Author: Maria Garre

Cilantro Coconut Kitchari

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup yellow mung dal • 1 cup basmati rice • 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger,peeled and chopped fine • 2 tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut • 1 small handful cilantro leaves, chopped • 1/2 c water • 3 tbsp ghee • 1/2 tsp turmeric • 1/4 tsp salt • 6 cups […]

Simple Lentil & Spice Dal Soup

Ingredients 1 cup red lentils, rinsed 5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons ghee 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped Directions Combine the lentils, water, turmeric, coriander, and ginger in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, and […]

ABHYANGA: A Self Love Practice

In Sanskrit, the the root language of both Yoga and Ayurveda, the word Sneha has various meanings. It is not a popular word like Prana, but it should be!  Sneha means oiliness, unctuousness, smoothness, glossiness, tenderness, love, moisture and fluidity.  In Yoga, when we flow in a state of complete breath consciousness our body oozes the qualities of Sneha  and in Ayurveda […]

Winter Tea

• 1-quart water • 2 tbs raw sugar or sucanat • 2 handfuls minced ginger root • 1 pinch cayenne •1-2 tsp rock salt Bring all the above ingredients to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Take pot off the burner and cool for a few minutes Add the juice of ½ lime. Do NOT […]

Carrot Ginger Soup

INGREDIENTS – 4 cups water – 2 tsp coriander powder – 1 lb carrots – 2-3 inches fresh ginger – 2 tsp ghee – dash of salt and pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, begin to boil 4 cups water and coriander powder. Coarsely chop the carrots and add to the pot. Peel and roughly […]

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! This special holiday is known as the festival of lights where millions of people all across India are overflowing in joy and love, making the energy of this day a tsunami of shakti! All along our retreat the momentum has been building to the final day of the festival, which involves lots of […]

Summertime Refresher

Ingredients: – Half Pitcher purified water – ⅓ peeled Cucumber – 1 Lemon – 6 Mint Leaves Cut cucumber and add to water. Squeeze juice of one lemon to the pitcher of water. Muddle 6 mint leaves and mix in a little of water to muddle and add to the pitcher. You can add a […]

Saffron Asparagus Kitchari

INGREDIENTS 1/8 teaspoon saffron 2 tablespoons ghee 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 3 to 4 curry leaves 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida (hing) 1/2 cup split mung dal 3/4 cup basmati rice 1 pound fresh asparagus (2-3 cups chopped) 1 teaspoon sea salt 6 cups water 1/4 teaspoon ground […]