Posts Written OnFebruary 2015

Yoga in Torres del Paine, Chile

“Yoga is a practical method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and noble” – B K S Iyengar I started my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at Studio Breathe in October and I have to say, it’s the nicest thing that I’ve ever done for myself. Not only am I deepening my asana practice, but I’m reading a lot of interesting material that is challenging me to think and behave differently. When I show my friends the amount of books I have to read and homework I have to do each month, I often get the perplexed look of “isn’t yoga just a bunch of…

barley, carrot, cauliflower salad with ghee

I’m currently trying recipes to balance my Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta (more on that here) and cooking with/eating ghee seems to be a staple in the Ayurvedic world. Ghee is clarified butter and does not contain any whey, milk protein or lactose at all, just milk fat. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body. It’s said that ghee cools the digestive fires to restore balance in the stomach and intestines. So I decided to make a warm salad – it’s atrociously cold…

pitta balancing smoothie

Ayurveda, meaning “life-knowledge” in Sanskrit, is a holistic system of traditional medicine that looks at one’s constitution to identify balance and health, or imbalance and disease. I wrote extensively about Ayurveda and my Ayurvedic consultation here, but the gist of it is that every person has a primary dosha (like DNA, a set of elemental forces that make you who you are) and maintaining balance in your dosha is a crucial factor to health and well-being. My dosha is PITTA – VATA and as you can guess from the title of this post, it’s out of balance. WHAT IS PITTA…

Enchilladas

Who the fuck doesn’t like good food?!! If you want a super funny cookbook that uses, err, interesting language to entertain their readers, or if you’re looking to introduce your manly meat-lover to vegetarian cooking, get the Thug Kitchen cookbook. So far I’ve only tried one recipe but it was so good that I’m convinced the entire book is going to be a go-to in my vegan cookbook repertoire. Make these enchiladas then buy the book on Amazon while your desert is in the oven. Enchilada Sauce 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth 1/3 cup tomato paste 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cuin 1…