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The Colonization of Inner Space

Inner Space…what does that conjure up in your mind?  When you close your eyes do you connect with a centered, calm part of yourself?  Or do you close your eyes and get bombarded with to do lists, worry or dissatisfaction? … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Spiced Milk

Raw cow or goat milk is high prized in Ayurvedic nutrition as it nourishes all the bodily tissues, builds vitality and the intellect.  It should never be taken cold, out of the refrigerator, but instead cooked with yummy spices to … Continue reading

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Easy Oven-Baked Kitcharee

Sometimes, we just don’t have time to do much cooking.  Sometimes we don’t have the inclination.  But, Ayurveda recommends freshly cooked foods as often as possible.  So, here is an easy way to make kitcharee for yourself without a lot … Continue reading

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Vaidya Yash’s Delicious Toor Dahl

Toor dahl is sweet and warming.  It’s a nice change from Mung and Masoor.  Vaidya Yashashree Mannur told me this recipe–and it’s delicious! Vaidya Yash is the Director of Shubham Ayurveda a Classical Ayurveda Clinic and Classroom.

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AYURVEDA IN THE AGE OF FEAR AND LOATHING—WORDS OF WISDOM AND HOPE

Turmoil and uncertainty fill the air these days.  Seemingly irreparable divides fracture our politics.  Folks on both sides of the aisle experience aversion to those they disagree with.  Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety, insomnia and, often times, a … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Pudding

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Dr. Lad’s Tur Dal Soup #2

This comes from Dr. Lad’s cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing.  He states that it is tridosha shamana (pacifying) and that because of the Ushna virya of toor dal (warming quality), those experiencing increased Pitta or Ushna (heat) guna should use … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Self-Care–The Key to Wellness

“Sama dosha sama agnishcha sama dhatu mala kriya; prasanna atma indriya manah svastha iti abhideyate.” (Sushruta Samhita)  “Balanced dosha, balanced digestive fire, balanced bodily tissues, elimination and function; contented soul, senses, and mind. These are said to constitute health.”    In … Continue reading

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Fall Kitcharee Supreme

Yummy Fall Kitcharee…it’s Fall here in Coastal California and the first rain of the season has come…time to make sure your meals are warm, light and digestible–this tasty kitcharee provides the warm, sweet and light-to-digest qualities.

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Masoor Dal with Roasted Carrots

Energetically warnming and light–a good spring balancing dahl.

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