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Recipe Box: Taos Blue Corn Muffins

Taos has always held a fond place in my heart. There’s something so special about its many micro climates, of vast horizons over the sage spotted mesa, the white cotton candy-like clouds painting shadows and light across the expansive views, the cold mountain streams tracing pathways through the aspens. It takes my breath away every time.

My dear friend and I have been making annual trips to Taos for the last …

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Recipe Box: Thanksgiving Guide 2016

Growing up with digestive issues, holidays were a notorious struggle for me. I loved the social experience of coming together to cook and share a feast around the table, but the food invariably left me feeling less than great. I would loathe the questions about why I wasn’t eating meat or couldn’t do the gravy on the mashed potatoes. One Thanksgiving, my sweet mother announced I could plan the …

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Recipe Box: Sweet Potato Chili & Skillet Cornbread

Put down those smoothie bowls and cold kombuchas, vata season is here. In Ayurveda, everything in nature – from our bodies and minds, to the seasons around us – can be categorized by three primal energies known as the doshas, which consist of the five elements. Vata Dosha is the element of air and ether, it governs the season of fall and early winter. The qualities of vata and fall are alike – dry, …

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Recipe Box: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Dahl House Nutrition

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 …

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Recipe Box: Love Potion Tea + Reflections on Unconditional Love

With Valentine’s Day here, love is the topic on everyone’s mind. And I myself have been trying to wrap my own mind around this topic of unconditional love lately. But love is a wildly complex thing I’m learning the older wiser I get. In relationship, it can either make us soar or bring us to our knees in tears. Culturally, most of us have known love as a conditional …

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Recipe Box: Kabocha Squash & Red Lentil Soup

A few months ago, right around the time I was launching my new website and leading two big retreats in the span of 6 weeks, I wasn’t sleeping well and my health was suffering. I would wake up everyday, look in the mirror and verbally lament over how “drained, dried up, and lackluster” I felt. I would tell friends how wiped out I was, how I felt …

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Recipe Box: Ayurvedic Breakfast Porridge with Stewed Fruit

In Ayurveda, it is said that it is more important how you eat, rather than exactly what you eat. A meal prepared in a loving, peaceful way contains more prana than one that has been prepared in anger or discord. Equally, a meal shared in gratitude has a sattvic effect on the body and mind.  Taking from the old adage “you are what you eat”, wouldn’t you want to eat a meal that …

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Recipe Box: Winter Kitchari for Digestive Renewal

As we move from the holidays into the New Year, you may be feeling the residual effects of endless grazing on holiday fare now. That feeling of bloating, slow digestion and low energy can be a sign of accumulated toxins, known as ama. As a result of rich ingredients, poor food combining, lack of sleep and stress, we weaken our digestive system and in turn our immune system. But …

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Recipe Box: Creamy Turmeric Millet with Green Spirit Adventures

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 …

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