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…

Cashew Coconut Bites

This is a very simple healthy dessert recipe. It is one of my dried fruit-based desserts, made with all healthy ingredients and no empty calories. People really enjoy this little sweet treat–and moms were happy to give it to their kids! Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates (or other moist date), roughly chopped ½ cup toasted chopped…

Reflections on BEA 2012

These past few weeks have been quite exciting–since our attendance at the BEA (Book Expo America) in early June. We did two LIVE Radio Shows–broadcast from the Jacob Javitz Center (Press Room) in New York City. Normally when I broadcast Living Well with Jahnavi (my blogtalk radio show), I do the show solo. It was…

Ayurveda and You

Lately I’ve been discussing the topic of the “healing the body”. There is so much that we can do to take better care of ourselves—and it may be just gathering some good information–or reminders. And even though we may not have absolute control over what happens to our physical health, we do have some control;…

Healing the Body

One of the most important things that we can do to improve our physical health—to take better care of our bodies is to redefine our relationship with food. So many of the health problems we are facing today are diet related. In our society we are accustomed to eating foods that are highly processed and…

Healing the Mind

To feel our very best, I believe it is essential to care for ourselves in every way: body, mind, and spirit. (In this note) I would like to talk about the mind as this is a part of us that oftentimes holds us back from healing, growing, and being the best that we can be….

Knowing God

Yes! It’s true: we really can know the nature and personality of the Divine. We often shy away from the idea that God is personal and knowable–that God can be known; but it can be done. We are a reflection [a spark] of the Divinity. Our inherent nature reflects the nature of God. As we…

Remembering Jesus

During this Christmas season, I’ve been meditating on the wonderful gift given to us by (our eternal brother) Jesus Christ. Jesus gave us the gift of Truth. He reminded us of who we are and of the power of Spirit. He lived his life with full awareness–knowing of his real spiritual nature. He acted [wisely]…

To Know You Is To Love You

As humanity is reawakening, we are (once again) remembering who we really are. We are recognizing the nature of our true [divine] selves. We are realizing that we are, in actuality, spiritual beings. As spiritual beings, we have an inherent loving nature. The nature of spirit is based on love–and the nature of love is…

Realizing Our Potential

The potential within each and every one of us is extraordinary. We all have inherent gifts, talents, and abilities. By nature we are powerful, creative beings. We have a natural drive to grow, to thrive, and to be the best we can be (though this may get blocked). This inner drive is part of our…

Thanksgiving: A Day For Giving Thanks

“It should be noted that while Thanksgiving has become a holiday deeply associated with America, there have been numerous ‘harvest’, autumn, and ‘thanksgiving’ festivals throughout history including Grecian, Roman and Egyptian celebrations.” A day for giving thanks was celebrated by the early English settlers and the Pilgrims who settled in the “New World”. “The first…