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Yoga off the mat. This is the place to find articles about yoga for everyday life.

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Salad with Zucchini and Herbs

posted by Charlotte Bell on October 5, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Protein-Rich Quinoa Salad Food always tastes better when you’re paying attention. Such was the case when I was on a silent mindfulness meditation retreat a couple weeks ago. The dinners at The Last Resort retreat center are stellar. They’re cooked with joy and served with love by Abhilasha Keays, whose culinary talents just keep blossoming. One of the new recipes that Abhilasha shared on the recent retreat is

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Meatless Monday: Piquant Panzanella

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 28, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Be Creative with Panzanella Salad For several summers in a row, I’ve attended meditation retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. It is always a joy—a “coming home”—for me to be able to sit, walk and be in silence for a week or two. In addition to the joy of practice, I seem to have lucked out on practicing in places where the meals are stellar. I often come

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Meatless Monday: Best Fresh Tomato and Ravioli Salad Ever

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 21, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Ravioli and Tomato Salad with Masses of Basil After a week away from my tomato garden—on a seven-day silent Insight Meditation retreat—I’m back to feverishly harvesting my back yard abundance. I did a major harvest before I left, so that the retreat center’s fabulous cook could add garden-fresh tomatoes and herbs to her creations. It was fun seeing my tomatoes, basil, mint and Italian parsley show up in

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Is Cleansing Right for You?

posted by Jacqueline Morasco on September 15, 2015 |

cleansingIs Cleansing Right for You? Everywhere we look, people are talking about detoxes and cleanses. I have been using my diet and my yoga practice to cleanse my body and mind for many years. People often ask me questions about cleansing. Following are the questions I’m asked most often as well as my answers. Would a cleanse be right for you? For someone who is living in a polluted environment, eating

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Meatless Monday: Tender Tomato Tart (Yum!)

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 14, 2015 |

meatless mondayMake this Incredible Tomato Tart for Meatless Monday It’s time to pull out one of my all-time favorite recipes. This tart is so good it defies description. The filling is exceedingly simple to make, and the results are unbelievably delicious. It’s light and savory, but the carrots and homegrown tomatoes give it a hint of sweetness. I’ve used a good-quality frozen whole wheat pie crust when I was in a

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Meatless Monday: Fresh Gazpacho Starring Homegrown Tomatoes

posted by Charlotte Bell on September 7, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Try a Refreshing, Chilled Gazpacho In August and September, I’m always looking for ways to use my bounty of fresh homegrown tomatoes. While they are best eaten raw and as unprocessed as possible, there comes a time when there are just so many of them that I have to come up with recipes that call for lots of them. Gazpacho is a great way to use lots of

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Meatless Monday: Penne with Tomatoes, Olives, Lemon and Basil

posted by Charlotte Bell on August 31, 2015 |

The Finished ProductMeatless Monday: A Simple, Fresh, Piquant Summer Pasta Dish Few things in life are more pleasurable than eating a sun-warmed homegrown tomato within seconds of picking it. So when I harvest tomatoes and herbs from my garden for a dish I’ll be making, I always indulge in some sweet cherry tomatoes while I’m at it. A close runner-up to eating tomatoes while you’re still in the garden is making a

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Meatless Monday: Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup

posted by Charlotte Bell on August 24, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Cooling Avocado-Cucumber Soup Soup from scratch is one of my favorite things to make. In the winter, a bowl of hot soup is comforting and warming, with the added bonus of providing meals for several days. In the summer I don’t have much of a taste for anything hot, including soup. So instead, I’ve collected several chilled-soup recipes that have become summer staples. This is one of them.

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Meatless Monday: Kale Salad #4

posted by Charlotte Bell on August 17, 2015 |

meatless mondayKale Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta for Meatless Monday The kale keeps on coming. Even if you don’t have a steady supply in your back yard, you can find organic kale in most grocery stores. Because it’s in season, it’s more tender than in the wintertime, making it great for raw consumption. This is the fourth kale salad I’ve offered in the Meatless Monday series. I made this one

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Meatless Monday: How to Make Slime-Free Okra

posted by Charlotte Bell on August 3, 2015 |

meatless mondayTry Oven-Roasted Okra for Meatless Monday Okra has a complicated reputation. While it’s beloved in the southeastern United States, and often used to marvelous effect in East Indian cuisine, it is also infamous for having an off-putting slimy texture. It certainly can, but slime is not inevitable. Okra is not common out here in the arid West. But I happened to stumble upon some organic okra at Salt Lake City’s

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