Risotto is an easy, healthy weeknight meal that is always a hit with family and friends. It's grounding for fall and satisfying for winter months. In this variation, I'm serving it with cranberry pesto and a splash of pumpkin puree - a delicious complement to...

Fresh ginger root puréed with roasted pumpkin makes a healthy, creamy soup that is perfect for fall, winter or spring. Vegan, tridoshic and delicious! This variation is garnished with arugula pesto and for the omnivores, I've added some lobster and shrimp. When cooking for a family or...

  Celebrate the end of the fall harvest (aka pumpkin season) with this Chocolate Pumpkin Chai Latte using Tusli tea. Tulsi (or Holy Basil) is a sacred herb used in ayurveda for its rejuvenative properties. Naturally caffeine-free, it is a tonic for the nerves – perfect...

  Ayurveda with a Mexican Twist! Do you think an ayurveda diet limits you to eating Indian curries? Think again. Ayurveda is about eating foods that are balancing to your constitution. Balance can be achieved by adjusting the quantity of food, the combinations of food and varying the...

When you're running late and don't have time for breakfast whip up this delicious Oatmeal Smoothie and take your breakfast “to go”. Comforting and warming, it  has heart-healthy oats and almond butter protein to kick start your day. Low in sugar, it is a healthy, fun breakfast...

FEELING UNGROUNDED? In the fall, the air becomes cooler and drier and sometimes windy. These characteristics are similar to the qualities of the ayurveda dosha called “vata”. Vata is referred to as the air or wind dosha, because it is cold, light, dry, rough and mobile,...

  My local co-op market had purple sweet potatoes which I made into a lovely soup. Their purple color comes from anthocyanins (the pigments responsible for the red and purple in cherries, strawberries and purple carrots). Anthocyanins have beneficial health effects (they scavenge cancer-causing free radicals,...

  This is a Yucatan-influenced lime and chicken soup that is comforting and healing. Traditionally, it is made with "lima agria" or bitter lime, but if you cannot find those, substitute regular limes or key limes. From an ayurvedic standpoint, this soup is well combined and has...

  Served warm,  this tri-doshic salad is suitable for fall. This is a good example of ayurveda food combining and representing the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent). Ingredients are gluten-free, real food: rainbow quinoa, french lentils, pumpkin seeds, escarole, lemon zest, fresh mint and...

  Easy and elegant, this fall soup works equally well as an antidote for a long day at the office or the main dish for a last minute casual dinner party. Lightly seasoned with mint and a hint of tarragon, this delicious vegetarian meal is easy to make with...

  Baklava reinvented for fall and health-conscious foodies! This delicious pumpkin-spiced baklava has a rich flavor and texture that will please everyone. I've reduced the butter and sugar, so go ahead and indulge with this healthier version of the traditional Turkish treat. If you haven’t worked with phyllo...

  The holidays just got less stressful! You can make this delicious, healthy loaf in minutes then have plenty of time to enjoy the company of your guests. Seasonal sustenance and clean eating for the fall and winter. Serve with brown rice, maple-roasted Brussels sprouts and Ginger...

Kabocha and okra are abundant in the fall and are ideal for grounding vata. The skin of kabocha is edible, but make sure it is “organic” to avoid pesticide contamination. Serve along with cranberry sauce to add a colorful side-dish to your holiday spread! Serves 4...

  WHAT IS CONSTIPATION Have you pooped today? If you haven’t, you may be constipated. Other signs that your bowel movements are less than optimal include: constant straining; feeling like your bowel movement was incomplete; passing dry, hard, painful “rabbit pellets”; or feeling bloated, crampy or full...

Mirpoix (pronounced "meer-pwah") is a combination of diced carrots, celery and onions that is used to add depth to soups, stocks and stews. Here it is used as the base from which additional ingredients are woven to create layers of subtle flavors. This tri-doshic vegetarian...

  "Chai" means tea in Sanskrit and in India it generally means a sweet blend of black tea, milk and spices. The ratio and selection of spices varies according to family recipes and regional preferences. This version is mildly sweetened with raw honey and made with...

Kabocha is a delicious squash that is often referred to as "Japanese Pumpkin". It is sweeter and moister than a pumpkin, but less sweet than a yam. It is reputed to be an aphrodisiac and loaded with vitamin A & C - kabocha will keep you healthy through the...