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Holiday Puff Pastry Appetizer

It is the holiday season and that means potluck gatherings and parties.  If you are looking for something tasty, on the healthier end of the scale, and that will still please the general crowds, consider this Holiday Puff Pastry Appetizer. … Continue reading

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Multigrain Blueberry Bran Muffin

Often we have a family recipe that we have fond memories of but we want to make it a little better based on our current healthy lifestyle patterns. This Multigrain Blueberry Bran Muffin is just such a case. This is … Continue reading

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5 Secrets To Handling Tumultuous Transitions With Ease

From an Ayurveda perspective, all transitions or times of change are connected to the vata dosha.  Vata is like the wind and part of its nature is every changing, fluctuating, and unstable.  It is also light and full of air … Continue reading

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Indian Okra Subji

I never really did much cooking with okra until I started doing my Indian and Ayurvedic cooking.  Unlike the western fried versions, this dish provides the soft and slimy benefits of the vegetable without being either over oily and heavy … Continue reading

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Mung Bean Soup

Green mung (also spelled moong) beans have a sweet and astringent taste with a cooling energy.  They are good for many high pitta conditions and have an acid reducing action to them. The beans are light and easy to digest … Continue reading

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Rice Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Make your fall and winter breakfast even easier by cooking these healthy steel cut oats in a rice cooker. Fast, nutritious and delicious! As we finally start to cool off with the fall season, it’s time to bring back the … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Summer is a great time for salads! The hot temperatures lead to a natural desire for cooler foods such as salads.  But rather than having just raw vegetable salads, I invite you to branch out into what I call “full meal” … Continue reading

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Cucumber Raita

Raita is a delicious condiment in which  yogurt is the main ingredient.  In Ayurveda, yogurt by itself is sour, heating and difficult to digest.  However, when yogurt is watered down and spiced, as in a lassi, or spiced and taken … Continue reading

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Authentic Lebanese Tabouli

The hot temperatures lead to a naturally desire of cooler foods such as salads.  But rather than having just raw vegetable salads, I invite you to branch out into what I call “full meal” salads.  These salads have a combination … Continue reading

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THE Surprising Secret To Successful Life Shifts

To make way for the new in life, you often need to let go of old, no-longer-needed things. This is true on the physical level – such as clearing out space in the closet for new outfits – as well … Continue reading

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Cooling Cilantro Chutney Takes The Heat Off

Summer in Ayurveda is the Pitta season which is dominated by heat.  To balance this life-force in your body and mind, Ayurveda uses cooling foods.  A great way to take the edge off the excess heat, in addition to Pitta balancing … Continue reading

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Summer Dietary Modifications To Keep Your Pitta Balanced

In Ayurveda, summer season is the west is considered to be the pitta season dominated by the quality of heat. Likely you made natural adjustments to balancing this heat by wearing cooler clothes, drinking cooler beverages, spending time in cooling … Continue reading

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Mint Lassi – An Ideal Summer Digestive Drink

In Ayurveda healing,  it is recommended that meals you minimize your liquids and ideally take them warm or of a heating substance.  This means ideally you have a warm drink with your meal but the quantity should be no more … Continue reading

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Sweet Lassi – a tridoshic digestive aid for the summer

In Ayurveda healing,  it is recommended that meals you minimize your liquids and ideally take them warm or of a heating substance.  This means ideally you have a warm drink with your meal but the quantity should be no more … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Make Your Communication Harmoniously Effective

Communication is key in any healthy relationship and plays a large role in getting more of what you want in life.  Unfortunately, this is a vital skill that is often rough around the edges or in need of refining. Too … Continue reading

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Transforming Your Mindset To Shift Habits

Many years ago I studied Katie Byron’s “The Work” with a friend.  It recently popped up in my life again in a marketing program and I was reminded how powerful her simple process can be in transforming the mindset and the behaviors … Continue reading

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Millet Brown Rice Spring Pilaf

In Ayurveda, we preference whole foods over processed foods.  Learning to incorporate whole grains into the diet in an easy way can be a fun and tasty adventure!  This grain pilaf is good anytime for all the doshas but with … Continue reading

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Aduki Beans with Ginger

Aduki beans look similar to red kidney beans but are smaller.  They are balancing to the kapha and pitta doshas and help rebuild adrenal function and kidney energy.  While many beans, being drying, aggravate vata dosha, the aduki bean is … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Love Life With Ayurveda

I know, kind of hokey, but I’m going to talk about relationships for Valentine’s Day. I work with many clients using Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system, to better understand their unique selves and how to live in a manner … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Matar Paneer

Mater Paneer is a popular dish in Indian cuisine using paneer (fresh cheese) along with peas in a tomato based sauce and a garam masala spice mix. As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I am always looking for ways to modify recipes to make … Continue reading

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Making Paneer

Paneer is a soft cheese used in Ayurveda as an easy-to-digest protein. Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey… Until I learned how to make paneer as part of my study of Ayurveda, I never … Continue reading

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7 Effective Strategies to Transform Your Bad Habits

January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and plan for what you want for the upcoming time. Whether for business or personal, use these seven strategies to get your best results. ONE: Quit multi-tasking your … Continue reading

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7 Best Habits To Adopt For A Healthier 2017

Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system, is full of how-to’s for you to adjust your lifestyle to support a long and healthy life. But because Ayurveda’s healthy habits are all-encompassing, they can feel overwhelming initially. Don’t try to change your … Continue reading

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The Role of Selfless Service in Abundance, Happiness and Harmony

Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service. The idea here being to perform a service without any expectation of result or award for performing it.   The idea of giving back, of volunteering, or serving with a free heart exists … Continue reading

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Create Abundance – Contraction, Expansion or Inspiration

What you take in from your outer world has a real effect in whether you create abundance. You might divide your outer world impressions into three broad categories. I call them “Contraction, Expansion or Inspiration.”  The balance of the three forms of … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY STRESS: Tools To Support Emotional Stability In Times Of Stress, Overwhelm And Anxiety

Diffuse Holiday Stress The holiday season can bring emotional turmoil. Sure there can be the enjoyable moments of family fun, beautiful twinkly lights and decorations, and coming together to celebrate. But the flipside can be the holiday stress of trying … Continue reading

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Navigating Fall’s Seasonal Shift

I have been hearing from many of my clients the last month that certain symptoms are on the rise. Rising symptoms is an indication from the bodymind that your internal balance in shifting and needs correction. In Ayurveda, this seasonal … Continue reading

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Creamy Squash, Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

This creamy soup is perfect for fall, using a nice combination of grounding root vegetables.    The heavier root vegetables, moist soup and sweet taste are balancing to both the vata and pitta doshas.  And although root vegetables, being heavy … Continue reading

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Navigate Procrastination Through Your Ayurvedic Inner Nature

pro·cras·ti·na·tion to defer action, delay; to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it. Procrastination is a topic that many … Continue reading

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Turkish Lentil Bulgur Soup

When the fall season comes, your body’s natural intelligence will likely start to cue you towards warmer meals.  This lentil soup makes an excellent option to answer that need. This fall recipe provides a springboard to customize it by varying … Continue reading

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One Word To Live By

A couple weeks ago I was with a group of senior boy moms – all part of my son’s friend group.  We were hanging out after the high school’s senior year presentation.  One of the mom’s mentioned a book she … Continue reading

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How Out of The Box Thinking Contributes to Success

Over the last couple months, I had a couple big opportunities to live a key concept of success. These opportunities came when, despite my best laid plans and diligent work, life threw me curveballs.  Instances where things have not gone as … Continue reading

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Turmeric Rice

Healing with Food This recipe is an adaptation from one of the latest stages of an Ayurveda rejuvenation therapy called Sansarjana Krama – gradually enkindling agni or digestive fire with gruels and easily digested foods. This is usually done after … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cool Down with Summer Foods

In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, maintaining good health throughout the year requires the ability to navigate through seasonal shifts by making small adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. In Ayurveda, food is looked at through the … Continue reading

