Cilantro Mint Chutney is Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC favorite spring time go to!
Spring is know as Kapha season through the lens of Ayurveda and we need to help ourselves by eating foods that will help lift the fog, dampness and break up mucus.
Cilantro calms our immune sensitivity to pollen. It is hypoallergenic and cools the liver.
Mint refreshes the mind, disperses dullness and lifts the fog. It breaks up mucus and fluid stagnation in the lungs, throat and sinuses. Mint and cilantro are both diuretics with the potential to drain excess water via the urinary tract. Raw onions have a cleansing effect on the liver and a laxative effect in the GI. Wild onions, a common weed, are a great addition to the spring time menu.
Cilantro Mint Chutney:
Makes about 2 cups
• 2 cups packed fresh cilantro sprigs
• 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
• 1/2 cup chopped white onion
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh small green chiles, such as serrano or Thai, including seeds, or to taste
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Put it on everything you eat – and enjoy!
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊
Though the lens of Ayurveda one must eat food that is from the earth. Fresh whole foods…not processed foods with additives and preservatives with refined flours, and sugars. Fresh whole foods are from the earth and our bodies know how to work with them as “food is medicine”.
Next time you are buying and cooking your food keep this in mind: how does it feel, smell, look, taste and sound, yes sound.
When we eat mindfully we have turned our food into medicine for our bodies and our minds.
Remember to chew your food well as it activates enzymes that break down hard to digest foods. In Ayurveda we say: “you are not what you eat but what you digest”.
Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages to get creative on your next shopping trip as well as in the kitchen – your health will thank you.
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health’
Don’t you just love Spaghetti Squash?
It’s that big yellow thing in the produce aisle that you quizzically look at and think – “what is that” and “how do you cook it”?
Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC has a favorite spaghetti squash dish and it’s so easy to make.
Prep Time: 1 hr.
Servings: 2 – 4
1 lg. spaghetti squash
1/2 cup water, plus more as needed
Preheat oven to 375. Pour the water into a 13×9 inch glass baking dish. Cut the ends off the squash and discard. Cut the squash in 1/2 lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Place each 1/2 cut-side down in the prepared pan. Bake for 45 min., or until the squash is fork-tender, adding another 1/2 cup water if necessary to prevent the squash from burning. Let cool for 5 to 10 min. The flesh will break into spaghetti-like strands as you scrape it out with a fork.
Serve with Olive Oil, salt and pepper or top with Pesto Chutney – so yummy!
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😋
Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC for our Ayurveda Cooking Class for Health and Enjoyment
Ayurveda Fall Cooking Class
Fall into Ayurveda cooking with Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC by learning a few simple seasonal dishes to add to your fall menu.
In this class you will learn the principles on which Ayurveda cooking is based and how it helps to balance the mind, body and spirit.
Space is limited to 6 participants
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Cost: $75 (includes ayurveda lunch)
Location: Gloucester, MA (contact us for location)
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 10am – 1pm
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