Recipe Box: Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Rosewater Biscotti + Radiate Self-Love

I’m writing you from Tulum, Mexico right now with sand in my toes and salt in my hair, currently sipping on a Mayan chai and a big chayote green juice while kirtan plays in the background of the jungle meets ocean sounds.  I’m one happy girl right now!  Tulum has long been my soul spot, you know that place in the world where your heart softens and opens up a …

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Natural Beauty: Winter Beauty Balm

There was once a time when I ran around in hiking boots, covered in dirt and spitting at boys.  I was the ultimate tomboy growing up, and I detested anything that was the slightest bit “girly”…this, of course, included anything pink and especially anything with rose in it. Yuck.

Who was that girl? I can hardly recall 20 years later as I rarely leave my house without an arsenal of rosewater spray …

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Reading List: January 2015

Each month I’m sharing my favorite books, blogs, podcasts, playlists and more of what’s inspiring me at the moment in this “Reading List” series…

{Currently} on my nightstand:
1. Gurus of Modern Yoga by Mark Singleton
A fascinating look into the role of the guru in traditional lineages vs. the modern transnational yoga phenomenon.  Mark Singleton is an incredible author whose book Yoga Body shed light …

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Recipe Box: Maca Maple Amaranth Porridge + Rosemary Red Juice

In September, I was given the task by my Ayurvedic practitioner to avoid cold, raw foods in my diet until spring. That meant no more giant green smoothies bowls for breakfast (gasp!). As a former raw food chef, I would have protested this request and refused the notion that the very thing I believed to be most nourishing could actually be creating imbalance in my body!

I first began my raw …

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Recipe Box: Delicata Squash Sunshine Salad from Will Frolic for Food!

One of the greatest parts of food blogging is being able to connect with incredible artisans, makers and culinary creators  from around the world.  And if there’s one thing I’ve seen in this community – there are some seriously talented women out there shaping the way we eat, think, and feel about food! This year, I decided to launch a new series on the Vidya blog to highlight some of the kitchen goddesses out there who …

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