Last weekend, it was my pleasure to prepare and share two meals with a beautiful group of yogis at Yoga Centered here in Hilo! On Sunday I made one of my favorite summer salads, which is a perfect dish for these final days of summer: Summer Salad: Mixed greens: preferably 2/3 spinach, with 1/3 red […]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.
I am participating in the 8th annual “40 Days of Transformation” program at Yoga Centered here in Hilo, based upon Baron Baptiste’s “40 Days to Personal Revolution”. I even tricked -I mean CONVINCED!- my husband to participate. After spending most of December in an 8×10 foot closet caring for eight puppies around the clock (seriously!) and then the month […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
A yogi develops contentment in a simple life without feeling deprived. Do you have an interest in furthering your yoga practice or earning your Yoga Alliance teaching certification? Regardless of your intention, when you dive deeper into self-inquiry and further develop your yoga practice…life tends to become more simple, perspective and priorities become clear, and contentment remains despite conditional […]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.