Peaches and Cashew Cream ~

Peaches and Cashew Cream ~

Summer maybe winding down but there are plenty of ways to hang onto the smells, memories and tastes.

Through the lens of #Ayurveda food combining plays an important part in ones over all health. One food combining that is a no no is mixing dairy with fruit. Here is a recipe that can get around this:

Peaches And Cashew Cream Recipe (Dairy Free)

Ingredients
• 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours
• the juice of half a lemon
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• pinch of pink salt
• dash of cardamom
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 probiotic capsule

Instructions
1. Rinse and drain the cashews. Discard any that have gone brown, black or grey. Pour them into an electric blender and add everything but the probiotic. Blend until creamy, adding more or less water to get the consistency you want. Open the probiotic capsule and pulse the blender to mix lightly but thoroughly.

2. Taste, then spoon into a glass container. Cover with a plate then set in a warm, dark place for 2-3 hours. Taste again. It is done when it begins to taste sour. Enjoy!

Cashew Cream is gorgeous as a summer snack or dessert served with fresh fruit, torn mint leaves and an extra squeeze of fresh lemon. It is also healthy, hearty and sunny enough for breakfast where you might add fruit, flaxseeds, soaked pistachios, a drizzle of honey or a spoonful of chyavanprash.

We sell both probiotics as well as yummy chyavanprash and offer one flat shipping rate.

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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.

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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!

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Oat Waffles ~

Oat Waffles ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves this great Spring waffle to balance kapha with it’s drier nature yet still moist enough to keep vata balanced.

Pair it with ghee and/or fruit spread, top it with cooked fruit, or use good old pure maple syrup.

Oat Waffles

2 c. oatmeal (thick cut) or 1 c. oatmeal and 1 c. rolled barley
1/4 c. oat brain
2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds or sesame seeds
2 1/4 c. water (more if needed for desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. seal salt
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 c. nuts

Instructions:
Grind the oats (and barley if using) in the blender.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend batter until light and foamy.

Let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.

Beat vigorously before baking – and you may need to add a little more water.

Cook in a preheated waffle pan.
Pour a large spoonful of batter onto the greased iron and quickly spread it out almost to the edges. When the light goes over, flip over and cook another minute or so.

Serve promptly with suggestions above and enjoy!

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Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Curried Apple and Celery Soup ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves the following spring soup recipe, so yummy and it’s good for your digestion too!

Curried Apple and Celery Soup Recipe

Ingredients
(4 servings)
2 Stalks Celery, roughly chopped
2 Green Apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup Milk
1/2-cup Vegetable stock, or water
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
Salt and Pepper, to taste

To begin making the Apple Celery Soup, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add in the chopped celery root and the apples.

Sprinkle some salt and sauté until the celery and the apple turn a little soft.

Keep the saucepan partially covered so the steam that gets generated helps them to cook faster.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and add it to the blender. If you don’t have a blender that can’t take in heat, then wait for the mixture to cool before you can blend it.

Blend the apple celery soup mixture in the blender until smooth.

Pour the soup back into the saucepan and check for the salt and pepper levels. Adjust to suit your taste.

When you are ready to serve the soup, give the soup a quick boil

Enjoy!

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Wild Rice with Cranberry and Almonds

Wild Rice with Cranberry and Almonds

Here is one of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC favorite Thanksgiving dishes…so yummy!

Wild Rice with Cranberry and Almonds

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. Almonds
4 oz. Cranberry (dried)
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 whole. Orange
1 tsp. Raw Sugar (if not using dried cranberry)
1 tsp. Rosemary
1 c. Wild Rice

Prep:
Bring rice and 1.5 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

Chop the fresh rosemary. Add 1/4 c. orange juice, olive oil, rosemary and cranberry to your rice. If not using dried cranberry then add a dash of raw sugar.

Place into a greased baking dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish with slivered almonds and enjoy!

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Beans ~

Beans ~

Got Beans?

Beans tend to be hard, heavy, rough, dry and cooling through the lens of Ayurveda. They are best suited for balancing pitta and kapha, however they are very hard to digest for vata and/or those new to incorporating beans into their diet.

Vata: Best to eat in soup due to the added moisture and warmth.

If you choose to use dry beans vs pre-cooked canned beans you must pre-soak overnight and cook for a minimum of 1 hour.

Share with us your favorite dish using beans…

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