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Recipes: Chai Chocolate Pear Cake

Do you ever pause and wonder, what would your life look like if each decision you made came from a place of conscious intention? Would you spend less time lingering online and more time outdoors? Would you slow down to connect with those around you rather than getting lost in your to-do lists? The choices we make in each moment shape the course of our lives, and as the …

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Recipes: Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Donuts

This colder weather outside (read: sleeting rain+ice storms!) has signaled a shift for me to head inside and start finding little creative projects to fill my weekends. Lately, it’s been a mixture of watercolor painting, podcast listening, making my way through that giant stack of books by my bed, and well, of course, fall inspired-baking. This weekend, my house has been filled with the smell of fresh roasted pumpkin, maple …

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Guide 2015

For the past three years, I’ve cooked a giant feast for friends days before Thanksgiving just so I could test recipes and create a menu guide for the blog. It’s always been a great excuse to gather friends together and share a good meal before the actual big event.  I always love this time of year because of its collective energy around connection and slowing down. And …

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Recipes: Sprouted Forbidden Rice Salad with Well & Full

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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Recipes: Quinoa Butternut Pilaf with La Mesa Blog

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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Recipes: Macrobiotic Miso Bowl

It’s been quiet on the blog front lately! Between launching a new website, hosting two retreats, guiding the fall group cleanses, completing my prenatal/postpartum yoga teacher training and studying for my upcoming birth doula training, I’ve been one busy (and blessed!) lady over here. It hasn’t left me much time for recipe testing and exploration in the kitchen. In fact, these days I’ve been coming back to the meals that are tried-and-true …

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Recipes: Asian Kale Salad + Macrobiotics 101

“There are many roads to the table.”

As you know, my food philosophy tends to blend Ayurveda, macrobiotics and living foods in a seasonal approach. The fundamental principles of these three practices are:

Eat the freshest, naturally-grown, seasonal produce in their peak nutrition
Choose food from local and regional sources
Prepare food in a loving way that promotes balance, harmony and health

Each system emphasizes using whole foods to gain more energy. The …

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Recipes: Spaghetti Squash Pasta

There’s a delicate art to making a red sauce. I know so because I watched my Italian father and aunt spend years refining and perfecting the process of our family recipe. A good sauce takes a minimum of 8-10 hours, beginning with the slow process of sweating the onions on a low heat. Of bringing the garlic to the perfect light golden caramel color. Of balancing the tomatoes vs. herbs …

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Recipes: Rainy Day Herbal Chai

I’m writing you with a mug of chai in hand, wrapped cozy in a blanket while a fierce rain falls outside. We’re going on day 4 of April showers here in the great plains of Oklahoma, and while the land dearly needs this water, my body is swimming in what we Ayurvedic yogis call Kapha energy (ie. lethargic, heavy, slow, sleepy).

Ayurveda, which translates to the science of life, is the …

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