The love of Cheese ~

The love of Cheese ~

Cheese and Food Combining…

Our digestive system was not designed to handle non-stop large, heavy, complex meals. The western eating habits place continual stress on the digestive system with inadequate “down-time” for the system to recuperate. When we over eat, eat too heavy or snack in-between meals we overwork the system causeing log-jams downstream resulting in undigested food that putrefies and ferments, leading to gas, bloating and potential accumulation of “ama” (toxins) from food and unprocessed emotions.

Though the lens of Ayurveda – food combining plays a big part in our digestion.

Cheese, which is cold, heavy and mucus forming, is best eaten alone or with vegetables. Many of the western serving methods (i.e., cheese and crackers; cheese and apples; macaroni and cheese, cheese with sandwiches, cheese pizza, etc.) are very difficult to digest.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves cheese sprinkled with a bit of black pepper.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Spring Barley Risotto ~

Spring Barley Risotto ~

Spring Barley Risotto

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves a healthier alternative to the more traditional arborio risotto rice, barley adds iron and fiber to this fresh take on risotto. One cup of the green peas found in this dish offers more protein than a large egg.

Serves 4
2 Tablespoons oiive oil
1 cup pearled barley
2 leeks, white and green parts only, thinly sliced
½ cup white wind or water
2 cups water
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
14 ½ ounces vegetable broth
1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 pound) trimmed and cut in 2 inch pieces
1 box frozen peas defrosted (or fresh)
½ cup fresh grated parmesan

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add Barley and leeks and cook until it begins to soften about 5 to 7 minutes. Add ½ cup wine or water and cook for another 5 minutes and water starts to evaporate. Add remaining 2 cups of water and bring to boil and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid absorbs, about 10 minutes

Add broth and continue to cook , stirring occasionally until barley is tender and creamy, about 10 minutes. Add asparagus and cook until tender another 5 minutes. Stir in peas until heated through (if using fresh cook throughly), Add parmesan and mint and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Got Chyavanprash?

Got Chyavanprash?

Got Chyavanprash?

As we move into the darkness of fall and being indoors we need to boost our immune systems and Chyavanprash is an excellent way to do it.

Chyavanprash is based on a traditional Ayurvedic herbal jam recipe made in a base of amalaki fruit, a natural source of antioxidants. This excellent rejuvenative nourishes and strengthens the body, providing energy and vitality.

Chyavanprash is an excellent method for daily herbal consumption due to its unique constituents of cane sugar, ghee, and honey. Proven effective over a thousand years of use, these nourishing tastes play the important role of “carriers” that allow the herbs to penetrate deep into the tissues. In a small daily dose (1 or 2 teaspoons), it makes for a tasty and very healthful treat.

This tridoshic formula stimulates metabolism and enkindles the digestive fire without aggravating pitta. It balances vata and kapha while strengthening the body against the effects of a stressful lifestyle. The energizing herbs bolster the immune system and help maintain health and well-being throughout the year.

Promotes rejuvenation and proper function of the immune system
Excellent rejuvenative for the mind and body
Supports proper function of the immune system
Promotes a healthy metabolism
Supports healthy lungs and respiration

Suggested Use:
1-2 teaspoons, once or twice daily, or as directed by your health practitioner.
This jam tastes delicious on its own, mixed into a cup of warm milk (dairy or nut) or water, or spread on toast.

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We ship so order your jar today – it’s so yummy! 😋

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Sticky gooey foods…

Sticky gooey foods…

Sticky gooey foods create sticky goo in our bodies – in Ayurveda this is known as “Ama” (toxins).

Ask your self the following questions:

Do you often feel a sense of blockage (such as constipation or congestion)
Do you often have difficulty digesting food
Do you feel foggy when waking up
Do you feel weak for no apparent reason
Do you often feel lethargic and unmotivated
Do you feel the need to cough regularly
Do you become easily exhausted, both mentally and physically
Do you frequently feel depressed
Do you often have no taste for food
Do you catch a cold several times a year

If you answered yes to 5 or more of the above questions – you have moderate to high amount of ama (toxins) in your body.

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC for a consultation and let us assist you in clearing those toxins.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is heath” 

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Mint Tea…

Mint Tea…

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves to cool down with mint tea…

Cooling Mint Tea

1 cup fresh peppermint leaves

1 quart boiling water

1 quart room temperature water

2 teaspoons sweetener

Pour the quart of boiling water over the mint leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain the tea into a pitcher or glass jar. Add cool water sweeteners. If you are adding honey, make sure the water has cooled down first. This is a great drink for aiding digestion. Drink at room temperature for maximum assimilation. Remember that iced and chilled drinks dampen our digestive fires, making it difficult to properly digest our food.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Diet of the Mind

Diet of the Mind

#Ayurveda describes sleep as the “diet of the mind”.

Our bodies metabolize waste products mostly after 10:00pm and the immune system needs to revitalize itself between 11:00 pm and 2:00am, so it’s critical to be asleep during these hours.

Here are a few tips for a restful sleep:

* Be in bed by 10pm
* No electronics in the bedroom
* Avoid caffeine late in the day
* Try some deep breathing exercises before bed
* Take a warm bath
* Cooler bedrooms make for a better nights sleep

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing if you have difficulties falling asleep, wake during the night or sleep so heavy that it’s hard to wake up – as these are all signs of an imbalance. During a private consultation we can determine where the imbalance lies.

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Black Bean Tacos ~

Black Bean Tacos ~

Weekends are always fun to try out new recipes (or an old favorite) and we at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC love the below tacos for an easy and yummy Friday night meal…

Black Bean Tacos with Mango Sauce

Serves: 4-6 tacos (serves 2)
Ingredients
1 small mango, diced
¼ cup diced red onion
1 diced red padrone pepper (or ¼ cup red bell)
juice of 1 lime
splash of olive oil
handful of cilantro, chopped
¾ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, diced
4-6 flour (or gluten free corn) tortillas
optional: greek yogurt w/ lime & salt

Instructions
In a medium bowl stir together diced mango, red onion, red pepper, lime juice, olive oil, chopped cilantro, avocado, and black beans . Add a few generous pinches of salt. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until ready to use.
Char (or warm) your tortillas, and fill.
Optional: top with seasoned greek yogurt (or sour cream)

Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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