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How to Make Ayurvedic Buttermilk

Fresh, home-made buttermilk is not only tasty, it is Ayurveda’s number one secret tool to high-powered digestive strength. Continue reading

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How to Make a Dosa

Dosas are a delicious gluten-free wrap, much like the French crepe. Learn how to make this fermented treat and serve it up with my own Sweet Potato Masala and Coconut Chutney. High in protein, potassium, fiber and flavor, this is where “street food” meets super food. Continue reading

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Miracles of Green

Traditional cultures instinctively knew the benefits of Spring’s bitter-tasting bounty, cultivating nourishing, home-cooked savory pies and tartes with a variety of free, foraged greens. From France, Italy, Greece, and my own garden, here are 7 delicious ways to go green this Spring. Continue reading

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What’s Your Dosha?

Are you air, fire or water? Is your best season Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer? Are you more dynamic, focused, or nurturing? Ayurveda sees our bodies as microcosms of the macrocosm – the universe within each being. This means you, … Continue reading

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On Suzie’s Farm

A week ago, we took our Yoga Teacher Training to Suzie’s Organic Farm. Some 20 of us descended upon their 70 acres in the Tijuana River Valley where we were like bees to honey ~ Yogis abuzz in fields of bliss, … Continue reading

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Spring Clean | Cilantro Detox Pesto

Imagine sunflowers floating on rafts on a pond. Then imagine that there are many ponds ~ sunflower rafts as far as your eye can see. Then imagine these sunflowers are growing on rafts in ponds that surround the Chernobyl nuclear site … Continue reading

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New Year Cleanse: Deep Detox Drink

Every year, at some point between Christmas and New Year’s Day, there comes a morning when you wake up and the first thing you hear is, “Enough!” It is only a voice in your head, of course, but it is … Continue reading

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Stoking the Fires

Remember when Grandma would make a home remedy of hot lemon and honey whenever someone was sick? Some grandmothers might have added ginger, others a dash of cinnamon, some a pinch of black pepper, and the bold even added a … Continue reading

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Winter Greens

In Ayurveda, we seek to include all six tastes in our meals in an order that matches the process of digestion and ensures optimal breakdown, absorption, and wellness.  I have seen many clients and students overcome chronic digestive discomfort simply … Continue reading