This Indian-Thai fusion dish uses coconut oil, one of the most beneficial overall fats, according to Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo. Coconut oil is known for improving heart health, boosting metabolism, promoting weight loss, and supporting the immune system. Chickpeas offer a combination of protein and fiber that seems to be a natural […]
The fabulous flavor combo of cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and squash adds bounce to shrimp or tofu. Cilantro is rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and has shown anti-diabetic, cholesterol-lowering, and anti-inflammatory effects in early studies. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of minerals and trace minerals, most notably zinc and magnesium. Enjoy today’s Kripalu recipe! […]
Love it or hate it? Cilantro is a controversial herb that always draws a spirited response from foodies. Here at Kripalu, one of the mainstays of the Buddha Bar is Cilantro Mint Chutney. This versatile condiment can dress up all kinds of dishes—and it provides a potent dose of antioxidants. Cilantro has been shown to […]
Spring has arrived, and although the weather might not currently reflect it, change is in the air. Just as the winter must eventually surrender to the spring that will birth the summer sun, so too must we lighten our bodies and spirits in order to prepare for the emergence of new growth. When it comes […]
I’m sure it goes without saying, but I love having dinner with friends. One of my favorite parts of going to a friend’s home to share a meal is that I get to experience flavors and flavor combinations that I may not include in my own cooking. I also get infusedwith a new energy that serves to wake me up in a way. I love experiencing how each person’s own energy becomes steepedin the food, from what they choose to make to how they make it and how they serve it. Each element becomes part of the meal’s flavor profile, creating an energythat I get to incorporateinto my own being.
I’ve always said that you can’t be truly healthy unless you cook for yourself. Cooking for ourselves is akin to all the other self-care practices we do, from brushing our teeth to getting a good night’s sleep. When we cook for ourselves, we are saying at the deepest levels, “I want to be alive.” When we cook and serve ourselves food filled with prana (life energy) we are declaring, “I really want to be alive and vital!”