Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tropicana fruit salad in coconut ginger sauce

The secret of this salad is to select well ripe, that guaranty a juicy, sweet and digestible fruit salad.
This combination of tropical fruits is good for vatta dosha. If you want to add any other fruit, try to follow the ayurveda rule to combine fruits of the same taste. That will prevent gas forming and easy digestion.

You can use the a well ripe papaya of a green papaya, both combine well with avocado and juicy mangoes.

Boreal 3 berries and chocolate fruit salad

 Berries in season are the best ingredients for a fruit salad. Berries are general full of antioxidants, vitamin C and sodium.
The tiny, round blue-purple berries have long been attributed to the longevity and wellness of indigenous natives living around subarctic regions in the Northern hemisphere. The wild strawberries is sacred to native Americans, they use them in a ceremony of passage for young girls.
Ayurveda suggest to eat fruits of the same taste for easy digestion. This salad can be enjoy by any dosha and lover of raw food.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Castor oil: between torture and radiant health

 There are some tasks in life that we avoid. At least there is one that I do, and that is to take the monthly 3 teaspoons of castor oil in the morning. Through the years I have tried to reinvent a way to take it in a way that is less unpleasant; however, I must admit that I have failed. There are ways to alleviated the strong taste of castor oil, like taking it with lemon juice and jaggery (cane sugar), or just imagine that you are in a bar and you take it in one chug. All I know is that after the intake of this

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to personalize your ayurvedic diet.

One of the fascinating aspects of Ayurveda is that it considers you not only as a part of the universe but also as a unique individual with special requirements. Your age, your activities and mostly your dosha (constitution) determine the type of lifestyle, herbs and health program best suited for you. Your food is your medicine or your fatal poison. Your awareness of the energetics of your food makes a profound impact on your well-being.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fresh Okra with peanut sauce

It is very refreshing to see okra in my Canadian town. This is a wonderful vegetable for the intestines with much nutritional value. Some people are discourage by the taste, however the whole secret is in selecting fresh okra. When purchasing fresh okra, choose those that are roughly 2 to 3 inches long and about 1/2 inch thick. Longer and thicker okra can be have a woody texture. Here another tip: pay extra attention to maintaining the cooking temperature at a low setting, or the spices will burn and give a bitter flavor to the dish. Okra is good for all doshas.