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The plant-based sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of the food industry with a huge number of revolutionary plant-based products being launched every month.  However, in research by UBS bank, 59% of respondents were not willing to try plant-based meat substitutes because they did not think they would taste good, 29% said plant-based alternatives were too […]

The elixir of the gods, our friend in good times and bad, the secret to a life well-lived; Chocolate. Chocolate should be an integral part of everyone’s diet (choc-haters, we do not understand you). Us chocolate lovers know all too well that chocolate comes in all different shapes and sizes, with different tastes and flavours […]

Did you start 2021 with a hangover? Feeling like you’ve had a few too much wine and bubbly? Christmas is over and let’s be honest; we’ve all probably had far too much food and definitely a few too many drinks (I know I have!). For many January is a time to detox and invigorate our […]

Welcome to this Christmas’s ultimate gift guide, the countdown is officially on! We know how tough choosing presents for everyone is, so this year we’ve done the hard work for you! Explore our handpicked gifts – whether you’re looking for gifts for your mum, sister, partner or a good Secret Santa present, we bet you’ll […]

Short, highball, blended – the world of cocktails is wide and with the help of Holy Lama Spice Drops® natural extracts, it has never been easier to discover! So roll your sleeves up, get behind the bar at home and let’s get mixing!

“The foundation of yoga should be Ayurveda and the fruits of Ayurveda, yoga.” David Frawley, Founder of American Institute of Vedic Studies. Today, most of us have heard of Yoga, Ayurveda and Mindfulness. We’ve probably all attended a Yoga class (or meant to!), taken an ayurvedic quiz to discover our dosha (are you vata, pitta […]

National Curry Week is always the perfect opportunity for you to indulge in the nation’s favourite cuisine and celebrate the flavours of India by getting creative in the kitchen, all in the comfort of your home! Curry Week began in 1998 to help raise money for poverty-focused charities and to celebrate the growing Indian restaurant […]

The 2020 series of Great British Bake Off will be making a return to our screens after being successfully filmed, despite the odds, and Holy Lama Spice Drops® is hoping to make it a hattrick with a finalist using one of our products for a third year in a row! In the 2018 series, Kim-Joy […]

Huge congratulations to David Atherton for being crowned winner at this year’s Great British Bake Off. The international health advisor from London remained calm in a nail-biting final in which Holy Lama Spice Drops® played a part.    Judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith looked on and remarked on how chilled David appeared and how, of […]

For drinks and cooking alike, Holy Lama Spice Drops are exceptionally easy to use. Our liquid spice extracts bring food and drink to life. Spice Drops are the modern spice rack, functional and delicious enough for commercial use as well as in personal kitchens. Spice Drops are ethically made, sustainably produced, and carefully extracted to […]

The long day of fasting during Ramadan finishes with a lavish Iftar—literally ‘break fast’—feast. As Ramadan comes to a close this year, here are a few flavours that celebrate the best of good food. And if you love cooking and want to make your own Iftar spread, we’ve linked to some of our favourite recipes […]

  Why should I use Spice Drops? Food and drink is a ritual, rich in history and culture. It bonds us together with friends and family, can connect us to our heritage, represent an important aspect of our beliefs or values, and at its best, is an art. Holy Lama Spice Drops bring food and […]

Happy National Vegetarian Week! We celebrate delicious food in all its forms and diets. All Holy Lama products are vegan-friendly. Each one of our 30+ Spice Drops® flavours are vegan certified, so they’re flexible to suit your diet. Whether you’re veggie full-time or just want to try something new, here are 10 ways to celebrate […]

A bit about the history of cocktails: This belief is that the term cocktail, first appeared in print at least as far back as 1803 and was defined in print in 1806, as “a mixture of spirits of any kind, water, sugar and bitters, vulgarly called a bittered sling”. But the Telegraph researched and found the word used […]

Ever since the history of Kerala has been down in writing, it has never been without a mention of its spices. Dating back to thousands of years in the past, Kerala’s fame throughout the world for its spices has given it veritable monopoly over the market. In particular, Musri, an ancient Keralite port, became the […]

It may seem as though adding spices to chocolate is a new trend, but in fact the fashion for adding spices and flavours to chocolate goes back thousands of years. The Mayans and Aztecs Chocolate was a prized luxury item in Mayan and Aztec cultures, where a bitter drink made from the Cacao beans was […]

