Rosemary Infused Heirloom Scarlet Runners with Lemon Dressing - recipe from "The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook" you can purchase at Amazon. Scarlet runner beans (also called Oregon lima bean or ayocote morado in Spanish) are native to Oaxaca, Mexico, and were among the first domesticated crops in Mexico...

Rice bowls are fun and easy to put together for a quick week night dinner. This bowl has an overall warming and somewhat drying energetic that is perfect for cold, rainy weather. The bowl is vegan/vegetarian, but it could also be made with pan-fried fish for...

These roasted chickpeas are crunchy and spicy. They can be eaten plain as a healthy snack, or added to a salad or rice bowl to give your meal a little zip! From an energetic standpoint, garbanzo beans are cold and dry. The spices in this recipe...

Makhani is the Punjabi word for buttery, and this dish is essentially buttery lentils! I discovered this rich, creamy comfort food during my solo travels in India. It is ideal for cooler weather or anytime you need some self-nurturing. This is grounding for vata. Pitta...

  Ayurveda with a Mexican Twist! Do you think an ayurveda diet limits you to eating Indian curries? Think again. Ayurveda is about eating foods that are balancing to your constitution. Balance can be achieved by adjusting the quantity of food, the combinations of food and varying the...

  Easy and elegant, this fall soup works equally well as an antidote for a long day at the office or the main dish for a last minute casual dinner party. Lightly seasoned with mint and a hint of tarragon, this delicious vegetarian meal is easy to make with...

Sweet and sour, this gazpacho is a perfect ayurveda summertime appetizer that will stoke your digestive fire. Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled. Gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian (Yield: 4 appetizer-size servings) 8 Tomatillos, husked, quartered 1 onion, quartered 1 small jalapeño, seeded, halved 1 garlic clove, peeled, halved 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1...

Kabocha and okra are abundant in the fall and are ideal for grounding vata. The skin of kabocha is edible, but make sure it is “organic” to avoid pesticide contamination. Serve along with cranberry sauce to add a colorful side-dish to your holiday spread! Serves 4...

Quinoa, which is cooling and a little dry, is great for pitta dosha and summer salads. Here, I have incorporated Persian-inspired ingredients to add some zest and round out the energetics for all doshas. The addition of chickpeas boosts the protein content, making it a healthy, balanced main-dish...

  This is a lighter, healthier variation of traditional dal fry - the spicy Punjabi dish made from a mixture of dals and liberal doses of ghee and chili. This version is suitable for spring, winter and kapha constitutions. It is rather spicy, so pitta constitutions...

Mirpoix (pronounced "meer-pwah") is a combination of diced carrots, celery and onions that is used to add depth to soups, stocks and stews. Here it is used as the base from which additional ingredients are woven to create layers of subtle flavors. This tri-doshic vegetarian...

These tri-doshic patties are delicious and freeze well. Top with avocado for brunch or non-vegetarians can serve with a poached egg. (gluten-free, soy-free and vegan)     Get this recipe and more at "The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook".   All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do...