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Magical Mung Bean Salad

A relative of the pea and lentil family, mung beans are magical because they are nutrient powerhouses! Rich in fiber, protein, potassium, iron, zinc, folate and B vitamins they have been a staple in the cooking traditions of Ayurveda for many..many years. I love bean dishes because they make for a simple, nutritious and cost-effective […]

Roasted Radishes & Blood Orange Dressing

Happy Spring Equinox! Today we are reminded of the cycle of life as the Northern hemisphere experiences its rebirth. Although the cold still lingers, we begin to feel the energetic shift as the days stretch and the glorious sun shines longer. The beautiful buds prepare to blossom and the winter wonderland slowly transforms into greener […]

Coconut Curry Split Pea Soup

When I think comfort food, especially on a cold day nothing beats a warm bowl of soup. Add coconut curry in front of “soup” and you get the ultimate hug in a bowl! For this recipe I used split peas and added kale for  extra nourishment and plant-based phytonutrients. Each spoonful contains a treasure trove […]

Heart-Healthy Indulgence: Avocado Cacao Pudding

If you ask me, orange and chocolate (dark) are a match made in foodie heaven! I am quite proud of this recipe which I like to call my “heart- healthy indulgence,” and here is why. Avocados are probably not the first foods that spring to mind when a sweet craving strikes. However, avocados take on […]

Blueberry Rosewater Jam

Lately I’ve been on a rose high, especially after attending a workshop on the healing essence of rose. The “queen of flowers,” roses bud, bloom and fade. The rose grows entirely unaware, changing naturally from one state to another. Vulnerable, roses are open to all the elements that may treat them cruelly. However, roses know […]