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Traveling Through India: Varkala Cliff

Traveling Through India: Varkala Cliff

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. The plan, as I was organizing my trip to India, was to stay at the ashram for the duration of my time…

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Releasing my Emotional Connection to Food

Releasing my Emotional Connection to Food

I knew that ashram living wasn’t going to be easy for me. Out of everything I expected to experience during the course of my trip – the meditation, curriculum, 4-5 hour yoga classes, traveling through a foreign country alone, it was the two meal a day schedule that shook me up the most. Being limited…

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Traveling Through India: The Streets

Traveling Through India: The Streets

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. One of my first India experiences was having to cross the road at the Mumbai airport to find my shuttle. There were…

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Rooibos Masala Chai

Rooibos Masala Chai

I’ve never been able to handle stimulants very well. Caffeine, sugar, tobacco, even too much cacao can send me over the moon! How I managed to get through adolescence addicted to espresso, coke zero, cigarettes, and jujube’s is beyond me. I was in a constant state of energy highs and lows. I found it hard…

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Traveling Through India: Jungle, Waterfalls and Temples

Traveling Through India: Jungle, Waterfalls and Temples

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. I got to see some pretty cool things during my stay at Sivananda ashram in Kerala, India. The ashram organizes day trips…

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Traveling Through India: Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar Dam Part II

Traveling Through India: Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar Dam Part II

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. What was the program like? I was eager to attend the lectures and soak up all of the Sivananda teachings as I…

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Flavors of India: Egg Biryani (egg fried rice)

Flavors of India: Egg Biryani (egg fried rice)

For more on the flavors of India series, check out: Dhal Aloo Kofta, Payasam Pudding, Aloo Palak, Gluten-free naan and Malai Kofta. I love Indian food and have embraced it to the fullest. Just last night, I was contemplating trying my hand at making a potporri using all the garam masala ingredients to infuse our…

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Traveling Through India: Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar Dam Part I

Traveling Through India: Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar Dam Part I

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. Why did you choose to go to an ashram? I’d visited Yosadhara ashram just outside of Nelson BC in August 2011. It…

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Traveling Through India: The Basics

Traveling Through India: The Basics

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. When I booked my trip to India I searched high and low for information on what to expect when traveling to India,…

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Gluten-free Naan 2.0

Gluten-free Naan 2.0

For more on the flavors of India series, check out: Dhal Aloo Kofta, Aloo Palak, Payasam Pudding, and Malai Kofta. I’ve done it. I’ve mastered the art of the gluten-free naan. Seriously… it’s perfect and I’m so happy I get to share it with each and every one of you. This recipe has been reworked…

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