Cardamom, Queen of Spices

Cardamom, Queen of Spices

In Kerala, South India, cardamom, is called the Queen of Spices. It has numerous benefits including balancing blood sugar, which is why it is added so often to sweets and treats. Well, and because it enhances everything rich, creamy and sweet.  Cardamom is a key...
Moon: Disrupting Food Traditions in Sicily

Moon: Disrupting Food Traditions in Sicily

While I was editing my book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners I lived in Ortigia, a charming gorgeous, elegant little town in southeast Sicily. Once I found Moon, the owners Barbara and Francesco, their inventive genius chef Enza, the helpful staff, and the musicians who...
Finding Ayurveda in Italy

Finding Ayurveda in Italy

I very much hope my next book is something like Finding Ayurveda in Italy! It’s fun to uncover indigenous wisdom while meeting inspiring people and eating well! A big thanks to Capoeira champion Francesco, his father Antonio, and our chef Salvatore! Meanwhile,...
Ayurveda in Italy

Ayurveda in Italy

Being a foodie in Sicily is truly la dolce vita! And being an Ayurvedi there is truly dolcissima. Not only are Italians so naturally attuned to the medicinal value of food and herbs Рthat same nutritional wisdom that is so foundational to Ayurveda Рbut...
Separate or Whole?

Separate or Whole?

Ayurveda is a medicine of wholeness and energies. It does not speak in terms of isolates – so protein, carbs, even calories, is not in the ayurvedic lexicon. I feel committed to empowering people to move away from external determinations of nourishment based on...
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