Recipes & DIY

  • Spring Recipe: Dandelion Greens to Balance Kapha Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • February 25, 2019
    Spring Recipe: Dandelion Greens to Balance Kapha Dosha

    For millennia, the dandelion, or lion’s-tooth, was beloved globally for its cheerful beauty and potent medicinal qualities. Completely edible from the root to the tips of the long, jagged leaves, the plant is a powerful healer. Dandelions were used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese to purify the blood and address digestive issues. Pleasantly bitter in taste, dandelions are wonderful for gentle cleansing and reducing kapha in the system during the transition from winter to spring.

  • How to Sprout Green Mung Beans
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    • February 15, 2019
    How to Sprout Green Mung Beans

    Bean sprouts of all types are full of potential—they are nutritious, easy to digest, and delicious. Find out how to grow them from green mung beans, plus learn two simple, tasty, fun recipes you can make with them! 

  • Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Easy Ginger Pickle
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    • January 01, 2019
    Kapha-Pacifying Recipe: Easy Ginger Pickle

    This recipe for a super easy ginger pickle will not only give your agni the boost that it may be looking for, but it will also align well with those healthy diet goals you are setting.

  • Warming Herbal Chai Recipes for Each Dosha
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    • December 06, 2018
    Warming Herbal Chai Recipes for Each Dosha

    Ayurveda recommends a counterbalancing lifestyle approach to help prevent imbalances: in the winter, balance the cold with warmth. Herbal spiced chai is a delicious beverage for generating internal warmth and keeping the digestive fire burning.

  • DIY Spice Blending
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    • November 13, 2018
    DIY Spice Blending

    Spices are an incredible way to bring the six tastes into a meal and can have a powerful effect on the body and mind. Read this article to learn how to make some invigorating seasonal masalas, along with tips on purchasing, storing, toasting, grinding, and blending spices at home. 

  • Seasonal Recipe: Curried Yam & Toor Dal Soup
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    • November 08, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Curried Yam & Toor Dal Soup

    Learn this fresh new recipe for toor dal! Called pigeon peas in English, this legume does not often get the attention it deserves. One reason could be the time it takes to cook them; however, the flavor and nutrients are worth it. And with a good soak or a pressure cooker, they’re ready to eat in no time at all. This recipe easily transforms from a creamy, heavy soup to a light dal, which can be served over your favorite grain, perhaps with a veggie or a freshly made relish to add an array of qualities.

  • Vata-Pacifying Pumpkin Spice Latte
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    • November 05, 2018
    Vata-Pacifying Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Make your pumpkin spice latte a vata-pacifying treat with this simple, fun, Ayurvedic drink recipe for vata season.

  • Nourishing Curried Lentil Soup
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    • October 09, 2018
    Nourishing Curried Lentil Soup

    One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat freshly prepared food. Red lentils (masoor dal) make a terrific addition to any pantry because they are quick to cook and packed with protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. 

  • How to Make Turmeric Paste
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    • October 08, 2018
    How to Make Turmeric Paste

    Although it can be effective on its own, turmeric can be even more beneficial when combined with other ingredients that enhance its natural properties. Here, we’ll be discussing how you can take the many health benefits of turmeric a step further by creating a quick, easy, organic turmeric paste that can be used as the base for a tasty golden milk recipe, as a cooking ingredient, and more.

  • Saffron-Spiced Summer Squash: A Recipe Worth Its Weight in Gold
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    • September 24, 2018
    Saffron-Spiced Summer Squash: A Recipe Worth Its Weight in Gold

    If you are looking for a new way to experience the beauty of autumn in your kitchen, reach for one of Ayurveda’s most revered spices: saffron. People are often intimidated by saffron because of its price. Yes, it is expensive, but like many things that have been held in high regard for centuries, good saffron is worth every penny.

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
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    • August 27, 2018
    The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha

    Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Hibiscus Cooler to Balance Pitta
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    • August 24, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Hibiscus Cooler to Balance Pitta

    One delicious way of countering pitta’s heat is by introducing the three tastes known to soothe pitta dosha—sweet, bitter, and astringent. A hibiscus cooler is a refreshing and restorative tonic for pitta dosha, incorporating all three of its balancing flavors. 

