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Recipes: Raw Chocolate Holiday Truffles

I woke up this morning to time frozen still.  A thick layer of ice caressed the trees and blanketed the grass, and even though the sun had risen the world still seemed to sleep. Winter was here.  On its eve, solstice had ushered in its wintry beauty and a deep sense of calm over the city.  This is what I love most about the holidays. That comforting sense of hibernation, …

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Recipes: Roasted Sweet Potato Falafel Wraps with Garlic Tahini Sauce

In what feels like swimming in a sea of sweets lately, I thought I’d offer a brief respite in a savory recipe.  This recipe ties together a series of posts I did a while back. Remember that radish & hemp seed tabbouleh and the roasted red beet hummus?  These two …

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Recipes: Raw White Chocolate Persimmon & Pistachio Cake

As of 7:48am today, I am officially a quarter of a century old wise.  This occasion called for something special, something new, something topped with big gold sparklers to ring in the new natal year for me!  Something along the lines of a decadent raw vegan white chocolate cake with a salted pistachio crust and layering of two kinds of juicy, ripe persimmons. A cake so perfectly lovely, it’s …

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Guide 2013

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as it’s a time to gather with friends and feast around the table with gratitude.  This year, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my go-to veggie-based recipes. While we don’t do the whole turkey and gravy thing, we do still manage to walk away from our feast feeling completely full and satisfied.  Most …

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Recipes: Warming Turmeric Ginger Elixir

I’ve been eager to share this recipe since my Ayurvedic cleanse after the fall equinox. It’s become one of my favorite morning rituals to warm my body up in this colder weather and sustain my energy until lunch.  This elixir is my spin on the classic “Golden Milk”, a tea recommended by Yogi Bhajan for promoting vitality and …

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Recipes: Fall Harvest Cake with Maple Macadamia Frosting

Last month I had the opportunity to work with the uber-talented team at  Choate House to film and capture the Vidya manifesto, the experience behind what I do and hope to inspire in my work. And I absolutely cannot wait to share the end product with everyone!

The shoot itself turned out to be complete and utter magic, a gathering of some of my favorite friends and inspiring creatives coming …

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Recipe: Raw Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Día de los Muertos. I’ve always preferred this celebration over modern halloween because it’s all about honoring our ancestors and the sacred cycles of life and death. It reminds us to love this one life we have because everything is impermanent. Oh and there’s also that magical element that celebrates good food, drink and general feasting with family and friends. I can get down with that.

To celebrate, each year I start my day with this …

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Recipes: Autumn Kitchari + Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Twice a year, every spring and fall, I take a week or two to cleanse my body and prepare for a new season.  This spring, I did a 10-day raw juice and broth fast paired with some deep healing herbs.  When the weather is warm after the equinox, I like to do my longer juice fasts as a way of releasing stagnant energy, reconnecting with myself from …

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Recipes: Cashew-Free Raw Vegan German Chocolate Cake

At 11pm on Tuesday night, I crawled into bed with a handful of cookbooks and asked my boyfriend, “If you could have any one dessert for your birthday what would it be?”

We flipped through the cookbooks of NYC’s beloved vegan bakery Babycakes and found some close winners. But Matthew Kenney & Meredith Baird’s Everyday Raw Desserts took the cake, literally.  Our eyes settled on their recipe …

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