Friday, August 31, 2012

Fast Tomato Sauce

Cherry tomatoes are frequently sweeter and more flavorful than standard tomatoes. They are also abundant in the garden in late summer.

They can create an excellent sauce over broiled zucchini, rice or fresh avocados. This sauce is not a slow simmering type of sauce, but one that is created quickly and seasoned lightly, maintaining the freshness and lively flavor of the tomatoes. Use fresh herbs, as dried herbs do not work here.


Ingredients:

2 cups of cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tsp of sugar cane
2 tsp of ghee or olive oil
Salt
Fresh herbs such as basil, marjoram, tarragon, coriander, dill (optional)
2 tsp of Satya Spices. As tomatoes are heating, I suggest using Spring Rain or Pitta Cottage Spices

Broiled Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

This can be ready in 10 minutes! The feta cheese is sharp and tangy and makes the taste of the  fresh tomatoes even. You can also use fresh goat cheese or fresh boccochini. This is a fine accompaniment to a lunch or dinner salad.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 medium-sized or large firm, but ripe, tomatoes

2 to 3 ounces of feta cheese

2 tsp fresh herbs (basil or oregano are good choices)

2 tsp of Satya Spices for your dosha (Spring Rain works wonders with this recipe)

2 tsp virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black or red pepper

Tomato soup

Serves 4

Nothing is simpler than this recipe. The secret of this soup lies in the freshness of the tomatoes, so it is ideal to do it in the early fall. Choose tomatoes that have not been refrigerated and are very ripe.

Ingredients:


10 fresh tomatoes

4 tbsp of ghee

3 bay leaves

4 tsp spring rain from Satya Spices

1 tsp of rose water (to neutralize acidity)

Salt

Friday, August 24, 2012

talks on vibrations 08/24 by Altitude | Blog Talk Radio

This talk from altitude radio clarify the concept of frequency or vibration in the bioenergetic structure of being. It expand your understanding of the use and consequences of personal choices.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunflower Butter in Zucchini Roles

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At the end of summer all of the yellows colors are so well orchestrated in the garden. Here is a quick and simple recipe that will satisfy all doshas. Make it richer for Vatta by adding some goat cheese to the mix of herbs. Customize your dish with Satya Spices for your constitution. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Yellow Pepper Cold Soup

This soup is very colorful. It uses few ingredients and balances the Vatta and Pitta doshas. Add Satya Spices for your dosha and enjoy the creamy, soft texture of this soup.

Ingredients:

3 yellow peppers, medium to large
2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 tbsp of chipotle or chilli
1/2 tbsp salt

Buttermilk, Beet and Scallion Cold Soup

I love to plant beets and I enjoy the versatile and colorful presence of beets on the table. I can enjoy the nutrition and nourishment of beets on hot summer days, without having to use the oven. The flavor of this soup is surprisingly complex and it has a satisfying texture.

Ingredients:

1 pound large beets, peeled and cut into large chunks
1/4 cup scallions, trimmed and chopped
3 cups buttermilk or coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp Satya Spices for your dosha
1 1/4 tsp salt

Procedure:

Puree all ingredients in a blender until chunky. Refrigerate until cold, approximately 1 hour. Stir well and add more buttermilk or coconut milk before serving, if desired.

For Vatta: use buttermilk
For Pitta: use coconut milk

Watermelon Jalapeño and Lemon Cold Soup

Watermelon is a sweet and cooling food. It is great for the Pitta dosha and very refreshing on hot summer days. Jalapeños add heat to this soup, making the watermelon accessible for the Vatta and Kapha doshas. You only need a few minutes to blend this soup. The bonus of blending is that, unlike juicing, the healthy, filling fibers remain.

Avocado cold soup

Usually ayurveda do not suggest to take cold drinks or soups, since it slow down the internal fire. However, being a pitta dosha, and being enfront of the stove is really a blessing. All you need for this soup is a good blender and a refrigerator. Just a few ingredients and 15 minutes preparation can make more time to enjoy your summer.