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…

Feeding Your Chakras: part 1

By far one of the best things you can do to help ensure your chakra system is balanced and healthy, is to find as many opportunities as you can to meditate. However, we all know that our lives can be challenging, hectic, and fast paced, and there may not always be enough time. Practicing mindfulness…

Himalayan Salt ‘Sole’

Since discovering the pink salt caves in the Himalayan mountains, more and more uses have been discovered for it. Everything from using it like regular salt, to salt lamps for purification, to inhaling air that has passed over the salt, to using it in bath bombs, or for massage. One way that is just starting…

Pineapple Fried Quinoa

There’s one main ingredient that is in just about every bowl of fried rice that you find at just about every Chinese food themed restaurant. Arsenic. No, they don’t have a big jar of it in the kitchen, and they’re not purposefully adding in to your food. But it’s there. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s…

VGF Black Bean Pasta Primavera

Everyone knows there are a ton of different pasta noodles to choose from. Spaghetti, linguine, angel hair, rotini, macaroni, etc. etc. etc. For me, there is only one problem with that. I need gluten-free options, and pasta is traditionally made from wheat. I’m also vegan, so finding a pasta that doesn’t use eggs. When my…

Maca Mocha

Recently I decided to go caffeine-free again. I’ve done it before, back when I cut all sodas out of my diet. This time, all I had left that was caffeinated, was coffee. I thought I would just switch to decaf, but a friend mentioned that even decaf coffee can have a negative health effect. So…

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…