Archive | October, 2011

hungry? try our spiced tomato,chickpeas & couscous soup

ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 1 carrot finely chopped 1 celery finely chopped 2 tomatoes finely chopped 1 green chilli 1 can chickpeas drained 1 cup cous cous coriander easy peasey method heat oil in a large pan  cook the onion, carrot,chilli and celery for a few minutes until softened.  add […]

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yes you can have fun with meditation!

if you think meditation means getting cooped up in a room for hours at end doing nothing but reciting mantras a billion times, you couldn’t be further from the truth. in the past, seekers have retreated into ashrams and solitude for days and months at end to concentrate fully on the inner development and the […]

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hungry?try this delish coconut lentils recipe!

ingredients 1 cup of lentils (we use chana dal or yellow split peas which can be bought at any super market ) if this is unavailable, use any other lentils available. ½ can of coconut milk 1 chopped onion 1 tomato finally chopped 1 green chili pinch of turmeric salt to taste water bunch of […]

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know your “om” from your ahh: the art and science behind mantras

before you start on your meditation practice, it is a good idea to understand what mantras are and how they can provide benefit, to get maximum benefit out of what you are doing. what is a mantra? a mantra is an invocation, containing a sacred syllable or set of syllables. it is a mysterious group […]

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hungry?try this raw sweet potato pasta with pesto!

we tried this awesome and easy to make raw sweet potato pasta on tuesday and it tasted so fresh! sweet potato noodles are nothing more than spiralized raw sweet potato. after being put in hot water for a few minutes, it has a texture of a good al dente “spaghetti.”  ingredients 1 big sweet potato […]

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think cheap sticky yoga mat is good?think again and invest in ur health!

most of us start our yoga practice with a standard discount sticky yoga mat. they are cheap, seemingly ever lasting and are readily available. but are they really that beneficial or cheap when we  evaluate what health hazards to us and to the environment they pose? the majority of discount yoga mats are made with […]

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guilt free vegetable biryani with 1/3rd the calories!enjoy diwali

this low fat vegetable biryani recipe has 1/3rd the calories of normal biryani! have fun without the guilt ingredients 2 tbsp   ghee or olive oil 1 red onion finely chopped 1tbsp cumin seed 1 piece cinnamon stick 5 peppercorns 1 tbsp   garlic and ginger paste 2 tomatoes finely chopped water 1 can unprocessed […]

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perform diwali puja at home with these simple steps

lakshmi and ganesh puja is an important ritual during diwali. following is the simple guideline to do laxmi and ganesh puja at home. important items needed for lakshmi puja kalash (a metal pot with a large base used in hindu rituals) mango leaves idol or picture of goddess lakshmi, lord ganesha milk, curd, honey, ghee […]

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did you know diwali is a 5 day long celebration? confused? read on!

diwali, the hindu  festival of lights, falls on the day of ‘amavasyaa’, when the moon does not rise and there is darkness all around. light, being symbol of hope and positive energy, indicates the victory of good over evil. by spreading light in every corner of our premises, we try to destroy the reign of […]

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deliciously divine gajar halwa (carrot dessert)

this diwali dessert will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but is packed in vitamin A to give you glowing skin!whats more, it has 1/3 rd the calories of a normal gajar halwa ingredients 2 cups grated carrot (use a grater or a food processor) 2 cups low fat milk 6 tbsp skimmed milk powder […]

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