Spring is a season of purification, a time to purify the system of the many toxins accumulated in the winter. Here's why Spring Foods are the antidote of the season and what they can do for you as well as a short Spring Grocery List!
I find Kichadi magical. It's the first food given to babies after breast milk to turn babies' digestive system on. It's a safe and health promoting way to cleanse and rebuild your health without deprivation. It's s the Indian version of chicken soup! Kichadi is a primary Ayurvedic meal that has been prescribed for centuries for its many healing properties. It is the food for convalescence and it tastes delicious.
How do you decide what to eat? Food is information. Food is energy. Food can provide emotional, mental, and spiritual support if we allow it and nourish us in a multitude of ways. When we start to consider all the benefits of what we drink and eat, we may begin to make different choices and gravitate more easily towards our natural state of well-being.
These Indian-style greens bare the name of a powerful Hindu Goddess and also a beautiful mantra (prayer) that is said to represent the divine awakening of the mind and soul. Packed with nutrition and flavor, this dish pairs well with most meat entrees or baked tofu.
Inspired but Indian curries, this hearty stew is protein-rich, high in antioxidants and beta carotene as well as rich in flavor. Sweet potatoes pair well with red lentils to give a smooth sweet taste to go along with the spice that Indian cuisine is known for.
Chana is a variety of chickpea that is small and split in half. Chana dal is a common dish in India, typically made as a thick soup and served with chapattis (flatbreads), rice, and other vegetable dishes. This recipe is one example of the many ways to make chana dal.
This Fall-Winter dish is suitable for all body types. I like the combination of a leafy green, which grows towards the sun, with a root vegetable which grows underground. Energetically this dish is both energizing and grounding!