Kitchari – click here
The classic Ayurvedic one-pot meal: A delicious stew made from split mung beans and rice that is particularly easy to digest, so it is optimal for eating during detoxification or anytime you are feeling not quite one hundred percent. Makes a lovely breakfast too!
Ghee – click here
A delectable spread made from clarified butter that improves digestion, boosts immunity, and calms vata and pitta dosha. It’s good on everything, and it’s easy to make at home with a little practice. Spread on toast, put on cooked vegetables, swirl in your oatmeal, or use in place of butter in your baking recipes.
Simple Ginger Tea – click here
Keep a pot of this brewing on the stove during cold and flu season! Great for any symptoms like congestion, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. It also kindles the digestive fire.
Agni Tea – click here
This fiery tea packs quite a punch, giving a burst of power to your agni or digestive fire. Fill a thermos to take it with you and sip throughout the day to keep your digestion strong and your immune system kicking.
Stewed Apple Decadence with Dates & Cinnamon – click here
This comforting, wholesomely sweet dish is great for balancing Vata dosha. Cooking the apples dispels their otherwise Vata-aggravating hard and crunchy qualities.
Gingerly Sauced Pears – click here
This dish makes an excellent breakfast for those who don’t have much appetite in the morning. While the sweetness might make you think dessert, it’s generally not advised in Ayurveda to take fruit after a meal. Instead, try it as a perfect mid-afternoon snack!
Energy-Boosting Almond Date Elixir – click here
This simple warm shake makes a wonderful addition to breakfast or a great afternoon snack. It grounds Vata dosha, strengthens the nervous system and soothes Pitta.
Spring Greens – click here
Spring greens are the best medicine for spring maladies! The bitter flavor helps to clear excess Kapha from hidden crevices in the body, and the fresh young leaves bring a vibrancy to dull bodies and minds. This recipe calls for dandelion greens, but any tender green will do – chard, arugula, spinach, take your pick!
Simple Savory Pinto Beans – click here
One of the most wholesome – and satisfying – dishes is a big pot of cooked beans. Pinto beans are one of my favorites, although truth be told, you could substitute just about any bean in this dish and it would taste just as good! (You might need to vary cooking time though…)