Yogic Fasting

Decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding

Guilt-free Indulging Chia pudding is such an delicious, comforting and healthy option for satisfying an eternal sweet tooth, like the one my husband and I seem to have these days :). I make a batch of these decadent little jars of yumminess every few weeks...for a...

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Holy Days & Fasting Pancakes

I feel like the Fall snuck up on me...:)? If I recall correctly, it was hot one day and then chilly and pouring the rain the next...what's been happening in your neck of the woods? To be honest, I'm actually quite delighted that the season's are changing...because I...

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Sautéed Apples & Spice…and our 21-day cleanse

I had a funny epiphany a few days into the New Year….this is the first, in MANY years that I didn't create a long list of foods that I was not going to eat after the New Year :). This is huge for me…since I've had one of these lists every year since probably high...

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Almond Ojas Drink…and the winners are!

This little almond drink is so delicious…not to mention mighty rejuvenating and energizing…just what we all need for the new year! The recipe is from Dr. Lad's, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide book (one of my favorite go-to books for simple...

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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies—not your average delight!

It's been awhile since I posted last....it's been a busy summer :). But in the midst of all the busy-ness I thought I would share with you all my go-to cookie, that I've been baking once a week (or more)! They're my favorite little delights that are so satisfying and...

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Yogic Fasting….spring quinoa salad

Every year in the Vedic calendar there are two, 9 day periods of time called Navratri (one falls in the spring and one happens in the fall); both are considered to be high spiritual energy days. During these periods, yogis recommend doing extra japa practices,...

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Ghee: benefits of clarified butter and more.

Ghee (clarified butter) is one of those staples that almost every Indian home has. There are certain dals and curries where the flavor is greatly enhanced by using ghee rather than oil. The best part is that ghee, unlike butter has a lot great medicinal qualities---...

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Honey & Lemon Tea: my favorite tonic.

It's the new year and I'm guessing 9 out of 10 of us want to get healthy in some form another; build up our immune systems,  shed some unwanted pounds and in general detox a little from the year before. One thing I've often added to my new year routine, is an age-old...

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end of summer small batch JAMS & SMOOTHIES.

A great way to use up the end of summer fruits.... Peaches are one of my favorite fruits....last week I went on little overboard buying our fruit for the week...so my peaches had gotten a little overripe :). I hate throwing food away....so whenever my pitted fruits or...

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staying HYDRATED: Indian Limeade.

staying HYDRATED: Indian LIMEade.... Although spring just arrived a few weeks ago here in Northern Cali it already feels like we've moved into summer :)...we've had temperatures in the high 80's since last week and staying hydrated is a must...because this is just the...

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another GREEN DRINK!

another GREEN DRINK! A very dear reader sent this recipe in of a morning green drink she makes...THANK YOU for sharing! See below for Ayurvedic recommendations...and feel free to send in any recipes you have and would like to share with the group! ENJOY! *** VEGAN...

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green drink: ’tis the season to CLEANSE….

'tis the season to cleanse.... Spring's here!....the grass is turning green, the flowers are blossoming, bird's are chirping...and before we know it, it's going to be summer. A few years ago, I attended an awesome workshop by Jen Jensen and Phil Madden of Sonoma...

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GINGER: another wonder herb.

GINGER: another wonderful wonder herb. Like turmeric, ginger is another herb that I always have on hand at home. Last week, I got the flu and was down for a few days. But by constantly sipping ginger tea, mixed with a little honey and lemon (of course taking my Super...

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CHAI: traditional yogi style.

I'm not a "need to have my CHAI everyday, or else..." type of person, but nothing beats a good cup of chai on a cold day... sitting with a steamy mug listening to the drumming of the rain....what could be better!  Indian chai is made by boiling water, milk and black...

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Quinoa Spinach Scalloped Potatoes Bake

  Originally posted September 3, 2011 on pritiFOOD. If you love scalloped potatoes, this a great way to turn a traditional dish into healthy, protein rich, one-pan-meal. I just made this at a recent yoga retreat that I cooked for and all the yogi's and yogini's loved...

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Cheesecake Stuffed Peaches

Last of the summer peaches! Now that Labor Day has come and gone, here's an awesome recipe to enjoy the last of sweet, ripe peaches! It's an easy recipe that doesn't require a lot of ingredients or prep time, so it's great dessert to make at the last-minute or ahead...

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