Mediterranean food has to be (one) my favorite cuisines, hands down. I love the simplicity and freshness that you taste in all of the foods as you are eating. I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before, so I'll do it now. My intention with food is to never mask the flavor of the actual vegetable or grain or whatever it is that you are making. In all reality, that's my least favorite foods--ones in which all you can taste is the spice and not the fragrance of what it is that you are actually eating. I appreciate Mediterranean food for this matter.
Taziki sauce is very similar to a traditional Indian raitu, with it's own twist. It's super easy to make, and it pairs well with basically everything. Use it as a dipping sauce for veggies, a flavor enhancer in sandwiches, or a topping on your falafel dish.
The base of any Taziki sauce is going to be Greek Yogurt. We know that yogurt is a GREAT source of probiotics and protein to help aid your gut and intestines. Having a healthy gut biome is essential in healthy digestion and proper functioning of the entire tract. From an Ayurvedic perspective, yogurt is cooling to the system. So, this sauce is great to enjoy in the summer time.
Of course, the best part of this side dish is that it takes an all of 4 minutes to make. Just dump all ingredients in and stir. Voila!
Y'all! I think I may have created the yummiest and healthiest cookie possible. This past Saturday, I was able to finally make it to the local farmer's market before it gets too hot in Lubbock. It was SO fun! Our local farmer's market has grown so much, and I really just wanted to buy everything.
But, what really caught my eye were these little packs of pecans. The sweetest gentleman was selling them, so I thought I would buy some. Now, everyone in my family (myself included) is on a low/no-sugar diet. Pecan pie was out of the question. What to do. What to do. Cookies. That's what we're going to do.
This cookie is chock-full of healthy fats and good fiber. Not to mention maple syrup as the sweetener which is great for the summer time!
Guys, when I tell you RUN to make these, RUN to make these! One batch at my house finished in 1.5 days. I had to make another batch right after dinner tonight.
Enjoy guys! Comment below and tell me how you like them!
Mashed potatoes. Comfort food. Seriously one of my favorite foods. There is nothing better than a side of creamy and garlic-y mashed potatoes. And as much as I love potato as a vegetable. Although potatoes have a bad rep, one of the more unfortunate parts of the potato is that it is a nightshade. Nightshades inherently are inflammatory to the body, so the more we limit the consumption of potatoes, the better overall for our bodies.
The search was on to make a side of something creamy and delicious that elicits the same comfort food aspect of it all.
In Ayurveda, when I think of comfort, the first thing that comes to mind is something that is nourishing and grounding. All of this leads to minimizing vata. So, naturally I reached for root vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes.
AND GUYS. This was the most delicious thing I have had in a long time. I want you guys to make this almost immediately. I kid you not it was so good. And the best part was that it took zero to no time to make this! Recipe below. Promise you're going to love this.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Bon apetit!