It’s hardest to stay consistent and eat healthy when you’re crammed for time and busy, but I find that it’s the actual act of nourishing yourself and taking little blocks to pause that bring the best results to your creative output and efficiency
I’ve had lots of warm and healing soups at the start of this season so lunch today was a welcome change. I balanced out the meal with a mix of properties... pumpkin roasted in ras el hanout, and tossed in ghee with mushrooms, zucchini, chickpeas and greens. I topped this with crumbled feta and it was delish!
Ras el hanout is an amazing Moroccan spice mix of cumin, clove, coriander seed, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, dry ginger, peppercorns, turmeric... and a heap more! Squeeze a bit of lemon in when serving for a little extra tang.
We’ve had a few more reports of rumbling, gurgling and churning sensations in the stomach, as well as more pronounced bloating in the last few weeks. Try this tea recipe to alleviate this condition, and also consider improving agni (digestive fire) with a modified diet and a few yogic/breathing techniques.
In general also, try to cut out any cold water consumption, avoid drinking water with meals and cut out any cold, heavy, dense, fried food.
Pre-prepare this tea (recipe below) and have it 30 minutes before or after meals.
When I feel like a healthy savoury breakfast this Sri Lankan lentil dish is always perfect, and hits the spot served with spinach and wholemeal pita. It’s not uncommon to have lentils for breakfast in South Asia and my version took about 10-15 minutes to prep and cook.
Happy tummy, skin, eyes and body this morning with a power packed bowl of goodness! Ayurvedic green breakfast porridge of fresh greens, coconut milk, red rice and turmeric.
The bitter greens balance out any internal heat and inflammation (not to mention chlorophyll in general being detoxifying, improving digestive health and oxidation), the coconut milk is nourishing and strengthening to the body, and the wonder spice turmeric is anti inflammatory, antioxidant, lowers risk of heart disease and improves brain function.
Traditionally enjoyed in Sri Lanka as ‘kola kande’. I’ve had lots of requests to share this recipe.. so here it is, below!