Tag Archives: natural cooking
Posted on March 29th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

The Joy of Cooking: Self-Care in the Kitchen

The truth is, I’ve only recently started to cook. In my twenties and thirties, I wore my lack of domesticity as a badge of pride, a sign that I was a busy, independent woman. During those years, I worked late and often picked up takeout on the way home. That habit stayed with me for […]

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Posted on June 7th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipes: Grilled Summer Vegetables

If you’ve never put asparagus on your grill, don’t wait a moment longer to enjoy this amazing treat. Serves four to six. 1 bunch asparagus (remove hard ends) 1 zucchini, sliced or cut in chunks 1 summer squash, sliced or cut in chunks 1 onion, cut in large wedges 1 red pepper, cut in large […]

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Posted on May 3rd, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipes: Vegan Carrot-Cashew Spread

Most of us have heard that eating carrots will improve our night vision, but what’s the real story on carrots? Besides their sweet taste, carrots contain large amounts of beta-carotene, which provides the distinctive orange color and helps the body create vitamin A. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy vision, especially night vision, and boosts the […]

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Posted on April 12th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipes: Amaranth and Quinoa Salad

This dish comes straight from Kripalu’s natural-foods kitchen, which promotes healthy lifestyles and well-being through delicious nutrition. Whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and the B-vitamin complex, which is good for the nervous system. They are also a grounding food, supporting calm and balance. Both amaranth and quinoa are ancient grains that were […]

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Posted on March 29th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Change of Season

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 […]

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Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Vegan Pecan Bars

Sometimes a dessert calls your name loudly and clearly—maybe it’s about when you eat it (at a celebration or when you’re in an especially good mood) or maybe it’s just that perfect mixture of sweetness and texture. For at least one of our guests, the magic combination of ingredients in our Vegan Pecan Bars elicited […]

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Posted on February 15th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Warming Winter Soups

With real winter weather settling in, I decided that a hearty stew dinner was in order last weekend for a gathering with family and friends.  As I get many requests for our Harvest Stew and Creamy White Bean and Roasted Fennel Soup recipes, I decided to make both! Not only did the soups turn out […]

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Posted on December 7th, 2012 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Healthy Holiday Cookies

My kids grew up in a natural-foodie household—that’s all they ever knew. Brown rice, tofu, stir-fry veggies, and a variety of comfort-foods-gone-natural were their bread and butter, so to speak. Given that I was pretty successful at making it all taste good, everyone was generally eager for dinnertime to roll around.

Until, that is, I’d bring out the desserts. Eschewing white flour, white sugar, butter, and eggs (and lacking any talent in working with their whole-grain vegan counterparts), my desserts in those days left a lot to be desired. I remember the fateful day when I produced yet another dense under-sweetened square I was trying to pass off as a cake, and my daughter looked at me and said, “Mom, just stop trying.”

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