The past month has been a wonderful whirlwind in my home life. I got married at the end of October and left for Japan shortly after. We planned our honeymoon to be a mix of our interests: food, markets, tea culture and tea farming, traditional agricultural practices, and garden design. He’s a landscape architect, I’m a cook. We meet in the middle around the kitchen table and tea table to …Keep Reading
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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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. Between preparing for my big book launch (just four days away!!), and stocking up on food and supplies for another mandatory state-wide lockdown (sigh), I looked at the calendar today to realize this year’s feast and festivities were less than a week away! This year has been an emotional marathon of events, to say the least. And what normally feels like an …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading