Category Archives: Ayurevedic

Oatmeal ~with Turmeric

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Here’s a super tasty and quick & easy to make anti-inflammatory breakfast or anytime meal/snack. Here’s all you need to do to try it for yourself:

On stove top prepare single serving of GF steel cut oats with water. Add aprx 1/4tsp of turmeric (start w less and then add more) ghee and salt to taste. Optional: add raw honey or other natural sweetener, fruit, nuts etc.

Alkalizing Hot Lemon Water

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Each morning I make a point to start my days with a glass of alkalizing hot lemon water. I’ve been doing this for awhile now, long enough to see the difference in the way I feel on days with or with out it. If you haven’t tried this yourself before, try drinking a glass first thing in the morning. I highly encourage you to give it a try and see how you feel. Meyer Lemons tend to be sweeter, a favorite of mine, and if you find it isn’t sweet enough for you try adding liquid stevia to the mix.

It’s best to wait 20-30 minutes afterwards before eating anything, allowing the time in between will help with digestion.

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Related Article: Here is a nicely written article on 10 Benefitsย of drinking hot lemon water.

Ayurvedic Ghee

Although technically Ghee is not vegan it still holds a tremendous amount of health benefits. In the process of clarifying Organic, Unsalted Butter the water is boiled out and the milk fat turns into a frothย initially and then mostly sinks to the bottom of the pan. Remaining froth can be scooped off with a spoon and the milk fat solidified at the bottom of the pan strained out. What’s left is clarified butter, and is best stored at room temperature.

Ghee is incredibly easy to make, so I encourage you to try on your own and see for yourself.

Melt Cubes of Butter

Be sure to use a dry, thick bottomed pan. Once the butter begins to bubble and splatter the water is evaporating and the milk fat separating. Allow the process to take place for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the noise seems to cease, turn off the heat and let sit for at least 15 minutes to cool, removing any froth if necessary.

Clarified Butter
Clarified Butter before being strained

Strain clarified butter through a cheese cloth or simply a fine mesh strainer into bowl and transfer into a jar for storing.

Clarified butter (Ghee) before it is solidified.
Solidified Ghee
Solidified Ghee, best kept at room temperature.