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Pasta and Green Sauce

The green herbs make this sauce a flavorful accompaniment to spaghetti or linguini. When served with pasta, this dish decreases Vata, is neutral for Pitta, and increases Kapha. Kapha can eat more of this as a main dish if cooked barley is substituted for the pasta. Parmesan cheese can be used in moderation by both […] Read more

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Roasted and Spiced Barley with Vegetables

Everyone can eat this dish as part of a balanced meal, but it is a first choice for Kapha and good to eat on days when you are eating a lighter diet. The outstanding tastes of this recipe are pungent, sweet, and salty. It should be served as a side dish rather than the main […] Read more

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Marinated Tofu

1 quart sweet red fruit juice, such as raspberry, pomegranate, plum, strawberry, or a blend of these 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, ground coriander, and cinnamon 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce 1 pound firm tofu, water pressed out and cubed In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the juice, the spices, and the tamari. Remove from the […] Read more

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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