New study shows saffron can make you happier

How's this for an herbal remedy: Turns out that the jars in your spice cupboard can make you happier. Studies suggest that saffron in particular can be an effective antidepressant. (It's been used in traditional Persian medicine for centuries!)

Get your fix with an uplifting cup of tea: Add 3 strands saffron to 3 cups boiling water, along with a cinnamon stick and 3 cardamom pods. Simmer for 30 minutes, then add sugar to taste. You can also add blanched almonds if you have some in the pantry.

Or, try these recipes for a boost, each of which comes together in 30 minutes or less:
Tomato-Saffron Risotto MilaneseTomato-Saffron Risotto Milanese Sunset Orzo with Spanish ShrimpSunset Orzo with Spanish Shrimp Piquillo Pepper Chicken with Spanish RicePiquillo Pepper Chicken with Spanish Rice

Carbonara with SaffronCarbonara with Saffron Creamy Saffron Farfalle with Crab and ShrimpCreamy Saffron Farfalle with Crab and Shrimp Rach-aroni PaellaRach-aroni Paella

By Adam Bible

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