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”

Teff, the Breakfast of World Class Runners

At 1 a.m. we go for goldAt 1 a.m. when we we lost controlAt 1 a.m., oh yeahGod d*mn, god d*mnWe don’t want to go home– Matt & Kim  Recently I discovered, and fell madly in love with this tiny little grain called Teff. Don’t dismiss this grain due to its size, or because it’s aContinue reading “Teff, the Breakfast of World Class Runners”

Squirrel Food & the Six Tastes

Rosemary Fig Walnut ButterYield: About 2 Cups Ingredients:– 4 cups of Walnuts, divided~ 2 cups toasted walnuts @ 350 F for 5-8 minutes (or until fragrant and nutty brown)~ 2 cups untoasted/raw walnuts– 8 unsulfured dried Turkish figs- torn into pieces or chopped– 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, loosely packed– 1 ½ tsp of chopped fresh Rosemary– ½Continue reading “Squirrel Food & the Six Tastes”