Category Archives: Ayurveda

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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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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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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No Tomatoes—Seriously?

Concern for what and how we should eat is at an all-time high, and this is fueling interest in all kinds of nutritional philosophies.  Ayurveda—the time-honored medical science from India—has used food as a medicine for thousands of years and … Continue reading

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Got the Holiday Travel Blues? Ayurveda to the Rescue!

Many of us will be traveling this holiday–by the end of travel, we will likely feel exhausted and out of whack, but then need to jump right into the whirl of holiday festivities.  At some point during or after our … Continue reading

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Tis the season….

Tis the season to think about dieting.  Or is it?  Many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions that revolve around weight.  Thinness is the Holy Grail of our time and there is immense pressure from the medical community, … Continue reading

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