Savory and sweet beet pancakes

Who says pancakes have to be sweet? I made these savory beet pancakes for the Yoga teacher training here a few weeks ago and they turned out great! They’re light, and both sweet from the cardamom and fantastic beets we’ve been getting this winter, and savory with a note of salt, coriander and cumin.

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Three reasons to retreat with me in Sri Lanka

When I vacation or retreat, I want to learn, grow and be challenged. I want to feel all the feels and cry with both joy and sadness as I make space to let go of the past. I want to go deep, unveil and have bottomless real conversations with like minded brothers and sisters. I want to progress in my asana practice and continue on the path to my full expression. I feel ready to tackle the biggest questions there is and nothing can stop me.
But sometimes, I want none of that.

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Birthday (or christmas) cookies

I realized I haven’t shared my wintery version of these that I created last year for christmas. By using different spices, herbs, nuts and a variation of flower, you can make them taste different every time.

If cooking is approached with a fresh open mind, it can be an expanding experience.
Do your best to not recreate, but to create something new in the moment.

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The impermanent nature of life

Two months ago today, death came closer than as a quote on my phone screen. My dear Farfar (fathers father) passed away in a peaceful sleep while I was in New York. It was his time to go and he did so with family by his side so very loved. I feel so strongly that by reading and reflecting on death and thereby accepting it as part of life and being alive, it was a lighter process for me than it would have been otherwise.

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Ayurvedic and vegan meal with chapati

I often get the question if Ayurvedic food is vegan. I understand the concern, and it's great that so many people are becoming more conscious about where and how we source our food. 
The only animal product that I have regularly in my diet is ghee. It's also called clarified butter, and it just that, butter that has been cooked and purified to reduce the clogging effect it has on our bodies.

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Kitchadi

Are you feeling sluggish and low in energy? 
A kitchadi cleanse is an excellent way to clear out ama (toxins) from your system and strengthen your Agni (digestive fire). When or digestion is strong and functioning well, we can digest what we consume, both food, emotions, impressions and general stressors in life.

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How I am healing my relationship with sugar

It hasn't been a simple or straightforward journey this no-sugar-experiment. 
After making a few exceptions, I realized quickly that I would like to go back to only having natural sugars found in fruits, honey, jaggery and maple syrup. I feel great, my skin is clear and I rarely crave sugar anymore.

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Vegetarian feast recipe

Many of you wanted to have the recipe for this glorious meal I shared on Instagram last night.
​​​​​​​Let me know if you make it yourselves, I would love to hear how you like it. It's one of my favorite combinations and so easy to make!

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Autumn Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe

Ayurveda recommend to have fruits on their own away from other foods. Therefore it's best to bake fruit cakes with ghee as the only animalistic ingedient, or keep them vegan. Have the cake when your digestion feels strong, ideally in the mid afternoon or morning as a snack.

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