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Recipe Box: Cucumber Basil Chia Fresca

Summer is here. I arrived home from spending two weeks in the Redwoods teaching at Spirit Weavers Gathering. I camped in the forest and slept under the stars, taking opportunity to disconnect from technology for a moment and reconnect with the amazing community that travels far and wide to be together for this sacred time. Each year, it feels more and more like coming home to a family. Amongst …

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Travel Healthy | San Francisco Guide

To give you a truly “complete” guide of San Francisco may be a near impossible feat or might require me to live a decade in the city to uncover all the culinary gems to eat my through and underground spots to explore. Until that happens, I’ve been visiting the city enough in the past few years to have established my tried-and-true favorite spots I hit every time I go …

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Recipe Box: Vegetable Pho


Quest Food (n.) ‘kwest-ˈfüd : a dish so spectacularly satisfying to your taste buds you spend a lifetime searching for the perfect version of this meal wherever you travel; an endless pursuit for perfection of your desired dish. Example: “Phô is my personal quest food.” 

I love pho. I also love vegetables. And I’ve spent the better half of my life as a vegetarian…so what’s a girl to do when one of …

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Kitchen Apothecary: Sleep Rituals + Anima Mundi Apothecary Giveaway!

In our modern world, sleep is completely undervalued. We live in this fast-paced culture where we push ourselves day in and out, running our bodies and minds into the ground without recognizing the physical and emotional affects of chronic fatigue. Dr. Claudia Welch has a great anecdote about this very thing. She says, “When we’re hungry – we eat, when we’re thirsty – we drink, when we’re …

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Recipe Box: Potato & Asparagus Salad with The Green Life

One of my favorite parts of food blogging is the opportunity 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 series on the Vidya Living Journal highlights the kitchen goddesses out there who inspire me each day with their ingenuity of …

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