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Here is one of the foods you’ll get to enjoy during your detox. A filling and yummy meal that leaves you satisfied
1 cup yellow mung dal
1 cup basmati rice
11⁄2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
2 Tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 small handful cilantro leaves, chopped
1⁄2 cup water
3 Tbsp ghee (clarified butter – can get at Whole foods)
1⁄2 tsp turmeric
1⁄4 tsp salt (good quality rock salt or something similar is best)
6 cups water
Wash the mung dal and rice two times. Soak the mung dal for a few hours or overnight, if you have the time, then drain. Put the ginger, coconut, cilantro and the 1⁄2 cup water into a blender and blend until liquefied.
Heat the ghee on medium in a large saucepan and add the blended items, turmeric and salt. Stir well. Next mix the rice, mung dal and the 6 cups of water.
Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Then cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar, turn down the heat and simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the dal and rice are tender.
Although tridoshic, this kitchari is especially suitable to Pitta The cilantro and coconut add the cooling qualities that Pita needs. If you don’t know what Pitta means you definitely need to come to the Detox workshop starting March 23.http://www.sattvayogaandpilates.com/news/
From Ayurvedic Cooking, but Usha Lad& Dr. Lad
Beets are sweet, warm, moisten and add mass. They are an amazing way to calm Vata in the autumn – keep your mind calm and balanced, and help you poop properly (hey, elilmination is important to stay healthy. So thought I mention it here)
Preparation Time: 30 min
-V, =P, -K
4 cups raw beets (5-6 medium beets)
2 Tbsp ghee or butter
2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 Tbsp coriander powder
Wash and slice the beets in 1/8 inch slices. Steam until tender (about 20-25 min). Drain.
Melt the ghee or butter in a small pan. Put steamed beets in a serving bowl, drizzle the ghee or butter and lemon juice over them. Add coriander powder and stir well. Serve.
Comment: Beets are best to balance Vata and Kapha, as they are heating. The coriander cools the bets, making it apporpriate for PItta (especially in the fall which is the Vata season). Also, the steaming alleviates the somewhat heavy quality of the beet, making it more digestible.
2/3 cup dry oats, regular or instant 2 cups water ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup raisins or dates ¼ tsp cardamom powder ¼ tsp cinnamon 5 whole almonds (preferably pealed) Put above ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add rest of ingredients. Cover and cook on low heat until done (2-10 minutes), depending on the type of oats you used
Add cut up fresh peaches to warm oatmeal and let sit so that peaches warm up. Mmmhhhh……..Add 1 tsp of ghee and maple syrup to taste ENJOY!!
- ·1 lime (cut into about 6-8 pieces, can use juice of lime only if preferred)
- ·2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- ·7 fl. Oz coconut Milk
- ·3 oz. ice (about a handful)
- ·Fresh mint (about 6 sprigs)
Combine Coconut milk, lime and 3 sprigs of mint in blender. Blend until well mixed.
Add maple syrup or honey and ice, blend again.
Top it off with mint and serve cold.