Happy Spring!

Beautifully scented Gardenia, a spring time reminder of what is to unfold in the next coming months!

Here’s a recipe for Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea (CCF):

½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
4–5 cups water
Place the seeds in a stainless steel pot and add water. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes.
Strain out the seeds then place in an insulated thermos and sip throughout the day.



Happy Winter Solstice


photo by Ben Capano

General winter guidelines/routines: 

  • Include warm gentle oil massage in your morning routine.
  • Use humidifiers in your home.
  • Wear bright colors!
  • Involve yourself in activities that bring you joy.
  • Favor warm foods and drinks.
  • Keep your neck & head warm.
  • Exercise more (as always check with your doctor first).  
  • Meditate at least 20 – 30 minutes per day (start with increments & work your way up).  

Want to learn more about which routines/guidelines that would work best for you?  Please call or write for an Initial Consultation!

Springtime Blooms

 

open magnolia

So inspiring to see nature’s springtime growth especially blooms!

Here’s a recipe for a Kapha pacifying salad:

Rainbow Wild Rice Salad (serves 4-6)

2 c. of wild rice, cooked

1/2 c. of each of red & yellow peppers, diced

1/2 c. pecans

2 tbsp. cranberries

1/2 c. water chestnuts

2 tbsp. of green onions, white parts only, chopped

Dressing:

1/4 c. rice vinegar

1/2 c. olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and toss.  In a jar, combine dressing ingredients and shake well.  Pour over the salad, toss again and enjoy!

Adapted from The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook, Amrita Sondhi

 

 

 

 

Kapha Tea

late spring

Spring time is when nature starts to melt, move, and grow.

Here’s a Kapha tea that may help with clearing away congestion and flush out ama (toxins):

1 tsp. of cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. of coriander seeds

1 cinnamon stick

8 fresh basil leaves

Add a splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice & a little raw honey to taste in your cup!

Place the ingredients in a medium saucepan with about 4 c. of filtered water.  Bring the water to boil for 5 -10 minutes, and then steep for 5 minutes.  Strain into a tea pot or thermos.  It is beneficial to sip warm teas throughout the day during this spring transition!

Adapted from Eat,Taste,Heal.

Happy Spring!

 

magnolia blossom

“The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

– Dalai Lama