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Recipe Box: Spring Greens & Mung Bean Tacos

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know Cinco de Mayo for me marks the beginning of what I’ve declared “Taco Season” – because usually by the 5th of May it’s consistently in the 70’s and that feels like a suitable enough time for me to start diving into bowls of guacamole! Anyone else with me here?The first year I shared this tradition, …

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Recipe Box: Turmeric, Banana & Blood Orange Muffins

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday, I had all the windows wide open in the house, music playing loud and the sweet promise of spring elevated my spirits.  Then, just like that, I woke up to inches of snow and ice the next morning and dreams of sundresses and ripe fruit sunk back into the quiet folds of my heart. Oh, I have never been a cold weather girl …

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Natural Beauty: Full Moon Milk Bath Ritual

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 is a Super Moon, meaning the time when the moon is closest to the earth and in direct alignment with the sun and earth. This makes the Full Moon extra potent. Take this weekend to lavish in this energy with this soul-quenching full moon milk bath.

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According to the yogis, moon phase bathing is a powerful way to cleanse, clarify …

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Recipe Box: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

After the most blissful week of camping in Joshua Tree for Spirit Weaver’s Gathering, I drove back to the coast to quench my dry desert thirst with a few days of LA meandering, filled with juice bar explorations, farmer’s market wanderings and beachside picnics. I finally got the chance to check out my dream of a juice bar, Moon Juice, when I was in LA …

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Recipe Box: Cinco de Mayo Taco Feast

Around here, Cinco de Mayo means giant feast with all my favorite Mexican-inspired flavors. May 5th is also my good friend and neighbor’s birthday (her nickname is Cinco because of this – send her some birthday love!), so we have double the reason for a serious taco celebration! This year, I’ve pulled together for you a party of my favorite tried-and-true mostly raw, completely vegan taco filling recipes: …

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Recipe Box: Raw Vegan Spring Gnocchi with Beet Green Pesto

These days, I’ve been trying to take life a little bit slower. To enjoy the pause between moments, to slow down to reconnect.  In fact, this is a theme I’ve been consciously exploring this year. When I was first starting my business and even before that, back to when I was working my first real salaried job out of college, I had this intense drive to work as hard as …

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Recipe Box: The Yogi Bowl + A Simple Sattvic Meal

In between long days of teaching and practicing yoga, this recipe has become my go-to for an easy, energizing lunch. The mix of cooked and raw ingredients provides a feeling of grounding nourishment without feeling heavy or weighed down in the afternoon.  It balances flavors of sweet, salty, astringent and bitter – making this a perfect Ayurvedic meets macrobiotic-friendly meal.  And more importantly, it meets the …

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Recipe Box: Holiday Truffles + Traditions

I woke up this morning to time frozen still.  A thick layer of ice caressed the trees and blanketed the grass, and even though the sun had risen the world still seemed to sleep. Winter was here.  On its eve, solstice had ushered in its wintry beauty and a deep sense of calm over the city.  This is what I love most about the holidays. That comforting sense of hibernation, …

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Recipe Box: Roasted Sweet Potato Falafel Wraps with Garlic Tahini Sauce

In what feels like swimming in a sea of sweets lately, I thought I’d offer a brief respite in a savory recipe.  This recipe ties together a series of posts I did a while back. Remember that radish & hemp seed tabbouleh and the roasted red beet hummus?  These two …

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