Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pumpkin Lucuma Cheesecake

This cooling lucuma cheesecake is ideal for summer days. It is refreshing for pittas and acceptable for vatta and Kaphas. Serves 4.

Lucuma the sweet spice of the incas

Lucuma, with its rich flavours of sweet potato and toasted maple, has seduced the sweet tastes of many.  This includes the Moche people of Andean Peru who, in pre-Colombian times, used to bury their families with the lucuma fruit.

Food and herbs to balance your body from radiation.

Radiation and other forms of radio waves have being affecting us for a time now and our life style is full of opportunities to be exposed to man made frequencies.

Even thought the physical body has a great power of adaptation and transmutation, it is a concern when we talk about the balance of our psyche.

GOLDEN MILK and the reproductive system

I love this drink in any time of the year, it is rejuvenative, calming and excellent drink to have as a snack.The turmeric act as an anti-inflamatory to the tissues and cleans out old fluids. It also helps to make the bones and joins flexible by breaking up calcium deposits. Ghee on the other hand, restores energy and vital fluids to the tissues and lubricates the joints.

The reproductive fluids are the most powerful fluids in the body and depletion on this fluids through sesual activity has an effect in the immune system, as well as our physical, mental and subtle energy.

Drinking golden milk before ( for woman) and after ( for man) of sexual activity can help to prevent the depletion of the vital fluids and keep the body's subtle energies in balance.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wakame Sesame Seed Mixture

food from the sea
This is a lovely tonic that improves mineral balance, iron and iodine condiments aid in digestion and add extra vitamins and minerals to meals can be used instead of salt for flavoring sprinkle on grains and veggie dishes.

This rich powder is  low in sodium, and serve as a flavorful addition to your meal.

The oxalic acid in sesame seeds is neutralized by the soaking and roasting procedures, (oxalic acid can affect the joints, leading to or worsening the symptoms of arthritis)

Fifteen Minute green pea curry

Nature packs a lot of goodness in this small pea. Green peas are a low calorie, high protein food that give you lasting energy.
They have Vitamins A and C, preventing cancer.
They disolve clumps of red blood cells that would turn into blood clots.
Their iron content can prevent anemia. They lower cholesterol and prevent stroke.

Collard, chard and Kale Soup

The greens in this recipe are a perfect source of non-dairy calcium, protecting against osteoporosis.
Collards are an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, and fiber. They help protect against cancer, heart disease, cataracts, and other diseases of aging through its antioxidant properties.
These greens keep the immune system strong.

Turmeric and Honey Immune Booster

This is very popular paste in the Bioenergetics community. Not only because of it's medicinal properties or it's taste but for the quick preparation. Children love it too ! Thank you Satkiana for your contribution.

Honey is amazingly healthy. It is an excellent energy booster, giving you the sugars you need while maintaining an excellent blood sugar level compared to the other types of sugars. Honey is an immunity system builder, anti-cancer, helps sore throats, and helps you calm down and sleep soundly. Honey contains a good amount of riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and manganese.

How to do it

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coconut rice

In my native country of Colombia, we have a traditional coconut rice. We usually use the fresh grated coconut to make a milk which is quite light in comparison to the ones commercially available.

The natural oils of coconut make wonders for the Pitta dosha in terms of cooling the system and addressing Pitta related imbalances, such as inflammations and ulcers.

Coconut kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections.

It also expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia and other parasites.

Coconut is high in fiber, potassium, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous, and Vitamin C.

The sweetness and nutritional value of coconut oil provide a quick source of fortifying energy.

Cranberry and Date Chutney

This versatile chutney goes with almost anything, when you’d like a bit of tangy taste. Rice, fruit salads, tofu or stir-fries. The nutritional value of the dates and cranberries make this chutney a fortifying element in your diet. 
For Vattha dosha, enjoy as is, for kapha add a pinch of chili, for Pitta add orange rings.

