Asparagus Risotto ~

Asparagus Risotto ~

Love asparagus?  Here is one of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC favorite.  Let us know what you think…

Traditonal risotto is made using arborio rice, which is white and glutinous and produces a very creamy rice dish. The trick to making a creamy and tasty brown rice risotto is to use short grain rice and lots of veggie stock.

3/4 cup short grain brown rice
2 cups vegetable or mushroom stock
1 Tbsp each butter (or ghee) and olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried basil
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped
black pepper
grated parmesan or reggiano cheese

In a medium, heavy pot, heat the butter (or ghee) and olive oil.  Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes, sauteeing until soft. Stir in rice, basil and half the stock. Let simmer covered on medium for 20 minutes, then add remaining stock plus asparagus. Stir well, cover, and let cook until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy (not firm or dry), about another half hour. If needed, cook in another 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of stock to reach the right consistency. Stir in parmesan to taste and grind in some black pepper. Serves 2.

NOTE: Ayurvedically, cheese is not recommended as it is difficult to digest, but it also purports that black pepper helps make it more digestible.

  • We make our own Ghee and it’s for sale – best out there.

FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
Great for all doshas. Pittas, omit or minimize garlic, dried basil, and red pepper flakes; Kaphas, omit or reduce butter and oil to 1 tsp each.
Recipe by: Claudia Davila (Fran)

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Digestion starts on your tongue…

Digestion starts on your tongue…

It is important to chew food adequately. Chewing is the first stage of digestion and it preps the food for further processing downstairs in the digestive tract.

Ideally, you should chew your food until it becomes liquid – yes that’s right, liquid. This could be anywhere from 20 – 50 bites, depending on: the quantity of food you put in your mouth and the type of food you put in your mouth. (mashed potatoes vs. chicken) Seems impossible – then try taking smaller bites and wait until you have fully swallowed before taking another bite.

Try and take note of the affects it has – if you tend to gulp your food and chew maybe just a few times before swallowing you might be experiencing gas or bloating – so give it a try, your health will thank you.

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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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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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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?

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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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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