Is it ok to cook Avocados?

“Dear Vaidyaji, Is it OK to cook Avocados or it should be had raw always? Thanks, Pavithra” Vaidya replies: Dear Pavithra: cooking avocados is not a good idea because avocado oil and other nutrients in avocado are very heat sensitive. … [Read more...]

Mucuna Instant coffee

Does your morning cup of coffee act as a tridoshic body and brain tonic? Is it rejuvenating to all your bodily tissues? Nourishing for your nerves? Calming for your mind, and supporting your daily detox through your kidneys and colon? Is it a good … [Read more...]

An e-mail about paneer and raw milk…

"Hi,I made paneer for the first time ever today. It didn't seem to curdle in a large enough clump. Is there a recipe for how much milk to boil and how much lime juice to use? Also, wondering about using organic raw milk, with any of the natural cow … [Read more...]

Japanese Yam Puree

Here's a delicious easy recipe that combines sweet, astringent, sour, spicy, salty, and pungent - if you add the optional ingredients. A great summer treat to keep your senses sharp and your tummy happy! This recipe makes enough for 2 people or can … [Read more...]

Sweet Summer Juice Blend

It's too tempting not to have a drink, or two specially in the hot days of summer! How long can you steer clear of the sweet, juicy, refreshing experience of a smoothy or a juice blend?  But you have to beware. Smoothies and juices can dilute your … [Read more...]

Rose Petal Sesame Bites/ladoos

70% Toasted sesame seeds, first toasted then powdered 30% SVA Rose Petal Preserve Add both to a bowl and mix in together with your fingers until you get a soft dough, then shape them into little bite size balls and enjoy! Optional: can add some … [Read more...]