Friday, April 21, 2017

Wake up digestion yellow drink

I personally love this drink in times of panchakarma. My body is refresh and at the same time warm with this drink.

This delicious tulsi smoothie will help soothe your nerves and clear the clutter from your mind.
 Tulsi or Holy Basil, was used by ancient cultures for its healing and rejuvenating qualities.

Four Ayurvedic methods for cooking vegetables

The preferred Ayurvedic method for cooking vegetables is to sauté them in ghee or steam in a little water. Adding salt at the beginning reduces the cooking time. Excess raw vegetables are not advised as they are heavy and hard to digest! Raw food is better in Summer, or at lunch time when digestion is strongest.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sundried tomatoes, olive and feta corn bread

In our latest community brunch, Christiane delight us with this corn bread. Savory and light, great company with dhal or other soups. Great for vatta dosha. 
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g  Cornbread Mix, by Bob’Red Mill (found in the gluten free section of most grocery stores)
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Banana Cream Pie ( Vegan)

Absolutely delicious, 10-ingredient vegan banana cream pie! Crispy gluten-free crust, fluffy and silky cream center, and layered with 3 whole bananas! (Adapted from a recipe by The Minimalist Baker)
Don't let the 8 hours scare you.  Most of this time is fridge time.  Do note that you have to put the coconut milk in the fridge overnight, if you are making your own coconut cream.  The pie is so worth all of the steps it takes to make it.  In fact, you might want to prepare two of them, as I can assure you your guests will want seconds.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

4 Legumes you want to have in your ayurvedic pantry.

In most cultures around the world, there is a combination of one legume and grain to produce an easily digested protein. In South America, corn and black beans had being a humble diet to a large population. In India the science of making soups, and dishes using dhals, lentils and beans, had being the based for the science of Ayurveda to balance each dosha, to nourish them, and to purify them.

Lets overview 4 different lentils, dhals and being that can make a difference in the way you understand cooking for each dosha.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Golden Milk for each Ayurvedic Constitution

Golden milk has been used in the Yogi tradition for centuries to strength the weak and to delight the kings. Golden milk is versatile, giving a variety of options for each constitution and for each occasion. You can use any milk of your preference and a combination of spices for your constitution. The key is to use turmeric and ginger as a base.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ayurveda and the 3 types of Menopause

By Dr. Shamna Prudith.

Womanhood is a great blessing and is, of course, a big responsibility. A woman passes through various life transitions including menarche, pregnancy, labour, breast-feeding, child nurturing and finally menopause. These phases are all part of normal female physiology. Through bloodletting in menstruation, the body provides the woman with a natural way of monthly cleansing and rejuvenation. At menopause, the body puts an end to her reproductive life.

Ginger, ayurveda and it multiple uses.

Origins and History

The origin of ginger is not unknown for certain, and it is not known to grow wild, but it is grown in many tropical climates around the world. Nevertheless, since antiquity, there have been references to its cultivation and medicinal use in ancient China and India, suggesting that it may have originated somewhere between northern India and eastern Asia.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Warming Winter Teas for Each Dosha

This herbal teas are your best winter companions. Do not matter if you choose to take them in your quiet sofa or in a party, it is always uplifting for all and surely preventing dullness and cold.

Kapha Balancing

  • 6 cups water
  • ⅛ of an orange slice or a nice pinch of dried orange peel
  • 5 cardamom pods

Friday, January 13, 2017

Coconut Chutney

 This is a cooling chutney just a few minutes to put together. I know that you may get discouraged in peeling the fresh coconut, but I reassure you that using a fresh coconut is worth the extra effort.