Health and Wellness Consultant

As we grow through life, we are often presented with various challenges and obstacles. We may experience grief, loss, or confusion; we may have difficulties in our relationships, or be at a crossroads—deciding which way to proceed forward on our path. If you find yourself in need of support or guidance, if you’re struggling in…

JAHNAVI’S COOKBOOK!

Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is now available! “Going meatless once a week  can help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.” Buy now on Mouthwatering Meatless Meals is the perfect cookbook for anyone seeking new ideas for delicious meat-free dishes. The recipes in my book are not only delicious, but…

Food Is Our Medicine

It is essential for us to have a basic understanding of our physical material make-up. This is relevant knowledge that will help us know how to better take care of ourselves. When I became a licensed massage therapist I had to study anatomy and physiology, myology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and many other medical sciences. I…

Book: Divine Love

Divine Love, an interview with God…the source of attraction is a book by spiritual author, wellness coach, educator, and radio personality, Jahnavi Foster. Divine Love is a book of timeless spiritual wisdom applied to our lives in the world today. Divine Love helps us to more deeply understand our current human condition–and offers practical wisdom…

Cashew Coconut Bites

This is a very simple healthy dessert recipe. It is one of my dried fruit-based desserts, made with all healthy ingredients and no empty calories. People really enjoy this little sweet treat–and moms were happy to give it to their kids! Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates (or other moist date), roughly chopped ½ cup toasted chopped…

Potato-Cabbage Pancakes

This is a variation of my Cabbage Croquettes recipe. I prepared this on St. Patrick’s Day, as cabbage and potatoes were quite prominent on this day. Ingredients 2 packed cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded cabbage ½ cup finely chopped kale ¼ cup grated onion or chopped scallions 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 2 teaspoons adobo…

Autumn Slaw (Cabbage Apple Citrus Salad with Walnuts & Raisins)

This is a variation of my Autumn Slaw recipe. In this dish, as well as in the original, there is no added sugar, salt or oil. Instead of fresh orange juice, I use one of the new vinegars we now carry at Mother Earth’s  Storehouse, tangerine balsamic. It blends quite well with the fresh lemon…

Chickpea Flour-Kale Bites

Another chickpea flour-inspired recipe! This is a variation of an Indian dish known as kothimbir vadi–a popular Maharashtrian street food. Years ago I used to make this dish during my ashram days–a time when I experimented with quite a few traditional Indian creations. I had forgotten about this recipe until recently. I’ve been enjoying showing…

Creamy Tomato Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup. It’s so warm and comforting. This is a creamy version made without cream. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onions (1 medium onion) 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 3–4 medium potatoes, chopped (you can also use a combination of potatoes and parsnips) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black…

Pasta Bolognese

This is a basic marinara recipe with added vegetable protein for a more substantial and “meaty” sauce.  It’s easy to prepare, but still quite enjoyable. There are only a few ingredients, so it’s important that they are all good quality. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) package pasta (regular or gluten-free) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons…

Savory Vegetable Crepes

This is one of my easiest, quickest cooking recipes–and they are so delicious! You can eat them for a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 1 cup water 3–4 tablespoons chopped scallions or grated onion ½ cup finely shredded or minced veggies: cabbage, carrots, kale… (you can use other veggies as well)…

Tofu Salad

This is my rendition of  tofu salad. It looks and tastes like egg salad, but it’s vegan. In the warm weather I like to create dishes that don’t require cooking. Tofu is rather bland, so I have really seasoned it up. I served it out at work this weekend for the first time and received great responses….

Tomato Vegetable Soup

Tomato soup is a childhood favorite (yes—the kind from a can). This recipe is definitely a healthier version. The kale, quinoa and nutritional yeast add extra fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to the dish. It’s chock-full of nourishment! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped onions (1 small onion) 2 tablespoons minced fresh…

Cashew Butter Fudge

This is a variation of my Almond Butter Fudge recipe. It’s easy to make and people really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 cup cashew butter (you can use any type of nut butter) ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other type of milk) ½ cup coconut sugar (or other unrefined sugar) Pinch of salt (if using unsalted…

Split Pea-Chia Patties with Tahini Dressing

This is a variation of my chickpea chia patty recipe. Ingredients 1 cup dry split peas, soaked overnight (at least 8 hours) 1 tablespoon chia seeds 6 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) ½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Soak chia seeds…