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Mar 24
Kitchari for the American Kitchen
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Kitchari is Ayurveda's perfect food, indicated in times of recovery as well as cleansing. Kitchari can even be the centerpiece of a mono-diet or fast, as it is a simple food that supplements the healing process. Think of kitchari as the vegetarian...

Mar 22
Barley Tea
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Cleanses and cools the blood. A diuretic.

Mar 21
Crispy Corn Tortilla with Honey
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Light Options for a Sweet ToothWith a delightful crisp, Crispy Corn Tortillas breaks the mold on wheat based desserts. Corn, lacking the gooeyness of wheat, simply won't congest the blood the way wheat does. That makes corn the perfect Kapha dessert...

Mar 21
Savory Corn Pancakes
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Begin your spring morning right with Savory Corn Pancakes. Moist and hearty, accented with smoky-sharp chipotle and cumin, these rustic pancakes will make you smile first thing in the morning. A dash of apple cider vinegar gives soothing moisture to the...

Mar 17
Roasted Beet Puree
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Roasted Beet Puree is like the cool spring afternoon sun gently cooking the moist earth. Sweet and pungent aromas of garlic and cumin rise as jewels of rich magenta beets bring delightful color to your day. All senses are stimulated by lemon's tart...

Mar 15
Apricot & Dill Mustard Dressing
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Apricots are sweet and sour, tempering the pungency of the other ingredients. Sourness helps keep the digestive tract moistened. This recipe was chosen as a tasty option for salad dressing. Curry and dill are optional - replace with your favorite spices...

Mar 15
Honey & Spice Throat Coat
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This formula is a traditional remedy for sore throats, runny nose and spring allergies. Early SpringEarly Spring is a watery season full of dramatic shifts from warm to cool temperatures, often within the same day. It is a challenging time of year to...

Mar 15
Chamomile, Lemon & Honey Tea
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Chamomile infuses your tea with a delicious floral aroma that is warm, light & airy. Its smell is reminiscent of apples, first noted by the Greeks, who named it 'ground-apple' (kamai=ground & melon=apple). Relax Your Mind Chamomile is known for its...

Mar 13
Broccoli with Garlic & Black Olive
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Broccoli together with lemon is a great combination for Kapha dosha.

Mar 12
Mashed Potatoes with Cilantro & Mustard
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Potatoes are heavy inducing sleep but not aloo bharta! Onions, cilantro and spices make aloo bharta lighter.

Mar 12
Asparagus & Mushroom Rice with Black Pepper
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In early spring, your body starts to crave snappy and refreshing textures like fresh asparagus. Asparagus is a strong diuretic to relieve spring water retention. Nutritious and building for colder temperatures, but light, easy to digest, rice fills...

Mar 12
Sweet Beet & Mint Soup
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Beets provoke Kapha. Tubers tend toward heaviness and beets are naturally sweet. A variety of beets account for half of the world's refined sugar production. All heavy, Kapha provoking foods should be lightened by spices that make them easier to digest....

Mar 10
Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric
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Bitter collard greens and turmeric help thin and move the blood, destroying Kapha. Lemon and black pepper assists digestion of the heavier potato and sunflower oil.

Mar 07
Honey Mustard Radishes
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Try on the side of a rice based dish, to enliven a salad, or as an appetizer. The vibrant flavor and invigorating actions of Honey Mustard Radishes will definitely leave you feeling refreshed and alive. Like many condiments and side dishes, this spring...

Mar 07
Simple Cumin Rice
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Cumin is slightly drying. May provoke Vata if not enough water used in cooking.

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