By Dr. Anju Sodhi (BAMS, ND) Summer squash with horse gram Horse gram is like a lentil bean that is packed with protein. Easily digestible after soaking, these beans are great for the urinary health. Ingredients ¾ cup horse gram beans 6 cloves of garlic, crushed ½...
This holiday nut and seed brittle will be a great treat that provides nutrition with some sweetness.
Saffron is a prime herb in Ayurveda. Though it is excellent in balancing all doshas, it tames Vata during fall in a magical way. Tapioca helps with detoxification and reduces Vata qualities of dry, rough, and cold.
This accompanying dish provides a delicious health side to meals. Sweetness combats the Vata quality of dry in the air while giving digestion a boost. Ginger helps with digestion while ghee adds necessary fat to the body.
Soup is an easy way to get warm and moisturizing food into the body. Pumpkin is easy to digest and nutrient packed food, armed with natural vitamin C and E for antioxidant support.
By Dr. Anju Sodhi (BAMS, ND) Vegetable Curry Place onion, ginger, garlic and the tomato (cut into pieces) in a food processor or blender. Blend on high speed until the ingredients make a paste, about 1 minute. Open the can of coconut milk and remove about 6...
Add the yogurt over the top of the onions, garlic, and chili. Let cook for 10 seconds and immediately remove from heat. If left on the heat too long, yogurt will separate.
Cooling yogurt with cucumber recipe, a classic and traditional dish.
During this hot season, sweet foods can be our friend-in moderation. Kheer provides an easy-to-digest dessert that is not too sweet but can ameliorate the symptoms of pitta.
White rice is a cooling food, unlike like its heating counterpart brown rice. White rice can carry with it fantastic vegetables and spices that assist in making the whole family meal digestible. Many people will say that rice must be soaked overnight to make it easily digestible. However, soaking can be shortened to achieve the same effect.
ZUCCHINI AND CARROTS
Summertime is the time for delicious zucchinis!
This recipe uses the cooling property of this variety of squash and balances it with warming (not hot) spices.
Furthermore, zucchini has some healing properties to balance immune functions.
This yogurt condiment can be used as a dip or an accompaniment to entrees. Yogurt is inherently cooling, providing the calm to warming season.
In general, yogurt should not be consumed at night because of its heavy, dense, cloudy, and cooling nature.