The Goddess of Food

The Goddess of Food

On the full moon of the month of mṛgaśirṣa we celebrate Annapūrṇa Devī, the mother of food & nourishment. She is a form of Parvati, the earth mother, the partner to Śiva. She nourishes us with every bite... and in particular she nourishes the yogic seeker who needs to be sustained on the path of awakening.

In the birth story of Annapūrṇa Devī we learn how she came to be, and how she taught Śiva a lesson about Śakti & nature in the process.

*The story is clipped from a longer class and teaching inside the Nectar of Time container that is rich with monthly veda storytelling, recipes, lifestyle, philosophy, vedic astrology and more. 

The moon's Sanskrit name is "Soma Deva", a full moon is considered most nourishing, and the full moon in the vedic month of Mrgashirsha {December} is Annapūrṇa Devī's birthday. This Mrgashirsha is symbolized by Soma. So it is the perfect time to celebrate the one who nourishes. Soma means "what swells". It is the nectar of immortality, the juice of life, the great principle of nourishment and nurturance in all of nature at every level, from subtle to gross. Soma means that which expands, supports and increases vitality.

Kaya's Ghee Recipe

Of all foods, perhaps the one most closely connected to soma nectar is ghee. Ghee is a sacred food and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment and healing. It is used in the daily rituals of both cooking and worship.

I was raised making ghee and using it in our family recipes. Each family and individual seems to have their own method for getting it just right. We love the listening method! 

What you need

  • Organic Unsalted Butter from vegetarian cows with year-round access to pasture
  • Thick bottomed pot natural material {stainless steel, copper or earthen} avoid aluminum or toxic non-stick
  • Pure, clean & dry glass jar & top. 
  • Layers of cheese cloth or fine metal strainer – like this

Detailed printable instructions when you click the button below!

For more information on the astrology of December 2022, listen to my most recent Tea & Jyotish.

digesting nourishing food & knowledge reques balanced, healthy, radiant inner fire. These programs below are designed to support you in that endeavor.

“Soma, tejas and prana maintain life… Soma is building, tejas is glowing and prana is flowing”

December Supreme Release Yoga Series

Tejas: Revealing Radiance

Tejas is the radiance, warmth and luminosity of the cosmos, and within YOU. For health, intelligence, clarity and spiritual awakening tejas must be attuned.


It’s realms are fire, digestion, intelligence, transformation, the triangle shape, upright positions, dharmic action, and the sun.


In this series, Kaya will share therapeutic, gentle & transformative Supreme Release Yoga practices that support warmth, radiance, release, digestion and cosmic intelligence along the central channel of the body. Practice is threaded with veda contemplations about inner luminosity that carries into your actions in the world.

On Demand Ayurvedic Digestion Course


Perfect foods in a disturbed digestive fire can cause harm, but optimized digestive fire can transform even imperfect food into nutrition.


Learn how to self-assess your digestive fire and improve it with simple home remedies. Then learn Ayurveda’s most nourishing “nectar” foods that can be enjoyed by those with optimized digestive fire.


The result of optimal fire and these deeply nourishing foods? Immunity, intelligence, vitality & longevity. 

Complimentary SRY Yoga Practice

Supreme Release Yoga is calming, grounding, and nourishing. 

You can open up a world within that has an inner divinity and stability that abides even amidst the most challenging of circumstances. 

Set aside an hour and experience the power of SRY!