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Your Ayurvedic Pantry

“Let food be your medicine andmedicine be your food” Hippocrates Recently, I journeyed to India to study Ayurveda and learn the ancient principles and practices from my wise teacher, Dr. Sundar Raman. Now, I pass this information…
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Pizzazz

Do you ever just crave for a slice of pizza that is full of taste and flavor yet actually healthy for you? Pizza is normally one of the least Kapha-friendly foods as it is both heavy and oily. The only thing worse for Kapha-types would would…
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Asparagus

Back home in Connecticut it's asparagus season now. Spring has arrived and with it spears of this delicious green veggy are shooting up out of the earth. When you can get your hands on locally grown asparagus you're in for a real treat. It…

Tropical Thailand: Beaches, Fruits, and Front Kicks

Sparkling, aquamarine-colored water under a big blue sky slowly erodes at the island’s cliff side. Above, stalagmite castles cling to the edge of sharply rising bluffs. White, wispy sparrows dive in and out of tiny caves hidden in the vast…
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Discovering Ayurveda in India

My plane touched down in India early in the morning after 3 flights and 22 hours of travel. I was greeted by a driver holding a sign with my name on it. We quickly embarked on a 2 hour drive from Coimbatore airport to the town of Coonoor located…

Yoga Poses in Paradise

A year ago I visited Australia and went to the famous Whitsunday Islands. Renowned for their beauty and pristine white sand, the island's beaches are astonishingly spacious and not touristy at all. We were able to find our own "private" little…
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Thirst-Quenching Sun Tea

What do you get when you submerge a refreshing blend of cooling herbs into a jug of water and allow it to soak up the heat of the sun? Sun Tea! I first made sun tea in college using lemons, mint, and lipton ice tea bags. This Ayurvedic alternative…

Ghee

Ghee is a staple in my Ayurvedic pantry. I love its rich nutty flavor and find it works well with both savory dishes like Bulgur Wheat Burgers and sweet dishes such as Quinoa Porridge. Ghee is often confused with clarified butter but there…

Singapore Splurge

2 days in Singapore = 1 Big Splurge! Note- this was pre-Ayurveda studies, pre-vegetarian, and pretty much a full on splurge...not exactly the picture of health, but rather an immersion into the study of gastronomy... Tal and I joined our hosts,…