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Cranberry-Date Chutney with Strawberries
This recipe is perfect for the holidays or any time of year you are craving sweet, tangy, spicy. It makes a great chutney or spread for bread or toast. Cranberries are famous for their support of a healthy urinary tract, but, like most berries they're also high in antioxidants making them great for anti-ama (waste accumulation), anti-aging,...
(aka - Rajgira Halava)
This incredible recipe will hit the spot in the winter, but can be used any time you're craving something sweet and in need of grounding and nurturance. Amaranth is high in earth element and will provide the extra grounding and nurturance you need in the winter months.
¼ cup ghee
1 cup amaranth flour
1 ½ cup...
Immune Boost Date Milk Shake:
When consumed regularly thru fall and winter, this drink will nourish your physiology in many ways, boosting immunity (ojas), providing deep sleep, stronger bones and enhanced happiness, satisfaction and forgiveness.
Boil 1 cup whole milk (best is raw, A2 milk, or organic non-homogenized is second best)
1 crushed cardamom...
Spinach Paneer Recipe
Spinach paneer also known as saag paneer, is a creamy spinach with paneer cubes (homemade cheese) and probiotic benefits. It is an excellent vegetarian protein source and blood builder and is recommended on a weekly basis for vegetarians. This is a very popular dish with kids and served in every indian restaurant. The creamy texture of spinach with...
Ayurvedic Bone Broth Recipe
Bone broth is a popular trend and an ancient medicinal food. So much of the time in modern culture we eat the meat and forgo some of the most nutrient dense parts of the animal - the bones and organs.
Bone broth is teeming with the minerals and nutrients needed to nourish and heal the deeper tissues of the body containing nutrients like calcium, magnesium,...
(Ayurvedic Probiotic Drink)
Takra is Ayurveda's probiotic drink. It's very different from what we call buttermilk in most stores in the west. This recipe is often used to restore the beneficial bacteria and heal gut imbalances in ayurveda - a unique and difficult task. It is very good for assimilation and provides an excellent...
Veggie Rolled Rice Recipe (Veggie Poha/Powa)
This is a light, easy, delicious meal your whole family will enjoy.
Poha is a “flattened” rice dish, similar to rice pilaf, which is quick and easy to make. Poha is a dehusked rice which is flattened into dry rice flakes. When added to liquid (hot or cold), the poha flakes absorb the fluids making them expand and...
Puffed Lotus Seeds Dessert
(aka "Phool Makhana" dessert)
Here's a fun dessert/snack/cereal recipe which is light, delicious and perfect for spring time know in ayurveda as kapha or heavy-happy season. Because spring is heavy, it feels right to eat light in spring. Puffed Sweet Lotus Seeds with Roasted Pecans is ideal. It's also got the added "prabhav" super power of being incredibly...
Spring time is upon us in the northern hemisphere. It's time to increase your spicing to strengthen digestion, burn away toxins, and open your bodily channels so the toxins can flow out easily. Kapha heavy watery earthy qualities dominate the environment, your body and your mind at this time. It's a great time to plant the seeds you're wanting to manifest for the year, but just...
Mung Veggie Patties
Think you'll enjoy this mung veggie fritter lightly sauted in ghee for added a light crisp. Goes well with coconut or cilantro chutney. A satisfying treat away from meat or deep fried. Healthy filled with legumes like mung, chickpeas, peas along with veggies of choice like cabbage, shredded carrot and more.
Doshas: grounding for vata, delicious for pitta...
EVERYONE LOVES THIS DISH (even meat eaters)! It's savory, salty, oily and deeply satisfying. It's an excellent vegetarian protein source to build healthy tissues. Most vegetarians may not realize it's not just our muscles which need adequate protein. In fact, most of our bodily tissues aside from blood and fat are built up by our daily protein intake....
I have always loved paneer, but I fell IN LOVE with paneer at the last conference my teacher hosted which I attended, because he had it served to us each and every day! There is truly something magical, and mystically rejuvenating, on a daily paneer protocol. As a vegetarian at that time, I felt all of my tissues scream yes as I savored each bite. I had perhaps...
Carrot Halava Dessert Recipe
Carrot halava is a delicious and nutritious dessert which is perfect for the fall and winter months. Carrots are warming and, as a root vegetable, they contain a lot of earth element in them provides strength and grounding during the cold and windy winter months.
You Will Need:
Enough grated carrots to fill your baking pan of...
Ayurvedic Sesame Brittle
aka "til chikki"
This is an ayurveda foodie winter favorite. Simple, delicious, nutritious and transportable. Sesame brittle is for grounding vata, which means soothing a wandering spirit back into its body =). I love this as a snack or pre-breakfast blood sugar boost. Kids love it, everyone loves it. What's not to love?! ...
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