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Stuffed Shells with Artichoke Cream Sauce

Easily made, this elegant entree is best for Vata and Pitta. Because it is so rich Kapha should eat a small portion of this sweet, oily, heavy, slightly sour, slighdy pungent dish. Serves 4 (3 shells per serving) 12 large pasta shells 1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee 1 tablespoon basil pesto (see Green Sauce, […] Read more

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Lightly Seasoned Vegetables

Vegetables prepared this way make a good side dish or a light evening meal for anyone following a Vata-reducing diet, new mothers, or any children who like mixed vegetables. Serves 4 1 cup diced potatoes 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots 1/2 cup thinly sliced beets 1 cup thinly sliced yellow squash 1/2 cup chopped Swiss […] Read more

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Oven-Baked French Fries

Baking French fries makes them less oily than those cooked using the deep-frying method, but even these French fries are heavy, oily, and fat-increasing, so Kapha should eat less of them. 1 potato per person 1/2 tablespoon butter per person Salt and pepper to taste 1. Preheat the oven to 35oâœF. 2. Slice the potatoes […] Read more

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Quick Vegetable Medley

A colorful sweet, oily, slightly pungent vata-decreasing dish that is very easy to make, it can be served with rice or couscous. New mothers find this vegetable combination colorful and delicious. Serves 4 2 tablespoons ghee 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon Vata Churna 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 […] Read more

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Perfect Lentil Soup

This extraordinarily neat and easy method of making a delicious, creamy dahl is good for everyone. Make it with plenty of water for an extremely soupy dahl that is best for Vata and Kapha to digest. Those following a Pitta-balancing diet might want to double the amount of lentils. Although you bake it at least […] Read more

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Masoor Dahl

Dahl (sounds like âœdollâ) is good for people of all body types. It is a traditional Indian lentil soup. For more information about other lentils used in making dahl, see Chapter 3, Something for Everyone. Masoor Dahl is made from thin, coral-colored lentils that cook faster than any others. Other lentil soups are prepared in […] Read more

Flavour of the Week: Khichari with Chicken


Khichari (KITCH-er-ee), a nutritious and traditional Indian food for soothing diets, is simply rice and lentils cooked so thoroughly together that they make a creamy stew. This recipe makes a satisfying soup for an evening supper or a light meal, as well as a nourishing food to serve to new mothers and convalescents. If doubling […] Read more

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Ginger Carrot Soup

This is a pungent, sweet, oily, and salty soup that is a good appetizer for Vata and can be eaten in moderation by Kapha, but it increases Pitta. A great soup to serve as part of a light meal on a âœwinter-almost-spring❠day, it begins with a Vata broth that serves as a basis for […] Read more