Simplest Vegetable Soup Ever

Simplest Vegetable Soup Ever I was going to share this recipe on Facebook and then decided, what the heck, I’ll put it on the Blog. My friends and loved ones know this about me – I do not enjoy cooking. That being said, I probably eat 90% of my meals at home. I keep it […]

Kitchari for One

Kitchari is Ayurveda’s ultimate version of a vegetarian chicken soup. Kitchari for One is my recipe for those of us who don’t need a whole big pot. This easy recipe is great during periods of cleansing, illness, or whenever your digestion needs a break. It’s a perfect meal during Kapha Season as it gently helps detoxify […]

The Patience to Peel a Pomegranate

Sometimes you need to put in a little effort to reap the reward. Such is the case with a pomegranate. It takes patience to peel a pomegranate. Lots of folks pass up this powerhouse fruit because it seems like too much work. Or the seeds have a funny consistency. Or it’s not sweet enough. This […]

Ditch the Leftovers

Leftovers are a no-no, according to Ayurveda. This makes me a little sad. I used to love certain leftovers for lunch. Unfortunately, once food has been cooked, cooled and then re-heated, the life-force (or prana) has left the food, and our bodies have to work much harder to digest it. The same goes for frozen, […]

Bitter is Better

There’s a famous Ayurvedic saying – “Bitter is Better.” Our ancestors knew that food having a bitter quality helped with sluggish digestion and cleansing fats from the blood and liver. Our modern diet is seriously lacking in the bitter taste. Sweet, sour and salty are the tastes most of us gravitate towards. The less we consume of the […]

Staying Hydrated

The amount of water we need to stay hydrated depends greatly on our constitution. Vata types can be chronically dehydrated (whether living in the desert or the North Pole), and often have issues with electrolyte balance as well. This can lead to all kinds of health issues. Often when Vatas drink a lot of water […]

A Year of Living the Ayurvedic Way

Happy 2014! What do you say? Are you ready to give Ayurveda a try in 2014 after reading all the articles I wrote last year? It really did revolutionize my life, so I thought I would throw the idea out there to all of you. Many healthy tips we hear nowadays have their roots in […]