Category Archives: Soups and Salads

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the change of colors, the cooler temperatures that make outdoor play less heating for me, and the wonderful soups and stews that we all naturally gravitate towards. In Ayurveda, we treat … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

My garden runneth over with cucumbers and basil this summer.  One plant really does feed a village!  To make use of the cooling, sweet, and thirst-quenching vegetable, I make this simple salad. You could choose to put the salad on … Continue reading

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French Vegetable Stew

This lovely stew is a wonderful dish for fall or winter and is generally balancing to all three doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Bragg Aminos, spices, vinegar and stock provide a rich base in which the flavors of … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash-Leek Soup

A wonderful nutritious soup to warm you up on the cold autumn nights. I love this with some crusty whole grain bread topped with ghee or a whole wheat tortilla, warmed and topped with ghee. PrintButternut Squash-Leek Soup Ingredients1 tsp … Continue reading

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Lentil Minestrone

One of my favorite fall and winter soup recipes. PrintLentil Minestrone Ingredients2 Tbs. olive oil 1 c. leeks or onions, finely chopped 2 Tbs. tomato paste ¼ c. parsley, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, diced 1 c. celery, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Spinach and Greens Soup

One part of fall and winter I really love are the foods – warming soups, nourishing stews, hearty casseroles.  These heavy, warm foods really speak to my vata energies and help keep me in balance during the cold, windy, dry … Continue reading

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