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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…

Holiday baking – Chyawanprash Cookies

Chyawanprash cookie recipes straight from Himalayan Institute!  HI fresh bakes these cookies for their cafe in Honesdale, PA. Since I’m not spending time at the institute this winter I’m bringing a little bit of HI home for the holidays by baking chyawanprash cookies for students and family members. Maybe you are still trying to pronounce “chyawanprash” (try CHA-WON-PROSH) but once you figure it out you’ll be…

Lets Make Ghee Together Today!

Let’s make ghee today! 25 minute ghee making with Lisa Snowden. YOU NEED: -4 sticks (1 lb) of quality, unsalted organic butter, yielding 2 cups ghee. -Cheesecloth -Metal mesh strainer -clear glass cup (drinking glass) Or modify the recipe with ease. Today I’m using 6 sticks of butter to yield 3 cups of ghee. Set a timer for 25 minutes. Get the clock going! Place…

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, still nourishing their kids and…

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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 the colon. Samana vata is…

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