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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

Soups and Salads for Spring

Soups and Salads are more than side dishes. Combined—or even alone—they can make a satisfying and savory meal. They also allow us to include antioxidant and nutrient-rich vegetables to our daily menu. Try a few of these recipes for spring. We get rave reviews on our soups at the Wellness Kitchen, and guests are always [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Enlightened Guide to Wine

“For winemakers and consumers alike, wine is a story waiting to be unraveled that you hope on some level creates a minor shift within you.” Neeta Mittal, Founder LXV Wine. With Joe Kara and Tiffany Caronia. Sustainability applies to many areas of our lives, including our wine selections. When we want to choose a wine [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|FOOD + HOME|0 Comments

Entertaining for the Holidays

The holidays are the season for comfort foods, yet many of the standard comfort foods are heavy on calories and have lost most of their nutritional value. If you’re hosting a party or mixing drinks, serve versions of holiday-themed comfort foods that are rich in flavor and nutrition. Try these tips to keep it fresh throughout [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Plant-Based Paleo

        What is Plant-Based Paleo? With so many diets out there, it’s 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 a lean physique, it’s easy for us to try [...]

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

5 Potent Superfoods to Power up your Kitchen

by Julie Morris Superfoods are simply the most nutrient-dense, benefit-rich foods found in nature. Per calorie, these foods offer exceptionally high quantities of healthy goodness; and when you incorporate these special ingredients into recipes, they help you get the most goodness out of each and every bite you take. Superfoods are the perfect example of [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

How to Snack to Strengthen Brain Power

Many plant-based foods provide the essential high-quality fats, proteins/amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that your brain, like any organ, needs to function optimally. But which living-cuisine selections offer brain-boosting nutrients? Blueberries, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and avocados are dense in essential phytonutrients that feed your brain in small caloric packages. They also provide the enzymes [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Yogi Food: Vegan Green Recipes

It’s Easy Being Green - try Vegan Green Recipes by Aaron Ash I’ve heard it said that every plant is a medicine for something, whether the healing quality comes from its beauty, flower, smell, root, bark, leaf, or seed. Plants, in their many varieties, forms, and preparations, assist with the holistic well-being of our physical, [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments