I love roasted asparagus, but sometimes, it just needs a little flavor updating! This Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus with olive oil, minced garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds is exactly what I mean. The recipe only takes 20 minutes from start to finish and is an excellent spring detoxifying side dish.Read More
I'm not one to take pills and supplements, I'd rather get the nutrients from my food. Recently I was asked about Rejuvelac, which I'd not heard of. It sounded interesting so I looked it up and was absolutely excited about this home made fermented product that is a natural probiotic. This recipe takes about 1 week to prepare, but will keep for up to 6-weeks when refrigerated in a tightly sealed glass. Despite its lengthy process, it’s wonderful to make, especially with children, as each day they can watch the seeds grow and come to life. A great way to celebrate the coming of spring.Read More
You've heard of skin brushing, right? You may even have tried it already and not even known it. If you've ever been at a spa or come to The Ayurveda Sanctuary, you have likely experienced some of the tingling and invigorating benefits of dry skin brushing.Read More
Spring. Just hearing that word makes me smile. It’s my favourite time of year. It’s a time when we throw open our windows and let the sunshine and fresh air into our homes. It’s the time when we spring clean our homes, and we should do the same for our bodies.
I want to share with you 3 Simple Tips for Spring Cleaning your body so that you too can clean up your body, have increased energy, better digestion, fewer allergy symptoms, improved immune system function, better sleep, better concentration, healthier skin, and a healthy weight.Read More
Did you ever wake up in the morning and not want eggs? However, you still want something that is savory, filling and energizing? This breakfast dish with its veggies, turmeric and tofu has enough protein to get you through the morning.Read More
“Everything good is found in ginger,” states an old Indian proverb. The aromatic, spicy root has long been used in both traditional and Western healing systems to make tea. I use it whenever one of us is ill in my family. It’s perfect for that nasty cold or an upset stomach—and it only takes 20 minutes to make. The best part is that it can be paired with rye whiskey or rum for a winter cocktail. This drink holds special significance for me as it was one of the first drinks I used to make for my son whenever he was sick (sans the rum). Today we still make this same drink for each other whenever one of us is feeling in need of a pick-me-up.Read More
In February, the decreased amount of sunlight tells animals, plants, and humans that we are undergoing a seasonal change. Lack of sunlight primarily triggers Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, which can create an avalanche of hormonal problems. When sunlight enters our eyes, it activates the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, our feel-good hormones. Less sunlight means less feel-good. Seeing as we can’t crawl under a rock and sleep until March, as much as we may like to. Here are some natural ways to beat the winter blues that work.Read More
Don’t skip breakfast!
Many people are too busy in the morning to eat breakfast or just do not feel hungry. If you've been used to skipping breakfast, start with a little something each morning and work your way back to a healthy breakfast. And I don’t mean shakes: The high convenience factor of protein shakes makes them a very easy breakfast food. But are they healthy for you?Read More
Some people think of the fall as cold and flu season, but I have news for you. As winter continues on, we're still in it. This is the time to pull out the big guns: the super immune boosters like the bone broths, and the botanical medicines, like this wildly simple and delicious elderberry syrup. Are you interested in eating the right immune boosting foods for you every day? Click here to learn about our one-of-a-kind meal plans.Read More
Cold? Cough? Stomach a bit upset? Make a ginger garlic soup that you can sip as a soup, or have with rice to detoxify your system and heal yourself with these Ayurvedic ‘heating’ herbs. Are you interested in eating the right foods for your dosha every day? Click here to learn about our one-of-a-kind meal plans.Read More
With the New Year can come unwanted pressure. As friends and family around you vow countless resolutions, a flicker of guilt can set in and make you feel like you need a list your own. While the New Year is of course a time for fresh starts, it doesn't need to be a complete overhaul of your entire life. Ayurveda promotes a sustainable approach. The small practices you do every day are far more valuable than inconsistent attempts at much larger goals.Read More
Rich in iron, zinc, and fiber, toasted pumpkin seeds make a quick, savory snack. Together with their naturally salty flavor of tamari sauce, they also serve as a perfect garnish for soups, and rice dishes. Tamari is a wheat free soy sauce from Japan that is loaded with digestive enzymes.Read More
Vata types will find this a rejuvenating drink, especially with the sweetness of milk, ghee and sugar. It is said to restore a feeling of vitality and sexiness. This drink is also Sattvic, which means it is balancing and restorative. The saffron is a one-two punch in the areas of rejuvenation!Read More
This popular snack from India is flavorful, filling and good for you! This snack restores sexual energy - and who doesn’t want that?Read More
To make a great farro salad; we first cook it with lots of warming flavors so it’s especially tasty. We then add a really good olive oil after cooking the farro in apple cider. When we add the pistachios and cheese, we add a hearty, rich and warming protein rich salad.
Who says you cannot have salads in winter?Read More
At this time of year, warm foods and drinks are that extra bit enticing, as they naturally help chase the winter chill away. Hot chocolate and warm apple cider are festive favorites to warm frosty fingers. While snowy days create serene landscapes and evoke childhood nostalgia, the cold can actually have quite an adverse effect on the body if you are unprepared.Read More
There is a lot of talk about the new blood pressure numbers. The new health care guidelines released Monday mean that thirty million Americans are getting some bad health news: they have high blood pressure and need to do something about it.Read More
Ayurvedic cooking is about guiding principles rather than rules. For example, food should be light, easy to digest, and cooked foods are considered easier to digest than raw.Read More
I'm into this cool weather we're experiencing here in the East, excited about how autumn has fallen, thrilled that it's finally time for my boots and sweaters! You may feel similarly. Or you may just feel cold and not want to feel cold. Either way, you should take a look at this warming soup that is guaranteed to have you feeling warmed and cherished as you warm your toes in front of the fire.Read More
These dark, cold November evenings are made a little easier as the promise of turkey and pumpkin pie is right around the corner. The holidays are a time for celebration, but the excess of your Thanksgiving feast, and all the travel this time of year entails, can undoubtedly have an impact on your body.Read More