Spring

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

Rose Cardamom Coffee Cake with Maple Tahini Glaze

Rose Cardamom Coffee Cake with Maple Tahini Glaze

 Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please read our disclosures & disclaimers for more. Recipe created for and originally shared on Instagram by Four Sigmatic. I grew up with coffee cakes that came in a box, a flimsy cellophane window revealing a dense, crumbly toppingread more

Barley Turnip Kitchari

Barley Turnip Kitchari

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclaimer policy for more information.   Spring is a tease of a season. One day, it will offer a dose of warm weather, when we can leave our hats and gloves at home and luxuriate inread more

Celery Daikon Soup

Celery Daikon Soup

There are many reasons that our agni—or digestive fire, in Sanskrti/Ayurveda-speak—can get confused, weak, or even raging out of control such that our true hunger signals don’t come through. We also have little agnis everywhere, in all of our tissue systems and our sense organs,read 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

Beet and White Bean Hummus with Sage

Beet and White Bean Hummus with Sage

There are a number of reasons why eating the rainbow—i.e., colorful foods—is beneficial to your health. With a variety of fresh and seasonal produce, your body takes in the kind of nutrients it needs to feel optimal in its environment. Think about what kinds ofread more

Kabocha Squash and Kale Kitchari

Kabocha Squash and Kale Kitchari

Ayurveda recommends kitchari, a simple dish of rice and dahl, as part of a regular healthy diet as well as part of a seasonal reset. Whether you’re enjoying it for just one meal or for a monodiet (eating the same food all day), kitchari isread 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

Simple Summer Salad with Purslane, Radish, and Turnip

Simple Summer Salad with Purslane, Radish, and Turnip

When my younger sister and I were growing up, one of our many family traditions included an Easter egg hunt. My mother would stay up late to hide the neon and pastel plastic eggs, literally bursting with candy, around the house. My mother has manyread more

The Ayurvedic Way to Cook Beans from Scratch

The Ayurvedic Way to Cook Beans from Scratch

“How do you cook your beans?” Maybe not the best pick-up line, but this question is an excellent way to get to know someone . . . well, their digestion at least, which according to Ayurveda says a whole lot about a person’s current stateread more



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