Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dandelion flower buds in ghee and Lemon.
Dandelions is not only a remedy but a food that can empower your vitality, digestion and weight  control. This generous plant, offer root, leaves and flowers to be prepare in different forms.

Here one of my favorite dish using the spring flower buds. Great for all doshas, specially for pitta and for pitta conditions like inflammations.

This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

Cacao and Blueberries Salad
A quick and nutrient-packed summertime snack that’s great for vata and kapha. Cacao beans are full of nutrients and antioxidants, and support the circulatory system and lower cholesterol.  The bean is also known to enhance your mood, improve your focus and suppress a cough!  Cacao is stimulating (can increase vata), heating (increasing pitta) and can be fattening (increasing kapha) if taken in excess, but delicious in moderation.

Digestive Green Pesto

This elegant pesto is both light and satisfying, making great use of kale and any herbs you may have left in the kitchen. Ideal for pitttas and kaphas. We’ve omitted garlic and onion from the recipe to support your meditation.

Serves 2

3 cups chopped kale
4 stalks chopped celery
1 handful of chopped fresh herbs (basil, coriander)
2 tablespoons walnuts or sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1/3 lemon or lime (to taste)