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!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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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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Zentangle ~

Zentangle ~

We are so excited to bring to you this calming method to release anxiety, depression, doubt, worry and bring out your creative side…we all have it!
Don’t think, “I can’t draw – with the Zentangle method ANYONE can draw!
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
We Will:
• Learn the 8 basic steps to practice the Zentangle® Method.
• Learn the step outs to creating a basic tangle- sounds technical-it’s not and its fun!
• Share Ideas and resources like Zentangle.com and pattern hunting!
• Learn as many tangles as we have time for- You will want too!
The Zentangle® Method of drawing patterns is simple to learn and is perfect for those who feel they lack artistic talent, creativity or “can’t draw a straight line”! That is not an issue in Zentangle® in fact it will probably be a plus as you start on this exciting journey. We like to say, “You Can Do Anything, One Stroke at a Time”.
Zentangle® requires only a few materials (all materials included) and can be done anywhere. Once you start to Zentangle® you will want to share your knowledge and to learn as many “tangles” as possible. There are hundreds to learn!
What then is a tangle? Think of it this way…In yoga you learn poses and in Zentangle you will learn tangles. Each tangle is its own structured pattern that is broken down into simple steps.
Each step leads to the next without any need for planning and is very easy to follow. There are less than 5 steps or less to complete a tangle.
Using the Zentangle® method on its own is relevant from a design perspective as well and from a wellness perspective- it’s calming and fun!. Described by Ikuko Acosta, Ph.D Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University. In reference to Zentangle® Acosta states, “Repeating something, like lines or colors, for even 30-40 minutes has the function of neutralizing anxiety and anxiousness. As humans, we often associate our feelings with our visual environments. Repetitious behaviors can therefore be very calming.”
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
Ok, too much information TMI.-Then lets get after it and TANGLE!
Your Zentangle Instructor
Denise T. Pelissey
Certified Zentangle Instructor CZT18
Certified Professional Life Coach
Denise T. Pelissey
As an Artist and Designer, I am interested in discovering the opportunities that naturally present themselves in the process of creating Art. I use my creativity to solve problems and discover new avenues of learning through color, composition and line.
My approach to Art is simple, I study an object or landscape in detail, I remember it and then Paint, Draw or Sculpt it using paints, ink, clay other media. This experiential art process allows for my own inner interpretation, insight and expression to come through in a natural and symbiotic way.
My painting can be interpreted as Interior spaces in which the viewer can enter and move through freely feeling familiar in its chaos or lack of objectiveness and then find rest and comfort in some defined area. Currently, my art follows along the lines of Abstract Expressionism. Some of my favorite artists are Rothko, Reinhard, Sonia Delaunay, Krasner, Klee, De Kooning, Adnan and Matisse to name a few- I have many!
In April of 2015, my Art took on a new twist as I discovered the Zentangle® Method of drawing.
To learn more about Zentangle you can visit the website here: https://zentangle.com/pages/get-started
When:  Saturday, May 18
Time:  10:00am – 12 noon
Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia
Investment: $60
Space is limited, book your spot:
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Honey ~

Honey ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and the benefits of honey…

Through the Ayurvedic lens, raw honey has many benefits including scraping fat and cholesterol from the body’s tissues making it the “go to” sweetener for kapha or anyone trying to reduce kapha in their body. However, eating a jar of honey is not going to create weight loss…Ayurveda is about balance so let moderation be your guide.

Ayurveda cautions that heating honey above 108 degrees F will render it toxic at the cellular level which could cause blockage of subtle energetic channels.

Today we know that when honey is heated its molecular structure changes; it coagulates and becomes sticky. This sticky glue-like substance can clog mucous membranes and arteries leading to cellular toxicity.

Buying and consuming local honey can help with allergies.

Enjoy…

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Spring 3 Day Reset ~

Spring 3 Day Reset ~

Have 3 days? Want better health?

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC on our 3 day spring reset to detoxing your mind and body to let your soul shine!

Spring is a perfect time to detox and reset of our digestive fires (Agni) to help remove built up toxins (Ama) from the heavy winter diet.

Our 3 day cleanse will help to reset your digestive fires to help flush out toxins and restore the gut-brain connection to improve your over all health. You will see improvement on fatigue, mental fog, depression and anxiety and bloating.

Dates: April 29, 30 and May 1
Cost: $45 (shipping not included)

Reserve your kit:
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If not now, when?

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Cilantro Mint Chutney ~

Cilantro Mint Chutney ~

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:
YIELD
Makes about 2 cups
ACTIVE TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME
20 min
INGREDIENTS

• 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” 😊

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