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Feb 23
Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash
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Feb 22
Roasted Beets in a Balsamic Glaze
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Earthy, sweet blood red beets brighten the cloudy days of early spring with their vibrancy. Smooth texture with light oil, the rich sour flavor of balsamic glaze awakens your senses just as the nearing sun awakens nature in early springtime. An uncanny...

Feb 20
Cumin, Coriander & Fennel Tea
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Nicknamed CCF tea, Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea is one of the simplest and most famous formulas for detoxification, weight loss, and burning up that excess of spring moisture. The revitalizing yet mild blend gets right to the point, helping to warm up...

Feb 20
Turmeric & Cumin Rescue Tea
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As your body enters a natural cleanse cycle, the last two weeks of February may be critical for your health. The heavy snowfall & dampness characteristic of February is a sure sign that spring is approaching. Winter fat starts to melt, clogging your...

Feb 19
Beet Cleanse Soup (Borscht)
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Liver BitternessFebruary comes at the bitter end of winter, the time of ashes. The natural environment offers slim pickings this time of year and the pantry is nearly bare. Early spring is the hardest month for animals in the wild. Anxiously awaiting the...

Feb 18
Coconut & Cilantro Savory Pancake
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Shake things up and experiment with Coconut & Cilantro savory pancakes. Unlike your average run-of-the-mill pancakes, it's impossible to resist Coconut and Cilantro Savory Pancakes as you hear them sizzle in the pan. Sprinkled with chewy coconut and...

Feb 18
Potatoes with Lemon & Thyme
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Lemon adds liquid quality to balance astringency of potatoes. Pungent herbs and spices add heat.

Feb 15
Star Anise & Cinnamon Black Bean Chili with...
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Spices & Dry LungsSpices are light, drying, and stimulating. They stimulate your heart and dilate your blood vessels, improving circulation and warming up your body. Beans can be boorish without a boost from the exotic aromas of cumin, star anise, and...

Feb 15
Velvet Beet Puree with Chopped Yam
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Root vegetables ground Vata but aggravate Kapha. Great for winter season. Beets, yams, and other red or orange colored food helps build the blood.

Feb 15
Grape Juice Chai with Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric
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Along with many ancient traditions, Grapes are the chosen fruit in Ayurveda. They nourish the blood plasma (rasa) and cool the blood's fire (rakta). Grape refreshes and rejuvenates (called a "rasayana" or tonic in Ayurveda). Texture-wise, grapes have a...

Feb 14
Cream of Rice Soup with Cilantro, Ginger, Garlic...
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Cilantro, Ginger and Garlic pacifies Kapha, Pitta and Vata. Breaks up winter congestion and cold. Garlic is grounding for late fall Vata and an aphrodisiac. Cilantro is one of the few cooling pungent spices that stimulate digestion and reduce...

Feb 14
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini
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In February you naturally crave stimulating foods to wake up your body from a long winter of hibernation. Parsley's crunchiness is uniquely satisfying after a long winter of comfort foods. Parsley green goodness refreshes and purifies your blood. It gets...

Feb 13
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Idlys are sour, fermented and therefore Pitta provoking if left to ferment too long. Depending upon the daal used, Idlys can be astringent and drying for the colon. Served with sambar and mint chutney Idlys can be tridoshic.

Feb 12
Anise Date Balls
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The drying quality of the dates and spices increases Vata. With a glass of warm water, this recipe will pacify Vata.

Feb 11
Body-Kind Coffee
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Coffee is stimulating and depleting, but adding butter & coconut oil can help mitigate the harmful effects of coffee. Grass-fed butter and nourishing coconut oil contain stable, healthy saturated fats that soothe your nerves and help protect your stomach...

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