Pan seared halibut and beluga (black lentils) are an easy weeknight dinner. Make it elegant with a swirl of pureed beetroot and a roasted carrot "chip". The carrot chip is a fun way to get your kids interested in vegetables. Here they are sliced thin, brushed...

In the winter months our digestion is the strongest and the colder weather may have us craving foods that are warm and substantial. Chicken pot pie (or vegetarian pot pie) can fill the bill - and our tummies! To make this vegetarian, omit the chicken...

These roasted chickpeas are crunchy and spicy. They can be eaten plain as a healthy snack, or added to a salad or rice bowl to give your meal a little zip! From an energetic standpoint, garbanzo beans are cold and dry. The spices in this recipe...

Spices have a warming energetic and are used in ayurveda to aid digestion and enhance the taste of food. These molasses cookies are spiced with ginger, cinnamon and cloves which can balance out some of the effects of the sugar. In moderation, they are a...

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.     Recipe coming in my new e-book. Sign up for the email list to be alerted when the new...

It’s so easy to eat healthy when you have red lentils on hand! They cook in minutes, are nourishing to all three doshas and go well with so many seasonings. Here I have paired them with a spicy lemongrass paste which is ideal for balancing...

WINTER IS TIME TO NURTURE AND REJUVENATE During the winter our bodies enter “nurture and rejuvenate” mode. Emotionally, it is a good time to look inward, reflect and set intentions for the next cycle. With the shorter days, you may have noticed your bodies requesting more...

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...

This spicy lemongrass paste  is ideal for balancing kapha in the spring and winter months (or any time the weather is cold and damp). It relieves sinus congestion and lymphatic stagnation. The combination of ingredients work together to promote overall health and well-being: lemongrass helps...

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...

  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...

  This is a lighter, healthier variation of traditional dal fry - the spicy Punjabi dish made from a mixture of dals and liberal doses of ghee and chili. This version is suitable for spring, winter and kapha constitutions. It is rather spicy, so pitta constitutions...

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...