. How about starting with this delicious Moroccan Spiced Dressing recipe to kick off the season!
Moroccan Spiced Dressing
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp (30 mL) natural soy or organic yoghurt
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) honey
1/4 tsp (1 mL) sea salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) turmeric
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
1/4 cup (60 mL) flaxseed or extra-virgin olive oil
(recipe from alive.com)