Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Seven-Grain Pancakes

Yes, you can have your pancakes and reap nutritional benefits, too! This Kripalu Recipe uses whole grains, which provide healthy fiber, plant proteins, phytonutrients, and B vitamins. Makes about six pancakes. ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tablespoon whole dark rye flour 1 tablespoon whole spelt flour 1 tablespoon corn flour 1 tablespoon oat flour […]

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Posted on January 21st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Fresh Living in the Kitchen

by Sara Snow In this excerpt adapted from her book, Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, Sara offers her top three tips for an efficient kitchen, plus her recipe for Hearty Tofu Spaghetti Sauce. The best diet in the kitchen certainly starts with the foods you […]

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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Reading, Writing, and Yoga: Tips for Yoga Teachers Working with Children

by Jane Rosen When people learn that I teach yoga to children, they react in one of two ways. Some think it’s cute—children are so adorable, and how precious it is to teach them yoga. Others shrink back in horror, certain that my young students are hyperactive and unmanageable, grateful that they don’t have to […]

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Posted on January 18th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Yoga

Bring your arms overhead. Lengthen through the fingertips and relax the shoulders. Breathe. Open yourself to the energy within and around you. Lower your arms when you feel complete.

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Posted on January 16th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Wild Rice and Hazelnut Pilaf

One-pot meals rock! Today’s Kripalu Recipe is perfect for a potluck—or make it for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day. This vegan, gluten-free recipe contains an unusual ingredient: fresh fennel, which offers anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting benefits.  Serves four. 1/2 cup wild rice 1 cup long-grain brown rice 2 1/2 cups […]

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Posted on January 14th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

The ABC of Tea

Many people are surprised to learn that all tea is derived from the same plant species, and that what are often called “herbal teas,” if they do not include that plant, are in fact not teas at all. Tea is the infusion of water and the dried leaves of the evergreen plant Camellia sinensis. How […]

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Posted on January 11th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Mantra Moment

What words or phrases resonate with you at the moment? Close your eyes and repeat them silently to yourself. Allow these words to gently wash over you.

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Posted on January 9th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Coconut milk is not only a tasty, creamy substitute for cow’s milk, it’s also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and contains healthy saturated fat. Enjoy this vegan Kripalu Recipe with a Thai twist. Serves four. 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock 1 3/4 cups organic coconut milk 2 slices ginger root 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes […]

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