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...

Light, creamy and low in sugar, this Lemon Mousse is easy to make. It is a delightful summer snack or finale to an elegant meal.   Ingredients: 4 organic, eggs from pasture grazed chickens ½ cup organic sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 2 organic lemons (juice and zest) ¼ cup organic heavy cream ½ teaspoon...

Light and refreshing, this tequila-spiked kombucha is perfect for a summer party. I make this with GTS Synergy Mojito flavored Kombucha. It is loaded with healthy probiotics and macai berry and has no added sugars. I add a small amount of hand crafted El Tesoro...

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...

Laced with paprika and a splash of lemon, this easy to make chicken will liven up your weeknight meal. Leftovers can be served cold the next day with Radiccio Fennel Salad or Persian-spiced Quinoa Salad for lunch. Serves 2 Marinade: 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1...

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...

Cooling Down Pitta Dosha What do hot flashes, migraines, acne, indigestion and diarrhea all have in common? According to ayurveda, they are often indications of an imbalance related to excess heat (pitta dosha) in the body. These conditions can be exasperated in the hot summer months...

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...