Spring Recipes

Ayurvedic Dandelion Greens for Spring

Ayurvedic Dandelion Greens for Spring are a great cleansing vegetable, excellent year round, but especially good in Spring. They are a wonderful Sattvic food that helps to cleanse the body of the ama dosha that accumulates naturally over the winter months. Green...

Kapha in Spring

Kapha in Spring

Dealing With the Kapha in Spring "Spring becomes what Winter was..."  This line from an ancient poet is a perfect expression of the philosophy of preventive medicine that is at the heart of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. It explains why we have to deal with the...

Spring in Chinese Medicine

Spring in Chinese Medicine

Movement, Wind, Moisture, Cold Spring is here, a time of transition and change, when the contractive cold moist Yin energies of Winter gradually give way to the expansive hot Yang energies of Summer. Spring in Chinese Medicine is a process that involves movement and...

Vegan Sea and Land Vegetable Soup for Spring

Vegan Sea and Land Vegetable Soup for Spring

Vegan Sea and Land Vegetable Soup for Spring is a gentle way to cleanse and renew the body in Spring, or whenever you feel weak or are recovering from illness. It relies on the deep flavors of root vegetables, sea vegetables, and shitake mushroom. It is a simple soup...

Pacify Kapha with Curried Baked Cauliflower and Kabocha Squash

In Ayurveda, Kapha Dosha accumulates or increases in everyone in Late Winter and Early Spring. This can be a problem in particular for Kapha dominant types with their moist, unctuous, slow moving, cool bodies. But everyone, regardless of dosha, will want to pacify...

Springtime Tea from Somalia with Cardamom and Mint

Food and drink like language and music spreads between cultures without rules. But within any given tradition, within any given culture, its as if there are unspoken rules that govern change; creativity is allowed, but to a point. In the world of food or music, for...

Ten Day Ayurvedic Detox Cleanse

Here is a Ten Day Ayurvedic Detox Elimination Diet I first described for use in Spring, when it is desirable to melt some of the Ama (Toxins) and Kapha dosha that build up naturally in winter. But, this is safe enough to also use in Winter, especially after the...

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