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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA RECIPES YOU'LL NEED FOR THE HOLIDAYS


"Balance holiday excess with the following yoga recipes.

Wishing you peace and love this holiday season!"

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YOGA HOLIDAY GIFTS! With Dr. Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!

 

YOGA HOLIDAY GIFTS! With Dr. Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!
"With just a subtle shift in consciousness, you can celebrate a green holiday and give Mother Earth a present too."
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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Delicata Stuffed With Wild Mushrooms & Herbs

Delicata Stuffed With Wild Mushrooms & Herbs

 

Medicinal mushrooms such as maitake (Grifola frondosa) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) have polysaccharides called beta glucans, which may be responsible for  their immune-stimulating benefits ranging from fighting colds to thwarting cancer.  Bulgur, a nutritious whole grain, reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. 

 

Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 celery stalks

1 cup finely diced green beans

1 cup shiitake mushrooms

1/2 cup maitake or portobello mushrooms

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup bulgur

1/2 cup finely minced parsley

1  teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

3/4 cup vegetable stock

2 Delicata squash

1/2 cup water

 

1. Place bulgur in a medium saucepan.  Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and soak for 1 hour.  Drain through a fine-mesh sieve.  Leave in sieve set over bowl to continue to drain.

2. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean them.  Dry thoroughly, slice and set aside.  Lightly oil a sauté pan with olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of water.  Gently sauté celery, green beans and mushrooms on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. While sautéing add lemon juice and season with salt and ground pepper. Continue to sauté for 5 minutes more, remove, and set aside in a large bowl.

3.  Add  bulgur, parsley, oregano, paprika and 1/4 cup vegetable stock to large bowl of sautéed vegetables.  Toss well.

4.  Split squash in half and scoop out seeds and membranes.  Place squash in shallow baking dish, mounding squash cavities with mushroom-bulgur mixture.  Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock and 1/2 cup of water. Cover with foil on roasting pan and bake 350 for approximately one hour or until squash is tender.

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Enjoy as a whole meal for a holiday feast.

 

Serves 2-3

 

1 turban squash, pumpkin, or other large squash (5 pounds)

Olive Oil Spray

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 cup apples, chopped

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 boneless, skinless organic chicken breast half (3 ounces), cubed

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, warmed

 

1. Preheat the oven to 450.  Wash the squash and with a sharp knife, cut the "topknot" from the turban squash. If using a pumpkin, cut out the stem end in a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Reserve top. Carefully scoop out pulp and seeds.  Spray the cavity with olive oil. Place the lid back on the pumpkin, wrap in aluminum foil and bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.  Test doneness by piercing squash with the tip of a sharp knife - it should slide in easily. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle. Remove and save foil.

2. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine parsley, apples and cooked quinoa.  Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon.

3. Remove the squash from the oven and when cool enough to handle, gently peel back the foil on top and remove the lid. If necessary, scoop out some flesh to create a deeper cavity.  Place the chicken in the bottom of squash. Top with quinoa stuffing evenly over the chicken. (Leftover stuffing can be placed in a casserole dish and baked on the side.)  Ladle the broth into the squash, replace the lid, rewrap with the reserved foil and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  It is ready to serve when the inner flesh is cooked within 1/2 inch of its skin.  Check by removing the lid and piercing the pumpkin with a the tip of a sharp knife.

4.  If desired, garnish the turban squash with fresh greens, parsley and washed autumn leaves.

5.  To serve, dish out a helping of the stuffing, then dig into the sides for a serving of savory squash.

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA RECIPE: Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

This slightly sweet soup provides a cornucopia of heart-healthy antioxidants, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Served in a pumpkin or mini pumpkins, it makes a grand opening to a holiday meal.

 

Serves 6 

 

1 medium pumpkin or 6 mini pumpkins
2 1/2 pounds butternut squash or any orange-fleshed winter squash
3 cups vegetable stock
1 cup filtered water
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
1 apple, cored and diced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

 

1. Wash pumpkin, cut off top and reserve for a lid. Scrape out seeds and fiber with a spoon. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and fiber, and peel if waxed. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.

2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cover and boil. Reduce to simmer, and cook for 30 minutes or until squash, pumpkin, and vegetables are tender.

 3. Transfer a quarter of the mixture to a blender or food processor. Carefully blend, covering blender or food processor with a towel. Repeat with remaining mixture until all is blended. Stir to blend the batches.

4. Serve hot in a large hollowed-out pumpkin or individually in mini pumpkins.

 

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DR. ELAINE'S THANKSGIVING YOGA DISHES

 

During the holiday season, whip up some tasty, antioxidant-rich pumpkin and squash dishes.

