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Sweets without Sugar

  Yum, cookies. Yum, ice cream. Yum, chocolate mousse. Yum, yum . . . sugar! How many times a day do you reach for some sugar? With your coffee or tea first thing in the morning? With your breakfast, as jam on your toast? For a mid-morning snack, as a sweet roll or donut? And […]


Soup, Beautiful Soup – Recipes for Fall

Ayurveda has always stressed the importance of serving freshly cooked meals, using fresh ingredients, and cooking with a sense that we are feeding the divine within ourselves. To have the means and the skills to feed ourselves is such a blessing! And to be blessed with the abundance of a home garden from which to […]


Keeping your cool in the summer heat

Summer is the time of year when pitta dosha predominates both in the body and in the outer world. For vata and kapha predominant folks, this is a great blessing; they’re going to feel warm and cozy at last! But if we have pitta predominant in our nature, any excess of inner heat can become […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sid’s Tofu Scramble

A spicy alternative to eggs, great with buttered rye or sourdough rye toast or rolled in a tortilla. Sid, our local jalapeno aficionado, swears this recipe came down from the ancient Aztecs, revealed to him in a vision. INGREDIENTS: SERVES 6-8 2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 cup (240 mL) chopped leeks or onions […]