Black Radish Appetizer

Black radish has anti-parasitic qualities, is a liver tonic and remove gravel from gallbaldder. This warming exotic root, black outside and white inside, increase bile production, which acts to detoxify the liver and relieve  acid reflux.
Black radish is rich in Vitamin C, sulfur, and B Vitamins.It is warming and helps to improve the quality of gastric juices. 

I like to serve this dish in a small plate to accompany vegetables, rice and soups.

Camu Camu for immune system

When I say that Satya Spices are exotic, I really mean it.
When I say exotic I am implying that element of originality and mystery in your tongue. The tangy flavor of the Camu Camu fruit is without a question an ingredient that gives depth and sparkle to food, but it also addresses a medicinal content.
Camu Camu is a bush that grows in the rain forests of Peru, Brazil and Colombia. It is cultivated by the indigenous people for the collection of fruit. The fruits are acidic and therefore have no apparent use, however they have proven to be precious for their ability to boost the immune system as well as uplift depression.
Collecting Camu Camu is a task of patience. It takes 5 years for the bush to produce fruits and the time of collection is during the peak of the rainy season.
While I was in the jungle my teacher used Camu Camu to make preserves and chutneys. They were then mixed with other herbs (less tasty) to fight infections, virus and constipation.
Camu Camu is rich in Vitamin C. It also contains niacin, B12,  B1,  potassium, phosphorous and natural sugars.
I avoid overcooking this delicate fruit, and suggest you use your blend in raw form. However, you can use Camu Camu in a variety of recipes to balance Vatta and to please Pitta and Kapha.
I truly hope you can get familiar with this exotic fruit that is surely eager to be combined with fresh cumin, coriander and stevia. Vegetables that appreciate Camu Camu are most likely to be the ones indicated to reduce Vatta, such as zucchini, squash and sweet potatoes.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baked Apples in Rose Water

This is a quick dessert or an alternative to a full breakfast. I love the twist of having salty spices with this dish. It makes it exotic, light and complete to the palate.

Serves 4 people
20 minutes

Root Stew

When I don’t have much time to play in the kitchen, stews are my alternative. This grounding yellow lentil stew can warm up any Vatta imbalance and give you an instantaneous sense of home. 
 Serves 4 people 20 minutes

How to use Satya spices

Cinnamon is powerful antibacterial
Satya spices are versatile in their use. However, It will  request from you  to be adventurous and daring.

Usually in western cooking, we use a small amount of spices and only a few of them. Satya spices blends allows your food to be envigorated by the different qualities and flavors of the spices.

Use  1/2 tsp for a dish of 2 people, and a good 3 tbsp for 4 people. This is most indicated if you are using Satya spices to balance a dosha or to correct a disbalance. Complement your spices with your herbs and with the indicated food for your dosha. This will garanty success in your health goals.

prayer to bless your food

I am one with my food
This food is one with god.
I bless my food with gratitude and humbleness.

Clear Lungs Satya spice for Kapha

This warming, astringent and tasty blend is indicated to be use by kapha constitutions or to alleviate Kapha conditions like: Asthma, cough, hiccough, thyroid problems, ring worm, heavy stomach, mucus in lungs or intestine, loss of appetite, excessive wait, dullness, chronic rhinitis, coryza, sinustis and constipation.

Benefits of this blend:
This blend removes mucus from lungs and intestine, regulates digestive fire, boosts immune system. Aids in weight control and detoxification. Dispells dullness, apathy and grief.

Turmeric, coriander, cumin, hing, cardamon, star anise, black pepper, chippotle, cocoa, cloves, orange peel, camu camu, lemongrass, cinammon, rosemary, parsely, acai berry, tulsi.

