Vegan Saag Tofu

Veel van mijn dorpsgenoten zijn van Indiaase of Nepalese afkomst. Tegen de avond stromen de straten ook vol met de heerlijkste geuren. Totdat ik het lef heb om aan te kloppen doe ik zelf pogingen om mijn favoriete Indiaase recepten te maken. Ik kook veel uit vegan Richa’s boek, echt elk recept daarin is een […]

Can you really boost your immunity?

You can’t open social media without being bombarded with tips on how to increase your immunity. But can you, really? What is the Ayurvedic perspective on this? Well: No, and Yes. Why No? No if you are talking about taking a load of vitamines, hoping that it will make you stronger overnight. Vitamines need time […]

What is your Dosha?

The Doshas In our previous blog we explained how we are all made up of the 5 Elements. From these elements 3 groups can be formed where two of the elements are naturally drawn to each other. This combination is referred to as Dosha. The Doshas are called Vata (Ether & Air), Pitta (Fire & […]

Ayurveda: the 5 Elements & the Doshas

A core concept in Ayurveda is the recognition of the 5 elements present in every single thing. The Ayurvedic system explains how we as human beings, just as everything around us, are made up out of these 5 elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (space). From the 5 elements you can make 3 groups […]

5 tips to reduce sugar cravings

Do you have a sweet tooth? Especially after a meal or late in the afternoon, a lot of people feel like a sweet snack. However, we all know that too much sugar is just not so healthy. Refined sugars are very hard to digest and can derange our digestive fire. While giving you a short […]

Why Ayurveda loves routines (and so should you :))

Have you ever heard about daily routines in Ayurveda? Probably yes! That is because Ayurveda loves daily routines, and here is why. Lifestyle is one of the pillars of Ayurveda. It is believed that nourishment through lifestyle is of the utmost importance to achieve and maintain health. Ayurvedic living is mainly implemented and maintained through […]

Kitchari – Ayurveda’s wonder baby

Sometimes called khichdi, kitchadi, kitchari, kitcheree or khichri, kitchari is a famous one-pot wonder that combines rice and mung beans. It’s best known in Ayurvedic tradition as a cleansing and complete meal. Kitchari is very easy to digest, and super easy to make! Why Kitchari? Kitchari is not only very tasty, it contains all of […]

Manage your health with the 6 tastes

Maintaining your health and even healing through your diet is a big concept in Ayurveda. We are made of the 5 elements, and we need all of the 5 elements to build and renew our body continuously. This means you want to include all of the elements in your meals. How to make sure your […]

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient wisdom and can be translated as ‘the science of life and longevity’. It is a holistic healing system recognising the interaction of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda focuses on healing and maintaining the longevity of life. Ayurveda offers a personalised approach looking at one’s individual make up. It provides tools for […]