Recipes & DIY

  • Savory Beet Dal: An Ayurvedic Recipe to Ease Into Fall
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 09, 2019
    Savory Beet Dal: An Ayurvedic Recipe to Ease Into Fall

    This beet dal recipe is nourishing, grounding, and warming—all of the best things for vata! Learn the full ingredients, instructions, and the role taste plays in balancing the doshas.

  • Vata-Balancing Energy Bars Recipe for Fall (and Beyond!)
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 03, 2019
    Vata-Balancing Energy Bars Recipe for Fall (and Beyond!)

    Vata season is all about staying grounded. These yummy energy bars have the vata balancing qualities of being warm, wet, heavy, and stable. They are also vegan, dairy free, and gluten free.

  • Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 20, 2019
    Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies

    This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.

  • Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 14, 2019
    Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola

    Sattvic food promotes mental clarity—think whole grains, legumes, and fresh vegetables. Here is a simple, sattvic recipe that uses brahmi/gotu kola’s powers for a clear and relaxed mind.

  • Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 30, 2019
    Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!

    Summer is in full force—the easy breezy time of year when we get to ponder creative ways to hydrate. It’s a relaxed time of taking it a bit easy and cooling our rising pitta by the pool. This is the perfect time of year for getting creative and exploring the world of herbal teas, tonics, and coolers!

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 14, 2019
    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.

  • 3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 02, 2019
    3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics

    In Ayurveda, beverages are taken warm or at room temperature and iced beverages are generally avoided. Opt for drinks that are made from ingredients that have a cooling effect without adding ice, such as those listed below. 

  • Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee
    • Recipes & DIY
    • May 13, 2019
    Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee

    When combined, shatavari and ghee make for a dynamic duo that supports women's vitality. Read this article to learn how to use these ingredients to create a powerful, tasty, healthy drink. 

  • Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 30, 2019
    Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage

    Perfect for spring, this recipe combines greens with spices are not only tasty, but supportive of digestion, and balancing for kapha. And almost as good as this recipe is how little time it takes to make! 

  • An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 25, 2019
    An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar was not common in ancient India, but this  doesn't mean that Ayurveda can't provide insight on this popular condiment. Read this article to learn what’s known and not known about apple cider vinegar from an Ayurvedic perspective.

  • Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 19, 2019
    Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring

    Homemade granola invites play, experimentation, and creativity in the kitchen. And as long as the ingredients appeal to all the senses, and the oats don’t over toast, there is no going wrong. Read this article to learn how easy, cost-effective, and fun it is to make your own granola!

  • Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 09, 2019
    Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha

    Spring, also known as "kapha season," is the time of year when the elements of water and earth are at their highest in the atmosphere. Read this article to learn two simple and fun recipes to keep your kapha balanced during this time of year. 

  • Ashwagandha Lattes for Abundant Energy and Peaceful Sleep
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    • April 04, 2019
    Ashwagandha Lattes for Abundant Energy and Peaceful Sleep

    Ashwagandha for both abundant energy and peaceful sleep? How is that possible? Read this article to learn two delicious ashwagandha latte drinks that will harness these dualistic properties of ashwagandha, so you can kick off your day with healthy energy and relax into restful night’s sleep.

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

  • Seasonal Recipe: Hibiscus Cooler to Balance Pitta
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 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. 

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