Recipes & DIY

  • Ayurvedic Oatmeal Recipes for Every Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 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
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 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.

  • Heart Beet Chips with Greek Yogurt Dip
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    • February 07, 2018
    Heart Beet Chips with Greek Yogurt Dip

    Love is one of the pillars of Ayurveda and health for a reason. It feels good to have close connections, to receive love, and to give love. It keeps us alive. Instead of a Valentines card, how about giving the deep nourishment of colorful veggies to your beloveds or yourself this year? This is a fun and creative recipe to make and share. Beets are one of the most beautiful and delicious root veggies around. Their bright colors are perfect for cutting into heart shapes and roasting or frying!

  • Winter Asparagus Soup
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    • January 30, 2018
    Winter Asparagus Soup

    This asparagus soup is light enough for a nice simple meal, but filled with warming spices that are great for kapha. Asparagus is a beautiful, tridoshic vegetable. In addition to all of the fantastic dietary benefits, asparagus helps nourish the entire digestive tract, and it is packed with antioxidants—perfect for the winter season when our immune systems can become compromised.

  • Fire Cider Winter Tonic
    • Recipes & DIY
    • January 23, 2018
    Fire Cider Winter Tonic

    Fire Cider is a wonderful and protective winter brew that boosts the immune system and warms you right up. If you haven’t heard of it or if it seems daunting to make, now is your chance!

  • Cooking with Pippali: Sweet & Spicy Recipes
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    • January 19, 2018
    Cooking with Pippali: Sweet & Spicy Recipes

    Pippali or Piper longum is a small shrub and grows all over the tropical forest of India. It has a special affinity for the respiratory system, and it also supports the digestive, reproductive, circulatory, and nervous systems. Commonly known as long pepper, pippali is the fruit of the plant (although sometimes referred to as the flower) and one of the most precious herbs in Ayurveda and Indian cuisine. In its dry form, pippali has a pungent or sharp taste.

  • The Art of Using Ayurvedic Spices
    • Recipes & DIY
    • January 10, 2018
    The Art of Using Ayurvedic Spices

    I have a cabinet full of Ayurvedic spices. Each time I get ready to cook a meal, I get so much joy from seeing all the opportunities inside these little jars. The golden color of turmeric powder, the sweetness of fennel seed—everything is just waiting to come alive and nurture my health from the inside out.

  • Golden Chickpea Crepes
    • Recipes & DIY
    • December 27, 2017
    Golden Chickpea Crepes

    In Ayurveda, the winter season is largely influenced by kapha dosha. What does this mean? At this time of year, the water and earth qualities tend to naturally increase in our bodies, just as they do in nature—the external cold and generally wet quality of winter internally increases kapha dosha. Remember, our body is just a microcosm of the greater macrocosm we live in.

  • Spiced Holiday Nog
    • Recipes & DIY
    • December 22, 2017
    Spiced Holiday Nog

    The best way to approach holiday feasting is by finding balance. Who says you can’t indulge with the rest of your family and friends? There are definitely delicious and healthy ways to do this.

  • Spiced Double Rice with Cashews
    • Recipes & DIY
    • December 07, 2017
    Spiced Double Rice with Cashews

    This dish is easy to make and delicious any time of year, but especially perfect for the holiday season. It also makes a great lunch to bring to the office or take on the airplane during holiday travel. Be ready to share this recipe!

  • My Favorite Mulled Cider Recipe
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    • December 01, 2017
    My Favorite Mulled Cider Recipe

    My favorite Mulled Cider recipe is a winter staple. It’s great for parties and gatherings as the aroma can lift even the heaviest winter energy. If you’re hosting a get-together, make the mulled cider in a crockpot and keep it on low for non-stop sipping throughout the party. Warming and soothing for all doshas, this cider recipe is bound to inspire fire-lit singing and good cheer.

  • Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic
    • Recipes & DIY
    • November 22, 2017
    Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

    One of the most traditional and comforting foods in the fall is mashed potatoes. But with all that starch, sour cream, and butter it can leave you feeling heavy. My very favorite side dish of late is mashed cauliflower. It has all of the comfort and none of the heaviness, it’s vegan, and it’s easy to make. Plus, the roasted garlic is delicious and warming during the chilly fall.

  • DIY with Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
    • Recipes & DIY
    • November 13, 2017
    DIY with Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)

    According to the Royal Botanic Gardens (located in the UK), there are 30 documented species of boswellia, many of which produce resins, but only a few of the species yield a commercial quality resin. Boswellia resin comes from resinous trees and shrubs that grow in arid and sometimes rocky terrain.

  • Garlic Chili Soba Noodles
    • Recipes & DIY
    • November 02, 2017
    Garlic Chili Soba Noodles

    Yay autumn! Even though I love the summer, autumn definitely comes in a close second. And after the heat of the summer, I really look forward to this time of year. With the weather starting to cool, I naturally want more warmth. And I know that we are transitioning into vata season simply by what my body is craving. All I have to do is pay attention and listen.

  • 3-Herbed Kitchari with a Dollop of Yogurt
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 12, 2017
    3-Herbed Kitchari with a Dollop of Yogurt

    As the days get shorter and we nestle into the cool autumn season, stews come to mind, rich, creamy stews that satisfy the robust agni that is stimulated by the fall. A hearty green mung bean, greens, and aromatic herb kitchari makes a delicious meal this time of year.

  • 3 Cleansing Recipes for Fall
    • Recipes & DIY
    • September 14, 2017
    3 Cleansing Recipes for Fall

    Fall is the beginning of vata season and the best time for cleansing, as it is not too hot nor too cold. To counter balance this seasonal change, diet and lifestyle should be vata balancing, and food should be warming, nourishing, and moist. Here are three recipes which can be used during a fall cleanse to nourish naturally and reset the digestive system.

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