Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strawberry Chocolate jam

add jaggery or palm sugar instead of white sugar
Your concept of Jam won't be the same with this recipe. I don't use jams over bread any more, however over morning cereals is an exotic addition. This particular recipe use palm sugar and jaggery, so you can eat with confidence your sweets.

This recipe is fortifying for vatta dosha.
Kapha: add chilli or ginger.
Pitta: eat in moderation.

4 cups organic strawberries clean and cut in slices.
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
1 tablespoon grated organic orange ring ( optional.)
3 tsp of satya spices heart blend ( main content is cocoa, chillies, cumin and 3 other spices.)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sweet and sour Tamarid Chutney

This sweet and sour chutney can go over almost anything. It is traditional use in India over samosas or potatos.The sky is the limit with this chutney.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) alleviates vatha but increases kapha and pitta.

Dr. Seela Fernando, in her book Herbal Food and Medicines in Sri Lanka, says that tamarind is a common acid used largely in our diet, specifically in cooking meat. She dedicates an entire chapter to the curative value of tamarind.

Jaggery Spiced Walnuts
My Sunday ritual is to create spiced walnuts. They are a wonderful protein snack  and gratify my need of nutritional sugar. You can do this with any nuts, however I enjoy the texture of walnuts and the crunchy aspect that can be added to morning cereals, rice, stir fries and really almost any dish.
For kapha dosha use sunflower seeds or almonds.
For vatta use a mix of nuts.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Agua de Panela
Panela is a sugar extract from sugar cane. It is a basic caloric food in Asia, India and South America. "Agua de panela" is a fortifying drink from Colombia.  It can be served hot or cold. Aguapanela is used as a base for coffee, hot chocolate and mixed with lime juice as medicine for the flu, a few hot panela tea can clear lungs and give energy. Served cold, Aguapanela with lime juice is great for hot summer days. Great for Pitta doshas and children.

Serve 5

Jaggery more than a natural sweetener

What is jaggery
If you are not using jaggery in your cooking, this is the time where you can sustain your life style with a sweeter like no other.
When I refer to jeggery I am talking about a solid form of sugar made of sugarcane, or the date palm tree.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cooling Aloe Rose Drink for Pitta Dosha

By Bala Freman

A sweet and refreshing elixir that is sure to please the most refined of Pitta doshas.
In Ayurveda, aloe vera gel is used as one of the most important tonics for the female reproductive system, the liver, and regulating pitta dosha. It has antisepting and anti-inflammatory qualities, is cooling for the body and soothes for dry or blemished skin.