Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How to make syrups

how to make syrups
Most syrups warm up honey with the herbs of fruits. In ayurveda, honey should not be heated since it releases toxins, so it becomes poison to the body. Well, there is another ways to make medicinal and cooking syrups, I personally use jaggery which is very rich in minerals and natural sugars. I also use honey but I let the flowers or herbs to be macerated for a couple of weeks in a glass jar.

Honey Orange Kombucha Cocktail

Honey Orange Summer Cocktail
This drink support cleansing and is also refreshing. I like to experiment with my kombucha and this drink gather all the intriguing taste of fresh ingredients with fermented ingredients. Kombucha is pitta increasing.

Ingredients 2 people.

1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh orange juice
1/2 (50 g) orange, peeled
1/2 orange dry orange peels.
1/4 cup (30 g) sliced radishes
1 teaspoon honey
6  fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup kombucha or water

Lemon Cumin Dressing

Lemon Cumin Dressing
Lemon and cumin really can ignite the digestion fire.This salad dressing is good for vatta and Kapha dosha. Pitta can omit or reduce the chilli.


1 lemon, peeled, halved
1/2 hot chilli of your choice.
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pink salt
1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil

Balsamic Citrus Dressing

Balsamic Citrus Dressing
Orange and lime can no go wrong over any salad, rice or roasted vegetables. The secret of this simple blend are the qualities of the orange and the balsamic vinegar. For Vatta dosha you can add a pinch of ginger, and for pitta add 1/2 tsp of fresh fennel.


1/4 cup (60 ml) organic balsamic vinegar
3 medium oranges, peeled, halved
3 green onions, white part only or 1/4 cup chopped

Almond Cold Soup

almond cold soup
This traditional Spanish recipe is a classical in summer. It is easy to assemble, however it takes  some time to peel the grapes. Lovely to all doshas and children. The traditional recipe call for bread, if you are gluten free, select a gluten free bread of your preference. Also if you have a super blender like the Vitamix, you can do a creamy almond milk, in that case omit the bread.