Nutrition & Recipes
This is a brand new recipe in our home, and one that will certainly be added to our favorite’s list. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, this soup is not only healthy, but delicious. It offered a new flavor for us, with the combination of cauliflower to cashew cream sauce. The aroma of the herbs is also a lovely scent as it fills our home, and the combination of the fresh herbs is the perfect addition.
With the busy, always-on-the-go, lifestyle so many of us have become accustomed to, it’s no wonder many turn to practices such as meditation, yoga, and even art as a form of grounding or recalibration. Grounding — which is also referred to as Earthing — is a therapeutic method that involves realigning the body and mind with the Earth’s energy. Certain exercises, practices, and even some hobbies can promote grounding feelings, but so can the food we eat.
The search for a youth-restoring, health-promoting, vitality-producing elixir is ages old. Yet, food may be the closest you can get to the fabled fountain of youth. Research unequivocally demonstrates that dietary choices have the ability to mitigate the aging processes, improve immune function, protect the body from disease, increase mental acuity, and “reverse abnormal gene activation.” Whether you are looking to regain health, increase energy, bolster immunity, or prevent wrinkles, food is the foundational cornerstone.
My husband and I always opt for a cozy dinner at home to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We both really enjoy this holiday, but also strive to take time every day to celebrate love of all kinds. We plan our menu weeks in advance, find a few decorations, and look forward to sharing in this special dinner in our own home. This year, we will be having vegan and gluten-free lasagna. I am already looking forward to it!
Minestrone soup has always been one of my favorites. There is an abundance of vibrant vegetables in this soup, providing health and warmth as we start off this new year. Many of us set intentions or goals during this time of year.
If you’re looking for a way to increase your energy and vitality this cold weather season, look no further than high vibrational foods. Everything on Earth has a vibration because it is made up of energy. However, when we say high vibrational foods, we mean “foods that are closest to their natural form and carry the energy of the Earth and the Sun,” explains Serena Poon, a celebrity chef, certified nutritionist, and Reiki Master. With that in mind, Poon adds that “plants are the closest thing to pure energy that humans can consume” and “the more plants you eat, the more you can feel your vibration lift.”
This holiday season, we may find ourselves torn between eating nutritious foods and sharing in holiday treats. Ayurveda can help us do both at once, while including one of Ayurveda’s Four Aims of Life: enjoyment. These are some simple variations on holiday recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and appetite, as well as your agni.
Breakfast is quite possibly my favorite meal of the day. I enjoy the calm and peacefulness of the early morning hours. It is a time of the day in which I enjoy writing, and feel creatively inspired. I often wake before the sun rises, and like to ease into the day. While we have our usual go-to breakfasts, it’s also fun to venture outside of those from time to time. For us, this usually means waffles.
Over the past few years, my husband and I have become the hosts for holiday gatherings. This is a bittersweet passing of the torch so to speak. I have many warm memories of my parents hosting, but it is now very meaningful to be able to share our recipes and home with family and friends.
As we planned our first annual Friendsgiving gathering since relocating to Kentucky, my husband and I discussed what our contributions would be with our friends.