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Posted on October 24th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: White Bean and Kale Soup

Yes, kale has a good publicist, but it can stand up to its claims. Kale is high in vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. It might even give you rose-colored glasses: A 2013 study by Harvard researchers found a strong association between participants’ levels of optimism and their levels of carotenoid antioxidants (found in green and […]

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Posted on October 17th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Corn Chowder

Kripalu Lead Nutritionist Annie B. Kay has plenty of good things to say about this classic comfort food. Potatoes are high in fiber and rich in nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids, making them excellent protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Onions are one of the richest sources of cancer-fighting polyphenols. Celery is rich […]

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Posted on October 10th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Three Sisters Casserole with Cornbread Topping

Squash, beans, and corn were christened “the three sisters” by Native American farmers who found that the plants supported and benefited each other: the corn provided a structure for the beans to climb; the beans provided nitrogen to the soil; and the squash spread along the ground, preventing weeds. Enjoy this Kripalu Recipe, which honors […]

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Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegetable Biryani

According to Ayurveda, ghee offers a wide range of benefits, including clarity of mind and sound digestion. In more scientific terms, ghee helps sustain healthy microbes in the gastrointestinal tract to maintain good digestion and elimination. Cilantro, which is optional in this Kripalu recipe, has both its superfans and its haters—those who love it will […]

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Posted on September 26th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Roasted Vegetables with Dates

  Dates add a delicious sweetness to these roasted vegetables. Carrots are a source of beta carotene and disease-fighting flavonoids, and the red of beets comes from specific phytochemicals, called anthocyanins, that have potential health benefits such as supporting the cardiovascular system, lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and aiding memory function. Enjoy […]

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Posted on September 19th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]

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Posted on September 12th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Rice and Nut Salad

Pumpkin seeds are one of the best overall nuts/seeds to supplement the diet, according to nutritionist John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, a Kripalu presenter. They’re a great source of magnesium and an excellent source of other minerals, such as zinc. And they add crunch and flavor to this week’s Kripalu Recipe! Serves two. 2 cups cooked […]

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Posted on September 5th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Salad Dressings

It’s the season for salads! Guests at Kripalu love our salad bar and often tell us they wish they had one at home. Here’s how you do it: When you get all that lovely produce home from the store or farmers’ market, take a few minutes to prep it. Grate carrots and beets (daikon is […]

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