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Posted on December 5th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Kale with Pepitas

Nutrition-wise, kale needs no introduction. The health benefits of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) might be less well known, but they’re also nutrient-dense, most notably in zinc and magnesium. Nutritionist and Kripalu presenter John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, recommends that men eat pumpkin seeds or pumpkin-seed butter regularly to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. This week’s Kripalu […]

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Posted on November 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Apple Walnut Salad with Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and many of us have leftovers to enjoy. Here’s a simple recipe for leftover turkey or your choice of vegan alternative. Eat, drink, and be well! Serves 2 6 ounces of turkey meat, chopped or torn into bite-size pieces, or vegan alternative (tempeh is our favorite!) 1 stalk celery, diced […]

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Posted on November 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

This Kripalu Recipe is not only hearty and warming, it might also help you ward off seasonal colds and viruses. Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, an essential component in boosting the immune system. Serves 4 2 tablespoons Earth Balance […]

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Posted on November 14th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Cranberries are nutrient-dense superstars that deserve more time in the spotlight than their annual holiday appearances. They help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections; inhibit bacteria linked to gum disease and stomach ulcers; and contain vitamin C, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients that help protect your body against heart disease, cancer, and […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Baked Winter Squash with Honey Walnuts

Try experimenting with this Kripalu Recipe—it works wonderfully with a variety of squashes, including butternut, buttercup, kabocha, and delicata. This is a great go-to recipe for holiday dinners. Serves 4 to 6 3/4 cup walnuts 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon rapidura or sucanat 6 cups winter squash, peeled and cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons […]

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Posted on October 31st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Fried Rice

This week’s Kripalu Recipe offers a perfect way to use up leftover rice. Feel free to leave out the eggs for a vegan meal, or substitute another protein of your choice—tofu, organic chicken, or fresh fish. Serves 4 4 cups cooked long-grain brown rice or basmati rice 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, […]

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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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