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Vegan Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Making the move to gluten free living has proven beneficial for many people and even those that do not have proven celiac disease are […]

By |June 17th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Brazil Nut Turmeric Milk and Kale Chips

Kale chips are fast becoming a staple for many people.  In this post, I would like to offer a way to combine several elements. […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Vegan Butternut Squash Quinoa Sliders

Creating healthy meals that children will enjoy can be an adventure.  In my younger years, my family would frequently visit one of the fast […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Ayurveda, Vegan|0 Comments

Bee Here Now: Basil Hemp Pesto Freezer Cubes

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday, while working at home, my front door buzzed.  I opened the door to find a beautiful […]

Sour “Rasa”: Celery Pancakes with Raita

“By eating lightly of healthy food, one experiences the bliss of brahm and complete liberation.”
From the poem: The Daily Banis by Yogi Bhajan in Furmaan Khalsa, 1987


Every food has a specific taste or “rasa” that affects us uniquely. Translated from Sanskrit, “ra” means to relish or to taste and “sa” means juice or secretion. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent; and ideally are present in every meal. Each taste is composed of two elements and thus has very specific effects on our mind, body and spirit through each of the doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurvedic texts note additional actions for each taste.  The first aspect is virya which is the effect once the food enters the digestive tract and in part relates to the effect on the agni or digestive fire. The second aspect is the vipaka or post digestive effect and is the effect on metabolic pathways in the body in regard to tissue and waste production. […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Ayurveda, Books, Gluten Free, Spices|0 Comments

Connecting to the Conscious Community

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
~Albert Einstein
Occasionally I find a few things to share that are fairly compelling to share and this post highlights a few of those.  First is Chickpea Magazine.  Available for a free preview online it is the combined work of a young vegan couple who are hoping to bring the vegan community together. Drawing from talented writers and designers spanning the globe, there is a wonderful array of options here for any palate. Also highlighted  is the free online ezine program issuu. Maybe you have something you would like to publish? You can scroll through the pages or hit the expand button to bring these beautiful pictures and stories to life. […]