Eat for Your Health: Recipes from my Bulgarian Yoga Retreat

Last month I had the pleasure of going on the most rejuvenating weekend yoga retreat at the Bakyovo Retreat Center outside of Sofia, Bulgaria.  The weekend was filled with good company, self-reflection, healthy movement (ashtanga and yin yoga and hiking), meditation, laughter, relaxation and nourishing food.  It was the perfect addition to my month of rejuvenation in Bulgaria. Fortunately Albina, the chef at Bakyovo Retreat Center was kind enough to share some of her delicious recipes from the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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Protect Yo Heart

February is heart disease awareness month.  Heart disease refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to heart attack, chest pain and/or stroke. Other heart conditions that effect the muscles, valves or rhythm of your heart also fall into this category.  It's the number one killer in the United States (over 200,000 people die daily) and other countries, such as Malaysia, where meat seems to be the star of the dinner plate.  Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is not an affliction of old age, but rather a lifetime of poor lifestyle choices.  

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