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Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Yes. For meat-eaters, that is what the Vedic culture recommends: "Eat dogs." As in Korea they are eating dogs, so you also can eat dogs. But don't eat cows until…

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Sixty-five million people are on a diet at any given time in America. Millions are going on and off diets, losing weight, gaining it back, giving up, feeling desperate....…

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Awakening Our Spiritual Taste.Whether it's a spicy chutney or a cooling raita, food offered to Krsna enlivens our spiritual senses.…

How to Eat in Bhakti-Yoga

How to Eat in Bhakti-Yoga

Krishna wants us to eat only food offered first in sacrifice to Him: "The devotees of the Lord are released from all sins because they eat food which is offered…

Perfect Health without Meat

To live a satisfying life in perfect health is possible, but one must have actual knowledge of the body and the soul and of the purpose of health. This knowledge…

A Special Kind of Vegetarian

A Special Kind of Vegetarian

Devotees of Lord Krsna are a special kind of vegetarian. While we are certainly quick to point out the health and economic advantages of our vegetarian diet, such concerns are,…

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk has been famous as a storehouse of nutrients since long before the health-oriented 1980's began. Didn't your mother tell you that the minerals in milk help build strong bones…

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

From Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle learned the doctrines of vegetarianism and continence, to which they both adhered throughout their long lives; and Aristotle taught these doctrines to his pupil Alexander…

The Case Against Animal Slaughter

Although meat is certainly a source of concentrated protein it is a very poor source of other food elements like minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. In addition, eating flesh from the…

Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Steaming hot and full of fruit, nuts, and buttery, wheaty goodness, halava will fuel you through the morning in good style. So, whether you're going to climb the Himalayas or…

Puris—Pure and Simple

Puris—Pure and Simple

We would sit together and eat fresh hot puris with hot milk. For me it is hard to see how Westerners enjoy dry bread when there is something as wonderful…

The Joy of Cooking Badas

The Joy of Cooking Badas

Badas in India were one of my favorite dishes, but in Oregon it was such an ordeal to make them that my taste for them dramatically waned. Making badas with…

Pickles to Relish

Pickles to Relish

For centuries, people throughout the world have known that extremely salty, acidic, or sweet foods don't spoil. And for centuries people have employed various techniques to preserve, or pickle, their…

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

Word spread quickly about the exotic and delicious vegetarian feasts the Hare Krsna devotees were having. Before long, each Sunday the small temple room and courtyard would fill with guests…

Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Hare Krsna devotees don't eat meat, fish, or eggs, they don't have to worry about cholesterol in fried foods. A tablespoon of ghee contains only 31 milliliters of cholesterol—nothing compared…

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkie parathas are deep-fried so they turn out more like a pastry than a flat bread. They're multilayered and have a rich, buttery flavor. They're ideal as a breakfast treat…

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

Advaita Acarya offered to the Deity of Lord Krsna the feast his wife had prepared. Pleased to see the gorgeous arrangement for Krsna's pleasure, Lord Caitanya expressed His great satisfaction.…

The Commonsense Vegetarian

The Commonsense Vegetarian

Many vegetarian foods are a better source of protein than meat is. A typical hundred-gram portion of meat contains about twenty grams of protein, whereas an equal amount of cheese…

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

Ice cream, the ingredients don't vary much from one brand to another. But ice cream that's been prepared for Lord Krsna and offered to Him with love and devotion stands…

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