Recipes

This has been one of my favorite soups for decades. I've had this soup in both very remote and very populated spots in Russia, and in a fairly remote diner in Ukraine. I've had it made many different ways. I like them all. This might...

This simple dal is surprisingly tasty. It's quick. It's tridoṣic. It's one of my favorites. I originally titled this, "simple dal" until one friend who does not, shall we say, cook a LOT, exclaimed that it was NOT simple, since he didn't have all the...

When I lived in India I was once served a dish that this one tries to approach. While I’ve always loved dill, I had never had had it as a cooked vegetable— I mean as a main ingredient cooked vegetable. The potatoes in the dish...

I think this is suitable for all doshas. The ghee or butter, onions and ginger make the cold, somewhat hard to digest tofu easier for Vata to digest, the onions and spices help kapha digest it and the ghee and tofu provide counterpoint to the...

This is one of my favorite hearty, sweet, hot drinks. It is grounding and earthy, like coffee, without the sharpness or stimulation. Raw cacao is not roasted, so not as sharp or quite as warming as roasted cacao. It feels nourishing and is delicious. I...

(As made by the incomparable Luz) This was one of the best gifts I brought back from Colombia many years ago. It is pretty tridoshically balanced. Just avoid it if kapha is ever really high. In that case you can make it with water instead of...

In Ayurveda, things that we ingest are divided into three categories: Poison Medicine Neutral Poison is defined as anything that hinders digestion. Medicine is considered to be anything that we ingest that aids the digestive process. Neutral is anything we ingest that gives support and nourishment without either aiding...

Heat one pound of unsalted organic butter over low heat in a heavy-bottomed pot. During this entire process, do not stir butter at all. The butter will begin to simmer and will make a little crackling noise. After about 15-20 minutes, there will be a...

In Chinese medicine we would say this soup would "awaken the Spleen" and, "ward off OPIs--that's "outside pernicious influences" or, er, germs) In Ayurveda we would have to say this soup is Kapha-pacifying, Vata-pacifying as long as it is not too spicy and would tend to...

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