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January 25, 2019

Dosha notes:


Vata: Pacifies Vata add corriander

Pitta: Pacifies Pitta mainly because Asparagus is a blood cleansing vegetable and the blood is a pitta tissue.

Kapha: Pacifies kapha

INGREDIENTS

2 c ASPARAGUS

1/4 tsp BLACK PEPPER

1 tsp CUMIN

2 tbsp GHEE

1/4 whole LEMON

1 c RISOTTO

2 pinch SAFFRON

1/2 tsp SALT (MINERAL SALT)

PREPARATION

Grind saffron with a mortar and pestle. Place a few drops of water and continue grinding until saffron is completely dissolved. Let sit ten minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate pot bring 1 quart of water to a boil and set aside. Clean and dice asparagus. Sautee the cumin seeds in ghee in a large pot. 

Add risotto, asparagus and other ingredients to the cumin while the seeds are still aromatic, before they begin to brown. Sautee for an additional 30 seconds. Add 1c of boiling water and lower heat to a simmer. Continue adding 1c of boiling water from the other pot every five minutes.

January 25, 2019

Medicinal note: Red lentils are a good source of iron, a good blood builder and liver cleanser.

Doshic Notes
Vata - Soaking the red lentils are a must to release extra air, plus adding hing will make this recipe Vata pacifying.

Pitta - Pitta pacifying. The molasses is absolutely healing and satisfying for pitta dosha, avoid spicy peppers

Kapha - Kapha pacifying if made with less ghee and more black pepper.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup red lentils 
5 cups water 
2 tsp. ghee 
1 tsp. cumin seeds 
1 tsp. black mustard seeds 
1 pinch hing 
2 large cloves garlic, chopped 
5 curry leaves, fresh or dried 
1 small handful cilantro leaves, chopped 
1/2 tsp. turmeric 
1 tsp. masala powder 
1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

1/2 tbs. Organic Molasses 

For Vata and Kapha for winter you can top with a few slices of fresh green pepper

PREPARATION

Wash the beans twice and soak overnight in plenty of water. Drain. This will reassure that the extra Vata element is out of them.

Add the beans and 4 cups of the water to a soup pot a...

January 25, 2019

Doshic Notes
Vata : Pacifies/reduces the dosha 
Pitta : Pacifies/reduces the dosha 
Kapha : Can imbalance, use low-fat options on the milk and less ghee

You can leave this soup chunky or use the food processor to mix it.

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbs. Ghee 
1 leek, sliced 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1/2 sweet onion, chopped 
1 red bell pepper, chopped 
2 tbs. curry powder

1 tsp. cumin seeds crushed 
1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt 
1 sweet winter squash, de-seeded and cubed 
1 sweet potato, cubed 
4 to 5 curry leaves 
1 cup coconut milk 
Black pepper, to taste

Top with fresh cilantro and pumpkin seeds (optional) 

PREPARATION

Sauté the leek, garlic, onion, and bell pepper in the olive ghee until the onion is translucent, 8 – 10 minutes.

Stir in the sweet potato, squash, curry leaves, salt, cumin and curry powder. Add water just to cover and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered 20 – 25 minutes until the squash is tender.

Add the milk, stir, and heat to just below boiling. Then stir in fresh-g...

January 15, 2019

I know I love my one drink of coffee a day, I love the taste but sometimes this interrupts my Data Doshas by aggravating and over stimulating the nerves fo me. If you are the same this recipe is for you.

Coffee is stimulating and depleting, but adding butter & coconut oil can help mitigate the harmful effects of coffee. Grass-fed butter and nourishing coconut oil contain stable, healthy saturated fats that soothe your nerves and help protect your stomach lining from acidic coffee. Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants, but is also a very strong stimulant and is therefore only recommended on occasion in Ayurveda. Body-Kind Coffee is one of the few ways that Vata-types can safely enjoy a cup of coffee with getting over-stressed and depleting their adrenals. Grass-fed, organic butter (the kind that is very yellow) is rich in Vitamin A, which is a key for adrenal and thyroid health.

 The good fats have the ability to balance the Doshas and kindle the Agni or fire of your digestion. The car...

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