Winter Grain & Veggie Cakes

Winter Grain & Veggie Cakes My family loves these Winter Grain & Veggie Cakes.  What I like most about them is the versatility.  You basically combine grains that work for the season, (but for winter I use quinoa, amaranth, or couscous) with the seasonal veggies and a little bit of fat and salt (i.e. cheese)…

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12 Things to do in 2020…start with just one!

Round about now, if you’re like anyone (or everyone) you’re thinking about the promises you’ll make to yourself and the many ways you’ll change your habits and behaviours in 2020. …And then you’re wondering what you can actually commit to. …And then you’re thinking what you’ll actually be able to stick to… And that’s when…

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Coconutty Bread

This super simple Coconutty Bread brings together two of my favorite flavors of summer. Quick breads are an easy solution to avoiding processed junk.

This super simple Coconutty Bread brings together two of my favorite flavors of summer. Quick breads are an easy solution to avoiding processed junk. This recipe comes together in a flash and pairs moist, decadent coconut with bright and calming blueberries. It’s a nourishing combination that rejuvenates the mind and body! A summer holiday in…

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Sweet Potato Smoothie

This Sweet Potato Smoothie is a healthy option that's served at room temperature with a few warming spices to help prime the digestion. 

Sweet Potato Smoothie As much as smoothies have become the health and wellness world’s symbol for…health and wellness, the Ayurvedic view is that they can be hard to digest.  In part because of what we put in them (a lot of sweet and heavy stuff – fruit, dairy, nuts, etc.), but also because of the…

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Sheet Pan Spicy Tofu & Beans

Spicy Tofu & Beans. Quick meals are a godsend to the soul.  This one is as simple as they come and tasty too!  It satisfies veggies and protein requirement with just enough flavor and oomph to make it quite likely a mainstay in your household.  The flavors of this one, bitter, spicy, dry and a little sweet are a perfect answer to the wet, cold or muggy heaviness of spring.

Spicy Tofu & Beans Quick meals are a godsend to the soul.  This one is as simple as they come and tasty too!  It satisfies veggies and protein requirement with just enough flavor and oomph to make it quite likely a mainstay in your household.  The flavors of this one, bitter, spicy, dry and a…

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3 Ways To Use The Breath As Medicine

3 Ways to use the Breath as Medicine. The breath is the doorway to consciousness. Pranayama brings these two concepts together.

3 Ways to use the Breath as Medicine   Before you read any further do something for me real quick…turn your attention to your breath and then take a couple of deep inhales and exhales.   What happened while you were doing that? Anything…? Well, whatever happened is of course between you and your breath,…

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Cardamom Roasted Strawberries with Buckwheat Crunch

Cardamom Roasted Strawberries with Buckwheat Crunch The beauty of simplicity.  I love the way spices and a little cooking can change your whole experience of something you’ve always known.  This dish will transform the way you think about (and eat) strawberries.  Roasting softens and intensifies the beautiful sweetness and unmistakable flavor of this favorite seasonal…

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

A light dry and crunchy snack that’s so easy to make.  All beans are slightly astringent, and adding a bit of spice to these gives them a touch of warmth.  These are a simple and healthier substitute for chips or processed snacks and a great way to sneak some balancing spring spices into your diet!…

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Smoky Tomato Soup & Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Smoky Tomato Soup & Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese This soup is so good and so simple that you’ll hardly believe it!  Those kinds of recipes are my favorite!  Tomatoes are warming and sweet, which makes them good for balancing vata energy.  In this recipe, we kick start the vata balancing factor up a notch…

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Warm Green Smoothie

Taken from my book Eat Like You Love Yourself, the experience of this yummy warm concoction, may just change your smoothie game for good. This is not your typical smoothie! The cold, heavy, and often rough qualities of smoothies mean that in the Ayurvedic world they are often seen as less than healthy as they…

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