Rasas are the nine core emotions that govern our life; they are the nectar of artistic expression. The juice. The good stuff.
Rasamaya is about living the creative life. It’s about letting the emotions course through our bodies as they will. Emotions are not negative more nor are they positive. Disgust can be a powerful catalyst for change. Love can be jealous. Read More
The Anger Rasa is a stirring within the ego. It rises when things don’t line up. What is surprising about anger is its power to create or purify. And we can harness it.
The powerful energy of the anger rasa can find an appropriate temporary residence in your core. This Manipura Chakra (or third chakra) is centered directly above your solar plexus and is the physical manifestation of your personal power. Anatomically, the solar plexus wraps around the middle of our being and serves as the epicenter of our physical body. Read More
This colorful supper earns its place at the table. Lightly sweet pumpkin puree and savory dried rosemary compliment each other perfectly, while the roasted Brussels sprouts turn deliciously golden brown when roasted at high heat. The canned cannellini beans pack the soup with protein and give it a creamy texture without the need for cream. Soup's on! Read More
Hiding vegetables in your breakfast has never been so delicious. All of the flavors of carrot cake are on the menu this morning, without the sugar crash! Read More
Ravioli are little pockets of deliciousness, and we love them best when flavorful vegetables are tucked inside! A quick, tasty mushroom marinara sauce - full of Vitamin D - happily smothers these spinach and 'ricotta' raviolis for a delectable and well-balanced meal, in no time! Read More
Nursing in global health is a steep and fast learning curve. The last few weeks in Haiti were tiring but deeply soul-fulfilling. I have shed tears with some of my patients over situations that no person should endure. I have also smiled so hard it hurts from the stories of hope and resilience. Read More
Loaded baked potatoes are often loaded with unhealthy fats and calories, but this soup recipe transforms the classic side dish into a healthy entree. Frozen broccoli and carrots pack this soup with color, along with Vitamins A and C. And red skin potatoes (that melt in your mouth) make this a satisfying and comforting main course. Kick it up a notch with your favorite hot sauce, and make it a little 'cheesy' by stirring in nutritional yeast. Read More
This simple breakfast will get your day started right. Smear some almond butter on toasted whole grain bread, add a side of fruit, and you're all set! Read More
The pairing of sweet and savory never tasted so good! Lightly, naturally sweet butternut squash ravioli gets the royal treatment, topped by crispy, smoky 'bacon,' Vitamin A-loaded arugula and Vitamin C-packed frozen peas. This simple meal is full of a plethora of veggies and feels just a little fancy! Read More