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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: Avocado Lime Tart with Coconut Macaroon Crust

Welcome Summer! I’ve just returned from a long weekend in Santa Fe + Taos celebrating summer solstice with my sweet sisters and preparing for our Spirit of the Rose | Chakra Awakening Retreat Journey this August. The sun was intense, to say the least, and even though we were dipped into the mineral springs half the time, I found myself shying away from the heat as much …

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Recipes: Springtime Socca

Before college, I spent a dreamy summer living in Nice, France – a gorgeous city on the turquoise waters of the French Riviera. For a while, I dated this Niçoise man who lived with his bohemian mother, her name was Fanny. She always wore one long feather earring in her right ear, a flowing patterned kaftan and the perfect coiffe of loose curls tumbling from the top of her head. …

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Recipes: Chlorella Beauty Smoothie with Ashley Neese

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 there who …

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Recipes: Rustic Rhubarb, Strawberry & Chamomile Galette + Edible Flower Potluck!

Full Moon Blessings! Last night was the Lunar Beltane and full moon in Scorpio. Traditionally, Beltane is a Celtic festival in celebration of fertility and the blossoming of Spring. This full moon is also known as the Flower Moon, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a virtual potluck of edible flower recipes! My sweet friend, Renee, over at Will Frolic For Food has …

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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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Recipes: Carrot Harissa Soup

Just this past winter, I became a declared soup addict. Each week, I’d make a big pot of some kind of root veggie, savory herb, winter greens + bean soup.  Like this one, oh and this one…which I ate in about 100 variations throughout the winter.  Okay, I …

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Recipes: Creamy Buckwheat Porridge with Cherry Currant Jam

I’m thrilled to announce a longtime collaboration dream coming to life with my dear friend and incredible photographer, Greer Owings-Husserl of Greer Inez Photography. We’ve teamed up with West Elm OKC to bring you an afternoon Food Styling & Photography workshop.  Learn the art of styling and plating, selecting props, composition, working with natural light, and manual digital photography basics in this 3-hour hands-on workshop. Greer will be covering …

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Recipes: Maca Maple Amaranth Porridge + Rosemary Red Juice

In September, I was given the task by my Ayurvedic practitioner to avoid cold, raw foods in my diet until spring. That meant no more giant green smoothies bowls for breakfast (gasp!). As a former raw food chef, I would have protested this request and refused the notion that the very thing I believed to be most nourishing could actually be creating imbalance in my body!

I first began my raw …

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