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Smokin’ Chipotle Three Bean Chili

Posted by: Rita in: ● February 20, 2012

I started a 5-day stint of eating zero animal products today and decided to play around with the original Blizzard Chili recipe. The result is a punched up, smokey-spicy deliciously thick stew that hit the spot on another cold winter evening.

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Posted by: Rita in: ● May 16, 2011

Tweet this! There was a Mediterranean Feast in the yumyoga kitchen last Friday and this hummus played a very prominent role. Actually, it was the only “tested” recipe featured at dinner as the other players you see where debuted that evening (with great success!) I LOVE hummus for the same reasons I love most food [...]

yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 5: Vegan

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 13, 2011

Tweet this!Hello Cleansers! This is IT… Day 1: Juice Day 2: Smoothies Day 3: Apples Day 4: Raw… uncooked fruits, vegetables and raw nuts and seeds Day 5: Vegan… no animal products (meat, fish, eggs or dairy) On the fifth and last day of our cleanse and after 3 days of relatively limited consumption, Day [...]

yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 4: Raw

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 12, 2011

Tweet this!Congratulations! You’ve made it through 3 whole days of focus and commitment to your health! In my opinion, the tough part is over, and the next two days are a piece of cake (a healthy, vegan cake that is…) Day 1: Juice Day 2: Smoothies Day 3: Apples Day 4: Raw… uncooked fruits, vegetables [...]

yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 3: Apples

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 11, 2011

Tweet this!Day 1: Juice Day 2: Smoothies Day 3: Apples Day 4: Raw… uncooked fruits, vegetables and raw nuts and seeds Day 5: Vegan… no animal products (meat, fish, eggs or dairy) So today, we start chewing again after 2 days of giving our jaws and teeth a break… and we also start adding back [...]

yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 2: Smoothies

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 10, 2011

Tweet this! Alright yumyogis… congratulations for making it through Day 1, Juice! On Day 2, we start to add some fiber back into our diet, by keeping the natural fiber that is in fruits and vegetables rather than throwing it away when we juice. Using the blender to break up the fiber, we make it [...]

One of my Top 3 Smoothies: The Almonocolate Incident

Posted by: Rita in: ● January 23, 2011

Tweet this!I really don’t like picking favorites. So I don’t. I think Top 10 or Top Whatever is as much as I want to commit myself to choosing anything. I love making smoothies and the options really are endless. so… here goes… I’ve been saving this one… this smoothie is my Ultimate Guiltless Treat that [...]

Veggie Quesadillas with Crema Mexicana & Fresh Salsa

Posted by: Rita in: ● January 16, 2011

Tweet this!Crema is Mexico’s thinner, milder version of sour cream. When used as a condiment with more robust and spicy dishes, it cuts the intensity in such a perfect way you’ll understand right away why it is worth picking up this extra ingredient to top off the below veggie ‘dilla that packs serious heat. Speaking [...]

YumYoga European Holiday 2010 – en route to Budapest

Posted by: Rita in: ● December 26, 2010

Tweet this!After a long trans-Atlantic flight with little sleep, I was pleasantly surprised at the recent updates to the dining scene at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. It was “brunch time” around landing and I was quite dehydrated from 8.5 hours in the air on a redeye because a) I ran out of time to fill up [...]

Holiday Gifts for the Yogi, Foodie, and Veggie

Posted by: Rita in: ● December 19, 2010

Sister-in-law recently become a vegetarian? Mom really into yoga? Boyfriend a total health-food fanatic? I’ve got you covered with some unique gift ideas they are sure to love!

Blizzard Chili

Posted by: Rita in: ● December 11, 2010

Tweet this!This satisfying vegetarian chili was adapted from a former non-vegetarian favorite White Chicken Chili recipe I got from Cooking Light magazine. For the second weekend in a row Minneapolis was hit with a blizzard and stuck at home with limited options I was forced to get creative and make-do with the ingredients I had [...]

Italian Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I’m just going to say it. I LOVE quinoa. I’m not sure how I lived my life before I found quinoa, but now that it’s here I can’t get enough of it… it isn’t just a crush or one of those hot and heavy romances that burns out after a while… my love affair [...]

Squash & Lentil Coconut Curry

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! This fragrant and warming curry is a perfect meal for cooler weather as we head into winter. Serve as a stew on its own or scoop on top of a bed of brown or jasmine rice or quinoa… you can’t go wrong with this! And PS – this happens to be vegan. I [...]

Edamame Sweet Corn Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Sweet corn is in season during late summer and farmers markets everywhere have the good stuff for you fresh and still on the cob. If you can’t get to a farmer’s market or are strapped for time like myself, buy the frozen kind from the store but make sure that it is a) [...]

Amazing Beet Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!1/2 pound beets 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon minced chives, mint or parsley (or a combination) Salt to taste Peel the beets and grate in a food processor using the shredding blade. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and [...]

Coconut Brownie Bites

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This recipe is adapted from the lovely Julie Morris’ “No Bake Brownies” and in my opinion is divine and one of those “ridiculously easy” ones I hope everyone tries! 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (about 8 large dates) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1 tsp. pure vanilla essence 1 tsp. [...]

Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Something easy to do with your loot from the farmer’s market… I am a sucker for in-season produce from the market and end up bringing home lots of stuff I have no idea what to do with… my first go-to prep for veggies is extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and roast or broil [...]

Curried Carrot Soup

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!12-15 young summer carrots 4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup coconut milk 1-2 dates soaked in water 2-3 hours 1 tbsp. curry powder 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chive salt & pepper to taste 1. Cook the carrots in the veggie stock & coconut milk seasoned with curry, salt and [...]

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This dip is great served cold or room temperature… an alternative for hummus or salsa, you can spread it on a sandwich or wrap, or dunk fresh veggies or chips in it. 1 small-medium eggplant, cubed & roasted, about 2 cups 1 tbsp crushed garlic 1 tbsp tomato paste 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive [...]

Massaged Arugula Salad

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!OMG, talk about wholesome goodness, your taste-buds will sing when you try this salad! I adapted it from a recipe my friend Kitty described to me yesterday during an intense conversation about how awesome we feel not eating “shit food” as she calls it. Her version had kale, cilantro, lemon and some other stuff [...]


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