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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.
The staple of a nutritious Ayurveda diet, everyone is becoming aware of the value to body, mind, and spirit when we add more veggies to our meals.
Ayurveda dishes are based on simple, easy, nutritious ingredients, all with a herb or spicy accent. Spicy food raises your body temperature, you can warm up with these healthy and easy to prepare spicy veggie recipes
Simple filled Ayurveda Chapatis can be a boon when you need something quick, tasy and easy to make, especially when you have a selection of veggies and salads and people can make their own favourite fillings.
A deliciously quick recipe that most people will enjoy, it's slightly off the Ayurveda track, but take care of your doshas and adapt to your constitution.
Accept the rainy season as a gift, let the body heal and do not fall into lethargy, but instead enjoy an inhalation or a steam bath even more consciously in those still, slow moments, concentrate even more on your breath while meditating, benefit from the changing world to concentrate on yourself.
We don't really relate to a 'rainy season' but according to Ayurveda its a crucial transition from the summer to the autumn and one of the reasons that when the summer fades we begin to feel unwell and there are lots of infections going around, the body is week from the summer season and vulnerable to diseases.
The seasonal cycle is one of the most tangible examples we could have of being a part of a much greater living organism. Seasonal change and weather conditions profoundly affect all life on the planet, governing the growth of plant life, and thus animal life and the changing conditions of our global environment and the more immediate local surroundings that we live in.
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