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I want to go to Spain and walk the Camino de Santiago. I love walking so much. And I love eating. And I love traveling. This sounds like an amazing journey. Do you think I could do a 6-month long retreat? Yoga, journal-writing, walking and eating amazing Spanish food. Every day. Sounds like after that […]

Hibiscus tea recipe

I was out running under a perfect deep blue autumn sky this morning and I thought, “I want to drink this in… The texture of the air is sweet, warming and has a bit of a bite, the colors of the leaves against the sky are perfectly saturated and reflecting light, running feels easy with […]

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chilled avo soup

Mmmm… Those of you that live in Portland might be aware of the gastronomical delight that is Prasad Cafe. If you don’t know, now you know… Make it a must-do on your next trip through the Rose City! Prasad owner Karen Pride shares her recipe for a chilled Jamaican Avocado Soup. Yum! Avocados are a […]

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Dear Readers, I’m so pleased to introduce Kathryn Bruni- Young, Toronto yoga teacher, nutritionist and new columnist for Feed The Yogi. Kathryn has a lovely understanding of yoga (she’s been practicing since age 16!), as well as nutrition. I hope you enjoy her column as much as I have, and Kathryn I hope you keep […]

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Free Rice is an online game that helps you brush up on your vocabulary. For every word you guess correctly the World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. It might not sound like a lot, but the game is quite addictive. An hour spent here instead of facebook and […]

coffee beans

I love coffee so much. I love how it smells and how it tastes and all the different ways to prepare it… Sad for me that drinking it gives me horrible stomach aches, so I avoid it (mostly), while enjoying the smell wherever and whenever I can. At the end of this post you’ll find […]

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This article is a must read please. For people who eat food. Whether you eat animal proteins or not, this article has some essential information on preparing vegetable foods and how to get the most out of what you’re eating.

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In traditional Chinese medicine springtime is the season of the Liver. Dark and bitter leafy greens aid in detoxifying and toning the liver. This pressed salad is a deeply satisfying bowl of goodness. Make it with whatever dark leafy greens are abundant in your area. Dandelions are commonly considered a weed, but in fact they […]


My godmother Clarissa is a fantastic chef. She is also one my best friends and mentors. Clarissa is an acupuncturist and herbalist (Chinese herbs) here in Portland and the owner of Jade Acupuncture in NW Portland (the best place in PDX for acupuncture and massage… Not that I’m biased). It’s Clarissa that I double-check all […]

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Ever wonder why sprouts are so expensive at the health food store? Me too. They’re so easy to “make”. All you need are some organic raw seeds, water, cheesecloth, a jar, sunlight, and you are good to go! Sprouts are a perfect addition to your springtime menu. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, protein-rich […]

cocoa yogi

Thanks to my friend Robert for bringing this recent New York Times article to my attention, it was sincerely one of the most entertaining 15-minute reads I’ve had in a while. It seems to me that the point of both yoga and food get lost a lot. The practice of yoga is one that has […]


Pangea Organics founder Joshua Onysko is not only a groundbreaking entrepreneur who’s organic, sustainable body products line is changing the way many companies are thinking about the future of business, he’s also a chef who knows how to cook on a budget. After starting a Facebook challenge to cook meals for one week that were […]

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I have a not-so-secret shortbread obsession. While I don’t see anything particularly wrong with occasional binges on organic, humane, free-range butter… It’s also nice to know that there are alternatives. This month’s ingredient is Butternut Squash and due to my penchant for purees I’ve also been experimenting with squash-based baked goods.

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butternut soup

Making a squash puree or a creamy squash soup is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare (after roasting the squash). It’s a very satisfying and comforting dish that can be remade with different spices and complimenting ingredients for lots of variations. This variation is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and is excellent […]

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squash seeds

Simply oven-roasting squash is a delicious way to prepare a simple and satisfying dish. Following are directions to oven roast a butternut squash, make squash purée and to how make the butternut seeds into a tasty little snack. (These directions will work with other varieties of squash though cooking times may vary.)

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sickfighting ingerdients

If, by chance, you don’t take me up on my bet to ward off cold and flu season by regular administrations of Superhero Miso Soup, and you do fall prey to a wintertime bug. Never fear. The ultimate sick-fighting tonic is here. Ultimate Sick Fighting Tonic To make one cup: 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger […]

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Miso Soup

I’m rarely the gambling type, but I’d be willing to bet that if you ate a bowl of this soup once a day all winter you wouldn’t get sick with a cold or flu once. The soup is full of superfoods brimming with vitamins, minerals and nutrition dense goodness.


Today is the first day of the eight days of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday From the Hebrew word for “dedication” or “consecration”. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of the King of Syria Antiochus IV Epiphanes […]

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“locavore the oxford american dictionary’s word of the year for 2007:from the latin “locus” meaning place and “vorare” meaning swallow or devour
sustain to maintain, keep in existence, keep going, prolong, confirm


This coming Thursday, December 10th is Terra Madre Day (Mother Earth Day). Mark it on your calenders and find out what’s going on near you OR what you might do to celebrate this beautiful day!