The recipe was created by my friend and a yoga student Maura Miles.
Today I would like to talk about spices. These can be used by any constitution type. Spices have a power to bring out the best in every dish, keep your taste buds entertained with new flavors, while making food easier to digest and allowing nutrients to absorb.
What you have for breakfast and the amount of food you consume will determine how you feel throughout the day, how well your digestion works, and how much energy you have. Breakfast has to provide simple easy-to-digest nutrients that will charge you up with energy and gently wake up your digestive fire after a night of fasting. In the morning your agni (digestive fire) is just starting out. Think of warm coals that need to be restarted by bits of kindling to turn into a fire. At the start of the day, when agni is low, it’s not easy to digest a big breakfast. A heavy breakfast consisting out of too much bread, sugar or oil, or the one with a wrong combination of foods will make you sluggish, form toxins, accumulate excess fat, and induce unhealthy cravings for the rest of the day. To prevent this, Ayurvedic practitioners recommend an easily digestible meal that nourishes without overwhelming our bodies.
On my recent trip to the Union Square Farmers market I made friends with Cayuga Pure Organics (CPO). CPO has been growing organic beans and grains in the Northeast region for almost 10 years and have quite a following of health conscious organic food lovers. Encouraging busy New Yorkers to cook CPO provides recipe cards along with a huge selection of locally grown grains and beans. Here are some of my favorites: