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Film: Vidya Seasonal Kitchen | Spring

You may have recently caught me dancing in my kitchen to capture the perfect lighting for a video shoot. And now, I’m excited to finally unveil what I’ve been dancing for!  Drumroll….I’ve teamed up with Choate House again to bring to you a new quarterly video series: The Vidya Seasonal Kitchen.  Each season, I’ll share a peek inside my kitchen and what I’m cooking to align with optimal …

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Recipes: The Yogi Bowl

In between long days of teaching and practicing yoga, this recipe has become my go-to for an easy, energizing lunch. The mix of cooked and raw ingredients provides a feeling of grounding nourishment without feeling heavy or weighed down in the afternoon.  It balances flavors of sweet, salty, astringent and bitter – making this a perfect Ayurvedic meets macrobiotic-friendly meal.  And more importantly, it meets the …

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Recipes: Thai Green Vegetable Curry

Quest Food (n.) ‘kwest-ˈfüd : a dish so spectacularly satisfying to your tastebuds you spend a lifetime searching for the perfect version of this meal wherever you travel; an endless pursuit for perfection of your desired dish. Example: “Green curry is my boyfriend’s ultimate quest food.” 

That’s right, green curry is an ultimate quest food around this house. So much so, we decided to have a green curry cook-off for the past two weeks! …

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Recipes: Roasted Sweet Potato Falafel Wraps with Garlic Tahini Sauce

In what feels like swimming in a sea of sweets lately, I thought I’d offer a brief respite in a savory recipe.  This recipe ties together a series of posts I did a while back. Remember that radish & hemp seed tabbouleh and the roasted red beet hummus?  These two …

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Guide 2013

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as it’s a time to gather with friends and feast around the table with gratitude.  This year, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my go-to veggie-based recipes. While we don’t do the whole turkey and gravy thing, we do still manage to walk away from our feast feeling completely full and satisfied.  Most …

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Recipes: Roasted Acorn Squash

I’ve always grown up in lands of extremes – in Arizona, a perpetual state of dry arid sunshine, and in Southeast Alaska ceaseless rain and evergreen forests.  It wasn’t until I moved to Oklahoma did I truly begin to experience the beauty of four completely distinct seasons. Watching the explicit changes in nature – the leaves turning yellow and falling to the earth, the snow covering …

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Recipes: Autumn Kitchari + Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Twice a year, every spring and fall, I take a week or two to cleanse my body and prepare for a new season.  This spring, I did a 10-day raw juice and broth fast paired with some deep healing herbs.  When the weather is warm after the equinox, I like to do my longer juice fasts as a way of releasing stagnant energy, reconnecting with myself from …

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Recipes: Toasted Chickpea & Broccoli Salad

In the winter, my body craves cooked foods – as it should! From an Ayurvedic perspective, we should eat warming, grounding foods in the wintertime to keep us well…warm and grounded.   So instead of a raw broccoli and chickpea salad, I decided to toast the chickpeas in the skillet with caramelized onions, lightly steamed broccoli and lacinato kale.

If you’re sprouting the chickpeas, make sure to …

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