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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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Film: Vidya Seasonal Kitchen | Spring

You may have recently caught me dancing in my kitchen to capture the perfect lighting for a video shoot. And now, I’m excited to finally unveil what I’ve been dancing for!  Drumroll….I’ve teamed up with Choate House again to bring to you a new quarterly video series: The Vidya Seasonal Kitchen.  Each season, I’ll share a peek inside my kitchen and what I’m cooking to align with optimal …

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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: Thai Green Vegetable Curry

Quest Food (n.) ‘kwest-ˈfüd : a dish so spectacularly satisfying to your tastebuds 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: “Green curry is my boyfriend’s ultimate quest food.” 

That’s right, green curry is an ultimate quest food around this house. So much so, we decided to have a green curry cook-off for the past two weeks! …

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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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Recipe Box: Warming Turmeric Ginger Elixir

I’ve been eager to share this recipe since my Ayurvedic cleanse after the fall equinox. It’s become one of my favorite morning rituals to warm my body up in this colder weather and sustain my energy until lunch.  This elixir is my spin on the classic “Golden Milk”, a tea recommended by Yogi Bhajan for promoting vitality and …

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Recipe Box: Fall Harvest Cake with Maple Macadamia Frosting

Last month I had the opportunity to work with the uber-talented team at  Choate House to film and capture the Vidya manifesto, the experience behind what I do and hope to inspire in my work. And I absolutely cannot wait to share the end product with everyone!

The shoot itself turned out to be complete and utter magic, a gathering of some of my favorite friends and inspiring creatives coming …

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Recipe Box: Roasted Acorn Squash + Music for your Weekend

I’ve always grown up in lands of extremes – in Arizona, a perpetual state of dry arid sunshine, and in Southeast Alaska ceaseless rain and evergreen forests.  It wasn’t until I moved to Oklahoma did I truly begin to experience the beauty of four completely distinct seasons. Watching the explicit changes in nature – the leaves turning yellow and falling to the earth, the snow covering …

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