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Stoking the Fire: Spice up your Autumn meals

As the summer sun recedes and the autumn winds bring chilly rain, consider your digestive fire. During the warm summer months, our bodies need less fuel to warm us, and our digestive juices can take a bit of a holiday. As the weather cools, our bodies call for more warming foods and we may need […]

Apple Crumble

Although myth has it that Eve tempted Adam with an apple, women’s wisdom shows it was actually a scoop of apple crumble (with vanilla ice cream). With apples now officially in season, there isn’t a better time to make this fall favourite. Ingredients (serves 12) Crumble: 1 1/2 cups butter 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar […]

Zucchini feta

Wondering what to do with all the zucchinis that have begun to spring forth from your summer garden or the local farmers’ market stalls? This is an easy Mediterranean dish that is sure to please, especially over a steaming bowl of rice. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped leeks 4 Tbsp olive oil 7 cups diced zucchini […]

Ann’s jalapeno cornbread

  The addition of jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese means that this cornbread is bursting with flavour. Ingredients 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup polenta (corn grits) 1/2 cup flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup finely minced leeks 1/2 tsp chili flakes 2 chopped fresh jalapenos, or 4-oz tin chopped green chilies […]

Yogurt & fresh herb dressing

Perfect for dressing the salad greens springing forth from your garden or purchased on the weekend from your local farmer’s market, this creamy dressing features fresh herbs like parsley or dill. Ingredients: (Makes 3.5 cups) 2 cups yogurt (use low fat yogurt for a calorie conscious option) 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar […]

Daya’s Summer Salad

Imagine a big bowl of fresh picked salad greens sprinkled with asiago cheese, nuts, and dressing, glistening in the late afternoon sun. Very refreshing on a hot day. Try garnishing with fresh red raspberries or sliced strawberries. SERVES 6 Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar 1/8 – 1/4 cup maple syrup […]

Sweet & Sour Tofu

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Try serving it over a steaming bowl of brown rice with a side of crisp, stir fried bok choi or gai lan. Try it tonight! SERVES 8-10 Ingredients: 2 lb tofu 2 Tbsp olive oli 1/3 cup tamari or Bragg’s Sauce: 1 1/2-2 Tbsp grated ginger 1/2 cup […]

Kitcheree – comfort food, Centre-style

Kitcharee is a favourite dish of guests and Karma Yogis alike. It’s a combination of mung beans, rice and spices that warms and nourishes. It is also easy to prepare and just plain delicious. Ingredients: SERVES 8-10 6 Tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 1 Tbsp turmeric 2 tsp coriander 3 Tbsp cumin 1/2-1 […]

Recipe: Miso ginger dressing

A big bowl of freshly harvested salad greens is a staple on the buffet table at the Centre, sometimes ornately decorated with glorious flower petals, beet and carrot mandalas, other times with a simple side of fresh, homemade sprouts. You can, however, always count on a big jug of delicious salad dressing to drizzle over […]

Silken Chocolate Pudding

Absolutely delicious! You must use the best Belgian chocolate to ensure complete success. INGREDIENTS: Serves 8-10 4 1/2 cups (1.08 L) silken tofu (3 boxes) 2/3 cup (160 mL) Belgian chocolate chunks 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract METHOD: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Blend the melted chocolate, tofu, and vanilla in a […]