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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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Kundalini Yoga is Back To Power Up Your Summer!

The past two years I have taken a summer hiatus from teaching regular Kundalini Yoga classes.  After last summer, however, my hiatus continued due to my overly busy schedule and work needs. I am happy to announce that this summer, … 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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The Power of Water – 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! Believe it or not, one … Continue reading

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Valued Member Bodywork Special

As a part of the Ayurveda Wellness community, you receive early notice about programs and events as well as special offers.  It is my way of saying thank you and providing opportunities to explore further. This month we are highlighting … Continue reading

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Easy Rotating Whole Grain Pilafs

One of the things I see over and over in my practice is the dependency in the modern diet on processed grains without a lot of  comfort in using and familiarity with whole grains.  This is why I have so … Continue reading

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Millet Corn Cakes

Once a week I make some type of sweet breakfast like pancakes, oat waffles, or sprouted grain French toast.  As spring rolls around, I instinctively start to crave lighter options.  Instead of my hearty winter pancakes, this recipe comes back … Continue reading

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Slowing Down – 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! Originally I was going to … Continue reading

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Revitalized and Rejuvenated through India Panchakarma Healing Retreat

Many of you know that I facilitated and participated personally in a trip to India this January 2015 to a residential Panchakarma healing center.  I have been posting pictures on my Facebook page over the past week sharing some of my … Continue reading

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Chapati: the everyday flatbread

Several years ago I took a cooking class and learned how to make this simple Indian flatbread.  I bought a special pan from the Indian grocery store, which I later discovered I really didn’t have to have.  And promptly proceeded … Continue reading

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One Ayurvedic Habit a Month to Support Your New Year Intentions

For better or worse, this is the time of year when many commit to New Year Resolutions or set intentions for what they would like to be different.  Intentions to make your life better are great!  And even better are … Continue reading

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The Power of the Little Burp – 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! To start your healthy year … Continue reading

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Hearty Vegetable, Barley, Lentil Soup

Soups bring a much desired warmth to the chill and bitter cold of late fall and winter. Soups are not only great for a lighter dinner when the digestive fire is lower, but can also make a great lunch.  But … Continue reading

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Healthier Gingerbread Kids Cookie

This season when you go to make your holiday cookies, enjoy a treat with an extra dose of balancing health with a recipe inspired from Amadea Morningstar. Using whole grains and natural sugars supports greater health.  The spices support your digestive … Continue reading

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Holiday Ayurveda Bodywork Specials

My gift to you this season is one of health and rejuvenation. Whether you are looking to give to yourself during this busy time of year or to that special person in your life who needs some extra TLC, don’t … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Benefits of the Ayurvedic Body Therapies

As a twenty plus year massage therapist veteran, I have yet to come across a style of bodywork that I don’t enjoy and appreciate when done well!  And today I want to share about some fabulous, health balancing body therapies that … Continue reading

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Enhance Satisfaction & Nutrition with the Six Tastes

Ayurveda recognizes six tastes which exist in foods and these tastes not only provide for ideal nutrition, they provide for greater satisfaction and balance. From the Ayurvedic perspective, a balanced diet isn’t just about getting the right amounts of proteins, … Continue reading

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Spiced Lentil & Bulgur Soup

This is one of my favorite soups for a cold fall or winter day that combines all of the six tastes. PrintSpiced Lentil & Bulgur Soup Ingredients1 c. dried lentils 6 c. vegetable stock or water 1 tsp. salt 1/4 … Continue reading

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