Plant-Based Paleo


by Jenna Zoe

Photos by Clare Winfield


What is Plant-Based Paleo?

With so many diets out there, its near impossible for any of us to decide how to eat. When you consider that proponents of every eating style claim their way is the best, the key to vitality and […]

By | October 27th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Chocolate Chia Shake

Good Nutrition is one of the most important steps for recovery after a race or training session. In LA YOGA’s MarchYogi Food feature, we asked some noted athletes and food experts to share their favorite smoothie and shake recipes. Blythe Metz shared her Chocolate […]

By | March 4th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

Raw Chocolate Ice Cream 

(Easiest recipe ever, best chocolate ice cream ever!)

Prep time: 3 min

Yield: 2 servings


4 bananas peeled, broken up, and frozen

¼ cup rice milk or freshly made almond milk

2 Tbsp raw cacao powder


Simply combine frozen bananas with rice milk and raw cacao […]

By | February 13th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Chocolate Honey Salt Scrub ~ Bath Recipe

Chocolate Honey Salt Scrub ~ bath recipe

Raw chocolate is a nourishing ingredient for beauty treatments. Use this Chocolate Honey Salt Scrub once or twice a week for glowing skin. The chocolate scrub allows the powerful Vitamin C and skin-building minerals to be directly […]

By | February 7th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments

Raspberry Ganache Chocolate Fudge Cake

Hello to “home-style” frosting—fresh and not from a plastic tub. Goodness without guilt. I use carob in my cake to cut down on the caffeine, and because I love carob for its malty richflavor. This cake is to live for, it’s one of my […]

By | December 13th, 2011|Recipes|0 Comments

It’s A Sweet Note

Creative Artist Liz Marx Makes Her Mark With Artistic Raw Vegan Chocolate

Love inspires many artistic creations. This is certainly true for glassblower, sculptor and raw chocolate artist Liz Marx. Her own love of chocolate initiated her quest for a chocolate recipe that she could eat […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | December 6th, 2011|Healthy Eating|0 Comments


In the weeks and hours leading up to the romantic benchmark of Valentine’s Day, chocolate buying and consumption skyrockets. Chocolate can be either a form of junk food or an ambrosia worthy of our divine nature, depending on what is combined with the bittersweet base. Not all chocolate is created equally and many of the […]

By | February 22nd, 2011|Recipes|0 Comments

Try Your Lunch In A Thermos On The Go

According to Ayurveda, lunch is the most important meal of the day. The pitta dosha (fire element), which governs the transformation of food into the tissues of the body, is at its highest level in the daytime from 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Twelve noon is thus the best time to enjoy our main meal […]

Dr Mark Vinick is a Holistic Chiropractor and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist in Redondo Beach, specializing in chronic, difficult to treat health conditions. He is board certified in the multi-disciplinary specialties of pain management, anti-aging medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. He is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, a long-time student of Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, and a lifelong practitioner of Yoga and meditation. He can be reached at (310) 375 – 4325, or:
By | February 22nd, 2011|Recipes|0 Comments


Chocolate has become the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift, representing love, sweetness, devotion and sensuality. Its origins as the go-to gift for romantic holidays are fairly recent and involve the magic of marketing and the ‘60s, specifically the 1860s. This was when the heart-shaped candies and […]

By | February 22nd, 2010|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Delight In The Delicious

Sutra 49 From The Radiance Sutras, A New Version Of The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

CHOCOLATE. A PERFECTLY RIPE peach. Wine. A warm cinnamon roll. Cold lemonade on a hot day. Hallelujah, there is a meditation technique for savoring your favorite treat. Wow, that means there’s a […]

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin’s Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training begins in April, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance: Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | June 24th, 2009|Meditation|0 Comments