Kitchari- The Savior of Ayurveda

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food.– Hippocrates Holy smokes the holidays are here! I don’t know about you, but I am still feeling like a stuffed animal post-Thanksgiving fiesta. Fine, I admit it, I may have snarfed down the majority of the rosemary brown sugar walnuts I made as a “gift”.Continue reading “Kitchari- The Savior of Ayurveda”

Ginger Bomb Your Way Through Fall

Does the moon play only silver When it strums the galaxy Dying roses will they will their Perfumed rhapsodies to me -Joni Mitchell  Here we are again. The days are getting short, nights epically long. Really, how is it dark at 6 PM? And how did we ever get used to this piercing cold last year? No joke, twiceContinue reading “Ginger Bomb Your Way Through Fall”

How to Survive Eating Ice Cream

Your loveIs better than ice creamBetter than anything else that I’ve tried– Sarah McLachlanAlas, it’s that time of year again, Ice Cream Season! Hip hip! With summer comes the inevitable hankering for a massive waffle cone of Cherry Garcia . In Vermont the cremee stands are jam packed with people patiently (or not) waiting forContinue reading “How to Survive Eating Ice Cream”

Tired of Being a Crank? Hum to Boost your Spirits

Leaving behind nights of terror and fearI riseInto a daybreak that’s wondrously clearI rise-Maya Angelou I must confess, getting out of bed these past few weeks has been grueling. When I hear the tolling of the Williston Federated Church bells each morning I inwardly cringe. Sigh. Hmmm…six rings, do I really have to get up?Continue reading “Tired of Being a Crank? Hum to Boost your Spirits”

CCF, the Miracle Tea of Ayurveda

Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wineYou taste so bitter and so sweetOh, I could drink a case of you, darlingAnd I would still be on my feetOh, I would still be on my feet– Joni Mitchell  I know, I know, miracle is a pretty lofty word to be throwing around. But truly, thisContinue reading “CCF, the Miracle Tea of Ayurveda”

Lime Coconut Vegan Truffles

Tasting dark chocolate, a ripe apricot, a luscious elixir- savor the expanding joy in your body.Nature is offering herself to you.How astonishing to realize this world can taste so good.When sipping some ambrosia, raise your glass, close your eyes, toast the universe.The Sun and Moon and Earth danced together to bring you this delight.Receive theContinue reading “Lime Coconut Vegan Truffles”

Kitchari, meet pesto. Pesto, meet Kitchari

Let life happen to you.Believe me: life is in the right, always.-Rainer Maria Rilke   Baby, it’s cleanse time! In the Ayurveda world, it is full on kitchari season. Twice a year, especially in the Spring and Fall,  it is ideal to give the body a rest and reset by performing a 3-10 day kitchari cleanse.Continue reading “Kitchari, meet pesto. Pesto, meet Kitchari”

D.I.Y. Rishi Ginger Turmeric Tea

I learned that every mortal will taste death.But only some will taste life.-Rumi This weekend I had the honor of assisting Hilary Garivaltis, the founder of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, as she led a group of fellow Chicagoans through a simple Ayurvedic cleanse. Being a huge fan of the kitchen, I eagerly offered to helpContinue reading “D.I.Y. Rishi Ginger Turmeric Tea”

Strawberry Coconut Magical Pooping Bars

Water absorbed, cooked and out like a ripe banana.– Dr. Sunil Joshi Hell yeah, another amazing food find. This is a riff on a Paleo “dessert” recipe I found on the web a year ago, and finally got around to making last week. These treats have a trace amount of sugar, only the fructose from theContinue reading “Strawberry Coconut Magical Pooping Bars”

Use Your Voice- Udyana Vayu

If you can walk you can dance.If you can talk you can sing.-African Proverb Singing therapy, my latest kick. Can striving to be like Maria Callas create a change in the matrix of your life? I say yes, absolutely. It is my personal opinion that the majority of us walk around with a constricted throatContinue reading “Use Your Voice- Udyana Vayu”