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Recipes: Macrobiotic Miso Bowl

It’s been quiet on the blog front lately! Between launching a new website, hosting two retreats, guiding the fall group cleanses, completing my prenatal/postpartum yoga teacher training and studying for my upcoming birth doula training, I’ve been one busy (and blessed!) lady over here. It hasn’t left me much time for recipe testing and exploration in the kitchen. In fact, these days I’ve been coming back to the meals that are tried-and-true …

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Recipes: Sesame 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: Stonefruit & Fava Bean Salad with Earth Sprout

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 …

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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: Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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 …

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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 …

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Recipes: Tea of the Feminine with Free + Native

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: 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 …

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