This quiche is great for holiday entertaining or a lazy Sunday brunch. It has a silky custard filling and an earthy buckwheat-mushroom crust which makes for a delectable combination. Makes 9-inch pie 9-inch spring form pan, greased, bottom lined with parchment Crust 3 tablespoons butter ¼ cup chopped onion 2 cups white...

This flavorful chickpea stew is light and warming - perfect for kapha or any dosha during the winter season. Healthy, easy to prepare and budget friendly you and your family will love this ayurveda recipe! Gluten-free, Vegan     (Serves 6) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, peeled, chopped 2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon...

Sweet and sour, this gazpacho is a perfect ayurveda summertime appetizer that will stoke your digestive fire. Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled. Gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian (Yield: 4 appetizer-size servings) 8 Tomatillos, husked, quartered 1 onion, quartered 1 small jalapeño, seeded, halved 1 garlic clove, peeled, halved 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1...

  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...

Quinoa, which is cooling and a little dry, is great for pitta dosha and summer salads. Here, I have incorporated Persian-inspired ingredients to add some zest and round out the energetics for all doshas. The addition of chickpeas boosts the protein content, making it a healthy, balanced main-dish...

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...

January 30, 2015 11am-2pm OPEN HOUSE Santa Monica Community Education is hosting an open house January 26th - 30th to introduce instructors to the community and showcase their upcoming classes. There will be prizes,  raffles/discounts on classes, food and more! I'll be attending on Friday Jan 30th from 11am-2 pm 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...

The perfect recipe for summer to beat the heat. Cool down and cleanse your liver with this pitta-pacifying, summer tonic. Makes two 12-ounce servings.  4 cups kale, rinsed, lower stems trimmed 1 cup aloe vera juice 1 cup water ⅛ -¼ of a lemon, with peel (seeds removed) 1 tablespoon dulse ½...

Would you like to be healthier (eliminate bloating, heartburn, migraines, acne, etc.)? Would you like to increase your energy? Would you like to lose weight without dieting? The solution can be as simple as modifying your food choices to be in sync with your unique constitution. Learn about...

  This is an amazing gluten-free Indian flat bread (roti) with a soft, chewy texture that even gluten-eaters will enjoy! Easy to make, it can be spiced to accompany traditional Indian dishes, or you can change the tone by omitting/substituing cumin, turmeric and ajwain (see variations...

Chewy Choco-Orange Coconut Macaroons are a delight for those on a gluten-free diet. Low in sugar, they are a healthy indulgence for kids and will satisfy your cravings for sweet. Flavored with orange zest and topped with melted Green & Black 85% dark chocolate, this makes a great...