Beetroot or Avocado hummus

I love chickpeas and all of its variations, from the classic Greek soup which I have grown up with to the more modern or ‘fingered’ ones.  Hummus is for the Middle East what tzatziki and fish-roe mousse are for Greeks. It is a famous appetizer of the Mediterranean cuisine, loaded with proteins, accompanies perfectly your veggie bowls or your falafels. …

Buckwheat: another Super Seed!

To be honest with you, when I heard about buckwheat for the first time, I was wondering what this is about now! It was a completely unknown world to me! It is not that popular around Greece yet, but all the healthy or gluten-free diet fans, vegetarians, and vegans out there surely know it well. Buckwheat, also known as black …

Guru Mantra – My Inner Teacher

In sutra 1.29 it is said that the repetition of mantras prevents all the obstacles(antarayas). Chanting is a beautiful tool and practice that activates the Vagus Nerve which is connected with the parasympathetic system, the vagus nerve branches out to smaller nerves located in the brain, the tongue, the heart, the lunges, and the stomach. In moments of stress or discomfort …

Quinoa salad with mango, kale and peas

What can anyone say about quinoa! It is widely known and has a well-earned place in every diet, nutrition, restaurant, and house. It could not be excluded from the Modern Yogi site! Quinoa is a bush with edible seeds. It belongs to the family of pseudo-cereals. The Andean populations have cultivated it for four thousand years. Incas referred to it …

Maha Shivratri: Shivas Big Night

Myths are beyond our logic and speak in a unique way in our hearts using symbols and archetypes that are the same in every tradition and culture. They invite us to find the connection between the ancient epics and the everyday life of our lives and shed light on the questions and the dilemmas of mankind. The eternal battle between …