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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Yoga Nidra = Deep Sleep

Yoga Nidra = Deep Sleep

Please join Ayurveda Wellness Healing for a powerful session of restorative Yoga combined with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra . (Yoga deep sleep) & Aromatherapy.

This class will incorporate meditation, breath work, aromatherapy, and supportive healing yoga poses. We will combine the energy of the new moon to set our intention for the month ahead while deeply relaxing the body to ground these intentions and heal the body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra
• Increase Immune function
• Improved digestion
• Better sleep
• Releases old habit, fatigue, worry and stress

When:  Sunday, April 15…. 3:00-5:00pm at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

We supply all the mats and props.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Investment: $27

Please register by calling 978-852-0066.
Or email us at info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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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

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Breathe in, Breathe out

Breathe in, Breathe out

Breathe in, breathe out….repeat

That’s how easy meditation is. Use this image to help you slow your breath and when your ready close your eyes and go inside…this is where the answer is.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Food Combining

Food Combining

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows the effects poor food combining can have on the digestive system. It can produce indigestion, fermentation and gas formation and if prolonged, can lead to toxemia and disease.

A few examples:
Eating raw and cooked foods together
Bananas and Milk
Berries and Dairy

Spices and herbs are often added in Ayurvedic cooking to help make foods more compatible or to ease undesirable effects.

One example: adding cooling cilantro to hot spicy food can help it to be digested.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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