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📣ANNOUNCING POSTPARTUM GIFT SETS 🤰🏻
Inspired by ancient traditions that place equal importance on the health of the mother and the baby, we created an offering of education & nourishment for the 4th trimester (the first 42 days after birth).
Bringing together signature Ayurvedic products by and NEST + BOWL’s decades of holistic pregnancy & postpartum care, we’ve partnered to create the ultimate gift that supports mamas throughout the transformational season of postpartum.
The gift set includes healing recipes and a guide to Ayurvedic postpartum principles, which includes meals that are:
🍲 EASY TO DIGEST
🍚 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
The traditional meal for postpartum recovery is Kitchari - a mix of grain, high protein legume, and spices to reignite the digestive fire. This one-pot meal has never been more delicious or easier to make! With our Kitchari Meal packets, simply boil water, add contents, and simmer for ~20m. Paired with anti-inflammatory Golden Mylk & Postpartum Herbal tea, this kit has everything needed to support mamas during these precious weeks following birth.
The Postpartum Gift Set includes:
- 3 easy-to-make Kitchari Meal Packs (9 servings)
- Golden Turmeric for Golden Mylk (20 servings)
- Postpartum Wellness Tea Blend, herbalist formulated (24 servings)
- “Essential Postpartum Principles + Recipes Ebook” from Nest + Bowl - guide on how to nourish through food, rest & self-care
- Discounts on Nest + Bowl offerings that dive deep into postpartum care, including “Sacred Season” & “Nourish the Mother” Ayurvedic courses
🔗Link in bio to purchase today!
Add this to your baby registry or meal train, or tag someone who needs postpartum support!
When I close my eyes & I can still remember how it felt in my lil teal food truck.. sipping a luxurious latte, hopeful for what the day would bring. Those early days were a blur of turmeric stains & a finnicky AC, highlighted by incredible humans who felt connected to what I had created.
If you’re here now, maybe you still feel that way– about Curcuma, or me, or both. So I want you to know– we’re back. Like really back. The next chapter will be better & more sustainable than before– in a way that I simply couldn’t do alone. Curcuma has always been more than a food truck. It’s been the story of my own healing journey & I hope it can be part of yours too. The future is all about community and...
YOU'RE INVITED ✨
Since my quiet return to Austin, I’ve been asked questions like where I’ve been & why I’m back. There's a long (and exciting!) story, but in short: I needed space after closing my food truck 2 years ago. My identity was wrapped up in my biz & I had a lot to figure out.
Since stepping away, I embraced my craft as a holistic chef & now work with private clients with specific health needs like autoimmune conditions & fertility support. Ayurveda & herbalism continue to guide me in my approach of using food as medicine. A deep dive into ancestral traditions has provided more tools to serve the same mission: nourish the community through healing foods.
I’m excited to share some new offerings:
The Nourish Bundle – weekly Ayurvedic staples like broth, kitchari & stew. Starts Oct 30, limited spots
👩🏻🍳 Private Chef Services – retreat catering & in-home meal prep
🌳 Rewild Fest – Nov 18-20, Enjoy farm-to- table meals under the stars in the Hill Country!
🔗 Details at link in bio
From my 💛 to yours, thank you for being here! I’ve really missed this community. Drop a comment, I'd love to hear from you!
Going to the Dog Park this weekend?
We are stoked to be a part of the family - a members based dogpark in South Austin where you can teach your dog some new tricks, let them play with other dogs and sit and have a nice Golden Milk while you're at it!
Available for drop in days, too! Check it out!
Tiny Grocer is one of our fav places to stop in for an Iced Golden Latte AND pick up a jar of Golden Turmeric for at home Goldens!
Pop in next time you're on South Congress! •
WHAT ARE THE 3 BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT POSTPARTUM MAMAS?
It’s actually SUPPORT, NOURISHMENT AND REST for the new mama that is the most important, say our friends over who hosted a beautiful event at kuya last night!
Community - the right food - and rest of the body and nervous system.
Education is key. If we can educate our community on what new mama’s need the most, we can come together to support them in their most vulnerable time. Cheers to mommas 🙌
WHAT DOES DIGESTION HAVE TO DO WITH POSTPARTUM?
