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Why Your Last Diet Failed & How to Break the Cycle

If you’re a woman living in the US more than likely you’ve tried dieting. It’s a national pastime and nearly impossible to avoid with the mass media adverts all preying on the pervasive female desire to feel sexy, slender, and strong. This…
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Kale Chips

Who doesn't like tasty fats and satisfying salts? But consider the price you pay for most chips... a moment on the lips, forever on the hips (and in your arteries). One handful of potato chips is about 100 empty calories full of saturated fats…
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Chopped Fennel Salad

My fennel craving had been building for a week when I came upon a fennel vendor at the local farmer’s market in Marco Island, Florida. I played around with a few fennel recipes and thought it would be a near crime not share this one with…
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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…
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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…
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Beet to Your Own Smoothie

As a true "Super Food" vegetable with a vibrant red color, it is difficult to beat beets. Beets are a natural remedy to help lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health and increase stamina. Beets purify and detoxify the blood, nourish…
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Bulgur Wheat Burgers with Spicy Sauce

To be fair I haven't done many Kapha recipes yet so I figured it was high time. Plus, there were some sun dried tomatoes in the refrigerator (dehydrated by a friend of the family) that were begging to be used. Sun dried tomatoes are an excellent…
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Red Lentil Soup For Every-Body

This tasty lentil soup emerged from basic ingredients and commonly used spices that I had on hand for an impromptu dinner party the other night. As you might imagine, not everyone present had the same body type, or constitution. Dining with…
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Kitchari with a Lentil Medley

The first time I had Kitchari was in India at the Ayurveda Retreat Center in Tamil Nadu. While I wasn’t doing a fast or Pancha Karma detox, I was offered, and delightfully accepted, the chance to try this highly satisfying dish. Kitchari…