The kitchen is the heart of our dwelling spaces and our yoga practices can take root in the very preparation of a meal. The following offerings of recipes are from my heart to yours and I hope you enjoy them in the best of health.
It has been my aim to create recipes inspired by seasonal foods with omission of dairy, meat, eggs and refined sweeteners. This is not based on a judgement of those ingredients, but simply a reflection of my personal interests and abilities.
Cooking has always been a part of my life and was my first exposure to the heart of yoga. The kitchen was a gathering place and a space to be nourished. My Italian mother and grandparents extensively gardened and delighted in the process of taking something from it’s purist form and shifting it to bring out it’s best qualities was a daily ritual.
I offer my deepest gratitude to my family for exposing me to the passion and integrity of whole foods cooking in this collection of recipes. As my Mom would say, Mangia!
Adapted from Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking, I take on a recipe with only the ingredients in my pantry and surprise myself with a fantastic new dish. It might not look like much but it's flavorful and satisfying on a 22 degree night. I leave out the eggplant, replace raw tomatoes for roasted, omit the spicy chilies and cayenne of the original to make it more kid friendly.vegan Indian food brown basmati spinach garam masala turmeric