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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VEG, 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

GINGER LEMON CINNAMON TEA

My bff arrived for a weekend visit, from the east coast, bringing along a wicked cold and laryngitis. In my efforts to help her regain her health, and to personally fend off what she had, we drank copious amounts of ginger lemon cinnamon tea.

This herbal decoction is a perfect elixir for the cold season […]

FIRE CIDER - COLD + FLU REMEDY

Fire Cider is a traditional remedy passed down through the ages of folk medicine. This tonic is revered for its ability to boost the immune system and help prevent colds and flu. Apple cider vinegar is infused with roots, fruits and herbs, to create a powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory tonic.

Fire Cider is […]

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 […]