Sunday, August 31, 2014

Organic Ayurvedic toothpaste

I know this is a cooking blog, however using cooking ingredients from your kitchen you can make an economical, "tasty" organic toothpaste for the family. You can change the spices to give a different flavor to the paste or to use for different doshas. You can use mint for pitta- it control inflammations- cinnamon for Vatta and ginger for Kapha. The ingredients on this recipe are antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral.
Complement your oral cleaning with sesame oil pulling. To do this practice take 3 tsp of sesame oil in your mouth and move it all around your mouth for 5 to 10 minutes, then spit the oil.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Salsa verde with green tomatos

The original salsa verde is made with tomatillos, however if you don't have them you can use green tomatos with lime juice. This green salsa goes well with tortillas, tacos, salads or roasted vegetables. It takes 5 minutes to make and is a great way to use those green tomatoes from the garden. Excellent sauce for kapha and vatta doshas. Blend the avocado at the end just for a few seconds to give the sauce a creamy consistency.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rice balls with roasted walnuts

I can eat rice everyday, soft sweet and sattvic. Sometimes a cook more that I can need and end up with leftovers. This recipe is really limitless. You can make rice ball with vegetables, nuts, seaweeds or goat cheese. This recipe uses plane white rice and simple whole walnuts. Elegant, zen and easy.

Beets in tangerine sauce

This colorful fragrant and creamy tangerine sauce goes well with many dishes, however, my favorite company are with beets.  I like to serve this dish in an open plate so the sharp contract of colors are easily admirable. Serve 6. 20 minutes. Sauce can keep refrigerate for 3 days and use over cereals.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Carrot and orange soup with fresh red currants

This 10 minutes soup satisfy any simple lunch or a gourmet dinner. I like to serve this soup in an individual plates with a touch of fresh dill on top and red fresh currants. The color contrast is appealing to the eye and the orange fragrance stimulates the appetite. Good in summer for any dosha and excellent for children. You can change the spices in accord to your dosha. You can also replace orange with lemon to give a more tangy taste.