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Recipes: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

After the most blissful week of camping in Joshua Tree for Spirit Weaver’s Gathering, I drove back to the coast to quench my dry desert thirst with a few days of LA meandering, filled with juice bar explorations, farmer’s market wanderings and beachside picnics. I finally got the chance to check out my dream of a juice bar, Moon Juice, when I was …

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Recipes: The Yogi Bowl

In between long days of teaching and practicing yoga, this recipe has become my go-to for an easy, energizing lunch. The mix of cooked and raw ingredients provides a feeling of grounding nourishment without feeling heavy or weighed down in the afternoon.  It balances flavors of sweet, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter – making this a perfect Ayurvedic meets macrobiotic-friendly meal.  And more importantly, it meets …

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Recipes: Thai Green Vegetable Curry

Quest Food (n.) ‘kwest-ˈfüd : a dish so spectacularly satisfying to your tastebuds you spend a lifetime searching for the perfect version of this meal wherever you travel; an endless pursuit for perfection of your desired dish. Example: “Green curry is my boyfriend’s ultimate quest food.” 

That’s right, green curry is an ultimate quest food around this house. So much so, we decided to have a green curry cook-off for the past two weeks! …

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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: 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 …

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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 …

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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: Activated Almond Milk

To activate nuts means to soak and dehydrate them, releasing the enzyme inhibitors and naturally occurring chemicals that protect the nut from animals, bacteria, viruses and weather.  This compound, called phytic acid, is the principle storage form of phosphorous in plant tissues, especially found in bran, nuts and seeds.  Phytate, as it’s called in salt form, is not digestible to humans or non-ruminate animals because we lack the enzyme phytase …

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