Squash, Carrot, and Ginger Soup (A Fall Flavors Bonanza!)

This beautiful orange soup is incredibly nurturing on a cold day. The squash, carrots, and sweet potatoes get their orange color from carotenoids, plant pigments that are converted to vitamin A in the body. All these veggies provide hearty doses of Vitamin C, folate, and fiber. I often enjoy this soup topped with lightly roasted pumpkin seeds for a crunchy, …

Ojas And Pregnancy

Ojas (pronounced oh-jas), or “primal vigor,” is the pure essence of the Kapha dosha and the water element. Ojas governs immunity and vitality, and helps to maintain natural resistance. The most important of the Ayurvedic vital essences to develop, especially when pregnant, is ojas, because it is the essential vitality that gives endurance and strength, and creates a buffer when …

Cha, Cha Chia Pudding!

Anyone else have childhood memories of chia pets? I remember spreading chia seeds on the back of a little clay animal, watering them daily and placing them in the sun to watch the chia sprout and grow. Little did anyone know back then what a powerhouse of nutrients those little seeds possess! Chia seeds are a fabulous source of Omega …