Fresh from revealing its contemporary new packaging Spice Drops, the unique range of concentrated extracts of herbs and spices is adding two new citrus varieties to the collection – Orange Spice Drops and Lemon Spice Drops. Both are made from fresh fruits grown and pressed in India and have been developed in response to demand […]

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be at the Embankment Summer Market 2016 from July 15th. As ist.co.uk describes it: ‘The distinctly-glamorous Embankment Summer Market is a unique, must-go event in a wonderfully scenic location on the North bank of the Thames. With about 180 carefully-selected stalls selling a huge range of beautiful things including […]

January is a month for predictions as well as resolutions and, whilst the good intentions can come and go all-too fast, we have a whole year to see whether what the industry experts predict in terms of food trends for 2016 come good. The team at Beef Magazine has summed up what it believes to […]

We’ve been incredibly busy here at Spice Drops® HQ over the last couple of months, what with the new logo, amazing new packaging, and attending Birmingham’s Food & Drink Expo. And we’ve been thrilled with all the positive feedback we’ve received, along with interest from various chefs and mixologists. We’ve also had a new addition […]

This year, the dates for Palm Sunday and Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, coincided. As we’ve now celebrated the Vernal Equinox and the ‘official’ beginning of spring, Easter is just a week away – so we’ve reflected on what we could share with you that would make the perfect Spice Drops® Easter menu. We […]

With less than a week until the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 (29 February -13 March this year), the Spice Drops® team is gearing up for what we hope will be a fantastic fortnight of news, events and food. This year, the focus is on the Big Fairtrade Breakfast in the hope that,as you sit […]

  This Fruity Tea Masala Cake utilities a basic sponge method, but takes it to far more exotic heights. This cake is perfect served hot from the oven as a warming autumnal dessert. Home-made vanilla ice-cream would be my preferred accompaniment, but it’s also gorgeous served cold with a little whipped double cream. Who am […]

Theobroma cacao, chocolate’s Latin name for chocolate, means ‘Food of the Gods’ for a reason. In honor of Chocolate Week (12-18 October), here is some  trivia about one of the most popular super foods ever. A new study suggests that eating certain varieties of chocolate can help you stay thin (I wish I had known this […]

Guest post by Victoria Slater First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Holy Lama for inviting me to write a guest post. The team was intrigued when I shared my  love for cardamom, and how I was trying to grow it at home with other herbs. Having been introduced […]

Contributed by Laura Hammett Ingredients: 300ml whole milk 175ml double cream  100g caster sugar 5 free-range egg yolks 2 tbsp orange blossom honey 1 tsp vanilla extract a dash of lemon juice Rose Spice Drops®, to taste a few drops pink gel food coloring METHOD Place the milk and cream in a large saucepan and set […]

Serves: 4 They take just under 30 minutes from the start until they are ready to be served. They can be made non-gluten-free using standard self-raising flour. Ingredients 100g gluten-free self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 100g caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 2 large free-range eggs 3 pieces of stem ginger, […]

Contributed by Peta Mandleberg Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 4 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped 600 g Arborio rice 250 ml white vermouth 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed 400 g frozen peas 700 ml organic vegetable or chicken stock 50 g butter 50 g Parmesan cheese freshly grated […]

With the weather being so hot, it’s time to make some lovely cardamom ice cream. Here’s a simple recipe by Laura Hammett Ingredients: 5 large egg yolks 120g caster sugar 250ml double cream 250ml whole milk Cardamom Spice Drops®, to taste METHOD In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar to a pale, […]

Research indicates that flavored tea is fast becoming the new trend in the tea world. What if you could make your flavored tea without the hassle of tea bags, loose tea, and the whole brewing process? You can: all you need are Holy Lama Spice Drops®. A drop each of Ginger  Lemon-grass Spice Drops®  and a little squeeze of lemon juice makes […]

A great friend and supporter was telling another friend about our Spice Drops® at a dinner party, and heard about the BNTS competition and how it is designed to give  small producers with unique products a leg-up whilst simultaneously enhancing Ocado’s own ranges. My friend called me and urged me to apply. Holy Lama Naturals […]

Launched by the Government of Kerala in 1998 in order to wipe out absolute poverty from the South Indian state through concerted community action under the leadership of Local Self Governments, Kudumbashree is  one of the largest female-empowering projects in the country today. The programme has 37 lakh members and covers more than 50% of […]

My memories of turmeric take me back to my childhood days when my father used to come back from the factory with his skin and clothing dyed bright yellow  bringing the aroma of curcumin with him. We would instantly  know  that he  been near the boiler extracting curcumin from the spice’s  roots. My mom would […]

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