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Ayurvedic Vegetable Stew

AYURVEDIC VEGETABLE STEW.  Author: Melissa Martin

Recipe type: Main Dish, Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (skin on), cubed
  • 2-3 cups kohlrabi greens, chopped (or spinach/kale/collards /chard)
  • 1 small red beet, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup purple cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ head Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro washed, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. ghee (or coconut oil)
    • *we make our own ghee and ship anywhere
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 4-5 cups of organic low sodium vegetable broth, or homemade
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium size pot, heat the ghee over medium heat. Add curry powder & mix.
  • Add garlic & onion, stirring frequently for 4-5 minute or until it is a golden color. Add ginger & cook for one minute longer.
  • Stir in celery, carrot, beet, sweet potato & cauliflower, & cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 4-5 cups of boiling water, reduce to a simmer, cover & cook for about 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the greens & simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt to taste & garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

 

The makings of any Ayurvedic soup starts with warming ghee, adding the spices & giving it a good swirl. Ghee helps the body to better absorb the antioxidants found in these sweet warming spices, & also helps to infuse the flavors.

 

Turmeric Face Mask

Ayurveda Wellness Healing we love the overall benefits of using natural products on ones skin…seeing it is the largest organ of the body.

Make your own #Ayurvedic Mask by using ingredients that are safe to eat…honey, cucumber, almonds, milk, rose water, yogurt and lemon to name a few.

Try our favorite recipe below:

Turmeric Mask:
• 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
• 1/4 teaspoon Triphala powder
• 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
• 1/4 teaspoon of dried Neem or mint leaves (if using fresh leaves – use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste)
Mix the above ingredients into a paste and apply to the skin 1-2 times per week for 5-10 minutes, and rinse.

Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Fresh Start Fall Cleanse

How toxins (Ama) affect our health…

AMA clogs the channels of circulation in the body, preventing the unrestricted flow of nutrients to the cells and organs. Or it can clog the channels that carry waste from the cells and tissues, resulting in a toxic buildup.

We need to adjust our eating and habits to suit our digestive type. Digestion also fluctuates according to the seasons, and if we don’t adjust our diet and lifestyle when the weather changes, we may form AMA.

Through the lens of Ayurveda – you are not what you eat, but what you digest.

If you are experiencing any of the below, you may have a build up of toxins:

If you experience a heavy feeling in your body, if your joints are stiff, if your tongue is coated when you wake up in the morning, if you have an unpleasant body odor, if you feel dull and sleepy after eating, or if your mind is foggy, you may have a buildup of AMA in the body. Diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, sadness, dullness, lowered immunity, frequent bouts of colds and flu are all health problems that can be caused by AMA.

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing on our Fall Cleanse. We ship anywhere, so no excuses.

Contact us at: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com for further details or click on events tab and scroll to Fresh Start 3-Day Fall Cleanse and click on the tab and scroll down to the button to reserve and pay for your kit.

 

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 

 

 

Fall Equinox

The Fall Equinox marks the beginning of Autumn and through the lens of #Ayurveda it marks the beginning of Vata Season. Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC suggests a few tips for staying balanced through the transition.

Autumn being cool, dry and windy season means that the Vata elements of air, light, dry, rough, subtle and mobile qualities are present.

Your skin may start to feel dry, tight and a bit rough. A Vata imbalance can make you feel fidgety, lack of focus, ungrounded and/or spaced out.

You may experience constipation, bloating, anxiety, joint pain and/or insomnia.

Try to favor naturally sweet foods like fruits, most grains, root vegetables, milk, ghee, fresh yogurt, eggs, nuts, seeds and most oils.

Contact us to set up a private consultation: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978.395.1234

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

 

Chakra’s

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC is frequently asked how ones Chakra’s can effect their wellbeing.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.

Around each human being there is an energy field known as the aura. It usually extends 10-15cm out from the physical body. Some people can see the aura with all its colors, others can see a faint light, some cannot see anything at all, but this does not matter. The colors in our aura change depending on our state of health or our mood. The color and energy of the aura is produced by the chakras. The chakras are the seven energy centres in our etheric body. They are wheels of bright color which spin totally in balance when we are healthy and happy. When we are in bad health or feeling distressed, the chakras spin out of balance and the colors are not so bright. Each chakra is related to a particular color. It needs to produce this color for its energy field and it needs to spin in balance.  Balancing the base Chakra during Vata season can be extremely helpful.


Base = Red
The Base or Root Chakra is associated with the color red. This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings. Focusing one’s attention on the color of a cherry popsicle or a juicy red apple can help bring our energetic body “down to earth” and in alignment with our physical body when we find ourselves energetically fleeting or in other words…..”spacing off.”

Physical Location – base of the spine
Physical dysfunctions associated with base chakra – lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders
Mental/Emotional Issues – survival, self esteem, social order, security, family
Information stored in base chakra – familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch
Area of Body Governed – spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system

Feeling out of balance and don’t know why?

Contact us for a private consultation: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978.395.1234

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”