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Wise Earth School of Ayurveda is the first school for Ayurveda teachings in the USA founded by Maya Tiwari. Established in 1981, Wise Earth Ayurveda® unique curricula in Inner Medicine® Healing has restored Ayurveda’s long lost knowledge of nature’s interrelated nourishers — Food, Breath and Sound (annavidya, pranavidya, and mantravidya).
Beans are a great source of protein and Ayurveda uses them in many dishes especially the age-old kitchadi which marries bean and grain. This is another great way to user beans in a simple beenburger which everyone will love.
If you like the ordinary potato French fries you will love these sweet potato herb fries. They are roasted rather than deep-fried, which brings out the flavour of the herbs and roasted in Ghee, offering another classic Ayurveda addition.
Sweet potatoes are full of goodness. Sweet potatoes have a lot of nutrients, Ayurveda loves to use them. They are good for you body, such as vitamin B6, potassium, and iron which your body needs to help you grow strong. Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber which helps to promote a healthy digestive tract. Sweet potatoes have a lot of fiber! More than oatmeal!
Everyone likes a curry and especially in the winter season. You will find lots of masala recipes on this site but I've included a simple curry mix, so easy to make and keep in a jar to use again.
As we move into the winter season, according to Ayurveda this is the early winter and we can become aware of what's needed before the harsher winter months set in. We want to be adding some good quality food to our meals as the digestive system acts like a burning fire during these colder months helping to distribute warmth to our bodies.
Don't you love a warm, hearty bowl of stew in these winter months, almost everyone loves to eat something warming and filling. This is a delicious recipe made with combining, spices, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and coconut to fill you full of goodness.
Vata is a word which is used for the autumn season in Ayurveda world. It is a time when a season starts to change from warm days to slightly colder ones. It can be considered as a middle phase in the transition of two major seasons.
This is a take of a veggie chili, but without the Quorn mince. Its packed with protein and should satisfy everyone's appetite. Its such a good winter warmer and for those who like it extra hot, not Pitta types, you can add extra chili flakes or add a fresh one for extra punch.
A really simple oven dish that doesn't take long to prepare and you can pop it in the oven and go out shopping for an hour or so. This also has the advantage of eating the garlic cloves whole like the French do in much of their cooking. remember that Ayurveda warns against eating too much garlic and unlike the Mediterranean diet it doesn't advocate eating it regularly.
Another delicious winter warmer and using cumin means that you get lots o health benefits, too many to mention but here's a few cumin particularly promotes a healthy digestion and is a rich source of iron.
This time of the year brings about lots of germs and the body is already depleted from the dry debilitating summer, yes I know that you love the sunshine, but if there is lots of long summer days we suffer and so does the earth. This is a season for self care and being really careful about what you eat and how you care for the body. Its another traditional time for purification for all doshas.
This is a great rainy season leading to Autumn dish, I love using up not too old leftover veggies and this is one I baked using some, it worked out perfectly. I really like using bulgar wheat as its so quick and easy to use.
Sweet potatoes are a lighter food than most other foods that we chose when we need something more substantial and they are kind to the digestive system, they are rich in complex carbohydrates so they are less likely to add extra weight if you are careful in quantities.
With the arrival of each new season, anticipation abounds. Every season brings with it rich memories and scents that are never forgotten. There’s always that perfect smell that defines each season. Have you ever experienced memories flooding into your mind after smelling some distant scent from your childhood years? We need support through these transitional seasons and aromatherapy can help.
This Easy Bulgur Tabbouleh is full of fresh herbs you can add lots of different veggies. It's a quick easy meal. Bulgur wheat is a nourishing and lovely grain to make into a variety of dishes, for example, a delicious breakfast porridge can be found here. This is a great recipe to calm Vata dosha.
Mosty whole grains and millets are highly nutritious and offer many potential health benefits to the body Millets are particularly high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and fiber which are essential for good health especially the heart.
Ayurveda informs us that less is more and this dish is another example of eating the simplest of foods. Broccoli is considered a superfood because of all its antioxidant properties. This dish is not ideal for Vata types, but once in a while and by adding more oil, it will be more acceptable.
A purifying simple soup that is full of nutritious ingredients to help cleanse the liver, Ayurveda uses all types of cabbages in the cooking, its a good way to help reduce weight and add to a purifying programme. Light and simple.
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