Watermelon Way 

Watermelon is known as a body-healing fruit, it is full of amazing health benefits, especially during the summer season. 

The fruit is incredibly hydrating, it is the best time to indulge in this fresh, melon, as it has to offer an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. 

It makes a great gift on a hot day. If you eat watermelon on a daily basis, it can improve your cardiovascular health and protect your eyes and immune system.

Thankfully, watermelon is one of those fruits we can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s the perfect addition to backyard barbeques, pool parties and 4th of July celebrations. 

 

Watermelon can also boost your mood and improve your focus because of the presence of vitamin B6–which is a crucial nutrient that is responsible for calming the nerves. 

love #krishna 

Ayurveda for Kids: Bala Tantra

Ayurveda has a specialized branch of Pediatric medicine known as BalaTantra or Kaumarabhritya. This ancient science offers some simple, natural, wisdom to keep kids healthy and happy in today’s fast paced world. Childhood is a tender but wonderful stage of human life. Because the dhatus are still immature, special care during childhood is essential.  The physical development and the mental state during this cycle play a major role in the foundation of the rest of a person’s life.

 

Ayurveda recommends that both parents undergo panchakarma before they wish to conceive a child. This helps to prevent their current state of health vikruti from being passed on to the baby. Once conception is achieved, the mother practices to be relaxed during pregnancy, reading spiritual books, chanting mantras, eating a doshic diet, following a self-care regime, receiving regular abhyanga, practicing gentle and restorative yoga and meditation.

From conception onward, Ayurveda places great emphasis on post partum care for the mother to balance vata and promote vitality and good health in her, as well as to ensure the healthy development of the baby. After birth, both the newborn infant and the mother are to be cared for throughout the first forty days with the utmost attention. Traditionally, these rituals consist of daily oil massage, bathing, and other herbal therapies. Even today in much of rural India and Nepal there is a wealth of wisdom on birthing and infant’s health care that lays in the hands of midwives and grandmothers, even though many restrictions have been placed upon them.

One of the eight branches of Ayurveda like we expressed early is pediatrics (Bala Tantra). It teaches simple natural wisdom to keep our little ones happy and healthy. Kids live in a Kapha period of life no matter what their constitution is. That means that they will be prone to Kapha diseases like cold, cough and other respiratory disorders and sometimes a disease is a call for attention and love in both kids and adults.

Here are a few suggestions to implement Ayurveda in your little one’s daily life.

 

  • Protecting of emotions

Over-stimulation or sensory overload from TV, computer, video games, and commercials leave lasting impressions on kid’s minds. These go deep into the psyche and disturb their life force (prana), affecting emotional and spiritual growth of our loved ones. Since they can’t control themselves it is our focus to protect their delicate sensory organs. Even newborns when being in the room where an adult movie is running can experience thier senses offended.

  • Creative play

Playing with children develops their creativity and imagination, while their souls are satisfied by the love and attention they crave from us. They remember for their life not the plenty of toys and video games bought for them, but a simple game outdoors when you played, bonded and laughed together.

 

  • Consistent routine

Consistency gives a child a sense of security, confidence and reduces stress. Waking up early, going to bed early and eating with nature’s rhythms. While the Sun is on its highest while consuming meals provide good digestive fire which are a strong foundation of good health.

  • Freshly cooked, medicinal meals with herbs and spices

Warm nourishing meals like hot cereal, vegetable soups and kitchari (thin warm dish with rice and green or yellow mung beans) speak well to kids. Such food is highly nutritious and easy to digest. Small pinches of digestive spices like cumin, coriander, fennel, cinnamon, and turmeric clear possible toxins and can ward off common colds, flus, and allergies.

  • Warm oil massage

A daily Abhyanga (warm oil massage) before bath time calms the nervous system and provides a layer of protection from germs. It boosts the immune system and to their intellect as well producing qualities of happiness and healthiness. These few minutes of loving abhyanga enhances the bonding and affection that kids seek.

May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.

love, #krishna

 

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Pairing Pasta with Sauce | Bon Appétit

Matching pasta shapes to sauces play a bigger part in sauce pairings. Choosing the right pasta depends on the topping. 

Tubular shapes like penne and ziti are perfect with thick sauces 

Wide, flat pastas like pappardelle are ideal for soaking up creamy sauces, the wider the noodle, the heavier the sauce.

Long, round pastas like spaghetti are best with olive oil- and tomato-based sauces. 

Chunky vegetable sauces absolutely go better with short pastas 

Choosing a pasta shape to suit the nature of your sauce makes a big difference to the finished dish. 

love, #krishna 

Strawberry Caprese Salad 

Fresh, in-season strawberries arugula and spinach accompany vegan mozzarella cheese in this refreshing salad.


Strawberry Caprese Salad make this simple caprese salad extra special! It is a great salad for spring! 

love, #krishna 

Peace with Food

Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your  mind, body, and food, where you ultimately become the expert of your own body.

You learn how to identify between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of self-confidence through body wisdom.

It’s also a process of making peace with the relationship towards food—so that you no longer have constant “food-related anxiety” thoughts.  It’s knowing that your health and your worth as a person do not change, because you ate a food that you had labeled as “bad” or “fattening”.

The underlying premise of Intuitive Eating is learning to respond to your inner body signal cues, because you were born with all the wisdom you need for eating intuitively. On the surface, this may sound simplistic, but can be rather complex.

This inner wisdom is often clouded by years of dieting and food illusions that abound in the culture. Give yourself unconditional love and permission to eat.

When you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a selective food, it can lead to intense feelings of detriment that build into unmanageable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally cave – in to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, resulting in overeating, and overwhelming guilt.

Honor where you are at. Find ways to comfort, nurture, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own moderation. Food does not fix any of these feelings either does alcohol and other alter substances.

Intuitive eating is a philosophy of eating that makes you the ace of your body and its signals. It teaches that you are the best person – the only person – to make new loving and healthy choices.

#krishna

 

 

Intuitive Cooking 

Udon, Soba, Shirataki Authentic noodles are a staple part of Japanese cuisine and we love them! 

By using imagination, intuition and patience, creative intuitive cooking means being completely present in the entire process and trusting your inner chef! 

Becoming more attuned to different foods and flavors using your intuition in the kitchen is the language of intuitive cooking. 

At best it’s about tuning into our intuition and rebuilding the relationship and trust with our bodies and inner voice. 
To Healing,

Kelly Krishna:) 

Quinoa Pancakes Recipe 

Rise and shine to a supercharged morning with Quinoa Pancakes. 

Mornings are our greatest opportunity to wake up our bodies with nutrients, please our mind and set ourselves up for internal harmony and a balanced day.

Ayurveda teaches us that breakfast is our first opportunity to bring ourselves into harmony, and the foods that we choose can be targeted to bring balance into our body which will increase our mental and physical capacity to achieve what the day requires of us. 
Happy Cooking,

Kelly Krishna Dunn