At this point I've made it more than halfway through my ayurvedic cleanse (the last day is Sunday). Originally I wasn't going to shoot a post during the cleanse because I figured the food I was making wasn't worth sharing. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that was really silly. What's so wrong with basic dishes? Since when did blogging have to be about making things complicated or trying to come up with the newest and best flavor combinations? I think I've created a lot of arbitrary blogging rules for myself in the past that I'm slowly chipping away at and discarding. It's rather freeing. And, it's all a part of the cleansing process. I've found this trend carrying over into other parts of my life outside of blogging. Time to shed things that aren't serving me.

I had a feeling I would like kitchari because I love basmati rice. And Indian spices (duh). It's meant to be nourishing and grounding and it definitely is both of those things. The smell wafting through the house while it was cooking was wonderfully earthy and spicy. This is my third day eating it and to be honest, I'm not tired of it. It is now my go-to comfort food, especially with the weather finally getting cooler.

If you want a bit more substance, you can top your serving of kitchari with half of an avocado. Or, eat some nice roasted or steamed seasonal veggies alongside it. Feel free to change up the spices to your liking. You can use a heaped tbsp of curry powder instead of the spices listed below to make it easier if you like. Or not It's completely up to you and what your body needs. Enjoy your weekend friends! Go out and buy some pumpkins and drink some hot tea! :)


Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes with Green Tahini Sauce

I was really stoked for the lunar eclipse last night. Not only was it supposed to be amazing, it was going to happen during a normal time when I would be able to experience it in person without having to be up in the middle of the night. I eagerly ran outside last night, not even caring that the ground was saturated with rain. And then I saw the clouds covering the sky. Plenty of clouds but no visible moon. No beautiful moon whatsoever.

I could have taken this as an opportunity to get pissed off and complain. Or perhaps wallow in the disappointment and curse the universe. Instead, I chose to learn from the situation. It's how life works. We make plans and then something will happen that dictates otherwise. Adjust. Reset. Go with the flow. This seems to be a recurring theme in my life lately. Message received universe. Message received.

So let's get to this sexy sweet potato. I've made this dish a few times lately and this version was dictated by what was available at the farmers market. The filling is completely adaptable. Use whatever sounds good or is in season then pile it atop your potato. And, most importantly, make sure to give it a good drizzle of this green tahini sauce. If you take anything away from this post, make it this sauce. It's really that good.

I'll be on an ayurvedic cleanse for the rest of the week so I'm hoping to return to regular posting next week. Or, I might just decide to share a recipe from it here on the blog. You never know! Have a great week lovely friends. And for all of my fellow Houstonians, I've heard a myth about cooler weather coming soon. Fingers crossed!