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Posted on March 6th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust

We love this simple and gluten-free version of quiche. The quinoa magically sinks to the bottom of the dish to create a delicious, thin crust. Makes one 9×13-inch quiche; serves 6–9 1 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Spanish onion, diced 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 4 cups medium-sized broccoli florets 12 eggs 2 […]

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Posted on March 4th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Pros and Cons of Fats

by Tiffany Cruikshank Fats and cholesterol are important components of life. Fats are responsible for many vital functions in the body. They are especially important for creating hormones, such as: sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone); adrenal hormones (cortisol that regulates metabolism); and steroid hormones and prostaglandins. Fats also create energy stores. They insulate and protect […]

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Posted on March 1st, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of wisdom

Close your eyes and tune into your breath. Allow the intuitive wisdom of your deeper self to emerge; what is it telling you?

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Posted on February 27th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Split Pea and Herb Soup

Besides being the perfect comfort food, this hearty soup boasts an unexpected nutritional powerhouse: thyme. Both thyme and thyme oil have demonstrated antioxidant protection in controlled studies. Enjoy, and be well! Serves 4 1 cup split green peas, rinsed and checked for stones 6 cups water or vegetable stock 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 […]

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Posted on February 25th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

Four Keys to Influencing Your Genes

In the conventional model of medicine, health is defined as the absence of disease. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but most of us want more. “There’s a huge distance between that definition and a state of well-being, resilience, and vibrancy,” says Lisa B. Nelson, Medical Director for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. The more we […]

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Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Art and Science of Yoga Nidra: A Q&A with Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member and the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Five Element Yoga. Her CD, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, has been the best-selling CD in the Kripalu Shop for years. We asked her to tell us about the benefits of yoga nidra, and why […]

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Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Focus

Bring your gaze to a still spot about six feet in front of you. Breathe. Invite spaciousness as you keep your gaze steady yet soft.

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Posted on February 20th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chicken or Tofu Curry Stew

This is one of those meals that can be pulled together from leftovers, and will always taste new and different. Try our vegetarian version with tofu, or start with fresh cooked chicken, which naturally lends itself to this succulent stew. Serves 4 or more 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons butter or safflower oil […]

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