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As we grow through life, we are often presented with various challenges and obstacles. We may experience grief, loss, or confusion; we may have difficulties in our relationships, or be at a crossroads—deciding which way to proceed forward on our path. If you find yourself in need of support or guidance, if you’re struggling in…

JAHNAVI’S COOKBOOK!

Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is now available! “Going meatless once a week  can help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.” Buy now on Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is the perfect cookbook for anyone seeking new ideas for delicious meat-free dishes. The recipes in my book are not only delicious, but…

Food Is Our Medicine

It is essential for us to have a basic understanding of our physical material make-up. This is relevant knowledge that will help us know how to better take care of ourselves. When I became a licensed massage therapist I had to study anatomy and physiology, myology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and many other medical sciences. I…

Book: Divine Love

Divine Love, an interview with God…the source of attraction is a book by spiritual author, wellness coach, educator, and radio personality, Jahnavi Foster. Divine Love is a book of timeless spiritual wisdom applied to our lives in the world today. Divine Love helps us to more deeply understand our current human condition–and offers practical wisdom…

Thoughts on Ukraine

It is beyond heart wrenching to watch the attacks on a sovereign nation unfold. This affects everyone single of us—all of us who stand for human rights, freedom and civil liberties. We are (collectively) watching the rich and powerful gain traction in their endeavor for world domination. This is undeniably about autocracy vs. democracy. Fascism…

Overcoming: Finding Resilience in the Face of Adversity

In my previous blog I wrote about “overcoming”—and how we, as a nation, still have quite a lot to overcome. I do not want to minimize the progress we’ve made up to this point, for it’s been great in many ways. But there’s still more work to be done. Changing the conditions of a society…

Where do we go from here?

There is an underlying ignorance and ugliness that exists in our country—which is being perpetuated, generation after generation. As we know, not long ago (160 years) we were forced to fight a war with our own countrymen. Different values. Willing to start a war to uphold those values. The South did not want to be…

Timeout for the Human Race

There are times in life when something so big happens, that it’s impossible to ignore. During these times, I look for meaning—if there is a message, something to be learned. In this very moment, something really big is happening to ALL of us (in the world) simultaneously—and I have no doubt that there is something…

Brown Rice Pilaf with Sautéed Veggies & Tahini Sauce

In this recipe I incorporated many of the different whole food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds) into one dish.  It’s hearty, tasty–and satisfying! Ingredients 2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice* 3 tablespoons olive oil or your favorite cooking oil 1–2 tablespoons chopped or minced garlic 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup cooked black…

Creamy Tomato Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup. It’s so warm and comforting. This is a creamy version made without cream. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onions (1 medium onion) 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 3–4 medium potatoes, chopped (you can also use a combination of potatoes and parsnips) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black…

Autumn Slaw (Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins)

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Savory Vegetable Crepes

This is one of my easiest, quickest cooking recipes–and they are so delicious! You can eat them for a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 1 cup water 3–4 tablespoons chopped scallions or grated onion ½ cup finely shredded or minced veggies: cabbage, carrots, kale… (you can use other veggies as well)…

Cauliflower Salad

I first created this recipe for my “Summer Salads” theme at work. In the summer, and during this time in the autumn, we have local, organic cauliflower at Mother Earth’s, which is the inspiration of this dish. I always look for local, seasonal foods during our growing season. I love to cook seasonally and I…

Red Lentil Doshas (Savory Indian Crepes)

Doshas are a popular dish in South India. They are traditionally made with basmati rice and a type of legume called urad dahl. The beans and rice are soaked in water, then ground into a batter and fermented overnight. I have simplified the recipe and used red lentils, a more common legume, which is readily…