VICTOR’S CHAI TEA

CHAI tea is a staple across India and also in my kitchen. I love its intoxicating aroma that fills the house while on the stove. It is a perfect everyday drink for the colder months. There are countless ways to make chai. I have several varieties posted to my blog.

This recipe, I adapted from […]

KHEER RICE PORRIDGE

If heaven was in a bowl, this is it! Kheer is a comforting sweet treat for the cold season.

As the cool, crisp and dry qualities of autumn increase, it may leave you feeling more anxious or ungrounded. Skin, hair, nails and even the bowels may become more dry. Ayurveda believes like increases like and […]

RED LENTIL & KABOCHA SQUASH SOUP

After a long travel day, going from warm sunny Costa Rica, to damp and grey Madison, I was craving a nourishing and grounding meal. Luckily these staple ingredients were waiting at home for me. This soup is quick to make, easy to digest and filling, plus it travels well to work or school in […]

WINTER PORRIDGE

Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It gives you the fuel to begin your day from a grounded and nourished place. A hearty warm breakfast is the perfect antidote to winter’s cold mornings. This particular porridge is heaven in a bowl. I love farina’s smooth texture, though you could swap out farina […]

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 […]

WARM ROSE CARDAMON CASHEW MILK

If you are a coffee drinker, ditch the coffee for this healthy morning alternative. If you are looking for something warm to tuck you in at night, this too is your drink.

In Ayurveda, homemade nut milk combined with dates, spices, and ghee is revered for building ojas. Ojas is the vital essence that […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

OJAS ENERGY DRINK

In Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga, Ojas is referred to as the ‘vital nectar of life.’ It is the subtle energy or essence that provides strong immunity, nourishment to the tissues and stability to the mind. It is said to give a sparkle to the eyes and a glow to the skin. A fast-paced, […]