Rejuvenative Shatavari Milk

Rejuvenative Shatavari Milk

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is the most popular Ayurvedic herb used for women’s health.

Shatavari is a cooling, calming, nourishing herb and used to support different stages in women’s life- pregnancy, post partum and also menopause. It is highly valuable rejuvenative herb which nourishes all the bodily tissues right and also the body essence Ojas.

Shatavari is used to enhance both male and female fertility and on a spiritual level promotes love, affection and devotion.

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Spiced Mung Bean Soup

Spiced Mung Bean Soup

Mung bean soup is one of my all time favourite soups. It is scrumptious, soothing, easy to digest and perfectly warming for cold winter days. Mung bean soup is the perfect meal for the time when you are not very hungry, but just in the mood for a hot bowl of good soup. Also, it is the best recipe when you are down with cold, flu or fever.
Green un-husked mung beans (with their outer skins intact) are light and easy to digest. The spices and ghee aid in igniting the digestive fire and add tons of flavor.
Interestingly this recipe has its origin in the Charak Samhita, one of the oldest treatise of Ayurveda written in 3000 B.C.

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Delectable Stewed Apples

Delectable Stewed Apples

One of the very first fruit-spice combos I have been ever introduced to is the magical combination of apples and cinnamon. The slight spicy taste of cinnamon complements the sweetness of apples. 

Stewed apples can serve as a perfect breakfast, especially in the fall or winter season, where the combination of the fruit-spice laden with the nourishment of the ghee helps us fight off the cold weather.

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Quick & Easy Recipe: Pan Seared Tofu Salad

Quick & Easy Recipe: Pan Seared Tofu Salad

I have often come across so many clients who hate spending hours in the kitchen or are too busy to cook. This is my favourite spring recipe that takes less than 10 minutes, saves time, can be easily doubled or tripled and is very difficult to mess up with for people who cant cook. Pan Seared Tofu in coconut aminos takes the salad to a whole different level, which is not only filling due to protein content but also satisfies your taste buds.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

I have no words to describe the winter in southwestern Ontario. This bone chilling cold winter causes a Vata aggravation in the surroundings and our bodies and needs to be combated with grounding, dense and nourishing squashes and other root vegetables.

My favorite way to combat the winter cold is by making this delicious curried butternut squash soup. Butternut squash is sweet in taste, and highly nourishing, builds Ojas which the essence of all of our dhatus or body tissues and is crucial for our vitality. The combination of ginger, garlic, onion and curry powder spice up this otherwise sweet dish and aid digestion. The addition of coconut cream enhance the Vata balancing effect.

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Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup

Fall is Vata season!
This is the time when nature transforms from the warm and colourful beauty of the summer, to prepare for cool and white winter. Fall season is dry, windy, cool, turbulent; which are also the very qualities of Vata dosha, hence following the Ayurvedic principle of like increases like; Fall is the season of Vata dominance or simply Fall is Vata season! 

The most common signs and symptoms people notice due to Vata dominance in fall are feeling spacey or scattered, lowered digestion, cold hands and feet and joint aches and pains. 
My favourite recipe to combat all the above symptoms that are so common in fall, is to have a warm and nourishing 'roasted carrot soup'. This is my 'go to soup' for the season, which will boost your digestion, help you feel grounded, satiated and nourished.  This delicious soup balances your Vata and makes sure you get rid of constipation, feeling scattered and spacey and gain lots of energy!

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Mint & Couscous Salad

Mint & Couscous Salad

A healthy flavourful salad in less than 30 minutes, mint & couscous salad is highly customizable. feel free to modify the salad by adding or subtracting ingredients as per your choice.

Couscous is a tiny pasta made of mostly of wheat that is known for being "instant" or quick-cooking food. It is easily digested, strengthening, nourishing and Tridosha balancing.

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Happy Thanksgiving + Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving + Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving! 

It's the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, which is also my favourite Canadian festival. Who doesn't love a bit of gratitude and appreciation. Thanksgiving is a harvest festival where you show gratitude for nature's bounty. Each year in Canada, on the second Monday of October, families often come together and celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing a big feast.

In India around the same time we celebrate Navratri- the nine nights the goddess Durga fights the demon Mahishasura- gaining victory over him on the 10th day - Vijayadashmi or Dussehra. Dussehra also signifies the harvest season where offerings are made to the goddess; friends and families come together to celebrate the harvest. So it is amazing to see the parallels in the harvest season in different culture around the world. 

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Ease into Fall with Anti Inflammatory Chai

Ease into Fall with Anti Inflammatory Chai

Ayurvedic medicine believes in protecting your body against the forces of the nature, by balancing your doshas according to different seasons. It advocates the use of certain natural herbs and spices in each season to ensure that you stay healthy and grounded.  
Anti- inflammatory chai is Vata balancing, and  regular consumption of this wonderful beverage can keeps your  Vata in check in the Fall season when it is aggravated both in the nature and our bodies. This warm delicious chai protects your body by supporting your immune system and preventing it from over reacting. And if you are a chai lover like me, nothing can beat the taste of this delicious golden chai.
Anti-inflammatory chai protects you from colds and flus, aids your digestive system and also provides benefit against joint aches and pains that are prevalent during fall season. 

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