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 […]

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, […]

CHOCOLATE COVERED NUT BUTTER MACA BALLS

For years I’ve been trying to give up sugar but time and time again, it is a losing battle. I love sweets. So my quest is to create low sugar treats that satisfy the palate. One of my all time favorite treats are chocolate covered peanut butter balls so I set out to create, dare […]

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 […]

APPLE CRISP

This past weekend was spent in the driftless area along the Mississippi River, taking in the bounty of autumn colors and visiting family. My parents have two large granny smith apple trees which even after hours of picking you’d never know an apple left the tree. With the arrival of the darker days, I […]

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB BLISS OVER ICECREAM

Growing up I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They ran the Geiger House bed & breakfast, an 1850’s historic home, just blocks from the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin. It’s here that I developed a deep appreciation for perfectly folded bed sheet corners, sun made ice tea and home grown […]

Blueberry Pecan Cookies

These gluten free, vegan cookies are amazing! They are a regular in my kitchen as they are perfect for breakfast, snack or taking on the road. You can swap the blueberries and pecans with any dried fruits and nuts for continual variety.

1 1/2 c gluten-free rolled oats 1 c unsweetened coconut flakes 1 tbsp […]