Category Archive: Recipes

Mung Dal Kitchari Recipe

Enjoy this cleansing and nourishing Ayurvedic recipe from Lalita Devi, Director of the ashram’s Well Being Center. Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 cup mung dhal ¾ cup white basmati rice 4 tablespoon ghee 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (peeled and grated) 1 tablespoon each of fennel, cumin and coriander 1 small sweet potato (1/4 inch cubes) …

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Picnic in the Sun Summer Recipes


These three recipes (Fruit Brochettes, Cold Sesame Noodles, Papaya Zing) from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers’ The Yoga Cookbook offer creative and nutritious additions to your summer gatherings. Fruit Brochettes 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 teaspoons lemon juice Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/4 to 1 …

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Chick Peas with Tomato Sauce and Coconut Milk


recipe from Etay Efrat (Iswara) The owner of a vegetarian food-delivery business in Shoham Israel, Iswara regularly includes this surprisingly easy — and delicious — dish in his menus. The recipe combines Mediterranean and asian ingredients with a vegan Italian rose sauce. Iswara recommends serving it over rice with a green salad on the side. …

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Pomegranate Power Smoothie — with bok choy!

Grace Van Berkum's Pomegranate Power Smoothie

Thanks to the always inspiring Grace Van Berkum for this super delicious, health-promoting recipe. Enjoy this powerful, delicious smoothie that boasts substantial health promoting benefits and is great for digestion. Strawberry and pomegranate phytochemicals have blood pressure-reducing properties, and both have anti-inflammatory effects that may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. Bok choy is …

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Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing


Oddly delicious and always nutritious! Arugula spinach salad with walnuts & hemp seeds, topped with Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing.

Gracious Living Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Recipe contributed by Grace Van Berkum & Gracious Living   * handful of raw cacao beans * Sunwarrior plant-based chocolate protein powder * 3 tbsp dandelion root powder * 3-4 cups of unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk) * 1 frozen banana * 1 cup frozen papaya * 1 tbsp maca powder * 1 tsp …

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Gracious Living Creamy Tomato Miso Dressing

1 tomato handful of walnuts handful parsley 1 tbsp miso juice of 1 fresh lemon 1/4 cup 100% extra virgin cold pressed olive oil 1 cup water 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp turmeric Blend till smooth & creamy. For more amazing recipes, visit Grace’s blog at or take one of her upcoming Gracious Living …

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Creamy Papaya Pudding


(raw, vegan, nutritious, easy, delicious) Gracious Living Creamy Papaya Pudding is an easy to digest, anti-inflammatory pudding that is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert. It offers protein, calcium, enzymes, essential fatty acids and fiber. More importantly, it is simple to make and delicious!

Cashew Goji Superfood Cookies

The following recipe can be a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast, snack, or dessert that will provide you with sustainable energy. It’s an excellent source of protein and essential fatty acids too. 1.5 cups cashews 2/3 cups medjool (pitted) dates 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tbsp hemp seeds 1/2 cup goji berries 1 tsp maca powder pinch of …

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Gracious Living Raw, Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds, nature’s little powerhouse, are an amazing superfood providing calcium, alkalinizing, absorbable protein, and anti-aging antioxidants. (Yes, this is where the famous chia pet came from!) They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids much needed for optimal energy levels, heart health, brain health, and burning fat. Their high fibre content helps to stabilize …

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