Category Archives: Vegetables

Indian Okra Subji

I never really did much cooking with okra until I started doing my Indian and Ayurvedic cooking.  Unlike the western fried versions, this dish provides the soft and slimy benefits of the vegetable without being either over oily and heavy … Continue reading

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Beets & Greens

A yummy natural pairing of beets with their greens – a part that is often left off but so full of nutrients and the astringent and bitter tastes which are needed in our diet. Beets are considered to have a sweet … Continue reading

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Basil Sautéed Zucchini

A great summer recipe when the zucchini plant is bursting with abundance.  Last summer during this time I literally ate a zucchini a day for a couple weeks! Although zucchini are found on the Kapha avoid or minimize list in … Continue reading

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Beets & Caramelized Onions

In the summer Healthy Weight, Healthy You wellness program, a participant shared this wonderful recipe.  I love beets in general but this recipe took my beets to a whole new level that the whole family enjoyed.  Pick up some beets … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

My garden runneth over with cucumbers and basil this summer.  One plant really does feed a village!  To make use of the cooling, sweet, and thirst-quenching vegetable, I make this simple salad. You could choose to put the salad on … Continue reading

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French Vegetable Stew

This lovely stew is a wonderful dish for fall or winter and is generally balancing to all three doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Bragg Aminos, spices, vinegar and stock provide a rich base in which the flavors of … Continue reading

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Basic Roasted Vegetables

There’s something about roasting vegetables that brings out a whole different flavor.  You can do them in the oven or even on on the grill.  Eat them as a side dish, in a pita pocket for a sandwich or on … Continue reading

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Cilantro Chutney

PrintCilantro Chutney Ingredients8 oz chopped cilantro 1 tsp soma or sea salt Juice of 1 lime ½ cup water 2 oz raisins 1 tsp Mum’s Masala (available at Ayurveda Wellness) or garam masala (found at Indian groceries)InstructionsBlend ingredients together. Optional: … Continue reading

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Vaidyagram Recipe: Carrot-Beet Poriyal

This simple vegetable dish is used as a side dish for lunch or dinner.  I made it recently with pongal which is similar to a kitchari.  Because in Ayurveda a healthy meal is considered to be that has all six … Continue reading

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Simple Simmered Greens

Leafy greens are a wonderful source of nutrients and one of the most under-utilized foods.  And while greens are healthy and good, different types of greens are going to affect the doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – in different … Continue reading

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Simple Vegetable Saute

I love vegetables. And there’s very few that I don’t like so you would think it would be a breeze to incorporate them into my daily menus. To a certain degree, you’re right. But I get tired of the same … Continue reading

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