Squash blossoms are in season and popping up at farmers markets all over LA. Low in calories, high in calcium, iron, Vitamin A and C, these delicate beauties will add nutrition and sophistication to your summer menus! Look for blossoms with tightly closed buds. They are...

  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,...

  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...

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...

WHEN YOUR CELLS DON'T RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER Autoimmune disorders occur when your body’s cells fail to recognize each other and mistakenly start attacking friendly cells. If left untreated, this eventually creates inflammation and can cascade into a variety of diseases such as: Rheumatoid arthritis (most prevalent),...

  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...

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...

Introduction to ayurveda Learn about ayurveda – the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works! This sequential series of classes will be taught with a combination of interactive lectures and experiential...

Cooling & cleansing, a great summer meal after a long week (or weekend!) Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil ½ teaspoon ginger, peeled, chopped ¼ teaspoon burdock root powder ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed ½ teaspoon fennel powder ¾ cup split, mung dal 1¾ cups water ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped ½ teaspoon...

Ayurveda: What's My Dosha? Saturday, July 26th from 1-2 p.m. Learn about ayurveda – the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works!  This workshop will be fun and interactive. No prior knowledge of...

[caption id="attachment_923" align="alignleft" width="175"] Pitta Cooling Summer Dal[/caption] INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA Sunday, July 20th from 1:30-3:30pm Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and an ancient holistic system of medicine from India. It is still used today because – it works! Learn basic ayurveda principles and how...

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...