Ayurveda diet
Kitchari recipe
Simple Kitchari to reset your digestion A simple kitchari is a very good dish or recipe to reset your digestion and improve your gut health naturally. It is easy to make, and you only need a thermos to keep your kitchari warm if you prepare in advance. The simple kitchari consist of a balanced amount of nourishing and extracting food like rice and split mung beans. In case you have no split mung beans you can use whole mung beans and let them soak in water overnight to reduce cooking time. For vegetarians or vegans, you can add algae or [...]
Ayurvedic pizza
Ayurvedic pizza - a Vata grounding pizza recipe Ayurvedic cooking Ayurvedic cooking is still something I try to figure out myself. I can’t say I have mastered it, but I am integrating it in my daily cooking, and I am still learning. I hope to inspire you too to try new foods, spices, and recipes. Be curious and try out new things. You may have asked yourself the same question as I have: What does ayurvedic cooking mean? How should I think? What is so special about the ayurvedic way of cooking? New cooking routines I love cooking and to [...]
Gut health from an ayurvedic point of view
Intestinal health from an ayurvedic point of view According to Ayurveda the organ systems, organs, tissues, cells, and biomolecules work together to accomplish the complex goal of digesting the food you eat. The five elements, namely ether, air, fire, water and earth are influenced by the three doshas that in turn form the seven body tissues: plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow and reproduction tissue. The food get into our bodies and will be transformed into energy that will be used of all bodily tissues and cells. Waste products form during the conversion process, also called Ama. Ama is [...]
Ginger appetizer for better digestion
  Having a slow or even poor digestion? Feeling heavy after a meal? Not feeling hungry at all? Besides chewing thoroughly, at least 20 times per bite, a good routine before your meal is a ginger appetizer. Fresh ginger has pungeant and heating qualities and in moderation is balancing for all doshas and initiates the digestive process. You can prepare and consume the appetizer 10 - 15 minutes before the main meals, meaning lunch and dinner. It will increase saliva production in your mouth and prepares your digestion system for what follows. The stomach increases acid production and the pancreas [...]
How to make ghee at home
  Ayurvedic cooking is unthinkable without ghee. What is ghee and why is it so healthy? Ghee is clarified butter, meaning that you seperate the oil from the milky part by heating up butter. Preferably you should use unsalted butter and if possible from grass-feeding and happy cows. I have not found organic and unsalted butter in the grocery store here in Sweden, but maybe you can ask yor nearby farmer. Due to the fact that the milk protein is filtered and thrown away, it can be used for lactose intolerant people. What are the health effects? Ghee is used [...]