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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

CHERRY-PUMPKIN OAT BARS

Whether it is a long day of travel, a big teaching day or refueling after a winter hike, snacks are an essential part of my everyday. If I fail to have snacks on hand, my blood sugar plummets and it is hard to maintain a clear presence. To stay nourished and at the top […]

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, […]

SWEET CHURNA

When my apple crisp recipe was featured in New York Spirit magazine, Sweet Churna began to fly off the shelf at Puja Wellness. An Ayurvedic warming spice blend of cinnamon, cardamon, fennel, ginger and nutmeg; Sweet Churna brings warmth, digestive support, and a lightly sweet flavor to many autumn favorites. There are countless ways to […]

ALMOND DATE MILK

Being born and raised in the dairy state, having grown up drinking milk, it can be hard at times to be dairy-free. Sure, I love the taste of milk, but my sinuses become instantly congested, so rarely is it worth it. I used to be able to get by drinking store bought nut milk until […]