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Recipe Box: Healing Kitchari + Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Twice a year, every spring and fall, I take a week or two to cleanse my body and prepare for a new season.  This spring, I did a 10-day raw juice and broth fast paired with some deep healing herbs.  When the weather is warm after the equinox, I like to do my longer juice fasts as a way of releasing stagnant energy, reconnecting with myself from …

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Recipe Box: Coconut Probiotic Yogurt

Today is the last day of summer.  I think we’re all lamenting how quickly it came and went this year.  While it was over 100 degrees just the other day, the leaves are already turning yellow and falling off the trees one by one.  It rained last night, bringing in a cool crisp breeze that is worthy of a big comfy sweater and an extra cup of tea …

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Recipe Box: Snap Pea, Parsley & Dill Soup

With this hot summer sun, I’ve been craving a cold soup for weeks now, but haven’t felt inspired to test out any new recipes.  Then I came across this recipe on Sarah Britton’s blog, My New Roots, for a chilled parsley and green pea soup.  Her recipe was a cooked variation served cold. It looks incredible, but without onions or broth around, I opted to test out a …

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Recipe Box: Vanilla Rhubarb Tartlets to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival

Get ready for a slew of summer dessert posts! Right now, I’m inspired by all the fresh berries and gorgeous produce that’s in season now. This post in particular was inspired by my summers growing up in Southeast Alaska, where rhubarb grew like weeds in our backyard.  Not much really grows in the leached out soils of Ketchikan, where the annual rainfall can be as much as 200 …

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Recipe Box: Blueberry Orange Amaranth Pancakes

This morning we woke up with heavy hearts and thunderstorms still pounding outside our window.  Oklahoma’s largest recorded tornado swept through Moore yesterday, a town just 15 minutes south of us.  I had listened to the tornado sirens sound all day while watching the hail pound the just-bloomed trees.   It was nerve-wracking and eerie, listening but not knowing where it would hit or if it would at all.  I’ve been …

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Recipe Box: Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies

I adore baked goods.  Absolutely adore them.  But the truth is, I don’t really get to eat them since I avoid gluten, dairy, and most processed gluten-free alternatives.  I’ve also learned the hard way that just because things are raw and vegan, doesn’t necessarily mean they should be eaten all the time.  I got caught in the trap of thinking anything ‘raw’ was automatically amazing for you.  Many times, raw …

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Recipe Box: Toasted Chickpea & Broccoli Salad

In the winter, my body craves cooked foods – as it should! From an Ayurvedic perspective, we should eat warming, grounding foods in the wintertime to keep us well…warm and grounded.   So instead of a raw broccoli and chickpea salad, I decided to toast the chickpeas in the skillet with caramelized onions, lightly steamed broccoli and lacinato kale.

If you’re sprouting the chickpeas, make sure to …

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Recipe Box: Sunchoke Soup

Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are hearty winter root vegetables with a jicama-like texture and a nutty, sweet flavor. I first discovered sunchokes at the winter farmers market when I was living in DC, and since then this dish has become my winter go-to on a chilly day.  When it’s cold cold cooold outside, eating warming foods to help balance vata is important – especially for vata …

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Recipe Box: Masala Chai Chia Pudding

Flavors inspired by my last trip to India.  Masala simply means a mix of spices. Masala Chai are the deliciously sweet and warming spices of fresh ginger, green cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and sometimes black pepper, all simmered in raw milk and steeped with black tea. Chai wallahs (tea stands) are an intrinsic part of Indian culture, many times you are paying less for tea and more the performance. …

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