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Recipes: White Chocolate Chyawanprash Cups + A Lotus Blooming Herbs Giveaway!

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and I wanted to make something special for my mom while we share this holiday together for the first time in a while. We’re both Ayurvedic practitioners and foodies, so we’re often sharing kitchen stories, new product finds or Ayurveda articles with one another. A few years ago, I discovered Lotus Blooming Herbs and fell in love with their Chyawanprash. Their formula is …

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Recipes: Mulled Rose & Cranberry Pear Cider

Cue up the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack and start stringing cranberries and popcorn for the tree! It finally feels like Christmas here. My mom came to visit this year and we’ve hung two little ornaments on a tiny palm in the living room as a makeshift tree. Mele Kalikimaka. It’s a bit of a Hawaiian Charlie Brown tree situation, but we’re content with its charm. So instead of …

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Recipes: Maple Spice Granola

This is my tried-and-true granola recipe. It’s versatile and easy to modify flavor combinations using a variety of fruits and nuts to shift the seasonal focus – think chocolate/cherry, banana/walnut, coconut/apricot and more. This holiday variety uses warming spices and mix of fresh apples and dried cherries, it has a bit of fruitcake quality with it’s cinnamon, citrus, ginger and fruit combo.

Both of these recipes – …

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Recipes: Kabocha Squash Pie + Thanksgiving Guide 2016

Growing up with digestive issues, holidays were a notorious struggle for me. I loved the social experience of coming together to cook and share a feast around the table, but the food invariably left me feeling less than great. I would loathe the questions about why I wasn’t eating meat or couldn’t do the gravy on the mashed potatoes. One Thanksgiving, my sweet mother announced I could plan the …

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Recipes: Summer Popsicle Trio

Last summer, my friends and I gathered at my house to have a “popsicle-off” – a big midsummer popsicle tasting party/competition. Everyone brought their A-game to this one! Friends showed up with the most interesting boozy and non-boozy popsicle varieties, and for the whole night we huddled around in my kitchen passing off melting popsicles as they dripped down our hands, rating our favorites and licking the leftovers from …

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Recipes: Plantain Brownies

I’ve done the near impossible! I’ve created the most perfect brownie recipe that’s gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, doesn’t taste like cardboard or strange hippie healthy takes on dessert, and it’s under 10 ingredients!  I’m making a valiant effort to create less intensive recipes these days, and this one falls under the category of beyond simple.  I actually developed this recipe well over a year ago (I know, …

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Recipes: Brown Rice Porridge with Rhubarb Ginger Compote

I’ve never been a big savory breakfast eater, let alone much of a breakfast eater at all. Give me a big mug or two of tea and I’m content until lunch time. But in the days where the mornings are chilly and I wake up with a big appetite, porridge is my go-to. If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a big fan of breakfast porridge.

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Recipes: Chai Chocolate Pear Cake

Do you ever pause and wonder, what would your life look like if each decision you made came from a place of conscious intention? Would you spend less time lingering online and more time outdoors? Would you slow down to connect with those around you rather than getting lost in your to-do lists? The choices we make in each moment shape the course of our lives, and as the …

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Recipes: Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Donuts

This colder weather outside (read: sleeting rain+ice storms!) has signaled a shift for me to head inside and start finding little creative projects to fill my weekends. Lately, it’s been a mixture of watercolor painting, podcast listening, making my way through that giant stack of books by my bed, and well, of course, fall inspired-baking. This weekend, my house has been filled with the smell of fresh roasted pumpkin, maple …

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