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4 Crucial Tips to Make Your Commitments Stick

As a healthy lifestyle coach, making changes in habits in a key part of my programs. And since change starts with commitment, I’m always looking for better ways to support my client’s commitments. Making your commitments work for you rather … Continue reading

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Energy Balls

Good treats make life sweeter.  Good treats that are healthy, made our bodies smile. This Ayurveda recipe is one of several variations that combine ingredients that Ayurveda considers to be “Ojas building”.  Ojas is your inner vitality and is related … Continue reading

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Life Transforming Events – Play The Long Game

My Vipassana Meditation Experience – Part Two I have been practicing yoga techniques – including postures/sets, breath exercises, and meditation – for almost twenty-five years and have found the results to be life enhancing for my body, mind and spirit. … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Stop The Dangerous Effects Stress Surges

Stress is an ongoing part of our busy modern world. There is the daily stress and then there are the peaks when stress rises to an even higher level due to travel, year or quarter end business times, life transitions, … Continue reading

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Barley Quinoa Kitchari For Spring Cleansing

Spring is nature’s season of cleansing and is one of the two main times in Ayurveda when more in-depth cleanses are recommended. The typical Ayurveda diet during is a cleanse is one that promotes minimal activity in the digestive system … Continue reading

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Home Tools To Tame Tension

Three Tools To Tame Physical Tension Through Compression Release Techniques The act of living –  of simply using the body in every day activities – creates both physical and mental tension. As a wellness and lifestyle coach with a twenty-two … Continue reading

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Finding Your Yes Through The No

Contrast Learning A big part of the coaching process I do with people is to help them clearly identify what they want. This is harder than it may sound. Many times, people are focused on what is not working and … Continue reading

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Lemon Almond Macaroon Cookies

I recently had a friend coming over who doesn’t eat much gluten, so I went looking for a gluten-free treat of some sort. I found this recipe from Real Simple and made two modifications – switched out the white sugar to sucanat … Continue reading

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Crockpot Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili

A delicious and nutritious vegetarian chili with white beans, quinoa, and vegetables from Jamie Durner at Abundant You Coaching. This week, I tried out a new chili recipe to go with our family’s cornbread recipe.  I wanted something that had … Continue reading

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Feel Overwhelmed? Break It Down

You’re mind is racing with thoughts of all you have to do. The sheer enormity of it seems to make those thoughts spin ever faster, creating a pit in the stomach and tightening throughout the body. Your heartbeat increases. Your … Continue reading

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Letting Go In The New Year

A funny but oh so appropriate thing happened on the way to the publication of the post… First, as some of you may have experienced, you opened the post link and saw a few notes that made no sense.  Or you … Continue reading

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Requests for Blog Posts for 2016

I’d like YOUR help – truly! It’s a new year and I’d like to get your input on things as they relate to the blog posts I share with you as part of my community.  You’ve signed up for these.  You … Continue reading

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My Favorite Cooking Tool For Greater Ease

Hands down, the kitchen tool that makes my life and cooking easier is the rice cooker. I thought I would start of this New Year by offering a very tangible tool to bring greater ease and health to your life … Continue reading

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Lentil Patty Recipe

As a vegetarian, sometimes I have a craving for a “burger” or sandwich option but I don’t really like the pre-made options with all their additives and soy products.  As such, I’ve been on a quest to find my own easy … Continue reading

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Simple Daily Cleansing Tools – Ayurveda Habits

This is the final part in the 12-part series for 2015 on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In today’s … Continue reading

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Connect The Head & The Heart With The Samadhi Set

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Ayurveda is a science that … Continue reading

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7 Simple Tools To Tap Into Your Gratitude

I recently read a book called “A Simple Act of Gratitude.”  It was on a book club consideration list that a client had given me since I’m always looking for more good reads. I have always appreciated the power of … Continue reading

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Claim the MORE of What You Want With Abundance Group Coaching

Who doesn’t want MORE of the good, feel good stuff and LESS of the not-so-good stuff?! The only real question becomes what do you really want more of and how to get it. Too often as humans we focus on what we don’t want, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shifts – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Ayurveda is a system of … Continue reading

