Yummy Ayurvedic Recipe for Balancing Vata: Creamy Oregano Pasta Sauce

 Creamy Oregano Pasta Sauce
VP- K+ (Balancing to vata and pitta, aggravating to kapha)
Blend in a blender until smooth:
  • 1 1/2 cup ricotta or Creamy Non-Dairy ìRicottaî (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup or more water
Heat over low temperature, stirring often, until hot. Serve over your favorite pasta: bows, shells, fettucini noodles.
Creamy Non-Dairy ìRicottaî
VPo, K+ (Neutral to vata and pitta, aggravating to kapha)
Blend together in a blender:
  • 1/2 pound tofu
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame tahini
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
There are many possible variations on this, such as skipping the tofu and using ground nuts instead, with extra water and half the miso. Or cut back on the salty miso if other dishes being served are rather heavy, as saltiness and heaviness together provide challenges to the digestive tract.
Source: Ayurvedic Cooking for Westernersî by Amadea Morningstar