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Oh! I was going through my tags and came upon “kachari”. My most recent recipe follows. It is food of the gods. Comforting, filling, nourishing, cleansing, delish. This is the recipe I’m using just now:

ghee or olive oil + mustard, cumin, fennel, coriander,cardamom

In a frying pan, warm the oil (or ghee) and toast the spices. If you have seeds, great, if not the ground stuff is just as lovely.   Experiment with amount, good place to start is enough oil to coat the pan bottom thouroughly and enough seeds/spice to cover the oil. Mix is your choice. Smell them and add what you think you’ll like.

2 boxes organic veg broth, 3/4 cup rice (brown or white), mung beans (split or whole), and red lentils.

In a crock pot on low, pour in the veg broth (which we favor just now above mushroom broth) as well as the dried rice, mung & lentil. When the seeds/spices have been literally “popping” for a few minutes and so are toasted, pour that concoction into the crock, too. 4-8 hours later you’ll have the most amazing meals. We put it on before we go to bed and scoop it into go plates in the morning for our day. Here’s a nice sauce:

16oz plain non-fat yogurt + one cucumber, peeled & diced

That’s it. Spoon the cucumber yogurt over the kachari. Enjoy! You can adjust the mushiness vs the hardiness by using more or less dry to wet ingredients (i.e., for mushier use less rice, mung, lentil with same amount of broth; for hardier use more. The recipe as given is half way between the mushiness I favor & the hardiness my husband likes.)

Try it with dry or fresh cilantro, too!

Hello, Friends! Lovely, smart, inquisitive yogi friends!

 I’m reading. I have been reading. I have a yoga book to review. There’s a book on the food industry I want to review. I’m reading a friend’s manuscript. I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love, which I know you all have read before me, but if you haven’t, oh please pick it up! It’ll make you want to write, to cry, to eat, to hold, to drink wine and laugh and cry some more. Whatever you do that is you, where the you of you disappears and the activity just glistens in the moment – it’ll make you want to do that.

I’m reading, I’m practicing, I’m being. I’m adjusting to a new schedule (I love it). I’m cogitating. I’m incubating. I’m detoxifying, releasing and opening. It’s January and I’m hibernating.

Where are you? What directions has your practice taken you this new year? Did you resolve (which means to unify, simplify, come to essence)? Are you resolute? Are you doing your own duty, your own dharma, and no one else’s?  Are you doing the one thing that represents the state of affairs of you right now? Are you enacting your truth?

Let’s all get about just that. Right now. This moment.