Avocado Dressing

Avocado Dressing

Avocados are a lovely source of healthy fat and make a great base for dressings if you want to use something other than oils. Every year I do a seasonal fall and spring Ayurveda cleanse. The diet during the cleanse is vegetarian and low or no added fat depending on...
Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Salad with Tofu

Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Salad with Tofu

For years I have watched my husband eat Vietnamese noodle bowls in restaurants. They always looked so tasty and a perfect light meal for summer.  Unfortunately, as a vegetarian, I had not been able to find one without fish sauce in the dressing. So you can imagine my...
Holiday Puff Pastry Appetizer

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. Yes, I recognize that Puff...
Indian Okra Subji

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 or completely mushy.  The...
Beets & Greens

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 taste and a slightly warm virya or energetic...