Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Today feels like a good day for one of our favorite recipes…Pearl Barley with Roasted Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios. Phew – that is a mouthful

Ingredients
3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
1 cup pearl barley
1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch x 1-inch chunks (4 cups)
1 small sweet onion, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbs. finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup roasted pistachios

Preparation
1. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add barley, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Pour in 2 1/4 cups water, and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 45 to 55 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and grains are cooked. (If barley is not completely cooked, add a little more water and continue simmering until tender.) Pour barley out onto cooking-spray-coated baking sheet, and let cool to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line second baking sheet with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray. Toss squash with 1 Tbs. oil on baking sheet until evenly coated, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 35 to 40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 7 to 9 minutes, or until translucent. Add red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Add barley, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until warmed through. Stir in roasted squash and parsley, and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

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Dessert First?

Dessert First?

Do you eat your dessert first? What??

Yes, through the lens of Ayurveda foods in a meal be eaten in sequential order by their tastes and all six states should be represented while eating. By eating the tastes in order this corresponds to the digestive order. So, sweet tastes should be eaten first i.e. bread, desserts, rice, wheat, barley, corn etc. followed by sour taste i.e. pickle chutney, tamarind, lemon, tomato, etc.; followed by salty, pungent, bitter and last but not least astringent…phew

So you say, what again…I am so confused and how could I possibly do this? Here’s a rule of thumb: Eat your bread, rice or sweets first, then a sour tasting appetizer, followed by the main meal and finish with a salad which is astringent in taste! Or if that is just not always possible you can cook with or carry with you our Six Taste spice mix. At Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC we like to say “Digestion in a bottle

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Ama = Toxins

Ama = Toxins

Do you have a coating on your tongue or feeling tired all the time? Through the lens of Ayurveda – these are a few signs of Ama (toxins). Toxins clog the canals in our bodies.

Ayurveda offers ways to cleanse the body of Ama (toxins) but it’s always better to prevent if from forming in the first place.

Ask yourself when you eat the biggest meal of the day? If you answered “dinner” you are helping to create Ama. Eating a large, heavy meal in the evening is the single, target and most common mistake that the majority of us make, especially in the Western world…and if you are over 50 years of age this is even more problematic as your metabolism and digestion become slower.

So start today and make “lunch” (12-2pm) your biggest meal of the day.

Let us know how you do.

If you’d like to get on the road to removing the already built up Ama (toxins) join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC upcoming Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse…if not now, when?

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Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture ~

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture ~

Please join us and celebrate the beginning of the Spring Season by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with Acupuncture. As we transition into the Spring season. It is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system.

Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.) While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

Stephanie Greenough became a licensed acupuncturist in 2013, she received her Master’s of Acupunture from New England School of Acupuncture where she studied both Chinese and Japanese styles. Also a barre and Yoga instructor, she focuses on wellness of the body, mind and soul.

Wyndee Egan, RYT 200 hr from Yoga Spirit and is a certified Restorative Yoga trainer with Judith Lassaier – Relax and Renew Yoga. She is also a co-owner of Ayurveda Wellness Healing and offers Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling, Reiki and Meditation training.

When:      Sunday, March 25

Time:        3:00-5:00pm

Where:     Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA 01930

Pre-registration is required.
Email: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or
Call: 978-852-0066

Investment: $60

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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Daylight Savings ~

Daylight Savings ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves daylight savings time…it is a perfect time to enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda by rising before dawn. Yes, BEFORE dawn.

But don’t just “jump up” and out of bed to start your day, stop, find a quiet spot to mediate for 15 minutes.

Let this become your way of life and watch your life around you become calmer with positive vibes and energy.

Challenge yourself to start tomorrow. If not now, when?

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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!

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Sipping Hot Water ~

Sipping Hot Water ~

The benefits of sipping hot water…

Through the lens of Ayurveda sipping hot water throughout the day will stoke your digestive fire, improve digestion and help toxins from accumulating.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves to add lemon into our hot water but feel free to try ginger or mint as well.

Let us know what you like to add to your hot water.

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