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The word masala simply means a combination of ground spices. According to Ayurveda the Pitta Dosha is a combination of the elements Fire and Water and controls digestion, metabolism and energy production. It has the quality of being hot, sharp, liquid and oily.
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a 7,000-year-old plant that originated in the mountainous regions of South America. While it is commonly known as an “ancient grain,” quinoa is technically not a grain or cereal grain, but a seed, and does not contain gluten.
All Dosha Frittata is a really easy and nutritious quick dish which can be adapted for all dosha types. Great for a light lunch or you can add extra veg or stuff a pitta bread with it for something more substantial.
You can just eat them on their own as the masala mix and fresh herbs make this recipe. Spelt is pungent, heating, light and dry, so it has an effect on all doshas, its great for Kapha, ok for Pitta and ok for Vata in smaller quantities.
This is my mum and here is hers and everyone's favourite soup and really easy recipe. This video was recorded about 5 years ago and my mum has passed since then, but she always loved this soup and each time I watch it, it reminds me of her and the things that helped her feel well.
Cooling Therapeutic Pitta Bathing Ritual. This may sound strange having a cooling bath whilst having a warm bath! I'm not talking about having your water cool, we are talking about using the dynamics of cooling herbs on the body and mind.
Herbs for Spring allergies - An Ayurveda Perspective. The doctor is in the house! Read through carefully and gain a better understanding of which herbs and spices can help with knowing more about Spring Allergies. If you need to ask questions, go to our Facebook page and ask there, we will try to help. Remeber that this is an educational site and you should consult a professional if you have health concerns.
Oat and Nut Flapjacks. Really easy to make and delicious, but check out the ingredients if you are sticking to eating for your dosha type. See my suggestions for each ingredient.
Spiced Kichadi Adapted for All Doshas. This basic quick recipe requires 2 main components, the marriage between the grain and the bean is one of the oldest and traditional Ayurveda healing recipes. This particular one has been and adapted with a tasty mix of spices.
This is not specifically for the Kapha 5 Day reducing programme. But if you have stuck to the programme you will be fine to try this. If you want to stay with Kapha reducing food, you are best to use the squash rather than the courgettes.
Easy Ginger Granola. Kapha should keep the bowl as dry as possible with no yogurt added. Serve with non-dairy milk and a spoon of nondairy yogurt. You can add some dried fruits if you like, mix in after it has been cooked and cooled.
Spiced Sweet Potato with Tamari and Mustard Seed. Sweet potatoes in excess generally provoke Kapha, ensure that you do not overeat, but spices can bring Kapha into balance and cinnamon helps break up mucus, that is a common problem for Kapha types.
Sattvic food is food that is nourishing, delicious, comforting, energising and benefits our health, our body, mind and spirit. To benefit from eating a sattvic diet we must be willing to reduce and avoid foods such as meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, caffeine, bleached flours, white sugar and other processed foods.
Pitta Dosha Dinner - Potato & Celery Subji . Subji, which can also be considered a side dish, to eat with tofu, tempeh, or paneer, is a really versatile addition to your meal choices. You can experiment with trying different subji to create some delicious changes.
Dosha Breakfast Porridge Oats and Dried or Fresh Fruit*
Pitta, Quinoa, Feta and Avocado Salad. I have also added info for the other doshas, so don't be put off by the 'Pitta' title. Read through and adapt it for yourself.
Creamy Kale & Puy Lentil Soup. I love Kale and use it in all types of cooking the health of benefits of kale are amazing and abundant. Rich in vitamins K, A and C, along with other vital nutrients, the health benefits of kale include detoxification, heart support, cancer prevention and a number of others.
Pitta Breakfast Porridge Oats and Dried or Fresh Fruit*
So Good for Pitta. Steamed Veg & Coconut Combo. I love this dish, it's really satisfying and perfect for the Pitta constitution. It's quick and easy to prepare and a great addition to other foods like curries or a side dish to salad or soups.
A Short Journey into the 'Sweet' Taste of Ayurveda. Sweet tastes are the dominant taste, formed from the water and earth elements and especially useful for grounding the fearful nervous energy of Vata. These are cooling tastes, which can be good for the heat of a Pitta type and they inhibit digestion to some extent, especially in excess.
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