Category Archives: Ayurvedic Recipes

Coconut Curry Hummus Recipe

Curry Hummus RecipeIf you are looking for a healthy, tasty, savory food for the Springtime, this golden hummus recipe may be just what you are looking for.  I am a huge fan of hummus, and for many great reasons.  It is fairly easy to make and is extremely versatile, as it can be made with a wide variety of ingredients and flavors.  This curry hummus is one of my favorite recipes, as it carries some of my most beloved ingredients such as turmeric, cumin, cilantro, coconut water, tahini and fresh lime juice.  And best of all, it carries a beautiful golden color that makes it look as good as it tastes! Continue reading »

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Spicy Springtime Kale Chips Recipe

KaleChipRecipe2With Spring fever in the air and unseasonably warm weather here in Boulder, my taste buds are craving a bit more variety from my usual warm, mushy Vata-pacifying meals.  Although this recipe is best for Kapha, these kale chips are actually fairly balanced and quite hearty, as they have a delicious topping of creamy sunflower seeds to give some added protein, sunflower oil to combat the dryness of the kale, and some warming lemon juice and cayenne pepper to help with digestion.  This particular recipe is by far my favorite and most widely used in the world of kale chips.  In fact, I consider this more of a treat than a healthy snack, although they are definitely both! Continue reading »

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Christmas Kitchari Recipe

christmas kitchari2Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that is nourishing, cleansing and quite versatile.  I am calling this particular Kitchari recipe my “Christmas Kitchari” not only because it is a healthy meal option for the winter months, but also because this warming dish provides a beautiful array of red and green colors, perfect for the holiday season.  Continue reading »

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Savory Pumpkin Soup Recipe

savory pumpkin soup recipeIf you are looking for a healthy alternative during this season of snacking, here is a great recipe to add to your weekly meals.  It is amazing as a meal in itself, a side dish (great for holidays meals!), or even an appetizer.  It is filling, yet low in calories and packed full of vitamins.  Although this recipe is not “Ayurvedic” in itself, it uses many of their principles such as eating warm, soupy foods during the cold months, eating with the seasons, and using warming spices to aid in digestion.  Using meat broth as a base makes this meal even more nourishing, savory and delicious! Continue reading »

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Tulsi, Ginger, Turmeric Tea Recipe

One of my favorite elements about the fall is being able to enjoy a warm glass of tea as I bundle up in a warm cozy blanket. This particular Ayurvedic tea recipe is exceptionally spectacular, as it is immune boosting, digestion enhancing, detoxifying, bug-killing, delicious goodness in one soothing cup. Continue reading »

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Simply Spiced Quinoa Porridge Recipe

Qunioa Porridge recipeAs we come into the colder months, Ayurveda recommends switching to warm, well-cooked meals while avoiding all cold foods.  Quinoa porridge is a great way to add variety to your everyday oatmeal routine, while providing an energizing “complete” protein source and tons of heart-healthy fiber.  Quinoa is much lighter in quality than oatmeal and therefore is perfect for Kapha-types or anyone trying to shed a few pounds.  Although it is lighter, it is incredibly nutrient dense and will give you the nourishment you need to sustain you and your hunger throughout the morning. Continue reading »

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Fall Juice Recipe

Fall juice recipeIn the world of Ayurveda it is a well known fact that once the Fall hits, the juicers should be put away, as juice and all raw, cold foods should be avoided for these colder months.  I definitely agree with this theory, especially with my strong Vata constitution.  However, the days although a bit crisp, are still sunny and warm here in Boulder, CO and every now and then I do like to indulge in a freshly made juice.  Thankfully using the Ayurvedic principles, I have learned to modify such Ayurvedic oxymorons and allow myself to indulge in a thoughtful and healthy manner.  Continue reading »

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