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Ayurvedic kitchari's are India's chicken soup and the congee equivalent of Chinese medicine. This kitchari includes cilantro and coconut and is adapted from Dr. Lad's book Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing.

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Orange like the rising sun, wrapped in bitter green crispness, sweet potatoes with kale make you feel brightly alive. Sweet potatoes give this meal substance, while kale's lightness bring this dish into a perfect balance. Ginger adds its pungent...

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This soup was developed primarily to relieve acid reflux. Kale and bitters reduce stagnation in the digestive tract and clear heat. Carrot and vegetables with beta-carotene reduce Pitta. Fennel improves digestion without increasing Pitta. Fresh ginger...

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Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic, Fennel, and Ginger offers warmth & satisfaction for the season. After a summer of absorbing the sun's energy, farm-fresh Butternut Squash is ripe, sweet, and ready for autumn consumption. It is no wonder that the...

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Kitchari is Ayurveda's signature healing recipe and a perfect food. A simple, dynamic and heart warming synergy of mung beans, basmati rice, and digestive spices, kitchari is great for times of healing and recovery. Or whenever you suffer from...

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Crispy and hot around the edges, sizzling Potato Latkes will be devoured as soon as they leave the frying pan. As this fun & hearty treat sizzles in the pan, it will warms your heart in the cold winter. Bright green scallions sprinkled on top add a...

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Asparagus Saffron Risotto with Lemon is a perfect way to celebrate your first picnic in Spring, Italian style. Asparagus, saffron and lemon are naturally refreshing ways to

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Simple and delicious

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A refreshing recipe with mint may be just what your body is asking for to combat spring-time allergies. It's also perfect to whip up for a spring picnic because it's light and won't spoil while you're out enjoying the sunshine. This dish essentially...

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The buttery rice and sweet peas are complemented by lemon's sourness. Cumin adds a savory note to the luxurious feel. This simple yet exotic dish is topped with crunchy roasted cashews. This is a satisfying dish that feels good in the body.

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When I first discovered daal, I ate it every meal for a week in a row. Then I was so sick of daal I didn't eat it again for several months. Now we have a more stable relationship and I enjoy daal once a week.

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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. As with Grandma's chicken soup, there...

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Cool, soothing, and nourishing, it's no surprise that Coconut Rice is a staple of so many tropical cuisines. Your digestion is much weaker when the weather is warm than when it is cool. Luckily, coconut rice is easy enough for your body to break down...

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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...

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If "fresh bright green" had a taste, it would be Potato Leek Soup with Fennel Seeds. Smooth, rich and refined, this creamy soup is only made more enticing by the spicy sizzle of red pepper flakes.Dairy-Free Creamy SoupCream based...

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A simple rice congee great for late spring colds and congestion. Like chicken soup but without the heaviness of chicken. Black pepper stimulates circulation and lightens the step. Discovered at Congee Village, a Chinese Restaurant in Manhattan, NY on...

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The Cabbage Soup diet was famous in the faxlore of the 1980s. While Ayurveda does not encourage a cabbage soup mono-diet, cabbage soup can be a healthy addition to a well-rounded diet. Here is the Ayurvedic version.

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Shake things up and experiment with Coconut & Cilantro Savory Pancakes. These are unlike your average run-of-the-mill pancakes. Sprinkled with chewy coconut and bright cilantro. They're impossible to resist!Appropriate for any meal of the day,...

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The heavenly Peppermint Cocoa Shake brings a jovial smile to your lips with its smooth and creamy sweetness. Everyone loves milkshakes, but it's hard to find one that loves you back. This dairy-free, naturally sweet treat complete with aromatic spices...

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Enjoy the nutty aroma of coconut & sesame roasting in your kitchen. Crunchy, roasted coconut shavings and sesame seeds are sprinkled over soft potatoes. Then, a splash of lime juice makes this tropical treat irresistible. Coconut and sesame offer...

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Fresh herbs season a simple dish perfectly!

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Get cozy this season. Rather than reach for hot cocoa, try sipping this creamy Coconut Curry & Pumpkin soup. Soups are the ideal fall food. They are warming, grounding and easy to digest. Who doesn't love something warm and sweet on a cool fall day?...

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Nourishing Basil Butternut Squash over Coconut Quinoa will soothe your body and mind. Butternut squash, soaked in coconut milk and ghee, carries a signature of comfort. Silky coconut milk and the freshness of basil form a perfect blend of satisfaction...

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Vitality, strength, and salty hardiness are the essence of a Salmon Burger. Bright lemon zest awakens your appetite for this hearty meal. Have a long, hard day ahead? A Salmon Burger is just what you need to feel strong at the very end of the day. ...

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Never feel bored again. Pesto is the perfect antidote when you have the food blahs. Just add them to your favorite dish.

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This simple soup greets you with sweet and savory notes in a light, nurturing broth. It is a nice way to introduce parsnips if you're unfamiliar with them. Their taste blends nicely with carrots and they look almost the same. Parsnip is the albino...

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To all people who don't like beets: they get sweeter the longer you cook them. I add a dash of turbinado or raw sugar to help them along. Coconut also cuts the bitterness and adds a smooth, rich flavor. Pungent ginger complements and freshens the...

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Yellow lemon with sweet honey over sweet carrots made pungent by ginger.

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Salty, nurturing, warm broth soothes your belly on the worst of days. Grandma still knows best- Chicken Soup is her mysterious cure-all and its reputation persists today. The next time you're feeling under the weather, make a big pot of Grandma's...

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Bright and colorful, Ginger Dal adds a festive highlight to any meal. With its spices, Ginger Dal warms your body from core to limbs. This savory, heartwarming Indian favorite is belly filling. It provides comfort and calm as it satisfies a big...

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Sweet with a pinch of spice, this Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean bowl is a light option for belly satisfaction and comforts. Sweet potatoes are generally lighter than white potatoes. This Ayurvedic meal won't send you into a food coma or bog down...

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Capture spring freshness with this perfect & easy to prepare pesto. A lightness distinguishes this pesto from others. The crispy, vivacious texture of fennel bulb is tempered by a cool quality the calms the mind and increases clarity. Pumpkin seeds...

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Experiment with bitter sweet parsnips and soft root vegetables. Inspireded by Grover Stock of Iowa (founder of https://sustainablelivingcoalition.org).

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Complex, spicy, sweet, sour, savory, you name it- every flavor you can dream up has its place in Indian curry. Spice up mild chickpeas and sweet carrots with pungent ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, and cumin, bitter fenugreek, aromatic cloves and cardamom,...

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Snappy green asparagus add freshness to earthy, soft mushrooms in rice. Joyful Belly discovered this recipe as a mushroom risotto in a small restaurant off a dark alley in Venice.

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Cauliflower and Fennel with Pumpkins seeds is fresh vegetarian breakfast that gets down to bare essentials. The crispness of lightly steamed veggies and nature's goodness are all that's needed to flavor this simple and wholesome start to your day. The...

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Buttery soft warm carrots are creamy and comfortable for cold weather days.

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This colorful fuchsia soup will have you asking, Is this really just a wintertime food? Beet soup has brightened the cold days for countless generations in Central Europe eastward. Originally from Ukraine, this hearty soup made of beet broth has as...

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A simple favorite with the intention of helping Vata.

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