Spices and Recipes
Ayurveda is a way of healing and a way of life that takes into consideration the whole person. According to the teachings of Ayurveda, every aspect of life contributes to overall health. Poor health seldom has a simple or single cause. Some factors will respond to changes, like diet and some are beyond individual control, like the weather, With the latter, there are actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the impact. Of course, it is not possible or wise to try to change everything at once. Ayurvedic literature states slow and steady are the best route to successful change. Most people find that diet is the best place to begin an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Optimum health is a balancing act – taking into account the weather – the time of day – your age, lifestyle - eating habits, sensory stimulation exercise, rest and sleep.
Every act you perform around food should be in a loving honouring and sacred manner, Whether you are growing the food, selecting it in the supermarket or preparing it for cooking, the amount of loving awareness and respect you give it transfers exactly to the food and to the hungry stomachs. Food that is prepared in a loving manner can bring truly healing results to everyone.
Cardamom in coffee or ghee and black pepper with potatoes can often help alleviated some of the negative side effects (coffee is stimulating & ultimately depressing to the system, and potatoes cause gas)
if our bodies have become accustomed to a certain food combination through many years of use, such as eating cheese with apples, it is likely that our body has made some adaption or become accustomed to this. Which is not to say that we should continue this practice, but to explain why the newcomer to apple as and cheese may experience a strong case of indigestion whilst the old timer digests It adequately.
A cup of lassi at the end of a meal also aids the digestive process. Make by blending ¼ cup yoghurt with 2 pinches of ginger & cumin powder in 1 cup water
Tomatoes are okay once in a while if cooked with spices such as cumin, turmeric and mustard seeds. They are not good for acidity arthritis, sciatica kidney and gallstones