Good Morning Post Turkey Day Ayurveda Enthusiasts! Here is a short video showing beautiful photos of Ayurvedic herbs. It serves as a brief introduction to how Ayurveda views herbs and food as medicine.   Enjoy!

Peter Pumpkin Eater!

Pumpkin Season is upon us and I LOVE PUMPKINS!!! Not just for Halloween anymore, the Pumpkin is a delicious gourd-like squash that can is part of the  Cucurbitaceae family. “Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers.” (Wikipedia) Pumpkins have a mildly sweet flavor and can beContinue reading “Peter Pumpkin Eater!”

Potatoes & Yams & Beets, oh My!

Roasted Fall Vegetables are some of the easiest and most delicious autumn dishes to make!  Ayurveda recommends using nightshades like potatoes seasonally and in moderation. In this medley, waxy small white potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets are mixed together with some peppery spices to balance out and lighten the kapha quality of “guru,” meaning “heavy”Continue reading “Potatoes & Yams & Beets, oh My!”

Soothing Shirodhara

Shirodhara is truly an amazing Ayurvedic therapy that can work wonders on disorders caused by Vata aggrevation. Nervousness, anxiety, depression, insomnia & overstimulation, just to name a few, are all reduced with shirodhara. “Shiro” means “head” & “dhara” means “stream.” In shirodhara, a warm oil stream is continuously poured over the “sthapani marma” (the spaceContinue reading “Soothing Shirodhara”

Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms

This is an Amazing Mushroom Recipe I adapted from a fabulous site called: http://www.cleangreensimple.com. Put simply: Ingredients 10oz package of Crimini Mushroom Caps 1.5cups fresh organic spinach 1-3 cloves of minced or pressed garlic (depending on how you like garlic) 1/2 cup pecans Espresso Balsamic Vinegar Salt, pepper & curry powder to taste – aboutContinue reading “Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms”