Posts tagged Fall
Peanut Butter Tofu + Potato Curry

I love cooking during Vata season (fall and early winter), because produce options are abundant. You’ve got some late summer delights, like tomatoes and other nightshades, and you’ve got an early variety of squashes and pumpkins. Once combined, these ingredients make for vibrant and hearty dishes, which are the perfect compliment to the cold and dry weather of the season.

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Haus of Ojas Turmeric Latte

Turmeric lattes, also called “golden milk,” are the quintessential Ayurvedic drink. There are many versions of this beverage and I encourage to modify per your tastes. In the Ayuredic tradition, this beverage is best for afternoons and evenings due to its relaxing effect on the body. It’s a great way to unwind after your work day has ended and is particularly supportive in stressful times, or as a gentle sleep aid. For these reasons, vata doshas (or those with a vata imbalance) may find this drink particularly supportive.

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Za’atar Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Lemony Tahini Dressing

Meatballs are such a versatile way to build meals for the week. Alongside roasted potatoes, or veggies, with pasta, salad, or even as a base for wraps and pita sandwiches, meatballs round out simple weekly staples. I make mine with lamb and the lovely blend of spices known as ‘za’atar’ in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

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Herb-Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

Herb-Roasting is a great way to enjoy vegetables. Chopped, raw veggies don’t often have a lot of flavor and can be difficult to digest. In Ayurveda, well-cooked food - especially vegetables - resonate best with your digestive system. Try applying this recipe to your favorite veggies. I like eggplant and tomatoes, but the herbs and roasting process can be applied to squashes, peppers, cauliflower, onion, carrot, etc.

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Masala Chai Smoothie

This smoothie bowl is a cozy blend of aromatic, warming flavors like vanilla, cashew, pear, and of course, chai. This smoothie is as good served cool as it is warmed up. That’s right, you can warm up any smoothie. In fall and winter, I rarely have smoothies, but if I do, I warm them up. It’s a good way to stay aligned with the season and it inspires me to be creative with warmth-evoking smoothie flavors. 

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