Tag Archives: spices
Posted on December 19th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Guest Recipe: Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk from Leslie Cerier

This week, we offer a warming winter recipe from chef Leslie Cerier. Known as “the organic gourmet,” Leslie is an internationally recognized farm-to-table chef, recipe developer, educator, and author of six cookbooks. She specializes in local, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cooking for health, vitality, and pleasure. Leslie writes: For centuries, spices have been […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Health, Balance, and Digestion

By Erin Casperson Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with roots in ancient India and rich applications in modern life. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” emphasizes diet and lifestyle choices to maintain health and bring balance to the body and mind, while living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Optimize your digestion with these […]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raisin Date Chutney

Packed with flavor and healthy spices, this week’s Kripalu Recipe is a Raisin Date Chutney that serves as a great accompaniment to exotic main dishes—or just about anything! Makes two cups. 1 cup dates 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ teaspoon coriander seed 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon […]

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Posted on August 30th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Coconut Yam Soup

The Healing Powers of Garlic and Ginger, Cinnamon and Cilantro Our Kripalu recipe for Coconut Yam Soup is packed with satisfying and health-enhancing ingredients. Many herbs and spices, and certainly the ones offered here, are powerful healers. This is how feeling great tastes—flavorful! Garlic contains a sulfur-based compound called alliin. Alliin and the enzyme alliinase […]

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Posted on August 16th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Upma

Here at Kripalu, we serve Upma for breakfast. Upma is a traditional South Indian dish that provides a nourishing way to start your day. Comprised of vegetables, legumes, nuts, fruits, and fresh herbs and spices, this dish is a delectable breakfast option. Upma can be made with various spices. One of our favorites is turmeric. […]

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Posted on July 26th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Kitchen-Sink Curry

A Bowlful of Digestive Health The flavor profile of our Kitchen-Sink Curry is the taste of digestive health. Let’s begin with cumin, a spice traditionally associated with healthy digestion: Research now suggests that cumin stimulates the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes. A teaspoon of cumin has 15 percent of your daily iron needs, along with […]

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Posted on March 29th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Saag

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 March 12th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda for Anytime: Get More Ojas in Your Life!

Erin Casperson, guest blogger and Kripalu School of Ayurveda Intern According to Ayurvedic philosophy, ojas is the life-sustaining vitality that promotes immunity in the body. Ojas can keep you healthy during flu season and prevent depletion during a stretch of overtime at work. It takes a long time to build this nourishing substance, but, in […]

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