Thursday, March 23, 2006
I'd like to direct you to a great Ayurvedic recipe site that is full of healthy, tasty Indian and international recipes. The Maharishi Ayurveda website is the source of my links to the Vata, Pitta and Kapha food guidelines and Ayurvedic lifestyle tips. Lo and behold they also have a whole section on recipes!
The recipes are all vegetarian, but they are not categorized according to which ones are Vata-, Pitta- or Kapha-friendly.* My suggestion is that you get familiar with your dosha food list (see below) so that when you check out recipes you can know how to adjust them to suit your dosha (for example, if you are a Kapha or are trying to lose weight, you know that recipes containing 3 teaspoons of oil or ghee should be reduced to 1 teaspoon; if you are a Pitta and a recipe calls for ginger and chilis, you know to omit those or replace with coriander and fennel; if you are a Vata and the recipe calls for raw cabbage and cauliflower, you should steam or cook them).
Check it out and be inspired as you look through them!
* For guidelines on your mind/body type, go to my post on How to eat in an Ayurvedic way and see the links under "Eat according to your dosha".