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How to Make Ayurvedic Ghee

Ghee is prized in Ayurveda because it is thought to aid digestion by fueling the digestive fire. Ghee, being warm, soft and moist, has the opposite qualities to vata dosha which is cold, dry and hard and so helps to balance it. Vata also increases with old age—we […]

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Panchakarma with Keith

Just recently I went on panchakarma retreat in Ayurveda Yoga Villa in Kerala. In Sanskrit panch means five and karma means action, so it is literally five detox treatments. To do it properly takes time 3 to 4 weeks, because you need to prepare and recover from each […]

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Cookery Workshop in Belgium

Can you imagine a country that: Makes 22kg of finest chocolate per person per year Has 1000 varieties of beer That invented chips? Is this country some kind of food heaven? No just a short hop over the English Channel and you are in Belgium—a food lovers paradise! […]

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Perfect Masala Dosa

Just arrived in Chennai and staying at the wonderful Radisson Hotel near the airport. Here we are enjoying the great Indian hospitality and also the food—especially the local specialty: masala dosa. Often as vegetarians you can struggle a bit when staying in a hotel, but not in India. […]