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Jan 17
Cinnamon Oatmeal with Almonds & Milk
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Warm, rustic, and nourishing, this creamy oatmeal sticks to your ribs. This warming winter breakfast will feel comforting in your tummy, while satiating your appetite all the way to lunchtime.Easy to DigestOats are an ideal breakfast grain because it is...

Jan 15
Beet Soup with Lemon Juice & Parsley
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Beets, grapefruit and dandelion are the three spring cleanse foods. Beets thin and support the flow of bile which decongests the liver. Beets also support the blood and have a laxative cleansing effect. Lemon juice is a powerful cholagogue that also...

Jan 15
Cardamom, Ginger & Fennel Tea
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Cardamom, ginger and fennel improve circulation, digestion and burn off morning mucous. This light and refreshing appetizer is great between meals to reset your palate. It makes an excellent spring tonic.

Jan 15
Red Cabbage & Vinegar
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Red cabbage & Vinegar Stew's tangy flavor and rustic heartiness will make you pine for the Ukrainian grandmother you never had. Perfect for a dark winter night, stimulating vinegar gets your blood moving when the cold leaves you feeling constricted....

Jan 14
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives
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Mashed potatoes are irresistible. Here's a recipe that is classic yet easier to digest. Almond milk replaces cream or milk while rich, savory garlic adds extra digestibility and depth of flavor.

Jan 11
Celery, Beet & Carrot Juicing
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People talk of detoxifying their bodies all year round, but did you know that cleansing in the spring supports the body's natural instincts to purify and renew? Early spring is a period of bright newness - a great time to refresh yourself while tender...

Jan 10
Chai Spiced Yogurt
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Cool, smooth and sweet Chai Spiced Yogurt is a calming start to a hot summer's day. Heavy, grounding yogurt makes you feel calm, cool and collected. The enjoyable aromatic spices are a delightful complement to the creaminess of yogurt and help to...

Jan 07
Sweet Cream of Wheat with Spices
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This rich, creamy breakfast treat is called shudji haalwa throughout India. Kids fight over it while adults pretend not to. This decadent recipe is somewhere between a dessert and a proper meal - everyone needs to let loose once in a while! If you have a...

Jan 05
Red Wine Barley Soup with Rosemary & Mushrooms
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Red Wine Barley Soup with Rosemary is a hearty, rustic winter choice. Effectively stave off the chill with this winter by warming your kitchen (and your belly!). Red wine vinegar and rosemary are warm and pungent, while barley is deeply nourishing...

Jan 04
Pickled Garlic
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Pickled garlic is an ideal tonic for January. Our ancestors survived on pickled and preserves as supplies dwindled into late winter. The sourness of vinegar cleanses the liver while garlic moves stagnant blood.

Jan 02
Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea
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Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea combines peppy cayenne and zesty lemon for a tea that delivers gusto and verve. One sip of piping hot Lemon & Spice Tea will brighten your cloudy morning mind and warm you up from head to toe. Sour lemon and apple cider...

Jan 01
Grapefruit with Honey, Ginger & Cardamom
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Simple, cleansing, sweet, tangy, and tart, this recipe is our favorite weight loss breakfast for Kapha dosha. Enjoy the fresh, clean juiciness of biting into a plump slice of grapefruit, with the spicy zing of ginger and fresh liberating aroma of...

Dec 31
Banana Cristo Smoothie
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Enjoy this thick, hearty, dairy free shake.

Dec 31
Virgin Pina Colada
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Nuts and fruits are generally a bad food combination. However, since this drink is completely pureed, it will not create a digestive issue for most individuals. The coldness of this drink together with the heaviness of coconut may congest the blood for...

Dec 28
Roasted Pears & Raisins
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A delicious dessert for all doshas. With so few choices to satisfy a Kapha sweet tooth, roasted pears offers a rare reprieve. The spices enhance the sweetness and stimulate a sluggish winter metabolism. Cloves directly stimulate blood flow to the...

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