Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Dates soaked in ghee are a great snack. Dates increase vitality and strengthen immunity.Also great for Ojas, the fine essence of kapha.
Slice the dates in half and remove pits. Quarter the dates if you want smaller bites sized pieces. Fill a jar with dates and pour ghee over them. Add cardamom and/or cinnamon. Soak for 1 day to 2 weeks. Will keep indefinitely unrefrigerated. Best for Vata types or in the winter when you may need more nourishment. Dig in!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In any cleanse, making sure that you are having regular bowl movements, once to twice per day, is very important. Stool carries away the toxins from the body. I also recommend taking a hot bath or sauna to open the pours and allow your body to sweat, which also releases toxins. Drink lots of water, warm- hot. Lemon added will give an extra boost to the cleaning properties of the water and hot water in the morning with lemon will get the 'system' moving.
- 1 cup Split Yellow Moong Beans* (see for ‘weak digestion’ below) Can find at ethnic supermarkets or on amazon.com, Some health food stores may have them as well.
- ¼ – ½ cup White Basmati Rice
- 1 Tbs Fresh Ginger Root
- 1 tsp each Mustard Seeds, and Cumin and Turmeric powder
- ½ tsp each Coriander powder, and fennel and fenugreek seeds
- 3 Cloves
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 7-10 cup Water
- ½ tsp Salt (rock salt is best) or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
- 1 small handful Fresh Chopped Cilantro Leaves (add just as you about to eat)
- You can add any freshly steamed vegetables to this recipe to switch it up. Stay away from starchy ones like sweet and regular potatoes.
- Wash split yellow mung beans (dal) and rice together until water runs clear.
- Heat a large pot on medium heat and then add all the spices (except the bay leaves) and dry roast for a few minutes. This dry-roasting will enhance the flavor.
- Add dal and rice and stir again.
- Add water and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 10 minutes.
- Turn heat to low, cover pot and continue to cook until dal and rice become soft (about 30-40 minutes).
- The cilantro leaves can be added just before serving.
- Add salt or Bragg’s to taste.
NOTE: The third day of your cleanse you might feel a bit weak, possibly nauseous and have a headache. This can be normal and means that you have toxins that are leaving the tissues and coming into the GI tract. If you need to vomit, allow yourself to do so, and if you are not having a bowel movement eat 2-4 soaked prunes along with your triphala at night.