Jacky’s Ayurvedic Journey :: Chapter 3
It is fine whilst you are methodically stirring it with a nice smooth rhythm; But the moment you are called away, it sticks to the bottom of the pan and makes a jolly fine mess. So the solution is to use the time in a slow calming meditative way, much like mindful walking and it works a dream both on your mind and your belly when you eat it.
My favorite Apple sauce, which is literally just apples cooked in ghee (clarified butter) and tastes absolutely divine, has turned me into a toddler to such an extent that sharing said Apple Sauce is definitely a No no! My husband now has a taste for it, and I am a tad reticent about sharing it, to the extent that I tuck it away in the back of the fridge 🙂 He was surprised when I offered the latest batch up enthusiastically, until he tasted it and said ‘This isn’t the same is it’ then noticed how much I was silently giggling and started laughing too! So you could say Apple Sauce the bringer of Joy!
It wasn’t the same because I had run out of Ghee and the batch I made at home was somehow rancid, so it was just plain old Apples cooked in Apple juice and is nowhere near as nice!!
So some amazing changes having just made some alterations to my diet.
I’ve stopped beginning my day with hot water and lemon and drink warm ginger tea.
I eat my largest meal at lunch time
I eat many more casseroles with spices and moist warm foods which are helping my digestion AND my sleeeeeep-joy of joys a whole nights sleep. It’s like my brain is no longer trying to digest what’s been going on during the day because my tummy isn’t!! Ta Dah!
I have lost 5Ib without trying and whilst losing weight was not the point of eating more appropriately for my Dosha, its definitely nice to have a little bit of give in the waistband of my trousers!
So all in all loving this way of coaxing out the goodness of the food and giving my body what it needs nutritionally into 2018.
Healthy New Year 🙂
Editors Note: Porridge is used widely in Ayurveda to help reduce food residue which has been built up in the digestive tract. Typically, pulverized rice is the porridge of choice of many traditional Ayurvedic practitioners and is called Kanji. It’s typically used in conjunction with Pancha Karma (detoxification and purgative therapies). Starting your day with a hot porridge breakfast, especially in the winter and spring is ideal for an optimal metabolism.