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Posts by Claire Ragozzino

Recipe Box: Portuguese Carob Almond Cake

Last month, I traveled to Portugal for the first time. I knew even before the plane had landed that the trip ahead held magic and significance for me. Flying over Lisbon, I could feel that mix of curious excitement and assuredness that where I was heading was exactly where I needed to be. And it was. There are few places in the world where I’ve arrived and let out a …

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Living Ayurveda: Making Ghee

Making ghee is more an act of sacred ceremony than it is a simple cooking condiment. Though ghee itself is a diverse staple in the modern home kitchen and medicine cabinet, the process of making ghee has ancient roots. In Vedic culture, ghee has been celebrated as a symbol of nourishment and health, and touted as the food of the gods in the Vedic texts.

“Tongue of the gods,” “navel of …

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Recipe Box: Thanksgiving Guide 2017

The holidays are here again and this means more time in the kitchen and around the table. For some, this is a favorite time of year. For others, it brings a pit of anxiety in the stomach thinking about travel, relatives, those awkward social situations and that food you might not really want to eat…I feel you! This year, rather than just a recipe guide, I wanted to create an …

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Natural Beauty: Herbal Facial + Province Apothecary Giveaway

I take choosing my skin products just as seriously as I take shopping for food. Since skin can aborb up to 70% of what we put on it, selecting a quality skin care line that is free of synthetic ingredients, dyes and perfumes is essential. I often use simple plant-based oils, like untoasted sesame in the fall and winter time for reducing vata or cold-pressed coconut in the summer for …

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Recipe Box: Roasted Cauliflower & Fennel Soup

In summer, we move quickly. We say yes to more, pull a few more late nights than normal and push ourselves harder through our full schedules. Okay, we probably do that all year round, given the nature of our society’s pace. However, come Fall, we might notice feeling more anxious than we do in Spring and struggle to sleep well, think clearly, keep a consistent routine, and feel grounded in our day-to-day.

In Ayurvedic teachings, Fall is actually …

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