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Natural Beauty: My Skincare Routine + Shankara Giveaway

My food and lifestyle practices are rooted in the philosophy that less is always more. Slow down, simplify, create more space. My skincare routine reflects this philosophy, especially when it comes to choosing products. Skin is more than just a barrier to the outside world, it’s an organ that absorbs a majority of what we put on it. So when I’m selecting skincare products, I always look for quality, organic …

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Recipes: Five Minute Miso Bowl

These days, I’ve been finding myself spending more time focusing my creative energy behind the computer than in the kitchen. I’m thinking, talking, coaching, writing, studying and photographing food in its many forms and purposes daily. Yet, I must confess, when it comes to actually feeding myself I’ve become admittedly lazy. A quick daal. A pot of kitchari. A steamed sweet potato and broccoli. My personal food repertoire …

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Rituals: A Remedy for Resolutions

This morning, I woke up to a slew of marketing emails in my inbox with titles like “New Year! New You!” and “Live Your Best Life Ever This Year!”, or something in line with how you can improve yourself, optimize your time, make more money doing what you love, lose weight and look great.  But here’s the deal, I am no different than who I was the day before the …

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Recipes: Mulled Rose & Cranberry Pear Cider

Cue up the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack and start stringing cranberries and popcorn for the tree! It finally feels like Christmas here. My mom came to visit this year and we’ve hung two little ornaments on a tiny palm in the living room as a makeshift tree. Mele Kalikimaka. It’s a bit of a Hawaiian Charlie Brown tree situation, but we’re content with its charm. So instead of …

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Recipes: Chocolate Molasses Layer Cake with Marmalade & Candied Fennel Frosting

I turn 30 today – on the new moon of December 7th. The same new moon I was born on. Call it auspicious or significant, whatever planetary alignment it is, it’s brought a tangible feeling of freshness and excitement into greeting this new decade ahead of me.

I’d be lying if I said this transition was welcomed with ease. In fact, I spent much of 29 fretting about turning 30. I …

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