For 30 grams : $ 7.00 cd
For 60 grams: $ 12.00 cd
For 100 grams: $ 18.00 cd

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Cool digestion Satya spice for pitta

This cooling, fragrant  and refreshing blend is indicate for Pitta constitutions or for pitta disorders like ulcers, colitis, migraine headaches, hepatitis, allergies and hyperthyroidism. Also aids, liver congestion, eczema, skin rashes, acidity, boils, diarria, fever anger or burning sensations.

Benefits of this blend: This blend balances acidity in the stomach, calms anger, cleans the liver, and acts as an anti inflammatory. Reduces  heat internally and soothes hot emotions.

ingredients: Roasted turmeric, black cumin, coriander seeds, orange peel, stralagous, fennel, lucuma, mint, dill, saffron, coriander leaves, lemongrass, stevia, lavender.

For 30 grams : $ 7.00 cd
For 60 grams: $ 12.00 cd
For 100 grams: $ 18.00 cd

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Wind free satya spice

This warming blend is tasty and balancing for Vatta constitution or for Vatta disorders like: arthritis, insomnia, constipation, gas forming, restlessness,  weak bladder, Attention Deficit Disorder ADD, ear problems, nerve disorders, anxiety, tremors, epileptisia and pain in the joins.

Benefits of this blend: Increases internal heat in organs, reduces intestinal gas formation, aids in digestion and assimilation. Cleans the blood, fortify nerves. Boosts immune system. Reduces fear and insecurity.

Ingredients:  Cumin, turmeric, nutmeg, goji, star anise, cacao, hing, Cinnamon, tulsi, black peppers, cardamon, chippotle, coriander, lucuma, cloves stevia.

For 30 grams : $ 7.00 cd
For 60 grams: $ 12.00 cd
For 100 grams: $ 18.00 cd

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Friday, December 2, 2011

5 international blends to inspire your blending

The combination of spices can transport you to a different part of the world and give your cooking a never ending adventure. It is traditional blending that identifies a culture, its people and their traditions.
Here a few examples that will surely give your dish an identity and a guideline of combination with other dishes.

5 types of spices and how to blend them

When you are familiar with the spices you soon will learn that there are 5 categories to consider before you blend:
1.-Base spices
The bases of your blends are spices that are mild and can go with most combinations. Their flavor and texture serve as a cohesive element with the other herbs. Use your base spice as 60% of your blend.

4 Considerations before you blend spices

Spice blending is an art and a science, and you can learn both. For centuries different cultures have combined spices from their homeland to give character to balance with nature, as well as to give character to their traditional cooking.
We are fortunate that now we can purchase spices from all over the world and enjoy the flavors of different cultures.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The 4th earth body: The mental body

The mental body has an electric quality. It is fast to obey commands and to hold concepts, beliefs, memories, ideas and thoughts. It also holds your power of discrimination (in truth or in judgments).

This body has a relationship with the 6th chakra, your seat of projection, intuition and command. The mind has the essential quality to be faster than time and space, as it transcends both. Mind seeks to be directed and to be given a purpose.

The 3th earth body: your emotional body

The emotional body has a plasmic texture (plasma is a state of matter. Here, it is a gelatinous or gas-like body). It has a strong ability to fluctuate and gives passion and intensity.
This body is located between 2 and 4 inches from your physical body. It is connected with your third chakra, and the water element. It is also connected to the palette of your nine emotions.

Your second earth body: the etheric body

Your etheric body is a magnetic force surrounding your physical body.
This body has a sense of your personal identity (me). It supports your interactions with other people and your environment.
The etheric body starts at your skin and ends 2 inches from your physical body. It is connected to the second chakra.

Your first earth body: your physical body

The 4 earth bodies– the physical, etheric, emotional and mental bodies –  are dedicated to self-expression, creative powers, the management of matter and your relationship with density. These bodies are called “Earth bodies” simply because they are given to you to manifest your potential on Earth.

Some parts of the earth body can be seen and touched. Other parts of the earth bodies are more subtle, like thoughts, chakras and the central channel.

