When love flows from the heart life is transformed. What is love? It is the life force itself, the God within, the God without, the omnipresent God, a force which is the divine power and the very basis of the universe and everything in it. – S.S.S.B
Hi. My name is Laura Plumb and I have been practicing and living by Ayurvedic Medicine for more than fifteen years now. In my work I have found that the greatest need most people have is for real, true, deep and enduring nourishment.
Nature is solid comfort, and nourishing in so many ways. It inspires us with beauty; engages our senses with aromas, colors, tastes; offers us places to play, run free; and its rhythms help restore us. Of course, nature gives us the healthiest food available to sustain vitality and strength, and it is intelligent enough to provide seasonally varying harvests to balance us through the wax and wane of each year.
This blog is a collection of whole food, plant-based, nourishing recipes, ideas, photographs and links to help feed you ~ with a gentle reminder that throughout time, and now more than ever, the best medicine always has been nature’s nourishment. I invite you to join me in celebrating “Mother’s Medicine” by registering to receive Food: A Love Story for free. Just pop your email address in above on the right and you will receive three or four new recipes each month. Please share your thoughts, advice and experience, too, so together we can restore health and wellness to our world.
Ayurveda is not a food system or trend. It is not Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Paleo or any system per se. Ayurveda is a science that recognizes each individual is unique and has unique needs. Vegan may work for one person, but not for another. The same is true for Raw, or Paleo, or any nutritional approach. What’s best is what’s best for you. Ayurveda helps you determine that.
What everyone seems to agree on nowadays is that plants, nature’s beauty and bounty, should form the basis of your diet. The recipes on this site are therefore, whole food, plant-based, and mostly gluten-free. There are many, many Vegan recipes here, too; however, Ayurvedic nourishment has traditionally included milk and ghee for its cooling, tonifying benefits. Look for the post, Are You Vegan (or Paleo), for options to replace milk and ghee in these recipes.
I wish you good health and a sumptuous life!
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I have written on Ayurveda & Yoga for LA Yoga, Elephant Journal, Huffington Post Ayurveda Next Door, Elephant Journal, Zeel, The Coronado Eagle, Prevention Magazine, OMTimes Magazine, the travel magazine Escape, Green Mom, and the new book Better Each Day, by Jessica Cassity.
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“When it’s opened from a package, it’s food. But when it is prepared specially for you, it’s Love.” ~ Bhava