 

While enjoying the fall harvest of pumpkins and squash, you're also protecting yourself against cancer and heart disease. More than 600 carotenoids have been identified as the pigments that give fruits and vegetables their vivid colors. The powerful carotenoid antioxidant beta carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) gives pumpkins and squash their brilliant orange hue and may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

To benefit from these fall beauties, try the following recipes where pumpkins and squash are both a filling and a container, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Antioxidant Soup In A Pumpkin

This slightly sweet soup is very low in fat and provides a cornucopia of heart-healthy antioxidants, beta carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Served in a pumpkin, it makes a grand opening to a holiday meal

 

Giant Stuffed Roasted Turban Squash

Quinoa is considered a complete protein and may be the world's most perfect grain, containing 50 percent more protein than other grains.  Enjoy as a whole meal for a harvest  feast.

 

Delicata Stuffed With Wild Mushrooms & Herbs

Medicinal mushrooms such as maitake (Grifola frondosa) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) have polysaccharides called beta glucans, which may be responsible for  their immune-stimulating benefits ranging from fighting colds to thwarting cancer.  Bulgur, a nutritious whole grain, reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. 

 

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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA IMMUNITY SOUP FOR COLDS AND FLU SEASON

 

DR. ELAINE'S YOGA IMMUNITY SOUP FOR COLDS AND FLU SEASON

This cold-weather soup features astragalus, a therapeutic Chinese herb noted for its powerful prana- and immune-enhancing qualities.

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DR. ELAINE'S YOGA BEAUTY DIET: NURTURE BODY AND SOUL

DR. ELAINE'S YOGA BEAUTY DIET: NURTURE BODY AND SOUL

 

"The Three Pillars of Yoga Beauty

The yoga diet for inner and outer beauty has an ancient lineage, dating back to the Vedas, sacred Hindu scriptures dating around 2500 B.C.E. According to the ancient vedic scriptures, there are three pillars of true beauty: outer beauty (roopam), inner beauty (gunam) and lasting beauty (vayastyag).The purpose of the three pillars is to create subhanga karanam, a sanskrit term meaning "making the whole body auspicious". Achieving subhanga karanam bestows not only a beautiful body but also an inner power that comes from a beautiful mind and personality." READ HERE...

 

 

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER & YOGA DAY!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER & YOGA DAY!

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YOGA GREEN HOLIDAY: With Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!

YOGA GREEN HOLIDAY GIFTS: With Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!
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CELEBRATE WITH ELAINE'S ORGANIC YOGA RECIPES!

CELEBRATE WITH ELAINE'S ORGANIC YOGA RECIPES!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! SPREAD THE LOVE! ☮ ❤
“During the holiday season, whip up some tasty, antioxidant-rich pumpkin and squash dishes.”
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Save Your Pumpkin Seeds for This Fall Treat! - Happy Halloween!

Save Your Pumpkin Seeds for This Fall Treat! - Happy Halloween!
Dr. Elaine's Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe - HERE.


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DR. ELAINE'S FALL HARVEST YOGA RECIPES


Dr. Elaine's Fall Harvest Yoga Recipes at Mother Earth Magazine! Read Here

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FLOWER POWER: YOGA EDIBLE BLOSSOMS SUMMER RECIPES


FLOWER POWER: DR. ELAINE'S YOGA SUMMER RECIPES

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER & YOGA DAY!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER & YOGA DAY!

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND YOGA PROMOTE LONGEVITY AND HEALTHY AGING

MAY IS NATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN DIET MONTH!
Elaine's Huff Post Article
MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND YOGA PROMOTE LONGEVITY AND HEALTHY AGING
Young or old, you can promote lasting health by incorporating yoga and the Mediterranean diet into your lifestyle. Read Here

Dr. Elaine’s cookbooks "Yogi in the Kitchen" and "Secrets of Fat Free Greek Cooking" feature Yoga and Greek Mediterranean foods, diet, and recipes. Dr. Elaine's Yoga Therapy Books FREE on Amazon Kindle Unlimited/Prime Lenders' Library
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MY BIG HEALTHY GREEK EASTER

MY BIG HEALTHY GREEK EASTER
Thank You Mother Earth News for Featuring My Article

"Experience the joy of heart-healthy eating with delicious Mediterranean dishes. Includes the Mediterranean diet pyramid and Greek recipes for salad, baked fish, egg and lemon chicken soup and honey oranges." Read Here...

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GREEN, HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS: With Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!