  • Post-Workout Ayurvedic Smoothie Recipe
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    • July 27, 2018
    Post-Workout Ayurvedic Smoothie Recipe

    Smoothies have become so synonymous with health and fitness that it’s hard to picture an exercise routine without a morning protein shake in hand. But when we consider what Ayurveda teaches us about digestion, along with what we know about our body’s response to exercise, we might change what we are tossing into the blender. 

  • Adaptogen Recipes for Healthy Adrenals
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    • July 13, 2018
    Adaptogen Recipes for Healthy Adrenals

    A sustained amount of stress makes it difficult for the body to maintain efficient function. While it’s still best to take care of the root cause of your stress, adaptogens will have your back until it’s possible. Their support is like an insurance policy for our stress hormones and adrenal glands, making sure they don’t become overworked.

  • Ayurvedic Oatmeal Recipes for Every Dosha
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    • June 18, 2018
    Ayurvedic Oatmeal Recipes for Every Dosha

    Oatmeal may seem like a benign substance, but it certainly has obvious qualities to it. What do you think of when you visualize a bowl of oats for breakfast? Steaming, warm, and sweet, nourishing to your heart and soul? Or a sticky, gloppy, gooey mess? It can be both, depending on your Ayurvedic body-type!

  • Ayurvedic Tonics, Masks & Scrubs for Nourishing Your Skin
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    • June 13, 2018
    Ayurvedic Tonics, Masks & Scrubs for Nourishing Your Skin

    Ayurveda provides us with a simple adage, “If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” This is important to remember when choosing skin care products.

  • Delicious Blended Greens Recipe
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    • June 01, 2018
    Delicious Blended Greens Recipe

    Served on their own, greens can be quite vata-provoking. This recipe for blended greens is meant to be served with a slightly greater portion of a sweet, augmenting vegetable—like sweet potatoes, zucchini, squash, beets, or carrots. The combination of these vegetables balances the doshas, brings in all rasa, and it tastes delicious!

  • Red Lentils with Basil Recipe
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    • May 23, 2018
    Red Lentils with Basil Recipe

    Melt ghee in a saucepan and add the spices, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes until the aroma is released. Add salt and red lentils and stir until well coated. Add water and basil. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils are very soft.

  • Lemon Moringa Latte Recipe: A Caffeine-Free Energy Boost
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    • April 30, 2018
    Lemon Moringa Latte Recipe: A Caffeine-Free Energy Boost

    This latte recipe uses ingredients that complement the natural flavor and qualities of moringa. It is an energizing alternative to caffeinated lattes, such as those using espresso or green or black tea. And while it’s a great morning drink to enjoy while you read or journal, it could also be a great midday pick-me-up that won’t leave you with the lingering effects of caffeine.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek
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    • April 19, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Greens with Turmeric & Fenugreek

    This is a great spring dish for all doshas, but especially kapha. The element of fire, or transformation, can help to melt or dry up the mucus-y, wet, cold, and heavy qualities associated with kapha dosha.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring
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    • April 13, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring

    The dance of the seasons is beautifully observed in the nourishment that nature provides. As the snow and ice melt, little buds of green sprout through the earth again, signaling a time for lightening up after a dense and inward winter. With kapha season at play, choosing foods that are lightly cooked, warming, and incorporate the tastes of pungent, bitter, and astringent assist the body in moving through the sluggish qualities that accumulate through winter.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Spring Kitchari & Crispy Okra Fries
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    • March 28, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Spring Kitchari & Crispy Okra Fries

    Spring season is about shedding, letting go of the prior season’s heaviness. Incorporating vegetables into kitchari adds more of the air element and necessary fiber, supporting digestion and adding more of the recommended tastes for kapha season. 

  • Sesame Vitality Shake: A Nourishing Drink for the Change of Seasons
    • Recipes & DIY
    • March 02, 2018
    Sesame Vitality Shake: A Nourishing Drink for the Change of Seasons

    Sesame seeds are a commonly used Ayurvedic ingredient. The whole seeds are often added to food and the oil is prized for abhyanga and other treatments. But there’s one more way that you can enjoy this versatile food as medicine: in a soothing and delicious Sesame Vitality Shake.

  • Rose Energy Bites
    • Recipes & DIY
    • February 19, 2018
    Rose Energy Bites

    Simple. Easy. No Bake. And so delicious! These tasty little bites are packed with tons of flavor and lots of plant-based energy.

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