Apple Date Decadence

This comforting, wholesomely sweet dish is great for balancing Vata dosha. Cooking the apples dispels their otherwise Vata-aggravating hard and crunchy qualities. Great for breakfast or for an afternoon snack.

Makes 2 small servings – or 1 decadent one!


  • 2 organic apples, cored and sliced (and peeled if vata is high)
  • 3 soft dates, preferably Medjool, pitted and cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons organic ghee
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a dash of salt
Put all ingredients except salt in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until apples are soft. Serve warm, sprinkled with a dash of salt.