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Happy end of August!
Do you have too many summer squash/zucchini on your hands this time of year? Here is a great recipe to make amazing noodles with squash and a cooling mint pesto.
Zucchini Noodles & Mint Pecan Pesto*
2 cloves garlic
1/2 t. lemon zest
1/2 c. fresh mint
1/4 c. basil
1/4 c olive...
Are you feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic?
As we draw toward the end of summer, digestive strength is weaker and you may find that you are experiencing new digestive issues.
We all know what gassy feels like (hard to suppress the upward or downward flow of air in the system. Bloated...
I am sometimes asked about the difference between herbs for cooking and taking herbs for specific health benefits.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, food is medicine, so whether you are cooking with herbs or taking them as a formula, they can be beneficial to your health.
Summer is governed by...
Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
2 red bell peppers
1 c. quinoa
½ c. red onion
¼ c. goat cheese
4 cloves garlic
2 t. tarragon1 t. ghee
1 T. slivered almonds
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium saucepan, add quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil....
Happy Father's Day!
Here is a recent picture of my dad, Rob Levin, and me.
He is a glassblower, sculptor, musician, and an awesome father.
My daddy-o also introduced me to herbal medicine, yoga, and using food for healing.
When I was a kid, my dad would make lots of home remedies to heal me...
Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a powerful time to connect with the sense organ related to pitta dosha (fire/digestive energy): the eyes!
In Ayurveda, sensory organ self-care is one of the best tools we have for aging gracefully and keeping the nervous system in balance. ...
Summer is almost here and travel is becoming more widespread.
Travel can be super fun and inspiring AND it can knock you off kilter with digestion, sleep, and energy because it elevates Vata (the energy comprised of air and space).
There are many simple things we can do to alleviate some of the...
"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine." - Dwight L. Moody
We have explored managing Pitta Imbalance with food. As a review, Pitta Dosha is comprised mainly of...
“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.” —Pablo Neruda
What are you in love with these days? Love brings peace and ease into our lives which can be a great antidote to the intensity of Summertime.
I have been loving sharing so much about Ayurveda and Mindset...
Chilling out to soothe the soul, is highly recommended this time of year.
The fire element is predominant in our environment. Are you feeling the heat?
Have you ever wished you had a way to cool from the inside out?
Yogic wisdom can grant your wish!
Check out this link to learn a yogic...
My father, artist and musician Rob Levin, has been a huge influence in my life. From yoga, natural health explorations, music, and art, he has been one of my greatest teachers.
I was recently interviewed on the amazing podcast Fain House Radio about my life from the perspective of being a...
Are you feeling a shift in your food cravings lately? Perhaps your usual standby foods are feeling too heavy, salty, or spicy.
If you want to feel more excited by your summer plate, may I suggest some alternatives to what you are eating, balancing the heat and allowing your body to cool...
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
For many of us, this weekend marks the beginning of summer, time to relax and celebrate while honoring the ultimate sacrifice others have made in the name of our country. And... Holiday weekends tend to encourage behaviors that we later regret. You know...
Pitta Season is in full swing here in the US. The heat and light of summertime can often lead us to believe we need to push harder and exert more. The qualities of fire may find us hyper-focused on a project, feeling irritable, or having a shorter fuse than usual. When the heat and light are...