Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

Fennel Seed & Turmeric Crackers

I’m a cracker-a-holic, which can be an issue for my vata (crackers are dry and rough, just like vata).  So I always have them with something warm and oily).  I’ve incorporated some warming spices into the recipe to help with digesting.  Those qualities make them a great option for winter (to have with soup or…

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Quinoa Vanilla & Blueberry Porridge

Vanilla & Quinoa Porridge

A recipe taken from my cookbook – Eat Like you Love Yourself and perfect for a warming breakfast as the mornings are becoming a bit more chilly! Quinoa is such a versatile grain that really makes a wonderful breakfast porridge!  It’s a grain that balances all the doshas and its not too hard on the…

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What to eat as spring approaches…

I’m a huge believer in the concept of food as medicine.  But what does it really mean? In the world of Ayurveda it means that rather than JUST seeing our food as fuel, it’s important to consider it our partner in creating a sense of balance within and without. And since spring is on the…

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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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RECIPE REDUX: Eating Spring

There’s nothing subtle about spring. It usually shows up just in the nick of time all colorful and new, ready to sweep us off our feet. It’s the beginning of the shift from the heaviness of winter to the light, bright and intense summer.  And so eating in spring needs to both reflect this shift…

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The Ultimate Ayurvedic Guide to Spring!

There are few seasons more anticipated than spring, am I right?  If you’re a fan of the warmer months (and even if you’re not), you’ll be quite familiar with the feeling of waiting, and waiting, at the end of a long winter for those first hopeful signs…  The slight increase in temperature, crocuses or daffodils popping…

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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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The Soup that’s as good as a holiday… for your digestion!

So if you know anything about me by now you’ll know that I LOVE SOUP! Lots of reasons, but most importantly because it ticks all the boxes: Tastes good Easy to make Satisfying Easy to make Not too heavy (unless you really want it to be) Easy to digest Great when you need a break…

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