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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 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: Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Oh, Holy Basil

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: Creamy Truffle Pasta with Roasted Romanesco

If you hadn’t guessed by now from my last name, I’m Italian. Okay, I’m part Italian – part Portuguese. I’m just starting to explore my Portuguese roots more, but have always had a clear connection to Italian side via our culinary traditions.

Pasta of some sort was always a staple in my house growing up. My dad taught me our family’s “secret sauce” recipe when I still had to …

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Recipes: Turmeric, Banana & Blood Orange Muffins

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday, I had all the windows wide open in the house, music playing loud and the sweet promise of spring elevated my spirits.  Then, just like that, I woke up to inches of snow and ice the next morning and dreams of sundresses and ripe fruit sunk back into the quiet folds of my heart. Oh, I have never been a cold weather girl …

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Recipes: Creamy Saffron Tea Latte

As an entrepreneur, my schedule varies each day as much as the weather does here in Oklahoma. And with a strong vata constitution, structure and stability is something I have to work extra hard to create to keep my flighty tendencies in check (ie. I’d be floating off into the ether right back to Tulum if the wind blew me in that direction!). So I’ve made peace with early mornings …

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Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Rosewater Biscotti

I’m writing you from Tulum, Mexico right now with sand in my toes and salt in my hair, currently sipping on a Mayan chai and a big chayote green juice while kirtan plays in the background of the jungle meets ocean sounds.  I’m one happy girl right now!  Tulum has long been my soul spot, you know that place in the world where your heart softens and opens up a …

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