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Kitchari – One Pot Wonder

by KalaLea on April 29, 2017 • Posted in Recipes

Spring has sprung.
Time to detox and dedicate time for your body to recharge and renew.
One of my favorite detoxifying meals seems akin to the chartreuse leaves that are bursting forth from branches to herald spring’s glory.

Kitchari is an Ayurvedic porridge made simply with mung dal and rice. Its ideal to use shelled mung beans because it cooks very quickly. Mung beans have been used for centuries as medicine as well as an important
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live & in color kale salad

by KalaLea on October 22, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea
Serves 4-6 seekers of all things bright and light!

I’m in a very green mood these days — my awareness is heightened and I am practicing saying YES to what life offers me. If you couldn’t tell by now, kale is my favorite leafy green vegetable. Read the other posts to find out what makes kale a must-eat-veggie.

What You Need:
1 bunch of kale (feel free to use 1/2 for less people)
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Corny on the Cob (vegan-style)

by KalaLea on August 28, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K
Serves 1 person per ear of corn

Corn or maize has been around for thousands of years. It’s a pity that it’s one of the top GMO crops today. Given this fact, it’s best to buy fresh ears of corn from your local farmer’s market, CSA, or food coop. Corn is wonderful for stimulating the appetite, regulating digestion and promoting healthy gums and teeth. I’ve been eating it all summer and this
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Bar-Bee-Que Lentils

by KalaLea on August 20, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4-6 country singers

Lentils cook faster than any other bean and there’s no need to soak them before cooking. It’s my quick protein fix.

You will need:
3-4 cups of water
1 large cup of dried lentils
1 large Vidalia onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 12 oz. can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
2 TBSPs yellow mustard
1 generous TBSP of blackstrap molasses
1/4 jalepeno
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Freaky Frozen Grapes

by KalaLea on July 29, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

On WDIET’s Facebook page, I posted this question:
What does one eat when it’s 98 degrees outdoors?
Baly, a FB fan & friend, responded, Frozen Grapes!

Having only prepared this yummy treat once, years ago, I was eager to experiment again.

Deep Purple and red grapes are loaded with anti-oxidant warriors (more so than the green or white grapes). These antioxidants are found primarily in the stem, skin, leaf and seeds of grapes, rather than
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Sexy Mango Sticky Rice

by KalaLea on July 23, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by Darla Gold

Serves 4-6 sweetie pies

You will need:
1 and 1/2 cup of water to boil
1 cup of sushi sticky rice or jasmine rice
1 fresh ripe mango
1 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup of agave syrup
a small hand full of fresh grated coconut (optional)
a pinch of sea salt

COOKWARE:
1)
a paring knife 2) a medium pot or saucepan 3) spoon

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Save 1 TBSP of
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Early dinner documentation with one of my favorite foodies and yogis @the_yoyoyoga #farrosalad #salad #fresh #greens #reds #gratitude
  • Hey peeps!! Back in NYC and came across this sign for the upcoming Chile Pepper Festival in BK. I'm a true hot sauce, chili pepper, piri piri, cayenne pepper, spicy food LOVER 💜🌶 Even tho an acupuncturist suggested I chill with the hot peppers during summertime. But October 1st is technically fall so ... I'm going. #bbg #chilipepperfestival2017 #hotsauce #spicyfood
  • #tbt Our vacation feels like an INCREDIBLE dream and now I'm #WOKE ...and the day I'm unable to do a cartwheel will be a sad one. Gotta keep it moving and grooving!! #eastafrica #tanzania #cartwheel #exercise #moveyourbody #travel #happythursday
  • Mural painting at Malaika Beach Club ... a home away from home indeed. In 2001 while in Mali, West Africa, I traveled via pick-up truck nearly 21 hours to Djenne, the home of one of the oldest mosques. I would have continued on to Timbuktu but many foreigners had warned that the city was barren and unsafe. Today I wonder if those warnings came from a truthful or fear place...perhaps both. But my gut told me to stay in Djenne so that's what I did. Whenever I see any reference to this ancient capital, I reflect on that first trip to the Motherland alone. One of my most challenging yet enlightening trips...After a lengthy 2nd visit to East and South Africa, I'm back in NYC and feeling so grateful for the ability to travel, for new friends, for nature's healing powers and for love ❤️ and laughter. Feeling recharged. Looking forward to my next visit to Africa - Hugs and #happywhereamiwednesday #timbuktu #happywednesday #art #malaikabeachclub #mural #muralart #gratitude #africa #tanzania #kigamboni #nature #travel #eastafrica
  • Need healthy hair tips for post-beach living...please! Raw eggs?? Avocado?? Butter?? #hair #sodry #backatthebeach #kigamboni #beach #hairtips #afro #afrolove #naturalhair
  • For our last evening in the city of Dar, we decided on Ethiopian, one of my top 3 cuisines. The name of the restaurant is Addis in Dar. The ambiance was delightfully cozy...we were the first customers of the night. Four of us in total. The food hit the spot ... lentil wot (stew), chickpeas, mushrooms, lamb...yum yum! And I had a few sips of honey wine too. Def coming back next trip! #africa #eastafrica #tanzania #addisindar #ethiopian #daressalaam #winterindar #wdiet #lentils #lamb #chickpeas #ethiopia
  • Someone ripped this cartoon clip from a Tanzanian newspaper (I think) ... an illustration depicting the state of youth in these here times. Notice the other character holding up the main dude. And the other set of hands grabbing at his chest...#africa #tanzania #cartoon #youth #winterindar #socialmedia #substanceabuse
  • The weather in Dar es Salaam is HOT today. Hard to believe it's winter time. I nearly jumped into the mouth of this fish to cool down. Staying hydrated with water + tamarind and lemon juice...Happy Tuesday! #africa #tanzania #winterindar #fish