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 …Keep Reading
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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 …Keep Reading
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! …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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