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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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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