Living Foods Matzoh

Matzoh is the mainstay of the Passover holiday. Without it, Passover just would not be the same. But we Living Foods enthusiasts need our own matzoh recipe. Dorleen Tong, one of the creators of SF LiFE (San Francisco Living Foods Enthusiasts) created the following recipe years before it became matzoh!

This recipe makes so much, you’d do well to have a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator. If you want to make less, just half or third all of the ingredients.

15 pounds organic carrots (equals 22 cups of carrot pulp) (Note: You can substitute winter squash for the carrots. I like Kabocha because it tastes just like pumpkin.)
1 to 1 ½ pounds flax seed, unsoaked
Note: Each 8-cups of carrot pulp requires 8 ounces of flax seed. If you are making the entire recipe, 1 to 1½ pounds of flaxseed is sufficient. More

Raw Chocolates

What is Raw Chocolate?

While definitions vary slightly depending on who you ask, when we say “raw chocolate”, we mean chocolate made from completely uncooked ingredients. Our chocolates and all their ingredients never experience temperatures above 45 °C.

So Why Raw?

“Why should I care if your ingredients are all raw?” We get this question a lot and there are quite a few reasons why you should care, but to really understand the reasons we need to start at the beginning, where all chocolate comes from.

Cacao, the basic and core ingredient of all chocolate, has some very special qualities. Named “food of the gods” over 3500 years ago, cacao was used by ancient cultures for everything from health to ritual purposes.

Scientists today have found that cacao contains well over 300 nutritional compounds, which together with its delicious taste explains why raw chocolate has so many fans. Many people don’t just stop at eating raw chocolate, but add raw cacao to their smoothies, breakfasts, and even main meals! More

Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga: Capture the Energy of Spring

The yogis and nutritionists both agree that it is never too late, or too early, to consider sequencing your life today for a healthier tomorrow. I think of sequencing as both an art form and a science that anyone can master. All you need is sincere focus and attention from the beginning to the end of your vision. Trust in your body’s innate wisdom to guide you through the beautiful moment-to-moment discovery of presence—of the now. This is what ultimately leads to the spontaneous, blissful experience we call yoga.

I believe the more you practice adapting to new routines and seasonally breaking the momentum of habits before they become addictions, the stronger, healthier, and more open you become as a person. Instead of your world feeling boxed in by your routine, making seasonal changes helps you widen your gaze so you experience more in life, seeing new potentials and possibilities in your work, family, diet, adventures, and exercise routines that connect to the revolving world around you.

In the end, the practice of yoga—on the mat and off the mat—is really all about practice. Practice will lead you to your truth, to the essence of who you are.

Here are just a few of the spring practices from my new book, Art of Sequencing – Volume Two, to weave into your daily, weekly, or monthly routines:

  • Drink hot lemon water with a little salt in the morning to stimulate elimination. More