Author: Maria Garre

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 […]

In Honor of Shivaratri

Shivaratri is an auspicious celebration in honor of Lord Shiva. One of the mythological stories related to this festival involves Lord Shiva drinking the poison that was about to spill and destroy the Earth while they were “churning the ocean”.  Lord Shiva is known and revered as Neelkanth when he shows himself in this form. […]

Easy Lentil Delight

INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp ghee • ¼ tsp cumin seeds • ¼ tsp coriander seeds • ¼ tsp turmeric • 1/8 tsp hing • 2 cloves garlic • ½ onion • 2 celery stocks • 1 carrot • 1 cup water • 1 cup sprouted green lentils • ½ tsp salt • black pepper to […]

Let Your Energy Type Guide You

Our entire body, down to the tiniest part of you, is truly a bundle and expression of energy. Out in the world, energy is expressed in many ways and through many forms: a glorious sunset, a powerful wave, a roaring river; while inside the body energy is expressed through our digestion, thinking patterns, metabolism and […]

Ginger Turmeric Honey Tea

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup water • 1/3 tsp turmeric ground or 1 tsp fresh turmeric • 2 tsp fresh ginger root (muddled) • honey, to taste DIRECTIONS Simmer the ginger root for 10 minutes. Add turmeric powder and simmer an additional 7 minutes. Let the drink cool and add honey. Drink post-meal. *If using both […]

Apple & Banana Breakfast Stew

1 banana 1 apple (peeled) 2 tsp. of ghee 1 clove ½ tsp fennel seeds ⅛ tsp of ginger ⅛ nutmeg ¼ tsp cinnamon, cardamom ½ cup of water 1 tsp of sugar pinch of salt pinch of saffron Hemp granola (handful) Cut fruit into size desired.  Put ghee into small skillet as it melts […]

Winter Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS • 1 small winter squash (1–1/2 pounds) • 3 tablespoons ghee • 1 onion, finely sliced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced • 2–3 cups water • Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Cut the squash in half, remove the seeds, and brush the flesh with oil. Place in […]

Ayurveda For Self-Healing

We don’t have to search very far in the ancient Ayurvedic texts to find a simple definition of Ayurveda. Charaka, known as the first physician of Ayurveda, says “science where advantageous and disadvantageous as well as happy and unhappy states of life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and life […]

Get Holiday Ready With 3 Simple Tips

As we welcome the holiday season and enjoy all the activities this season has to offer, many struggle with the added demands and stress that comes with colder weather, less sunlight, and more things to do. Ayurveda and Yoga give provide many tools and practices to keep us balanced and healthy all season long. We […]