Author Archives: Karen Callahan

Taking Stock of Winter Soups

Taking Stock of Winter Soups

Nothing warms the cockles of the heart on a bitterly cold winter day like a hearty bowl of soup. Why Soup? Ayurveda recommends healthy soups year round for the lighter evening meal, as well as for children and convalescents. Fresh seasonal vegetables, grains, pasta, beans and dhals, and herbs and spices can all make flavorful… Continue Reading

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

…that is, if you want to get rid of your cold, flu and/or nausea quick! Long-used in Indian and Asian cooking, the medicinal benefits of ginger far outweigh its delightful flavor. The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions as food… Continue Reading