Articles by Amanda

Ayurvedic Cooking: Thai Stir-Fry

 How about a delicious veggie stir-fry for dinner? This Thai version offers an exotic taste which will help make sure you get your daily dose of veggies!   Begin by making a nice pot of … More »

Ayurveda & Hatha Yoga

 “Raja Yoga, having been articulated by Patanjali, was then expanded upon by later teachers. Out of these teachings came the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika.” This is also known as the Yoga of Light or Kundalini Yoga. … More »

Ayurveda, Foods and Spices: Garlic

      Garlic. Such a mixed bag! Many people can’t imagine a meal without it. Others find it overwhelmingly strong and avoid it at all costs. Garlic has huge health benefits, and yet it … More »

Ayurveda and the Vedic Age (Pre-1500 BCE)

  The Vedic Age refers to the time period of the writing of the Vedas and the later related texts that include the Upanishads, Aranyakas and Brahmanas. All of these writings preceded the time of … More »

Ayurveda and the Use of Spices – Parsley

  Digestion, digestion, digestion! According to Ayurveda, good health begins with good digestion. Without it, we set ourselves up for disease.    One of the ways to make sure that we digest our food well … More »

Ayurveda and the Use of Spices

  Spices – do you realize how important they are for your health?  Most of us know that spices make food taste better. Throughout history, spices have been sought after for preserving and flavoring foods … More »

Ayurveda and Tongue Cleaning

  So – how does your tongue look after feasting at Thanksgiving? Have you checked lately?   Go ahead – look in the mirror and stick out your tongue. What do you see? If there … More »

Ayurveda and Spices: The Wonderfully Fragrant Mint

 Ahhhh…the wonderfully fragrant mint! It “wakes up” the senses, clears the head, and soothes digestion.   It might be surprising to learn just how vast the mint family is. Many culinary herbs and spices are … More »