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Cucumber Rice Rollups

These Rice Rollups are Cool as a Cucumber!

The phrase “cool as a cucumber”, written in a poem by John Gay, is an idyllic Ayurvedic idiom. Cucumbers are a summer vegetable that can have an inner temperature up to 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. An accumulation of summer heat can heighten emotions, creating impatience, anger, and agitation. Physical manifestations of excess …

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Healthy Grilling Tips

5 Healthy Grilling Tips

Hot weather and outdoor living means firing up the outdoor grill in many homes. Yet, before you throw that burger or steak on the barbecue, be aware research has shown that turning up the heat on meat can cause potentially cancer-causing substances to form. Meats contain several harmful elements including animal protein, arachidonic acid and …

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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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Radiant Child Yoga with Shakta Khalsa Copy

  We recently had the opportunity to speak with Shakta Khalsa, founder and director of Radiant Child® Yoga, and dive deeper into how she started her program and what to expect from it. She will be joining us for a retreat November 7- 11 to share her internationally-known training program for teaching yoga to children, …

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Radiant Child Yoga with Shakta Khalsa

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Shakta Khalsa, founder and director of Radiant Child® Yoga, and dive deeper into how she started her program and what to expect from it. She will be joining us for a retreat November 7- 11 to share her internationally-known training program for teaching yoga to children, and …

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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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Summer Ayurveda - Art of Living Retreat Center

Satisfying Cilantro Summer Sauce 2

The hot time of year is upon us once again! Eating seasonally and staying cool will guide us toward lots of greens and veggies. This sauce makes the perfect partner to accompany your culinary creativity. For the most part, nuts are heating, but almonds that have the skin removed are not. The skin of the …

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Summer Ayurveda - Art of Living Retreat Center

Satisfying Cilantro Summer Sauce

  The hot time of year is upon us once again! Eating seasonally and staying cool will guide us toward lots of greens and veggies. This sauce makes the perfect partner to accompany your culinary creativity.   For the most part, nuts are heating, but almonds that have the skin removed are not. The skin …

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Summer Ayurveda - Art of Living Retreat Center

Stay Cool with these Summer Ayurveda Tips

  Like the changing tides of the ocean, the practice of Ayurveda encourages us to go with the ebbs and flows of the seasons. Ayurvedic wisdom has recommendations to help us maintain balance of body, mind, and spirit. These measures can be very simple but have profound results.   Reaching an imbalanced state from an …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Beet Kale Salad

Ayurvedic Recipes: Beet & Kale Salad

‘Beet’ the heat and build your blood Ayurveda tells us that we begin to accumulate heat in the body just prior to the summer, so we want to stay ahead of the game by paying attention to the qualities of foods that can help us maintain balance.   Beets are nourishing for the liver. Cooked …

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