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Herb-Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

Herb-Roasting is a great way to enjoy vegetables. Chopped, raw veggies don’t often have a lot of flavor and can be difficult to digest. In Ayurveda, well-cooked food - especially vegetables - resonate best with your digestive system. Try applying this recipe to your favorite veggies. I like eggplant and tomatoes, but the herbs and roasting process can be applied to squashes, peppers, cauliflower, onion, carrot, etc.

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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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Acorn Squash + Turmeric Baked Oats

I grew up eating oats. To me, they are comforting, versatile, and satiating. Unfortunately, I don’t eat them much, because they also don’t resonate with my body and dosha. I tend to feel foggy and experience bloat after eating oats. To be clear, I’m by no means advocating that everyone avoid oats. I simply share my experience, because I eat intuitively. Part of this process requires me to be honest about both healthy and unhealthy foods that do not resonate with my body. Like I said, I love the nostalgia and even taste of oats, but I eat them sparingly to honor my body’s cues. Some doshas, however, thrive on oats. If you notice you feel energized by this beautiful grain, this breakfast is for you! This recipe is subtly sweet with maple and potent because of the turmeric. It’s a perfect breakfast to make ahead and have at the ready. 

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