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Simple Summer Coconut Rice, Sweet & Savory

Simple Summer Coconut Rice, Sweet & Savory

When the summer season arrives and temperatures creep up, it can be hard to get excited about spending time in the kitchen cooking a nutritious meal. Besides the lure of spending time outdoors, Ayurveda explains this food apathy in a few ways. First, the increaseread more

Summer Kitchari

Summer Kitchari

Summer takes everything outdoors: our work, our play, even our cooking. Whether you’re gathered around a barbecue or campfire, or enjoying fresh produce straight off the vine, nature encourages us to slow things down and keep things simple during this time of year—and for goodread more

Muscle-Building Yang Bowl

Muscle-Building Yang Bowl

We’ve all learned how important it is to eat a balanced diet to ensure whole-body health. But did you know that certain foods and herbal medicines can support the health of specific tissues and body systems? In Ayurveda, digestion is described as a multi-step process,read more

Springtime Rejuvenating Red Dal

Springtime Rejuvenating Red Dal

Melting snow, budding trees, a loamy aroma in the air, earlier sunrises, and later sunsets. These are the signs of spring, the season when the Earth awakens from her hibernation and puts on display all the new life she’s been keeping safe underground during theread more

Fall Kitchari with Cauliflower, Squash, Carrots, and Beet Greens

Fall Kitchari with Cauliflower, Squash, Carrots, and Beet Greens

I sort of feel about kitchari the way Mary Oliver feels about mangoes. It’s a magical food—easy and delicious, and in the words of my first Ayurvedic counselor, “you should just eat as much of it as you want.” The basics of kitchari might seemread more

Spring Kitchari with Chard, Broccoli, and Leeks

Spring Kitchari with Chard, Broccoli, and Leeks

Transitions of any kind are moments to pay special attention to habits and cravings, realities and fantasies, routine and instability. They are periods where conflicting desires—attachment to the old and excitement for the new—demand that we pause, reflect before we react, and then move forwardread more

Vegan Spinach and Adzuki Bean “Curry” with Roasted Vegetables

Vegan Spinach and Adzuki Bean “Curry” with Roasted Vegetables

“I mean, I expected it to be good, but this sauce is f*ing amazing.” I was not anticipating this response from my best friend, for whom I had recently prepared this meal on a chilly Friday night after a long week at work, each ofread more

Oil-Free Vegan Mushroom Barley “Risotto”

Oil-Free Vegan Mushroom Barley “Risotto”

Images of an angry British man flashed in my head all while making this recipe. I never quite understood why the contestants on Hell’s Kitchen couldn’t make risotto—they’re chefs, aren’t they?—until I researched a few recipes and realized the intricate dance of fat, heat, andread more

Japanese Summer Salad Bowl

Japanese Summer Salad Bowl

Summer ended for me–mentally–last weekend. I decided that I was done with the humidity and heat and Hamptons-goers around me, and I put myself into fall mode. That included, naturally, a return to my favorite kind of meal: bowls. Roasted veggies + grains + protein=superread more

Thai Avocado Tofu-Noodle Bowl

Thai Avocado Tofu-Noodle Bowl

I’ve passed by the bags of Tofu Shirataki noodles in my grocery store countless times, never thinking twice about what use they’d be in my kitchen. The noodles, which come in several varieties, were always to me a “convenience” food on par with ramen or microwaveable “curry.”read more



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