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Why Professional Coaching Works So Well

Over the past two months I’ve shared the first four of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about the last three pillars that describe why coaching is so successful. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional … Continue reading

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Bedtime Basics – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Part of the Ayurveda daily … Continue reading

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Clients’ Creative Self Care Tools

One of the many aspects I love about working with clients is the brilliance I get to witness in their ideas and creativity.  As each of you has your own best answers, my job is to paint a picture of … Continue reading

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Coaching’s Effective Model for Success Part 2

Last month in talking about how professional coaching works, I shared the first two of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about another two pillars. PILLAR #3: Professional coaching provides an ongoing relationship … Continue reading

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Integrating Self Care – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! It is by conscious design that … Continue reading

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New Abundant Coaching Success Circles

Monthly support in a small group coaching format to integrate your tools, have self-accountability, and enjoy continued growth and maintenance to be your best YOU and claim the MORE of what you want. Claiming your abundant life, wellness or business … Continue reading

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Professional Coaching’s Effective Model for Success

As a professional life, business and wellness coach at Abundant You Coaching, I adhere to the standards of coaching as designated by the International Coaching Federation. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional coaching is an ongoing relationship in which the … Continue reading

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The Not-To-Do List

Several years ago I came across the concept the “not-to-do list” and it recently resurfaced again in a conversation with a client.  I love when I’m given the opportunity to pull out something I haven’t thought about and bring it … Continue reading

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Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salad

One of my favorite summer salads for myself and for taking to potlucks. When balanced, all the body types can enjoy this salad.  However, the garlic, raw onion, tomatoes, spinach and corn are all potential aggravators for pitta, especially on a … Continue reading

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Use the Power of Sound – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Our entire universe is in … Continue reading

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Beets & Greens

A yummy natural pairing of beets with their greens – a part that is often left off but so full of nutrients and the astringent and bitter tastes which are needed in our diet. Beets are considered to have a sweet … Continue reading

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Basil Sautéed Zucchini

A great summer recipe when the zucchini plant is bursting with abundance.  Last summer during this time I literally ate a zucchini a day for a couple weeks! Although zucchini are found on the Kapha avoid or minimize list in … Continue reading

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Abhyanga Self Oil Massage – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! “Oleation therapy is the best … Continue reading

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Tap Into Your Inner Healing Resources

Your state of health comes down to how you are living on a day-to-day basis and what self-care resources you have integrated into your life. While that statement is straight-forward and simple, putting it into action may not always feel … Continue reading

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Kapha Support Products for Spring Support

In Ayurveda, each season is energetically linked to one or more of the doshas.  What this means is that the qualities of the season affect each of our internal energetic balances – potentially raising the doshas of vata, pitta, and … Continue reading

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Tongue Scraping – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Part of the daily routine … Continue reading

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Barley Kitchari for Spring

In most areas of the United States, spring is considered the kapha season with a higher amount of moisture in the air, spring showers and gray clouds.  It can be a nice time for anyone to integrate some kapha reducing … Continue reading

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Paneer

Paneer is a soft milk cheese and makes a nice vegetarian protein.  It is very easy to make and versatile in recipes.  My favorite way of using it is to make it then sauté the curds in ghee with Mum’s … Continue reading

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The Benefits of the Ayurvedic Application of Herbs Through The Sinuses

The nasal passages are the doorways to the mind and senses, and are the first site where Prana, or life force energy, is absorbed through breathing. The nostrils also serve to purify the air so that it is better able … Continue reading

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Flip Lunch & Dinner – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In addition to eating when … Continue reading

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Expand Your Health Through Food

Food is something you all need and that you use every day. And how you use it – both in terms of the content and how you are eating – is considered the most important tool in Ayurveda in supporting your … Continue reading

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Quinoa Flour Blondies

Unlike many gluten free recipes, this one uses quinoa flour instead of some of the starchier flours like rice.  Quinoa has more protein and along with the almond butter, it makes for a nourishing, grounding treat that suits vata and … Continue reading

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