Cardamom: Exotic, aromatic, and absolutely delicious. And yet many in the west have never tasted this wonderful spice. If that’s the case with you, you’re missing out!
Cardamom is delicious in baked goods, oatmeal, in coffee and tea, curry, and many savory dishes. And yet the most important thing about cardamom (and in fact spices in general) is the positive effect it has on health!
Ever heard of “ojas”? Perhaps not. And yet, a healthy amount of ojas is critical to good health.
This delicious recipe is great for keeping vata in balance (which is important during the autumn season, when vata tends to easily go out of balance)! Enjoy…
Spices - do you realize how important they are for your health?
Most of us know that spices make food taste better. Throughout history, spices have been sought after for preserving and flavoring foods as well as for healing purposes.
Ayurveda teaches that one should “never eat bland food” - meaning food without spices. Why are spices so important?
“Foods, like all of nature, are made up of the five elements and consist of a unique combination of the ten pairs of opposite qualities. By understanding the qualities inherent in a food and knowing the qualities inherent in a person, how the food and a person interact becomes known. No one food is perfectly healthy for everyone. Each person is unique and so too are the foods that will support them to thrive.
Okra has a moistening effect on the body, making it a great vegetable for balancing the dryness of Vata dosha. And since it is now the time of year when Vata is most likely to go out of balance, this recipe will help ensure your Vata dosha says moist and balanced!
Preparation time: 25 to 30 minutes
VP- K+ (balancing for Vata and Pitta, unbalancing for Kapha)