Sweet Potato Ayurvedic Smoothie (Fruit-Free)

If you aren’t familiar with Ayurveda, don’t freak out. It isn’t crazy complicated or totally out-there — it’s an ancient Indian system of health and well-being. Ayurveda is based on a balance of the elements in our individual bodies and minds, which are represented by the three Doshas, or types of natural constitutions. You are…

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Sweet Potato-Tahini Dip with Za’atar

Beyond that fact that dips are a good thing to serve people as a snack (or to yourself in the throes of pre-dinner hunger pangs), they’re also a great way to help you manage your time if you’re hosting a dinner. Dips are great because you can almost always make them ahead of time, and…

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Delicata Squash Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

OK! Are we ready to get stoked about the holidays? Cuz they’re coming in hot. And it’s starting to feel like the pressure is on, right? This year, I’m trying to keep things simple. For stress and sanity’s sake, maybe let’s all take a moment to think about one thing we’re just not feeling that…

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Black Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

photo credit: Clare Winfield I love the idea of easy family traditions. This got me thinking about Jenny Rosenstrach’s (of Dinner, a Love Story) annual pre-trick-or-treating Halloween party for adults. Friends drop by for a quick bite and a cocktail while the kids get stoked. It was so simple, but so perfect-sounding: A big pot…

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