Friday, July 14, 2017

Beet liver Raw Salad

This raw salad promote bile production, if you feel your digestion is slow, raw beets can help to increase agni. In case you have difficulty digesting raw food, you can steam the beets after being grated for 3 minutes. You can also add fennel or mint to aid digestion.
 This salad is especially beneficial if you have difficulty digesting fats.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Basmati rice, avocado and Sweet Corn in ghee for a summer dinner

Corn and summer are great companions. Corn is also friendly to pitta doshas. I like to use the juice of the fresh corn to curries, rice and soups.

In here however, I am using the  corn kernels to make a simple quick side summer dish. I like to add hing to avoid gas forming and to pacify the Vatta effect of corn. This dish goes well serve with fresh avocado, steam asparagus and basmati rice.

If you need to replace ghee, use coconut oil and add at the end 3 tsp of coconut cream to give a creamy consistency to the dish.

Urugula an coriander Pesto for pitta dosha

Summer months tent to aggravate pitta dosha. The garden has plenty of flowers and herbs to cool you down and to sustain the liver during summer.
This pesto can be use rice, salads, soups and pastas. Urugula and coriander are great companions. You can also add fresh nettles to give that extra strength and minerals.

  • 1 small bunch arugula 

Nut free vegan power bars

Inspired by the vegan guru Angela Liddon, these nut-free Glo Bars contain oats, ground flax, sesame seeds, and coconut oil, all of which are thought to help boost milk supply in breastfeeding women.  They are also easy to digest and a great snack to children.



For the dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup (25 g) gluten-free rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) white sesame seeds*
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) pepita seeds*
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup (45 g) dried cranberries or dried cherries**

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.