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Prepare your own Pumpkin Seeds

  Jack-o’-lanterns are lovely. Cleaning out the pumpkin guts, though, can put you off your gourd. The reward for this not-so-super task, however, is the plump, delicious pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, which can be eaten straight up as a snack or included with great success in a variety of recipes. Shopping: There are two [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Supercharged Mocktails

Into the Blue Superfood Smoothie. Photo by Joy Coelho Into the Blue Drink the Love Molecule in your Superfoods for Enhanced Performance The magnificent performances at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remind us of the amazing capabilities of the human body. Optimum performance, however, is not possible only for [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Electrolytes for Healthy Hydration

Try freezing fruit to add flavorful electrolytes to cool your water. Photo by David Young-Wolff. If you are feeling thirsty no matter how much water you drink then it is likely you are low in the minerals that affect hydration—electrolytes. Common electrolytes include: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Electrolytes play a number [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce Sometimes, it can be a daunting proposition to make healthier versions of traditional American bar food. This Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce recipe nails the same flavor and crazy crunch appeal of the old-school meat-based version—with a lot fewer calories and way less fat. Cauliflower is full of Vitamin K, [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel Sauce This salted caramel sauce is so good that you can put it on anything. But we are talking grill school, so let’s give the peaches their due. Peaches love to be grilled. The loss of moisture makes grilled peaches meaty, the slight char gives their natural oral scent gravitas, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

DIY Electrolyte Drinks

You can easily throw together a homemade version of an electrolyte drink in no time. Not only will you leave out the unhealthy and unwanted ingredients, but you’ll save some money, too, with these DIY electrolyte drinks. DIY Lemon-Aid When water just won’t hit the spot, mix up a batch of this tangy DIY electrolyte [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Spa Water for Hydration

Making spa water is fun and easy. Infusions add fresh flavor to water so you can enjoy sipping it all day. Infusing also adds many water-soluble vitamins and minerals. Lemon boosts the alkalinity of the water and helps you stay hydrated without retaining excess water. Create great combinations to use your leftover fruits and herbs from [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Watermelon as an Ayurvedic Cooler

Watermelon photographed by David Young-Wolff Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors, but with the hot temperatures it’s also important to stay healthy and hydrated. In Ayurveda, the summer season is considered to be the pitta season. The pitta dosha is associated with heat, which can exacerbate imbalances related to excess heat [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|ayurvedic food|0 Comments

Party in Your Mouth

Bringing together health, food, and fun with Charles Chen LA YOGA: You describe your events as being a "Party in Your Mouth." Where did this idea come from? Charles Chen: An audience member once described my food as being a “Party in Your Mouth” because she was blown away by the flavors; she couldn’t believe [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Eating for Happiness

Looking for a natural mood enhancer? A shift in diet may influence your brain's feel good chemicals. The pursuit of happiness will take you down many roads, through many relationships, jobs, and life situations. However, we all know the feeling of being surrounded by material objects, people, and experiences that we at one time desired—only [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments