Feeding Your Chakras: Part 8, The Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra

Today’s post bring us to our final chakra, the Sahasrara, otherwise known as the Crown Chakra. Though there is no true ‘destination’ in terms of the spiritual journey, if there was a point in which the individual would be considered to have ‘arrived’, the opening of this chakra would be that point. This is our…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 7, The Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra

Well, we’ve finally made it. The chakra that EVERYONE talks about. And, though this is a key chakra to develop if you want to experience a spiritual awakening to the highest level, focusing on opening this chakra before the others are ready, is like trying to build the penthouse suite at the top of a…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 6, The Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra

By far the most magical thing we can ever do as humans, is to speak. When we put words forth into the world, they have an impact over just about every other thing. Our words can heal, hurt, bring together, tear apart, create, or destroy; and we alone hold the power to determine which we…

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Kale and Parsley Pesto

For whatever reason, since my wife and I have gone vegan, we can’t eat enough potatoes. Seriously. We’ve mashed them, and fried them, and baked them, and made soup from them. So, today as I was looking through the pantry trying to decide what to make for lunch, what do you think stood out to…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 5, The Anahata (Heart Center) Chakra

Ah, the fourth stop; our heart center. By far my favorite chakra to work on. Why? Because all you need to open your heart chakra is love. Not the kind of love that you see in Hollywood movies, or on sitcoms, but the kind of love that never tires, never ceases, and never expects anything…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 4, The Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra

Welcome to the third stop on our Feeding Your Chakras journey. We’ve made it up to the Manipura Chakra, which is the base of all of our power. It’s our body’s stronghold, our fortress. The word, Manipura, translates as ‘city of shining jewels’. Just like the castles of myth and legend, this fortress in our…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 3, The Swadhisthana (Sacral) Chakra

In Part 2 of this series (click here), I wrote about the Muladhara, or the Root Chakra, what it is, how to support it, and the foods that create a healthy and productive chakra. In this post, we will allow our Kundalini energy to flow up our spine, just a bit, to the next chakra…

Feeding Your Chakras: Part 2, The Muladhara (Root) Chakra

Up first in this ongoing series on feeding your chakras, is the Muladhara, or Root Chakra. Tracing a down your spine from the base of your skull towards the floor, the Muladhara would be at the furthest point down, right at the very tip of the coccyx bone. This is also the resting place of…

Spicy Vegan Ginger Mayo

Years ago, my wife and I used to go to a local teppanyaki restaurant. My wife would always order an appetizer of this baked sushi dish they made. It was topped with a sauce that she absolutely loved. After we went vegan, and learned how to make our own sushi, she decided to recreate the…

Linguine with Mixed Veggies in a Brown Mushroom Sauce

Pasta comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Add in the various types of sauce, or ‘gravy’ as it is sometimes known, and you have a nearly endless amount of combinations. It’s hard to get creative and come up with something that no one has ever made before, especially since pasta is such a…