Posts tagged Winter
Haus of Ojas Turmeric Latte

Turmeric lattes, also called “golden milk,” are the quintessential Ayurvedic drink. There are many versions of this beverage and I encourage to modify per your tastes. In the Ayuredic tradition, this beverage is best for afternoons and evenings due to its relaxing effect on the body. It’s a great way to unwind after your work day has ended and is particularly supportive in stressful times, or as a gentle sleep aid. For these reasons, vata doshas (or those with a vata imbalance) may find this drink particularly supportive.

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Za’atar Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Lemony Tahini Dressing

Meatballs are such a versatile way to build meals for the week. Alongside roasted potatoes, or veggies, with pasta, salad, or even as a base for wraps and pita sandwiches, meatballs round out simple weekly staples. I make mine with lamb and the lovely blend of spices known as ‘za’atar’ in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

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Masala Chai Smoothie

This smoothie bowl is a cozy blend of aromatic, warming flavors like vanilla, cashew, pear, and of course, chai. This smoothie is as good served cool as it is warmed up. That’s right, you can warm up any smoothie. In fall and winter, I rarely have smoothies, but if I do, I warm them up. It’s a good way to stay aligned with the season and it inspires me to be creative with warmth-evoking smoothie flavors. 

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Beetroot Hummus

Hummus! It’s an appetizer spread staple great with crudité, crackers, breads, roasted veggies, etc. To spice up my typical hummus recipe, I add beets, which provide brilliant color, earthy taste, and additional nutrients. It’s easy to pick up ready-made hummus just about anywhere these days, but try making it at home. You’ll be impressed with the upgrade in taste and it makes an excellent dish to share with friends.

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