GREEN, HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS: With Elaine's Greek Holiday Cookie Recipe!
Thank you Sivana Spirit for featuring my article!
“With just a subtle shift in consciousness, you can celebrate a green holiday and give Mother Earth a present too.!”
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PUMPKIN SQUASH HEALTHY HOLIDAY RECIPES: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Spread the Love!

Elaine's Huff Post Article:
PUMPKIN AND SQUASH HEALTHY HOLIDAY RECIPES
“During the holiday season, whip up some tasty, antioxidant-rich pumpkin and squash dishes.”
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Spread the Love!
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YOGA RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

YOGA RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Thank you Sivana Spirit for sharing my article!
“Balance holiday excess with the following yoga recipes. Wishing you peace and love this holiday season!”
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CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH YOGA!

Thank you Crystal & Rox for featuring my article CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH YOGA! Begin summer healthy and fit with Elaine's Huffington Post Blog “Cool Yoga Foods” and Elaine’s Summer Solstice Yoga Videos.

Elaine’s videos and books, "Yogi in the Kitchen"and “Yoga Weight Loss Guide and Cookbook Set”" feature cool yoga foods, diet, recipes and poses.

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MY BIG HEALTHY GREEK DIET: In Celebration of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!

In Celebration of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!
MY BIG HEALTHY GREEK DIET with Elaine's Classic Greek Recipes

Elaine’s book, "Secrets of Fat-Free Greek Cooking" features healthy Greek foods, diet, and recipes.

Greeks love to joyously celebrate life with an abundance of food, dance, music and song, and will seize any occasion to have a feast.  Read More 

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Spread the Love!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Spread the Love!
Elaine's Huff Post Article:
PUMPKIN SQUASH HEALTHY HOLIDAY RECIPES
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YOGA RECIPES YOU'LL NEED FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Elaine's Latest Huff Post Article

YOGA RECIPES YOU'LL NEED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Elaine's Latest Huff Post Article

The holidays are fast approaching and many of us will be tempted to overindulge in holiday treats and cheer. Instead of facing a weight gain by the New Year...Read Here Read More 

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YOGA WEIGHT LOSS GUIDE & COOKBOOK SET hit #1 on Amazon's Best Sellers Yoga!

YOGA WEIGHT LOSS GUIDE & COOKBOOK SET hit #1 on Amazon's Best Sellers Yoga!
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COOL YOGA FOODS FOR SUMMER

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COOL YOGA FOODS FOR SUMMER
with Yoga Raita yogurt recipe

YOGI IN THE KITCHEN: NEW EXPANDED EDITION features cool yoga recipes for summer. READ HERE...

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Elaine’s Huffington Post blog - Green, Healthy Holiday Treats

Happy, Healthy Holidays everyone!

Elaine’s Huffington Post blog - Green, Healthy Holiday Treats - includes an ouzo Holiday Cookie recipe.

Elaine’s Healthy Cookbooks YOGI IN THE KITCHEN and SECRETS OF FAT-FREE GREEK COOKING have more healthy holiday recipes. READ HERE...

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Elaine's Latest Huffington Post Blog - Pumpkins Improve Prostate Health

Elaine's Latest Huffington Post Blog - "Pumpkins Improve Prostate Health" includes a deliciously healthy Roasted Pumpkin Seed recipe! READ HERE...

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Looking for Lenten and/or Vegan Recipes? Check out Elaine’s cookbooks, YOGI IN THE KITCHEN and SECRETS OF FAT-FREE GREEK COOKING

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YOGI IN THE KITCHEN: Sea Vegetable Recipes Protect Against Radiation

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YOGI IN THE KITCHEN: Sea Vegetable Recipes Help Protect Against Radiation From Japan's Nuclear Fallout. Get Here....

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Elaine’s 3-part podcast series offers a complete eco-friendly guide to yoga diet, foods, cooking, recipes, mindful eating and poses for digestion. Elaine’s yoga podcasts qualify towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits. HERE... Read More 

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Sweeten Valentine's Day with Elaine's Recipe for Yogi Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sweeten Valentine's Day with Elaine's Recipe for Yogi Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Pleasures

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Pleasures: Succulent chocolate-dipped strawberries is a decadently delicious and healthful yogic treat to indulge in this Valentine's Day (or any day). READ HERE...

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Looking for warming and hearty winter soups?

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Elaine’s Stuffed Turban Squash Recipe Featured in Natural Home Magazine

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Looking for a spectacular vegetarian entree for Thanksgiving? Try Elaine’s Stuffed Turban Squash recipe featured in Natural Home Magazine. READ MORE...

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