Healthy Recipes

Ayurveda Inspired Kapha Recipes

Kapha Balancing Recipes

 

These recipes are balancing or neutral to those with a Kapha constitution, during the Kapha cool and wet season, and those people who are experiencing a Kapha imbalance from having too much of the Kapha life force in their body-mind.

What balances Kapha?

Kapha by nature is cool, heavy, oily/moist, soft, cloudy, stable and dense .  In Ayurveda, we recognize that things of a similar nature will increase the dosha while substances of an opposite nature will help restore balance.

As such, Kapha recipes will favor warm, cooked foods that are well spiced, are lighter and drier in nature, and have less oil/moisture in them.  Note that cooked doesn’t mean overcooked or completely mushy so the nutrients are cooked out!  And less oil doesn’t mean we avoid all healthy fats.  It’s all about moderation and balance for Kapha.

Indian Okra Subji

Unlike the western fried versions, this dish provides the soft and slimy benefits of okra without being either over oily and heavy or completely mushy.

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Yogi Spice Tea

A spicy tea from the Kundalini Yoga tradition to support digestion as well as transition off coffee when used with black tea.

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Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea

A lovely tea that is good for all constitutional body types and is a great general digestive tea as well as provides gentle detoxification support.

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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.

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Baked Tofu

This simple way of fixing tofu is one of my favorites with much versatility in how it can be used. 

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Ayurveda Snack Mix

This Ayurveda savory snack mix provides a nice balancing alternative to commonly sweet trail mixes for kapha dosha.

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Quinoa Recipes

I just returned from a trip to Peru and got to see the beautiful ancient seed of quinoa up close and personal.  In honor of my recent trip, I want to share with you this Peruvian Quinoa Stew that includes this seed.   Quinoa is an excellent, high protein seed that has...

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Simple Vegetable Saute

A simple vegetable mix, lightly spiced, with just enough flavor to enhance the natural tastes of the vegetables but lift it up from mundane to yummy

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Making & Enjoying the Wonders of Ghee

Ayurveda considers ghee the ultimate cooking oil due to its cooking properties, wonderful taste and many healing benefits.  With its rich, buttery taste and flavor you can use half or two-thirds as much as other cooking oils.  It also has a very high burning point and...

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Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing CoachJamie Durner, Holistic Wellbeing Coach.

As a Wellbeing Coach, I know the importance of food in creating health.  As an Ayurveda Practitioner, I know that different foods have different impacts on you as an individual.  I promote a whole foods diet and help cue you as to how the recipes will affect the vata, pitta and kapha doshas so you can support your own needs.  But even if you don’t know about the doshas or Ayurveda, you can use these recipes to add new variety, try out vegetarian main meals, and expand your definition of what a healthy treat might be!

I don’t love to cook, but I make time to cook as part of my daily sadhana and strive to find recipes that are easy, quick and fit into a busy life.  Recognizing that we live in a complex world with many demands,  I don’t expect myself or my clients to be any kind of diet purest, skip desserts, or eat tasteless “health” foods.  If you’re mind and heart aren’t happy eating the food, even if it is the healthiest in the world, it isn’t going to fill you up.

I invite you to find your yummy foods with recipes that meet your unique bodymind needs.

If you find modifications that are awesome, please share in the comment section.

If you’ve got a fabulous recipe you’d love to share, send it to me!