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TULSI LEMON GINGER TEA

This immune and respiratory boosting tea is perfect for cold days.   Whether you are soothing a sore throat from last week’s wicked winds, wanting to ward off the congestion that may try to sneak in with the wet days ahead, or need a little warmth, brew a mug of this healing tea. Tulsi, also known as Holy…

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RED LENTIL DAHL

The cool winds of autumn have arrived.  It’s the time of year to bring your warming and comforting soup recipes back into weekly meal planning.  Red lentils are an easy favorite, especially on weeknights, when you may be short on time to get a meal on the table.  They cook quickly and are more easily…

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WATERMELON JUICE

It seems, this year, the hottest and most humid of days are coming at the end of summer. According to Ayurveda, an accumulation of summer’s heat, can increase the pitta dosha and leave you feeling fatigued, irritable, and impatient.   Watermelon juice is a great way to cool down and stay calm on a hot…

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VEGETABLE, FRUIT + HERBAL INFUSED WATER

It’s essential to stay hydrated and cool in the hot summer months. Infusing water with vegetables, fruits, and herbs can make it a breeze. Most store bought infused waters are loaded with artificial flavors, sugar, and coloring.  Enjoy these pure and simple, fresh and natural alternatives. There is no limit to the combinations you could try….

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COCONUT DATE BOATS

My sweet tooth is my down fall in the realm of healthy eating.  Time and time again, I vow to eliminate processed sugar from my diet.  This quest has opened doors to creative and healthy alternatives to satisfy my love of the sweet taste. One of my favorite quick sweet treats are coconut date boats.  I…

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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP

Strawberry rhubarb crisp is an early summer favorite.  I love this sweet, tart treat warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla coconut ice cream. This particular variation I have swapped out processed sugar for maple syrup and butter for ghee.  I was pleasantly surprised that it created the perfect sweetness and worked…

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SWEET POTATO + CHARD VEGGIE BOWL

Five years ago I made a commitment to make and pack a home cooked meal everyday to take to work for lunch.  This came after years of regularly eating out.   Both my pocket book and my digestion have benefitted from eating a more wholesome lunch. Set the sandwiches aside. Veggie bowls are by far the…

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SPRING BEET SOUP

Our bodies feel the change in the cycles of the natural world, what is able to grow in our gardens expands, and so too, our palate of foods should shift with the season. Beets are a great vegetable to include in your spring meal planning as they contain high levels of betalains which support liver detoxification. Remember from earlier posts,…

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GOLDEN ELIXIR

What to do on a rainy spring day, when there is a chill in the air that leaves you feeling chilled, sluggish, or congested? Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, recommends living with awareness and in harmony with the seasons. Ayurveda encourages developing lifestyle habits that promote balance with the five elements. The early spring is associated…

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PUTTING DOWN ROOTS FOR SPRING

Our bodies, being part of the natural world are affected by the change of seasons.  Understanding the qualities of the season allows you to live in greater harmony with nature’s rhythms. It also gives you insight into recognizing what may need tending to within yourself to create balanced health. The spring season is characterized by…

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