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In Ayurveda, balance in the body is everything. For many of us, the heat of summer can aggravate the body’s natural balance, leading to inflammation and irritation. Fortunately, spices can help. By eating certain spices and avoiding others, you can stay cool, reduce inflammation, and...

Cumin is one of the most popular spices on Earth due to its distinctive flavor and various health benefits. It is a cooking staple in many cuisines around the world, especially in its native regions like Africa and Asia, and has long been revered for...

The most expensive spice in the world, saffron contains both crocin and safranal - two compounds known for protecting mood-boosting serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It’s also one of the best blood purifiers around and may prevent anxiety, insomnia, and memory loss.   Why We Love...

A versatile and comforting flavor that is equally great for sweet and savory cooking, nutmeg packs a wallop when it comes to nutrition and health benefits. It's almost like nutmeg knows what's up with you, because it will be stimulating or calming depending on what...

Ghee is the most nutritious and delicious butter/cooking oil, and we want to run down why we love using ghee for cooking, and why ghee, in regular, smaller quantities, can be so, so, so good for you.⁣⁣ NOTE to the lactose intolerant: Ghee tends to...

Coriander is often-known as Cilantro. Cilantro, as we know it, is actually the leaves of the plant, while coriander is the seeds of the plant, which is sometimes ground into powder. This flavorful, delightful herb can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner cooking, is...

Who doesn't love chocolate? It smells amazing, tastes delicious, and makes us feel good. The challenge is getting our chocolate fix in without adding in heaps of sugar and saturated fats. Cocoa is a special spice, because it can help our bodies while we satisfy...

This week, we’re celebrating the delicious flavor and benefits of leafy green vegetables, and eating fresh greens is a fantastic way to keep your summer diet both fresh and functional. Greens have been in the superfood spotlight in recent years, but people have been enjoying...

We all have the power to turn our everyday food into superfood: just add spice. Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and...

Grilling season has arrived and we’re kicking things off with a roundup of our favorite barbecue recipes. These nutrient-packed, delicious recipes are sure to impress friends and family at your next gathering. Plus, you get all the anti-inflammatory, gut soothing, immune boosting benefits of spices...

summer berries benefits

Eating what’s in season isn’t just more environmentally friendly, it’s also a really important way to help keep your body in balance. Our bodies have spent thousands of years eating what was naturally available during the various seasons of the year, and nature has this...

roasted veggies with golden butter

We are here to make cooking easier for you, bringing in all the taste with just one product. Some of our favorite recipes call for just one ingredient along with some of our Countertop favorites, making it easy to pack in flavor and function, and...

Summer is right around the corner, and we’re kicking it off with a roundup of some of our favorite summer cooking recipes. These refreshing, delicious recipes are easy and make for the perfect go-to dish or drink to wow guests at a barbecue. Plus, you...

Chai spice nut mix

We like to take as much pressure off fragile systems and eat vegetarian and plant-based at least three times a week. Here are some of our yummiest and favorite vegetarian dishes - snacks, meals, and side plates that are filling, delicious, and crowd pleasers. Feel...

spring seasonal vegetables

Eating what’s in season isn’t just more environmentally friendly, it’s also a really important way to help keep your body in balance. Our bodies have spent thousands of years eating what was naturally available during the various seasons of the year, and nature has this...

fennel health benefits

We all have the power to turn our everyday food into superfood: just add spice. Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and...

seasonal vegetable spring

Spinach is so versatile. You probably know this. This mild-flavored, tender, leafy green can be used in literally any meal of the day and in so. many. ways. The basics you probably know already - greens are good for you, low calorie, good source of fiber,...

We all have the power to turn our everyday food into superfood: just add spice. Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and...

turmeric honeys

Raw honey is where the power lies, which is why we chose to use it as the base for our delicious, nutritious honeys. There is a long list of reasons why we love raw honey, here are just a few… Raw honey is prebiotic,...

golden milk with golden honey or mother honey

Take a minute and make yourself a warming, soothing hot beverage as a way to kick off your morning or relax at the end of the day. These are some of our favorite drink recipes, all boosted with honey, spices, and ghee to pack in...

Everyday spices and herbs for lactation

A galactagogue (from the Greek “galacta” which means milk) is a food, herb or drug that increases the production of breast milk. We’ve put our favorites into our products. These trusty lactation-boosters have been used by Ayurvedic practitioners, midwives, naturopaths and passed on from mom...

We all have the power to turn our everyday food into superfood: just add spice. Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and...

Countertop co-founders, Jamie Kantrowitz and Nicole Rice, recently chatted with our friends at Boketto Wellness, and we are so thankful that they featured us in their Boketto Moments Journal this week. They talked about all things Countertop, a bit about our story, cooking, the power...

no cook recipe

Sometimes you just don’t want to cook anything, we get it. We love a good no cook recipe here at Countertop, and we have some that will satisfy your taste buds, and not take any or your precious day away. With the added oomph of...

Shibori

From Birth and Postpartum Doula and Countertop Co-Founder, Nicole Rice, here are the Top 8 Tips and Tricks for supporting a postpartum mom and a newborn baby. Be a Wrap-Star It's a big world. Swaddling offers comfort and a reminder of how cozy life was on the...