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Ayurveda Home Kitchen

Create ease in in your kitchen and food preparation spaces by setting up the essentials. Ayurveda is an ancient science of self-healing that includes the use of food as medicine. It is not a diet. It is not a rigorous plan. It is not about perfectionism.

In this handout, I’m sharing with you the equipment and the foundational ingredients that you will want to have on hand as you begin creating meals with an Ayurvedic approach to healing your digestion, improving your lymph system, and regaining your overall vitality and health.

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Ayurveda Tridoshic Food List​

Ayurveda is a powerful healing medicine. It can help us so much! And, it can seem complicated. You might wonder what is your dosha and how are you going to eat according to your dosha? What if you are more than one dosha? What if you have a dosha imbalance?

It can get overwhelming! That’s why I created the Tridoshic Food List for you. This is for all doshas!

In addition to doshas, Ayurveda teaches the 6 tastes that can positively influence our well-being.

This handout will show you the ideal tastes for balancing your dosha and will help you to know which foods to choose.  It will also show you the ideal percentages of the “tastes” for your meal plate.

Spring Cleansing With Food


Eating seasonally is the most intuitive diet you can practice because it puts us into a direct relationship with nature and ourselves. This leads to a more intimate and intuitive relationship with our body and food.

As the tender vegetable sprouts push up from the earth, or when first blossoms appear on fruit trees, it’s like getting a message from nature: This is your seasonal medicine! This is your nourishment.

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Ayurvedic Veggie Soup


Food and spices are medicinal. They have an influence on our digestive and immune systems. For example, asparagus has a diuretic function that helps the cleansing process by activating the functions of the liver and kidneys that eliminate the toxins. It is also a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

That’s good news if you’re watching your blood sugar.  Cabbage can raise levels of beta-carotene, lutein, and other heart-protective antioxidants. Celery has high water content — almost 95 percent — plus generous amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber. All of those support a healthy digestive tract and keep you regular.

April Ayurvedic Recipe: Spicy Okra

In Ayurveda we say that okra is “OJAS” building like most plants in the mallow family. It is considered a tri-doshic food which means it is good for all 3 doshas.

Okra is Sattvic in nature, therefore, light and vitalizing. It is also an alkalizing vegetable. It has multiple nutrients: beta carotene, calcium, insoluble fiber, iron, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Okra energizes, is nutritive, and provides demulcent qualities that can benefit our lungs and sinuses in the Winter to Spring transition. Okra also has a natural laxative quality and helps to soothe the gastro-intestinal track.


Simple Spring Beet Salad

This is a simple and improvisational salad. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed or stressed about eating well. Using simple recipes to get started can yield success as your confidence and consistency grow. You can make this salad with 2 Ingredients! Or with 3. Or more. (Plus the dressing which is drizzled Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Salt and Pepper – speaking of simple!)

Beets are excellent spring cleansing agents as they help to stimulate the Liver’s Spring responsibilities to cleanse the blood. Adding arugula greens and pumpkin seeds is another way to support your liver and your intestinal cleansing.  Learn more on the download!

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

My students frequently experience a battle with sweets. While they’re trying to overcome sugar cravings and habitual comfort foods that bring on their version of a food coma, going cold turkey or 100% abstinence from foods that have a sweet flavor or that bring comfort, is too stringent. And often causes a kickback reaction … AKA needing even more of the same fix. Or Over-Indulgence. 

Check out this recipe for your sweet flavor and let me know what you think!

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Overnight Almond Milk

With so many processed foods available, our bodies are being influenced in ways we may not realize. For example, when these boxed forms of alternative milks include thickening agents (ie. guar gum) or added sugars. Making your own almond milk is not only clean and easy, it’s also more cost effective.

Plus, you can use the almond meal that is leftover from the almond milk! I will share a recipe with your for this in our next newsletter.

Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are high in protein, Omegas, fiber, and help to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, support digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve anxiety and depression.

In Spring season we want to pay special attention to foods that help us to regulate our digestion for the purpose of elimination. If our digestion is not working, we’ll get backed up in other systems too, causing a systemic cascading effect that won’t feel food to our body. Chia seeds can help you with this!

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