After the annual spring Cleanse & Restore I received many questions about whether participants should maintain a plant-based diet or eat meat. This is a deeply personal decision. Luckily Ayurveda does not advocate that everyone be vegan nor that everyone eat meat. It truly depends.

Given everyone has a unique mind-body constitution, what is best for one individual may not be best for another. Some people will thrive being vegan and others will thrive eating meat. If you are not sure and want support, schedule an Ayurvedic consult, we can dive deep to see what is an optimal choice for you.

My journey around what to eat has been long and circuitous. I have been vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, back to vegan, and finding my way once again back to eating meat.

When I am not eating my Golden Oats, this Spring Nourish Bowl is my breakfast or lunch of choice. For dinner I skip the egg as it is best to a enjoy a lighter meal in the evening.


1 tbsp water
1 tbsp tahini paste
1 tsp white miso
1 tsp lemon juice

In a small bowl, whisk ingredients together.


1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup asparagus, chopped
1/4 cup rutabaga, diced
1/4 cup radish, sliced
handful of radish greens, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
2 eggs

In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the asparagus, rutabaga, and radishes. Sauté until the vegetables are nearly tender. Toss in the radish greens, sauté until wilted and all the vegetables are tender.

Set the vegetables aside, fry two eggs in the pan until cooked to your liking.

In a single serving bowl, layer the cooked quinoa, then the tahini sauce, the vegetables, add the egg, and top with a handful of cilantro.

Serves 1.

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