Posts Tagged ‘food’

An Ayurvedic Guide to the Holiday season…

A lot of folks I know have a ”love-hate” relationship with this time of year… The celebrating, the indulgence, the gift giving, the food comas, the connection, the overconsumption… All of it usually combines to paint a glitter tinged picture of physical, mental and emotional highs and lows, all taking place over the course of…

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RECIPE: Golden Porridge

Don’t think I could ever be accused of hiding my love for turmeric. Besides the fact that’s it’s got wonderful health giving properties, I, unlike many people, actually like the way it tastes! So you could imagine my delight at the farmer’s market recently to come upon the most beautiful little jar of something I’d…

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Drinking Ayurveda… for hydration and happiness!

It’s winter down here and I’m cold and dehydrated, which makes for a vata fiesta (yes my mind and body are going a bit haywire!). Cold, dry air makes for cold dry hands, feet, hair and mood. So I’m covering up as much as possible (can you say double socks!!), AND oiling myself from head…

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SOUL FOOD: CARROTS

Have you ever given much thought to the way your food feels…? Ayurveda says that everything in our world has an energy that either supports or sabotages our own. We’ve all had this experience with food… Eating something that made you feel not so terrific in your body or your mind even,  or perhaps something that…

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Food & The Mind – Sattvic Eating Cheat Sheet

What you eat as as much of an impact on your mind as on your body…. So enjoying foods that are fresh, clear, light and pure can leave you feeling very much the same. According to Ayurveda all disease begins in the mind. Food is one of the many tools we have to impact our…

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Eating for NOW

Got a question for ya? What’s in season where you are? Any ideas? Don’t worry it’s not a test, it’s just a simple question that brings awareness to the fact that we’ve lost our connection to our own seasons! It used to be that food was a great way of getting a sense for what…

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How to eat breakfast

Hey what’d you have for breakfast this morning? And how did it make you feel? It’s funny that life is full of all sorts of varied and interesting challenges, and yet, one of the biggest dilemmas for most of us is what to eat? Food is certainly not hard to come by (it’s everywhere), but when…

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Agua Fresca anyone…?

Growing up in California has it’s advantages…  Earthquakes notwithstanding, I was lucky to have grown up within a stones throw of a huge variety of fresh local fruits, vegetables, nuts and my personal favorite…. Mexican food!      And one of the most luscious companions to all of the spicy, summery Mexican goodness would have…

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A few things for summer…

Guess what…? Summer is coming. It’s pitta season. Its hot and wet or dry, sharp, intense… and so are we during the summer. And since preparation is our best friend when it comes to being happy and healthy, here are some ideas for cooling the heat and creating inner balance all summer long…. Try some…

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BlissBody&Soul Food with Nadya Andreeva!

According to Ayurveda good digestion is one of the keys to good health.  When you consider that everything we come into contact with is like a kind of food for our body, mind and soul, we have a lot to digest on any given day.  So if our digestion isn’t in good working order it…

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