Simples Tonics in Santa Monica Offers Herbal Infusions

The Game Changer (Nettle). The Chill Pill (Oatstraw). The Hug (Linden). The Superhero (Schisandra). The Fortifier (Dandelion Root). The Star (Chickweed). The Purifier (Burdock Root). The Elevator (Rose). These are the delicious herbal infusions available at the Simples Tonics shop on Main Street in Santa Monica. Simples Founder Traci Donat says, “These are in the [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

At Home Kitchen Rituals: Ayurvedic Recipes

The cookbook Kitchen Ritual features a selection of Ayurvedic recipes inspired by world cuisine. There are also tips and tricks for maintaining a functional home kitchen, and easy to make dishes to please everyone. The recipes are influenced by Ayurvedic wisdom yet perfect for a modern home. Sweet  Za’atar Carrots Like so many of the best recipes, [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Kitchen Ritual: A Cookbook by Meredith Klein

Roasted Cauliflower from Kitchen Ritual by Meredith Klein Chef Meredith Klein is known throughout the SoCal yoga community and beyond for her mindful and delicious approach to the ritual of creating nourishing recipes and serving celebratory feasts. Her long-awaited cookbook, Kitchen Ritual, shares her culinary secrets with recipes as well as tips and [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Power Breakfasts: High Intensity Smoothies

Fiber and Nutrient-Rich Tips and Recipes for Smoothies When it comes to power breakfasts, smoothies are a great grab-and-go item. They can energize our morning before a day of work or during family and holiday obligations. Smoothies may be part of a New Year’s Resolve to start each day with superfoods and balanced nutrition. Whatever [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Brewing Tea: Health Benefits and Varieties from Green to Black and White

Flavors of tea to steep and savor Tea drinking is my most consistent and comforting ritual to cleanse the palate. My typical routine for brewing tea involves boiling water while I’m cleaning up after a meal. I then allow my choice of tea to steep for a bit. Often, I pair the tea  with a [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Eating for Performance with Gabby Reece

Gabby Reece working out courtesy of FitBit Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece is a powerhouse. The 6’3” former professional volleyball player, athletic shoe designer for Nike, best-selling author, TV and podcast host, and high intensity workout creator (HIGHX and XPT). Gabby Reece lives in Malibu and Hawaii with her husband, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

The Secret (and not-so-secret) Life of Rice

The 411 of Rice Color, texture, flavor, and region are only a few of the distinguishing characteristics of rice - one of the world's most popular grains. Rice is important for human nutrition. It provides one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans and is a staple food in many parts of the world—especially throughout [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|FOOD + HOME|0 Comments

Los Angeles Events: The Best of September 2017

  Join LA Yoga at the best Los Angeles events for September 2017.   Los Angeles Events: Classes and Workshops Accessible Yoga   Learn how to make classes welcoming to everyone and to approach students in a trauma-informed way with Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman. Details 7-10 Sep 9am-5pm $550 Spiral Path Yoga, 3115 Foothill [...]

Heirloom Tomato Soup Savoring End-of-Summer Veggies

  We can encourage physical—and mental—balance by adding lots of fresh produce into your diet. At the end of the summer just before fall, we can enjoy seasonal heirloom tomato, zucchini, and sweet corn.   Heirloom Tomatoes We may have a preconceived notion of the perfect red beefsteak tomato: round, smooth, with consistent coloring. In [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

The Benevolent Consciousness of Reishi Mushroom: Spiritual Perception, Enhanced Immunity and the Energy of the Heart

  Reishi is a tree fungus that is highly revered throughout the history of Asian herbalism. Its Japanese name, reishi, is most commonly used. In China it is called lingzhi, and the Vietnamese name is linh chi; all of which mean “soul/spirit mushroom” or “supernatural mushroom.” Reishi is said to support a long, vibrant and [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|ayurvedic food|0 Comments