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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.
The word masala simply means a combination of ground spices. According to Ayurveda Vata is the body type/dosha that is formed from the combination of the Air and Ether elements, with the qualities of being dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, and mobile.
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.
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.
Vata Dosha Dinner - Sweet Potato Subji. Subji has a variety of names, but simply means a variety of vegetables cooked with spices, when we look at making subji for our specific dosha, we can choose from the vegetables and spices that are advantageous to us.
Vata Dosha Lunch - Pizza. I love having a homemade pizza and choosing the toppings that are great for each dosha. That's the beauty of making individual pizzas, you can prepare the base in advance and chop all the different veggies to suit each body type.
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.
Vata Breakfast Rice with Raisins or Fresh Fruit* 1 cup of cooked basmati rice - only make enough for serving the same day. Ayurveda does not advocate using 'afters' on another day. But particularly with rice as it can harbor germs much more easily than other foods.
The Potential of Ether for Vata. This element is the primordial birthplace of all creation and in Ayurvedic terms our source of connection to the cosmos.
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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