Category Archives: Focus on Food

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Meal

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Meal

Tasty and filling, this traditional Ayurvedic go-to dish is a mainstay in Ayurvedic cooking for so many reasons. First, its two main ingredients are basmati rice and mung dal. Together they create a complete protein that is completely balanced for all of the doshas (tridoshic). Mung is the one legume that all three doshas can… Continue Reading

Food Cravings?  Ayurvedic Ways to Satisfy Them

Food Cravings? Ayurvedic Ways to Satisfy Them

Daydreaming of mounds of chocolate chip cookies or Reese’s Pieces? Can’t wait for the meeting to end so you can dash to Starbucks during the break? Whatever the craving, it’s important to understand the underlying need if you want to alleviate it…AND protect your long-term health. Ayurveda understands the connection between food cravings, emotions and… Continue Reading

Is Tea for Me?

Is Tea for Me?

Coffee is still the number one beverage after water, but tea drinkers are uniting as tea consumption grows in popularity, particularly among the young. The growing tea trend brings with it a world of new flavors to explore, as well as medicinal benefits. Yet, like everything in Ayurveda, not every new trend is good for… Continue Reading

When Bitter is Better

When Bitter is Better

We have six basic tastes in Ayurveda. They are sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent. As a general rule, it is good to have a little of each taste in your diet to help ensure a variety of enzymes and balanced energies. However, each dosha and therefore each individual, benefits from different proportions of… Continue Reading