Category Archives: Vegetables

Holiday Puff Pastry Appetizer

It is the holiday season and that means potluck gatherings and parties.  If you are looking for something tasty, on the healthier end of the scale, and that will still please the general crowds, consider this Holiday Puff Pastry Appetizer. … Continue reading

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Indian Okra Subji

I never really did much cooking with okra until I started doing my Indian and Ayurvedic cooking.  Unlike the western fried versions, this dish provides the soft and slimy benefits of the vegetable without being either over oily and heavy … Continue reading

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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. Beets are considered to have a sweet … Continue reading

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Basil Sautéed Zucchini

A great summer recipe when the zucchini plant is bursting with abundance.  Last summer during this time I literally ate a zucchini a day for a couple weeks! Although zucchini are found on the Kapha avoid or minimize list in … Continue reading

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Beets & Caramelized Onions

In the summer Healthy Weight, Healthy You wellness program, a participant shared this wonderful recipe.  I love beets in general but this recipe took my beets to a whole new level that the whole family enjoyed.  Pick up some beets … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

My garden runneth over with cucumbers and basil this summer.  One plant really does feed a village!  To make use of the cooling, sweet, and thirst-quenching vegetable, I make this simple salad. You could choose to put the salad on … Continue reading

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French Vegetable Stew

This lovely stew is a wonderful dish for fall or winter and is generally balancing to all three doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Bragg Aminos, spices, vinegar and stock provide a rich base in which the flavors of … Continue reading

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Basic Roasted Vegetables

There’s something about roasting vegetables that brings out a whole different flavor.  You can do them in the oven or even on on the grill.  Eat them as a side dish, in a pita pocket for a sandwich or on … Continue reading

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Cilantro Chutney

This is a lovely mild and flavorful Cilantro Chutney that has many uses.  I use is as a salad dressing, with grains and dal, over vegetables, and on top of samosas or other appetizers.  I find that even people who … Continue reading

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Vaidyagram Recipe: Carrot-Beet Poriyal

This simple vegetable dish is used as a side dish for lunch or dinner.  I made it recently with pongal which is similar to a kitchari.  Because in Ayurveda a healthy meal is considered to be that has all six … Continue reading

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Simple Simmered Greens

Leafy greens are a wonderful source of nutrients and one of the most under-utilized foods.  And while greens are healthy and good, different types of greens are going to affect the doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – in different … Continue reading

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Simple Vegetable Saute

I love vegetables. And there’s very few that I don’t like so you would think it would be a breeze to incorporate them into my daily menus. To a certain degree, you’re right. But I get tired of the same … Continue reading

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