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Refreshing Mango Sunset Cooler

Refreshing Mango Sunset Cooler

When it comes to refreshing summer drinks, there’s no shortage of options—from iced tea to lemonade, from rosé to hard seltzer, from margaritas to Pina Coladas, there’s something to suit almost everyone’s taste at any age. I grew up sipping virgin strawberry daiquiris by theread more

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

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

Shad Rasa—The Six Tastes

Shad Rasa—The Six Tastes

Most of us associate the idea of cravings with comfort—whether it’s chocolate, coffee, cookies, or ice cream, the foods we crave are messengers of important information about what our bodies and minds are experiencing. But not all cravings are of the sweet variety; our bodyread more

The Three Doshas—Vata, Pitta, Kapha

The Three Doshas—Vata, Pitta, Kapha

In nature, the five Ayurvedic elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—very rarely exist on their own. Instead, what you see are beings and creatures that are combinations of elements, usually all five if they are alive. This is especially true in us humans, for withoutread more

Your Cycle, Nature’s Cycle: An Ayurvedic Guide to Making Friends With Your Period

Your Cycle, Nature’s Cycle: An Ayurvedic Guide to Making Friends With Your Period

Vata, Pitta, Kapha: The Ayurvedic doshas are part of our vocabulary usually thought of as yet another label we can put on our personalities, body types, and diets. “I’m so vata,” you might hear from your friend who can’t keep a lunch date or constantlyread 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

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


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