Ayurved-ish Recipe: Cauliflower Delight

Today my friend Stacie texted me: “I got cauliflower in the cafeteria today. I deserve a prize.” That is how we feel about cauliflower, and if you feel differently, kudos. Cruciferous vegetables especially are acquired tastes. And if we aren’t used to them, they can taste kind of bad! But in ayurveda, whole foods, freshly…

Mastering the Big Lunch.

We had Thanksgiving dinner with just us this year (COVID). This was feeling ok as we spend the majority of the time “just us” anyway. I cooked for two days (with much chopping help), my big guy made pies, my little guy scattered flour, dumped milk, and painted both all over the floor. My husband…

Kitchari – The New Fast

When I first made kitchari, I was like “no”. No kitchari week-long fast. No kitchari every day for lunch. I will not eat it in a boat…not with a goat. Then I made it again for prudence sake, then for bragging rights, then to be pious. Then I made it because it tastes good and…

The Six Tastes

When I was ten, lonesome at my grandma’s, I discovered America’s Funniest Home Videos. I would HOWL at the baby ones; they would give baby a pickle and we would get to watch poor baby react. Baby would have a visceral reaction, but more one of surprise than distaste. So adorable (I have not done…

Sugar Detox

As a kid, eating dessert every night was a ritual. We made tea from the loose tea leaves that my dad brought back from Sri Lanka, brewed for precisely five minutes; then we’d dig into the cake or pie. After school, watching He-Man take on Skeletor, there was sugary cereal or brownies. At bedtime, there…

Food, In Brief

OK, so food is a really big thing in Ayurveda. Huge. I hesitate to start here because – lets not get discouraged. There are plenty of strictly fun ways to pamper yourself using Ayurveda. But the food is fundamental. Planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning – all take up time in our day. Do you have the…