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Recipe: Cumin-Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Gremolata + Thanksgiving Guide 2022

Following a longstanding tradition on the Vidya Living blog, I’m excited to share another Thanksgiving/winter holiday recipe round! This year’s recipe, Cumin-Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Gremolata, is Fall favorite from my book Living Ayurveda. This Thanksgiving Day also marks the two year anniversary of the book launch and in celebration of the book’s birthday I’m hosting a fabulous Fall giveaway with friends! The giveaway includes a hardcover copy …

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Recipe: Cooling Coriander, Basil & Lime Drink

As summer wanes and we transition to autumn, our digestive fire (Agni) is furthered weakened. We want to incorporate foods that have some pungency to increase digestion, but we also don’t want to burn up anymore than we already are – after all, we’re coming out of a hot summer! And for many of us, it’s been an intense heat wave this month…

This recipe is a quick and easy drink …

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Recipe: Grilled Corn & Cilantro Salad

It’s Labor Day weekend here in the US, a time where many are savoring the last moments of summer and feasting with family and friends. And corn seems to be a standout dish on many holiday weekend menus.

This week, I spent a day with my dear friend Kelsey Lea of Island Veda, who’s also the Ayurvedic chef of our upcoming Mexico Ayurveda Retreat. We’d texted for days over …

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Recipe: Spring Celery & Barley Soup

Spring is here. This morning, I woke to a full sun blaring outside my window, rising an hour earlier to melt last night’s chilly frost and to remind me that this too shall pass. The season changing once again to usher in something new. And a breath of hope and possibility as the light grows stronger and the days longer. Sunday brings the Spring Equinox.

What a tremendous time we are …

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Recipes: Pomegranate, Pear & Rose Breakfast Porridge

Pomegranate, Pear & Rose Porridge

3-4 cups water
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 ripe pear, cubed
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom 

Toppings:
2-3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2-3 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp Maharishi Rose Petal Spread
1 tsp organic dried rose petals 

In a pressure cooker or instantpot, combine 3 cups of water, the oats, spices and pear. Cook for 18 minutes. If using the …

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Recipes: Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Sage + Thanksgiving Guide 2021

It’s that time again! Time to gather around the table, celebrate the fullness of life and share nourishing cozy food. Honoring the tradition, I’m sharing my annual Thanksgiving Guide here, along with a favorite new recipe for a pumpkin risotto with crispy sage. I first shared this in our Fall cooking class last month. Since then, I’ve made it a half a dozen times and each time I love it …

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Recipes: Summer Spelt Berry Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

I’ve been exploring for myself the philosophy that nothing happens to you in life and everything happens for you. Meaning, if you orient yourself to life as a delightful mystery with every twist and turn designed to shape your growth and polish who you are, then you learn to surf the turbulent waters of change with a little more grace.

I don’t think anyone could have expected the events of the …

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Recipes: Lemony White Bean & Fennel Soup

LEMONY WHITE BEAN & FENNEL SOUP

1 ½ cups dried white beans, soaked for 12-14 hours (3 cups soaked)
2 tablespoons olive oil + 1 tbsp
1 large fennel bulb, ends trimmed, quartered & sliced thinly
¼ cup leek, ends trimmed, quartered & sliced thinly
¼ cup lemon rind slivers, (1 lemon, peeled and cut into thin strips)
2-4 large cloves garlic, minced or grated
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
5 cups …

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Recipes: Align with Spring + A Giveaway with Anaya Home

There’s a tangible sense of freshness in the air and life’s pace seems to be quickening as we move from the hibernation of winter and into spring. With longer days and a welcomed warmth ahead, slow afternoon lunches and sunset dinners outside beckon us to reconnect around the table and with the natural world. I’ve found myself setting the table and savoring this time outdoors again. I’ve teamed up with …

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