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A Bountiful Berry Bowl

Synergy in Summer: a Bountiful Berry Bowl

With so much information about healthy living coming at us from all directions, we can get overwhelmed. Our health professionals, the internet, friends, and family all have their own opinions. So, to whom should we listen? Looking back, way back–as in thousands of years ago–we found that the Ayurvedic texts offered great guidance for maintaining …

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Grounding Nourishment: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Patties

This is the time of year where we dig our heels in and stay grounded, or allow the winter winds and cold air to pull us up, up, and away! If you are ready to dig your heels in, then this is the recipe for you. The warm, moist, heavier qualities of sweet potato, brown …

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Agni Aid Spice Mix - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Agni Aid Spice Mix for Igniting Your Digestive Fire

The importance of agni Agni is of paramount importance to maintaining a healthy body, mind, and spirit. When you think of digestion, do you only think of food as being something that is digested? Did you know that we also digest what we see, hear, smell, and touch?   Well balanced agni is important so …

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Bala Balls - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Bala Balls: A Source of Raw Energy

Enjoy a dynamic December! For many of us, December is an extremely busy time of year. Holiday parties, shopping for gifts, decorating, baking, participating in extra activities with children, and meeting year-end deadlines at work are some of things that take up more of our time.   While much of what we experience at this …

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Ayurveda Yam Recipe

Staying Rooted with Comfort Food: Yams Two Ways

Stay warm and grounded If there’s one thing that can bring us back to a fond memory or comforting feeling, it’s an aroma. Of the five tanmatras (senses-hearing, touch, sight, taste, smell) of Ayurveda, the sense of smell corresponds to the earth element and nose. So it stands to reason that root vegetables, such as …

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Ayurveda Farro Bowl

Farro, Mushroom, & Walnut Bowl

Featuring farro for winter warmth As we head into winter (Vata season), the elements of air and space become more abundant. Vata’s qualities are cold, light, dry, rough, mobile, and erratic. Applying the opposite qualities offers support for staying in balance throughout the winter season. Therefore, you may find yourself in need of heavier, more …

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Thyme Ayurveda Bowl

Shallot, Fennel, Thyme & Quinoa Bowl

“Thyme” for the seasons to shift Eating seasonally is very important, and there are still plenty of delicious herbs and vegetables coming in fresh at this time of year. Take advantage of the deliciousness before “thyme” runs out, and the selection of herbs and vegetables diminish in winter.   A pungent herb, thyme is beneficial …

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The Best 10 Minute Kale Salad

The Best 10-Minute Kale Salad

  This is one of the best kale salads I’ve ever made and that says a lot because I’ve made hundreds of kale salads. This raw kale salad is not only quick to toss together but it’s simple, can be whipped up in 10 minutes and uses a few basic ingredients. You can serve this …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Beet Kale Salad

Beet Apple Celery Kale (BACK) Salad

Wow, some of us have experienced an intensely hot summer this year! The Ayurvedic way tells us to cleanse at the end of summer to rid ourselves of excess heat, and this salad is perfect for doing just that.   Excess heat can cause dryness in the body. In turn, the body responds by creating …

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California Creamed Kale and Chickpeas

  Serves: 4 Category: Main Dishes – Vegan Author: www.drfuhrman.com For an easy and delicious entrée, combine sautéed kale, onions and chickpeas with a creamy garlic cashew sauce.   INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup raw cashews 1 cup unsweetened soy, almond or hemp milk 1 clove garlic 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 …

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