I truly believe that as shifts occur outside in the natural world, they are also happening in our internal worlds. Spring is such an amazing time to observe these changes as winter slowly releases her frozen grip on the earth and life once again starts to emerge from its slumber. After a long winter of contemplation, the freshness of spring has invited me to take on a new adventure. Continue reading
Every day is a gift and an opportunity to begin anew, a chance to forget about what happened yesterday, stop worrying about tomorrow and simply live in the present moment. I know, I know, it’s so easy to say. But why is it so darn difficult to do? Continue reading
Posted in Readings, Yoga
Tagged Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Botanical Garden Orchid Show, Daily Om, Judith Lasater, letting go, magic and mystery, Once Upon a Time, perfectionism, samskaras, self-study
I am going to make this short and sweet because I am sure you have better things to do than spend more time on the internet on Valentine’s Day.
I had an experience in college that changed the way I look at brownies forever. I had been told about the jalapeno brownies at Gringo’s, the local burrito joint. I finally decided to give them a try. After the first bite, I couldn’t imagine a future brownie without jalapeno. Continue reading
Posted in Food, Recipes, Yoga, Yoga Poses
Tagged camel pose, camel pose with a partner, gluten-free brownies, gluten-free jalapeno brownies, Gringos Bar Harbor, partner yoga, ustrasana, Valentine's Day yoga
It’s fall. There is a dusting of snow on the ground. I like to spend larger portions of my day in the kitchen during the colder months. It’s warm in there. It smells amazing. And I know I can feel good about the food that is coming out of the oven and going into my belly.
Stews and breads are a staple on the dinner table on a pretty regular basis, but over the last couple weeks I have experimented with making my own nut milk. Without a Vitamix. Yes, with just a good old blender. Continue reading
Posted in Ayurveda, Food, Recipes
Tagged almond milk, carageenan, EdenSoy soymilk, homemade almond milk, homemade nut milk, nourishing meals, raw almond milk, soy lecithin, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook
The apples are amazing this year. So amazing that we just can’t keep up with them. I spent some time yesterday raking fallen and rotten apples into piles. I glanced up at their mother trees and noticed how much fruit was still hanging on. I thought about the bags of cored and sliced apples that filled the chest freezer for winter-long baking. Not to mention the number of apples I have simply plucked from the trees and shared with Bodhi.
I have always dreamed of making homemade apple butter. What a great way to use a lot of apples with only a little bit of effort! Really, it’s all about the crockpot and letting it do the work while you sleep. Continue reading
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Tagged apple butter, crockpot apple butter recipe, fermentation, gut bacteria, immune system, preserving apples, preserving cabbage, preserving the harvest, sauerkraut