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Who said that decadent desserts can’t be good for you? Truth is, when desserts are made with ingredients that slow down the digestive process, offer nutritional benefits, and are enjoyed in moderation, they can be nutritiously enjoyable. The holidays are upon us with the delightful scents of mouth-...Read More
Did you know that tastes can heal you? Ayurveda cooking traditions have long acknowledged the six tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent—for their balancing properties. The goal is to incorporate all tastes into each meal, which can sometimes be challenging. One fun way to make...Read More
Your gluten-free, vegan, or paleo diet doesn’t mean you need to miss out on holiday treats this year. The four recipes below include holiday cookie favorites, minus wheat flour, animal products, and added sugar. Gingerbread Cookies Create classic gingerbread cookies and decorate them with currents...Read More
Ghee comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “sprinkled,” which means that the milk fat is rendered from the butter to separate the milk solids and water. It’s essentially a form of clarified butter. In Ayurveda, it’s been lauded as an essential superfood with dozens of health benefits for thousands...Read More
Thanksgiving dinner can be stacked with challenges for vegans and vegetarians. Turkey is obviously off the menu. And many side dishes include animal- or dairy-based ingredients. Although you might be tempted to succumb to family pressure or politeness to have a slice of bird or just a few bites of...Read More
“Everything good is found in ginger,” states an old Indian proverb . That’s why Ayurveda often refers to ginger as a universal medicine. Chinese medicine, the other most ancient yet living tradition , also turns to ginger medicinally because it restores Yang, or hot energy. Currently, India and...Read More
From lattes and lasagnas to soups and salads, pumpkin is suitable for endless culinary creations. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse. Pumpkin’s deep orange color means it’s packed with powerful compounds called carotenoids. Carotenoids have been linked to cancer prevention, reduced risk of heart...Read More
It’s estimated that 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households in 2014, according to Feeding America . And an estimated 100 billion pounds of food are thrown away annually in the United States. Reducing food losses by 30 percent would be enough food to feed more than 50 million...Read More