Today's lunch was a freshly made egg bowl filled with veggies and a couple of other goodies.
Prep and cook time is approximately 29 minutes before you sit to eat this delicious meal.
It's light and filling and incorporates all 6 tastes.
Ayurveda teaches us it is important to have each of the 6 tastes in every meal in order to satiate us. The ratio of those tastes may differ depending on your dosha. Because we are all different and may need a variation of this receipe, below are tips on how to make it more balancing for each dosha, Vata, Pitta & Kapha.
Vatas should favor sweet, sour and salty foods. Eggs (sweet taste) are generally balancing for Vatas. Feel free to cook up 2 eggs, with plenty of salt and lemon juice.
Pitta should favor sweet, astringent, and bitter foods. Eggs can be a little heating for Pitta. Options to make more balancing is using 1 egg or 3 egg whites. Use a little less salt, lemon, turmeric and black pepper as these are all heating as well. Add in more vegetables as desired especially the chard (bitter and astringent).
Kaphas should favor bitter, astringent and pungent foods. Eggs can be aggravating for Kapha so consider using 2 egg whites only. Don't be afraid to load up with vegetables using a good amount of turmeric and black pepper (pungent).
Recipe serves 1.
Red Cabbage, sliced 1/4 cup
Swiss chard, 2 large leaves & stalks, chopped
Garlic, 1 clove sliced
Cauliflower, 2 handfuls of flowerets
Turmeric, 1" fresh root
Eggs, 1 or 2
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Pink Himalayan salt
Sauté in skillet; red cabbage, swiss chard stalk, garlic and cauliflower in ghee or butter for 3-5 on medium to high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss in cauliflower and continue sautéing until tender, approximately 10 minutes. Add 1/2 of the turmeric root using a garlic press and stir.
In a separate skillet pan fry in ghee 1 or 2 eggs seasoned with salt and pepper as desired.
Serve in a buddha bowl, because there fun. Add veggies to bowl, top with lemon juice followed by the eggs with fresh crushed turmeric on top.
Enjoy in a calm relaxing place.
Tips for optimal digestion of your meal:
It's just as important if not more how you eat as opposed to what you eat. Try to eat your meals in a calm relaxing atmosphere with little to no conversation so you can enjoy your meal.
You should never eat in front of the TV, especially news or violent shows, as we ingest all of the information and emotions that come along with it. You should never eat if upset or just after an argument for the same reason.
Chew each bite thoroughly as digestion starts in the mouth.
Avoid drinking large amounts of water or other beverages, especially cold drinks during the meal. 3 - 4 ounces at most. Drinking too much dilutes the digestive enzymes and drinking cold drinks shuts down your digestive fire.