The birthday of Lord Ganesh, remover of obstacles, god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune is upon us. In India this festive celebration lasts for ten days and is referred to as Ganesh Chaturthi.
As this festival -- celebrating the birth of the elephant-headed God begins
I’ve been on a juice kick lately. Not a bad thing I suppose, as Spring is a good time to balance Kapha energy. (Spring is Kapha season). When our Kapha is out of sync, it shows up as weight gain, allergies, sluggishness, and water retention.
Looking at ways to start the new year out right?!?
Try this great recipe for Green mung bean soup. A staple in Indian households for centuries, this tasty soup is considered by many to be a healing medicine.
Known for its nourishing and detoxifying effects, Green
As the East Coast continues to experience a heat wave, I've been determined to stay cool by eating foods that are naturally cooling. Enter the cucumber! Considered a holy fruit in northern India, cucumbers are sattvic, calming and refreshing. Being made of over 90% water, cucumbers
With it being Spring, ahem, allergy season, I’ve been loading up on vitamin C - mainly through plenty of grapefruit, one of my favorite power-packed citrus fruits.
According to Ayurveda, grapefruit is considered a sweet, bitter and cooling fruit, known to increase bile and mucus. Grapefruits
Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee.
The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on
Growing up in an Indian household in the suburbs of New York, I can recall many cold winter nights, staring out the window at all the snow, praying for the arrival of spring!
As spring arrived, my Mom used to encourage my sister and I to
It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring out there. In Ayurveda, Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth and expansion. It’s a time of year when the kapha dosha, (the energies of water and earth) are increasing.
When kapha increases in the body over
In Ayurvedic cooking, Kitchari is considered to be a cleansing and complete protein meal. This divine dish is not just tasty, but is very well known for its healing digestive power and how it balances one’s metabolism. Often times, Kitchari is given to a person
As the holiday season kicks into full swing, it’s not a bad idea to think about a juice/soup cleanse before ringing in the New Year. But as you’ve heard me say before, be sure it coincides with your body type, your Ayurvedic dosha. (Not sure what