vegan baking

vegan baking

Around the holidays I got into the habit of baking for the folks in my Sunday morning class. It was so fun for me (and they seemed to love it) that I’ve continued to do it, experimenting with recipes and “wowing” people who thought vegan treats all...
gingerbread yoga people

gingerbread yoga people

If you love ginger, gingerbread, molasses or if you are vegan, these cookies will be your dream come true. I’d never made gingerbread cookies before, but every year a girlfriend and I have a standing holiday cookie-making date (truth be told, we mostly drink...
stewed apples

stewed apples

Why I don’t make this for breakfast all year long makes no sense, given how excited I get when I remember that it’s fall, the perfect time for a little sweetness and warmth. In Sacramento, we get fresh Apple Hill apples at the local Co Op, which is usually...
eat well or exercise?

eat well or exercise?

There is an Ayurvedic proverb which reminds us of the power of food: When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Food truly is medicine. And while exercise and eating well should not be mutually exclusive, if scientists...
sleepy time

sleepy time

Our bodies can’t “make up for” or catch up on lost sleep. If you read about the magic pill that neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett prescribes for brain, body and emotional health, you know that sleep is at the top of her list. Like, science has...
fall enrichment

fall enrichment

It’s pretty common this time of year to see people talking about or advertising a “fall cleanse.” Seasonal transitions are a popular (and useful) time to mark a shift in nature, prepare our bodies for a change in weather, light and activities, and...