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

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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Meatless Monday: A Not-Too-Sweet Dessert

posted by Charlotte Bell on July 27, 2015 |

meatless mondayMeatless Monday: Black Rice Pudding with Fruit Topping I love taking advantage of the availability of fresh, organic fruits in the summertime. While a fruit salad melange of whatever’s available is always a healthy, refreshing option, I also like to add fruit to other desserts. Fruit is inherently sweet on its own, so when I add fruit to a dessert, I want that dessert to be on the less-sweet side.

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Cooling Ayurvedic Tips for Hot Summer Days

posted by Jacqueline Morasco on July 21, 2015 |

ayurvedic tipsCooling Ayurvedic Tips: Dos and Don’ts for the Dog Days We’re in the midst of the hottest days of the year now, the so-called Dog Days. Keeping our cool, through diet, exercise and self-care is important in helping us maintain balance in life, at work and in relationship with others. Stay Cool • Avoid midday sun. Keep covered when it’s unavoidable. • Exercise earlier or later in the day. We

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Meatless Monday: Vegan Corn Chowder

posted by Charlotte Bell on July 20, 2015 |

cornchowder1Meatless Monday: Vegan Corn Chowder with Fresh Corn Off the Cob I may not be a fan of summer’s extreme heat, but I am am definitely a fan of the profusion of fresh produce available at Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday. Last Saturday I came home with new potatoes, wild greens, okra, green and purple beans, and corn on the cob—all organic. It’s not always easy to

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Meatless Monday: Kale Salad #3

posted by Charlotte Bell on July 13, 2015 |

kale saladMeatless Monday: Kale Salad with Miso-Roasted Tofu As my backyard kale started to proliferate a few months ago, I posted a couple of kale salad recipes (here’s one and here’s the other). Even later in the season, I find that my fresh-picked, homegrown kale is much more tender than what I find at the store. Kale salads are a great way to use tender leaves, and this particular salad, that

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Yoga for Gardening: Poses to Practice in the Dirt

posted by Charlotte Bell on May 20, 2015 |

yoga for gardeningYoga for Gardening: Relief for Your Achin’ Back Springtime signals blooming bulbs, veggie planting and for me, lots of requests from students for yoga poses to counteract the effects of gardening. Shoveling, squatting, kneeling and bending over—the forms your body has to assume to get your garden ready for planting—all take a toll, especially when we likely haven’t been doing these things much over the winter. Here are some tips

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Meatless Monday: Kale Salad #2

posted by Charlotte Bell on May 4, 2015 |

meatless mondayRaw Tuscan Kale Salad for Meatless Monday Last week’s Meatless Monday column touted raw kale and what a great base ingredient it is for a hearty salad. As a kale lover for decades, I’ve been really happy to witness its recent popularity, including throughout the yoga community. As a lover of cookbooks and recipes, I’m also grateful that kale is being featured in so many more creative recipes than it

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Celebrate Earth Day – Eating Sustainably

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 20, 2015 |

foodpyramidEating Sustainably Every Day Earth Day is coming up. We like to celebrate Earth Week by honoring our beautiful planet throughout the week—and throughout the year. Earth Week is a great time to ponder how each of us can lessen our impact and help our planet flourish. Since eating is our most vital and essential form of consumption, we’d like to offer a few tips for eating sustainably. Most Mondays,

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