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Sweet Potatoes with a KICK

In transition from a girl to a woman to a wife and a mother, there are items over the past couple of years I’m especially grateful for. One is I do not have to cook Thanksgiving dinner. For every Thanksgiving dinner I do not prepare in my home, gratitude is intense. I am so fortunate to have my close family nearby. There my parents are,…

Be sure Asafoetida, aka Hing, is in your spice cupboard

From NPR’s “The Salt” – Meet Hing: The Secret Weapon of Indian Cuisine by Carolyn Beans. In response: I think it’s fantastic to learn how a single spice can have so many uses! Let’s relate this (should be popular) spice to Ayurveda! It’s a pungent herb more commonly used today for its carminative (gas relieving) properties. It stimulates movement in the body channels, particularly that of…

Spring Cleanse

Ayurveda spring cleanse offers positive growth and improved digestion both mentally and physically. Patterns you can’t kick but are ready to may simply lack tools and self-support. Almost everyone can benefit from the spring digestion reset we gain during a cleanse. Why spring cleanse? Well, maybe a bit of Ayurvedic wisdom can shed some light. Winter is Vata dominant. It’s frozen and cold, windy antics…

Gratitude to the darkness teaching me about light

Writing just to write and sharing because I can. A need to cleanse is here – I bet you have felt the need to relieve something heavy. Sure, hopefully it’s a little warmer. Around here in Cincinnati it’s said, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes.” Well, at least I say that. Last week was snow boots, scarf and gloves and this weekend…