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Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality: All Four Seasons

Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality is an online course offered in partnership with the Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village. The Expanding Light Retreat has a long tradition of cooking healthy, fresh, low fat, and highly nutritious meals for our guests for over 40 years.

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Vegetarian Cooking Winter Season

Winter Meals (includes Indian Menu, Yeasted and Quick Breads, Indian Samosas, and Indian Carrot Desert)
8 meals plus specials for the winter season – with video, articles and recipes)

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Vegetarian Cooking Spring Season

Nayaswami Diksha, a native Israeli, has studied diet, nutrition, and vegetarian cooking for over 30 years. During her years managing The Expanding Light kitchen, she perfected the style of cooking you will see on this show—healthy, balanced, colorful, original, mostly vegan, and above all, truly delicious.

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Vegetarian Cooking Summer Season

Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality is an online course offered in partnership with the Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village. The Expanding Light Retreat has a long tradition of cooking healthy, fresh, low fat, and highly nutritious meals for our guests for over 40 years.

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Cooking in a Microwave

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Oleg: I often heat up my family’s food in the microwave. It is so convenient. However, many people who practice yoga recommend me not to use the microwave oven. They argue that the microwave destroys the quality of the food. What can you advise? Regards, Oleg Initiated into discipleship this year.

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Should a Yogi Avoid Alcohol, Even in Cooking?

Tyagi Shanti, M.D.

Question from H.W.: Yogananda said we should not drink any alcohol while on the spiritual path. Some recipes call for an alcoholic beverage as one of the ingredients, but the alcohol is burned off or evaporated in the cooking process. It is just to add flavor to the recipe. Is the use of alcohol in these recipes consistent with Yogananda’s teachings? Or should … Read More