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August 12, 2015

Kitchari Recipe: The Perfect Yogi Meal

Meet every yogi and yoginis' perfect meal...Kitchari Kitchari has been a part of my life since I was a young child growing up in Kenya. As part of a big Pakistani family, our dinner table was always filled with a beautiful blend of aromas and spices. In Pakistan, kitchari is considered a meal for those who are sick or weak. My mother and my grandmother used to make it for me. It's a beautiful family…
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May 7, 2014

My First Foodie Penpal

Two weeks ago I received a box from a stranger. I had never met her but I knew her name: Linda. The box was filled with delicious food and snacks and the note attached said, "Thank you for being my first foodie penpal!" The Foodie Penpal program was launched in 2011 by the Lean Green Bean and is designed to connect strangers from around the nation who all have one thing in common: a love…
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April 16, 2014

How I Healed Myself With Food and Became A Nutritionist

While tweeting about health and wellness I was honored to come across Amanda Hayes, a nutritionist and holistic health expert. We tweeting back and forth, I realized I had a lot to learn from her. Food, as it turns out, is so much more than what the grocery store wants you to believe. Amanda learned this first hand. This is her story... ------------- I have always been interested in health and nutrition. At 10 years…
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March 21, 2014

The Girl with the Cupcake Tattoo

When Daniella Keenan was a little girl, she would help her mother bake cakes. She would measure the flour, butter the pan, and blend the ingredients, as perfectly as her little hands could manage. Her favorite part was glaring into the oven, watching the cakes rise. "I would watch the stuff in the oven as it baked because I was just that interested," she says. When they came out the oven, they would be decorated…
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March 17, 2014

5 Healthy Green Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

In the past on Saint Patrick's day, you would probably find me in a bar somewhere drinking green beer and taking down car bombs (okay, probably taking down one car bomb followed by the 'I don't feel so good' look). But lately I have realized just how much fun life can be without getting drunk. In America, as I am sure it is like in parts of Europe, Saint Patrick's day has turned into one…
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March 14, 2014

To Eating and Living Consciously

My friend, Dhru Purohit, and I have two things in common: we both grew up in Kenya and we both enjoy fresh, real food. I guess when you grow up in a beautiful country like Kenya, it's hard to not love that which is fresh and pure. As a child, I still remember walking the dusty streets of Nairobi to the market or the butchers; handing over Shillings in exchange for roasted corn with chili…
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February 5, 2014

Endo Eats: What to Eat When Endometriosis Strikes

It's no secret. Endometriosis sucks. But it is a part of my life and something I must tackle and deal with head-on. I remember the first time my doctor told me I had to change my diet: "no sugars, no processed foods, no caffeine, no wheat, no alcohol," she said. She might as well have said "no life." What was I supposed to eat then? A slice of lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil?…
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April 25, 2013

A Bite of Cupcake, a Little Yoga, and Pinch of Love

I am excited to welcome another another guest blogger to Sookton's Space! Elena and her daughter love to bake cupcakes! Elena, the sweet genius behind The Cupcake Factory blog, is going to share her secret recipe for a healthy cupcake (they do exist!) "I stumbled across Sookton's Space following a Google search for 'PCOS + Yoga,'" explains Elena. "I discovered at least two things we have in common and was pleased to find some inspiring…
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April 23, 2013

YogaFest 2013

This weekend a friend and I joined hundreds of attendees at Fort Lauderdale's YogaFest, a day of yoga, music, and fun. It had been a few months since I did yoga (and boy am I feeling that now), but as a flexed myself back into downward dog I felt all the knowledge and peace and harmony of yoga return to my body. The body has a funny way of reawakening. Right there on my yoga…
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January 27, 2013

8 Awesomely Natural Things You Have to Try

1. Chakra Juice The ancient Indians believed that our vital energies, or Prana, swirl in major pressure points of our body. These 7 points, known as Chakras, include the Crown Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Sacral/Root Chakra. They believed if the Prana energy got blocked, then ailments or sicknesses occur. Ways to be cured? Yoga, exercise, healthy eating, and...juice? The latest detox plan…
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