If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know Cinco de Mayo for me marks the beginning of what I’ve declared “Taco Season” – because usually by the 5th of May it’s consistently in the 70’s and that feels like a suitable enough time for me to start diving into bowls of guacamole! Anyone else with me here?The first year I shared this tradition, …Keep Reading
Posts tagged with 'spring'
Hello Spring! As I lead a global group through our third annual spring cleanse, I have food on the brain…quite literally! This post explores the subtle layers of cooking and how the tastes of each food creates not only a physical experience, but a mental/emotional experience as well.
Ayurveda explains that there are six rasas or tastes: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter and Astringent. Each of …Keep Reading
I’ve been creating seasonal content for our gorgeous local print magazine here, Edible OKC. I’ve long loved Edible’s global mission to support regional food culture and highlight local foodies. It’s been such an honor to be a part of the magazine and to have the creative space to share recipes/photography in my little “Conscious Cooking” corner on the mag! Last month, I shared chocolate rose …Keep Reading
“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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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. …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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