Mango Papaya Salsa Ingredients: 1 fresh mango 1 sunrise papaya ½ onion 1 medium lime 1/3 cup of cilantro or basil, finely chopped Preparation: Cube the mango and papaya. Chop the onion into small pieces. Mix mango, papaya, onion, and cilantro and squeeze the lime juice on top. Let it sit for 10 minutes minimum […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kale with Lime Ginger Garlic Dressing Perfect as-is for Pitta; to make more digestible for Kapha or Vata, cook the kale. Ingredients: 1 head of kale, roughly chopped 3 inches of fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of pressed garlic Juice from one large lime ¼ cup of sesame or olive oil ½ cup of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sesame Ahi Perfect for Vata! Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh ahi 1 lemon 1/2 cup of sesame oil 1/2 cup of sesame seeds, toasted Sea salt Preparation: Cut the ahi into long strips that are one inch thick. Marinate the ahi in the juice from one lemon for at least […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vegetarian Chili Best for Vata and Kapha doshas Ingredients: 2 T olive oil 1 tsp. regular chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, grated 1 red bell pepper, pureed 1 6oz. can of organic tomato paste 1 15oz can of organic tomato […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Raw Key Lime Pie Best for Vata & Pitta; ok for all doshas in moderation Crust: 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews (or any nuts from your dosha “favor” column) 1⁄2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 cup pitted dates 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt Filling Ingredients 1 large avocado, pitted and peeled 1 1⁄2 cups raw […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
An easy and delicious addition to yogurt! Best eaten at lunch according to Ayurveda; dairy is considered “too heavy” to be eaten at breakfast for most constitutions. This is also great with toast! -15 dried figs (fresh are fine, too, though you will need minimal water/soaking time) -2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds (toast in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup Good in Fall & Winter, especially for Vata. Ayurveda Tip: A traditional rule of thumb to properly digest your food is to sit down to eat, to avoid multi-tasking and to bless your meal. I’ve found that setting a “pretty table”…using candles, fancy glasses, and offering gratitude before a meal…is a great […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Treat yourself to a simple homemade body scrub! Great for dry, flaky skin common in the dry cold months. You can store this in an airtight jar in a non-humid location for at least two weeks. Tie on a ribbon, add a tiny card and gift it to someone you love! Ayurveda Tips: see below to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Keep your home clean without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals…it’s also VERY cost-effective! 1 cup of white distilled vinegar 1 cup of water 15 drops of essential oil: citrus, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, rosemary, oregano, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon and basil are great choices! Exercise caution when trying new oils, as some of them “burn” your skin…avoid direct contact […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I love diffusing essential oils in our home and especially enjoy when the fragrance of a home-cooked meal lingers in the air. I have also tried using outlet plug-ins, scented candles, and potpourris but my sensitive nose, skin and throat do not like anything with chemicals in them…and I’m trying to keep everything in our home and bodies […]Continue Reading... No Comments.