Kripalu Kitchen

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Posted on December 6th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Good Fiber, Good Fats Cauliflower is a sulfur-containing vegetable that boosts detoxification and provides about a third of your daily fiber needs in one 100-calorie serving. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats; in one study, participants who used olive oil exclusively as their fat source cut their risk of coronary heart disease nearly in half. Antioxidants […]

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Posted on November 29th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Arugula Salad with Poached Pears, Walnuts, and Chevre with a Balsamic Fig Reduction

Another Boon for the Cardiovascular System. One of our favorite fall fruits is the pear. If you’re in the Northwest, you have a much better chance of visiting a pear orchard than here in New England. But whether they’re fresh picked or not, nothing beats a poached pear served with soft goat cheese, walnuts, arugula, […]

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Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition

Kripalu Recipe: Pumpkin-Chocolate Pie

A source of essential vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium, pumpkin can spruce up your meals while providing you with health benefits. The beta-carotene in pumpkin is a nutritious antioxidant, and a potent part of a health-conscious immune building diet. For a treat, this week’s Kripalu Recipe is an exotic pumpkin and […]

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Posted on November 15th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Squash Bisque

Today’s Kripalu Recipe for Squash Bisque is warming and tasty. Enjoy this healthy yet decadent version of classic squash soup. Serves six. 1 butternut or buttercup squash 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons Earth Balance or butter 1 cup heavy cream or ¼ cup maple syrup 3 cups water or stock ½ tablespoon salt or to […]

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Posted on November 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Kripalu Kitchen

What to Buy Organic: An Easy Guide

How important is it to buy and eat organic produce? Does it really matter? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, when it comes to certain foods, it’s essential. This is an issue I’ve often hemmed and hawed over—and, to be honest, when faced with the choice of cheap, […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry-Mandarin Muffins

One of three fruits native to North America (the other two are the blueberry and the Concord grape), cranberries are chock-full of health benefits. They contain proanthocyanidins, which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections, and emerging studies show that they also help inhibit bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach […]

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Posted on October 25th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Traditional Hummus

Hummus might just be a perfect food. Plant proteins, like chickpeas and the sesame seeds that make tahini, usually carry a good dose of fiber as well—a magic combo for modulating the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed, thereby modulating blood sugar. This week’s Kripalu Recipe for hummus offers other benefits as well: The fats […]

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Posted on October 18th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie

In addition to the unbeatable taste combination of banana and berries, walnuts offer anti-inflammatory fat, and a bit of plant protein will help keep you sated through the morning. This week, our Kripalu Recipe is a tasty nutrition-packed vegetarian/vegan smoothie to jump-start your day. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 2–3. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or […]

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