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Joanne Chang’s Vegan Chocolate Ganache

2 more V02 Exclusive Recipes!!!!!! Joanne Chang is the owner of Flour Bakery and Myer's and Chang. Flour Bakery is an amazing bakery and sandwich shop located on Washington Street in Boston's South End, and on Farnsworth Street in Boston's Fort Point district. I myself frequently have lunch there! They feature Vegan soups and dinner specials

Flour’s Fabulous Vegan Spring Risotto

Ingredients: Arborio or Carnaroli rice....2 cups Olive oil....3/4 cup Onions....one medium, diced small Garlic...6 cloves, 3 minced, 3 smashed Water or vegetable stock....4-5 cups Fresh morel mushrooms....1/4 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced thin Asparagus: tough ends snapped off and cut into one inch pieces....one pound English peas, fresh or frozen....3/4 cup Ramps, cleaned....1 cup Lemon

Stuffed Cabbage by Diana

Stuffed Cabbage: Ingredients: 1 cup or rice (I think any would work, but I like to use sticky rice) 2 tbs miso paste 1 green cabbage 1 block of tofu (preferably flavored – I use “5 spice” tofu) chopped in small pieces 2 roasted red peppers, chopped 1 hot pepper (thai, Serrano or chipotle), chopped

Red Hot Chili Tofu

Our friend Justine sent me this recipe, a favorite of hers, for all you spice lovers! Red Hot Chili Tofu The tomato paste and chili paste combine to turn the tofu a lovely red color. Add more or less chili paste according to your heat tolerance.  (From Vegan Fire and Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes.)

Mimi’s Hearty greens soup with potatoes, white beans and veggie italian sausage

I too get Boston Organics.  I found that I had a plethora of greens in my fridge and didn't know what to do with them so I made this soup and it came out great!   Ingredients:  4-6 cups greens well washed and chopped course ( I use kale, beet greens, and swiss chard)  Make

May 2009 Astanga Second Series

Second Series of Astanga Yoga is called nadi shodana or nerve cleansing. Primary Series is called yoga chikitsa or “yoga therapy.” Nadi shodana is more about stimulating the nervous system, but also about evening and balancing all of the energetic centers along the spine. In Second Series we begin to explore much more back bending,

April 2009 Props

This month we will explore all the many ways to use blocks and straps, towels and the wall. Props can be used to modify for injury or tightness, deepening postures, support, and also to create stability and balance in a pose. We will be using props to make our classes interesting, challenging and accessible. Props

Life is Yoga: April 2009

Food for Yogic Thought Food is not just fuel. What you put into your body affects how you feel, your overall health, energy, and longevity. The yogic diet has a wholistic approach. Rather than separating components of food by calories and nutrients, the yogic perspective is of the diet as a whole. In general, you

March 2009 Astanga Primary Series

The pose, or, more accurately, the focus, of the month is the Primary Series of Astanga yoga. There are four series in Astanga yoga, Primary, Secondary, Advanced A, and Advanced B. The Primary Series is called yoga chikitsa, or “yoga therapy.” It is designed to be the entry level and accessible for all. It is

Life is Yoga: March 2009

March 2009 In yoga practice we are constantly told to pay attention. Pay attention to the breath. Pay attention to what is happening in your body. Pay attention to your locks and your drishti. Why pay attention? Paying attention is about being in the present moment. Isn’t it interesting that even when the present moment