Ayurveda is all about the health of the gut and how each constitution (body type) digests food.
After birth, a mother's digestion can be super slow. You can make all foods easier to digest by using digestive spices like ginger, fennel, cumin, and peppermint to gently build digestive fire.
Our Golden Turmeric makes the most delicious golden milk and supports digestion, as well as our Kitchari Packs!
Click the link in bio to purchase yours today!
For more in-depth afterbirth care and tips, visit
HOW DOES AYURVEDA SUPPORT NEW MOTHERS?
Mama’s sense of wellbeing is paramount in the postpartum season. Warming foods and drinks are a perfect way to keep her energy flowing and balanced and create a sense of emotional support for her too!
Ayurvedic foods with gently warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, cumin and black pepper keep her warm and stimulate her digestion.
Some Warm Golden Mylk is the perfect way to show a new mom that you care and support her. Check the link in our bio to purchase!
And if you’re looking for more info on how to support your best friend, sister or self in the postpartum season, head to for more comprehensive tips!
CURCUMA, MOTHERS AND COMMUNITY
At Curcuma Kitchen, we believe that healthy mothers are a foundation for a thriving community. The PostPartum period is the first 42 days after a mother gives birth is when she needs the most support. It’s a time for deep healing, rest and connection with her baby.
The Ancient science of Ayurveda has known this and outlined essential ways to support the nourishment of the mother in this post partum season. Soft, warm and easy to digest foods and liquids, like Kitchari, Golden Mylk and Ghee are at the heart of these principles.
We’re beyond thrilled to partner with to support our community with post-partum nourishment. Stay tuned to learn more about these offerings & join us next week at the free event “Honor The Mother” -life. Details at the link in bio. We’ll be providing free Golden Mylk samples!
Wednesday, Sept 14. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honor-the-mother-a-collective-prayer-for-motherhood-and-mother-earth-tickets-409314108517?aff=efbneb
Tag a momma or momma-to-be who needs to see this
CURCUMA, MOTHERS AND COMMUNITY
At Curcuma, we believe that healthy mothers are a foundation for a thriving community. And postpartum (the first 42 days after a mother gives birth) is when she needs the most support. It’s a time for sacred healing, rest and connection with her baby.
The ancient science of Ayurveda has known this for thousands of years and outlined essential ways to support the nourishment of the mother in her postpartum season. Soft, warm and easy to digest foods and liquids, like Kitchari, Golden Milk and Ghee are at the heart of these principles.
If you want to know how to nourish yourself or a loved one during her postpartum season, head over to to learn more.
At Curcuma, our mission is to make it easy for you to incorporate healing foods in your kitchen everyday.
That's why we provide easy to make Kitchari pouches complete with quinoa, mung dahl, our signature Kitchari Spice, salt and pepper.
Add it to boiling water, simmer for 20 minutes and you have a delicious, Ayurvedic, complete protein meal.
You can find these currently at and on our website!
And if you're interested in carrying our kitchari in your shop, message us and we'll give you our wholesale pricing! .
At Curcuma, we love Ayurvedic cooking! And Kitchari has been a staple in Ayurveda because it's nourishing, easy to digest, and supports detox and increases immunity. Kitchari typically combines lentils or mung beans, with either rice or quinoa and Ayurvedic spices-- and our Kitchari Spice blend is what makes it so delicious!
If you'd like to make this at home, you can use this recipe, also located on our website under "recipes."
3/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup mung beans
2 cups water
1 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee
1.5 Tbsp Kitchari Spice
1 tsp fresh ginger (optional)
Soak mung beans overnight
Rinse and drain the mung beans.
In a large pan, heat 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil on low-medium. Add 1.5T kitchari spice and sauté until fragrant.
Add soaked mung beans and 3/4 cup quinoa, and stir to coat.
Cover with 1.5 cups of water (more water will give soupier consistency).
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until well cooked. (about 25-40 min).
For a soupier variation, continue adding 1-2 cups water for desired consistency.
For a thicker stew-like variation, cook until water is almost absorbed.
Stir in 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil.
This is a great meal to make once and eat for several days. Enjoy!
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