The structure of being

Representation of earth bodies
By knowing the structure of your being, you may understand better the impact of food in your well being. It is the intention of this book to give you a spiritual foundation and an inspiration for the earth bodies. The interaction of the elements in your earth bodies and the quality of food, relationship, mind dynamics and emotional stability will determinate the lightness in your daily life.
Your being is composed of 12 bodies. Each body has a distinct role and structure. Harmony in these bodies brings peace and completion.

Almond cookies

 Healthy and Sattvic are the two words that come to me when we refer to almonds. The texture, purity, and nutritional value of this cookies are suitable for all doshas. Makes 15 cookies.

Almonds hold large amounts of manganese and Vitamin E. They are powerful antioxidants. The copper content helps in development of bone and improves nerve functioning. Almonds are good for proper brain development because of their Tryptophan content. The Vitamin B is good for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Almonds are also excellent for relieving stress and controlling mood swings.

Fresh Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are usually cooling, making them ideal for the Pitta constitution and hot summer. However by adjusting the spices, this recipe can still be savored by Vattas and Kaphas.

Serves 2
5 minutes

Columbian Arepas with Peppered Goat Cheese

Corn is drying in nature, and is therefore ideal for Kapha.

I love making this 8-minute recipe to impress my foreign friends. The patties are traditionally eaten for breakfast, but make a delightful accompaniment to vegetables and soups.

Serves 2

!0 minutes

Bananas in Tropical Dressing

Bananas are mucous forming and coconut is cooling in nature, therefore this scrumptious dessert is not ideal for Kapha, though is very soothing to Vatta.

This is a lovely breakfast in the winter time. 

Serves 2

10 minutes


Sesame: either in the form of a cream (tahini) or by itself is one of the super foods.  It is rich in iron, protein and zinc making the tiny seed an indispensable supplement for vegetarians.  I have heard that one teaspoon of sesame paste is the equivalent of 100 grams of beef in terms of protein content.  Enjoy this classic dessert of the Bioenergetics Institute.
from Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, Amadea Morningstar

Sun flower seeds with spices

15 minutes
Treats and snacks can not be more simple that to roast for a couple of minutes seeds.Sunflower seeds roasted with spices and ghee is nutritious and appropiated for all doshas. . It's really simple and can be combined with salads, rice, or vegetables. ... and so yummy and delicious. For vatta you can add other type of seeds that had being resting in water for a couple of hours.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

6 taste salad

This delicious, satiating salad incorporates all 6 tastes of Ayurveda. This dish is lovely served with fresh basmati rice with mustard seeds. Friendly to all three doshas.
The paste can also be used as a salad dressing.
The chlorophyll in the celery aids digestion and gives fiber to the colon to support healthy elimination. Celery contains a lot of water, supporting Vatta and giving Pitta a break from heavy oils. The pumpkin seeds are excellent for parasites. 
Serves 4 people
15 minutes

Green sprouds and portobello salad

This light and complete salad is good for all doshas.
The nutritional yeast, as you may know, does not actually contain yeast; that is just the name it is commercially is given. It is instead very rich in Vitamin B12.

For Vatta: add ginger and an avocado.
For Pitta: replace sesame oil with coconut oil or sunflower oil, replace lentils with aduki beans.
For Kapha: omit portobello mushrooms, add ginger.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

kale chips

Kale is rich in vitamin A, K, and C, but that do not make kale the super food that is. Kale is also the green to enrich the minerals in your blood. It contains Magnesium, Calcium, phosphorous, Potassium, zinc, and iron.
Minerals are good for all of us, but specailly to our air constitutions;Vatta,
Eat kale cooked, boiled or just as a snack in a form of chips.

Sweet Potatoes in Cranberry Sauce

the best food for kidneys

 2 servings
This Vatta-reducing dish nourishes the colon and the kidneys. It helps to neutralize acidity in the body and comforts your craving for sweets. The nourishing aspect of the dates provides a fortifying food for the women`s reproductive system.