Mixed Fruit Rasayana

Yesterday was a wintry wonderland with white frosted trees and brisk air that marked my cheeks a rosy hue. Today, however was filled with slush and intermittent raindrops. A day that left me in a shade of grey. I left work in the rain and came home to a mug of tea, mail and more emails. I discarded my work clothes for some yoga ones and headed out the door in hopes of some restoration!  Great news…yoga was very relevant today taking on the form of back-bending and twisting. These asanas help open the chest and release any negative emotions which perked me up enough to head home to the kitchen!
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A Million Miles…

A Journey…

I think it’s something about a new feeling or an experience that allows me to learn more about who I am that entices me…or as a friend of mine once said “lights a fire inside.”  When I travel I feel a renewed sense of vigor that resonates throughout my body and my eyes are as open as they’ll ever be.  Why is it that sometimes it feels as if you have to be a million miles away to reintroduce yourself to those sensations?

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Semiya Payasam

Semiya-  vermicelli

Payasam- with milk

This is a very old and revered recipe that is an essential part of the South Indian meal.  Payasam is especially prepared during festivals or on auspicious days and is eaten before any of the other foods.  Consisting of minimal ingredients payasam instills a ‘homey’ feeling from the very first bite.
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A Rejuvenating Tonic

It was Monday night and I was beginning to awaken my limbs out of Savasana.  I rolled over to my chosen side and blossomed up into Anjali mudra; opening my heart while offering my thanks and gratitude in the form of Namaste.  On this particular night my yoga instructor parted ways by offering up a recipe.
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