“People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child Nothing says summer like a classic Caesar salad. This is a delicious vegetarian take on the classic. The Most Delicious Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe Ingredients: 2 Tbsp mayo 2 tsp Dijon mustard (I used “Grey Poupon” brand) 2 large garlic cloves, pressed 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 small lemons or 1 large lemon) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 cups mild or extra light oli
Natural Self-Care & Beauty for a Balanced, Healthy Fall “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” – Unknown Fall is a very special time of year, as we transition from the hot, expansive energy of summer
to the cooler, more inward season ahead.
In Ayurveda, fall is considered "vata season" where we have the opportunity to pay special attention to the air and ether elements of the body-mind.
Here are a few tips for balance and self-care thi
"Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks." - Lin Yutang Roasted Cauliflower in Herbed Yogurt Sauce This is a classy vegetable side dish that's easy, sophisticated and delicious. We used baked cauliflower here because we love it, but you could use substitute for any other baked, steamed or sauteed veggie such as carrots, peas, zucchini, or other veggies. Serve with a dal soup or quinoa and steamed greens. Fermented foods -- such as fresh yogurt o
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." - Celtic Proverb A good sleep cycle is so important: sleep heals you from the stresses and strains of your day and supports the development of new neural pathways in the brain, strong immune function, emotional resilience and hormonal balance. In modern culture, however, insomnia is all too common, especially in the fall. In the mind-body science of ayurveda, this is explained by the change in the element in
We know ojas when we see it : the glow of a woman in love; the magnetism of sages and saints; the power of a person living their purpose; or, the insatiable attraction we have toward the babies and young children. Ayurveda recognizes a subtle bodily substance called ojas (pronounced o-jahs) as the foundation for our overall health, happiness and resilience to stress. Its name translates as “strength”, “splendour”, “lustre” or “powerful expression”. Ojas is a very refined, pro