February 29, 2012

Spiced Mung Bean Dish to Clear Heat & Warm Simultaneously

Mung Beans are a medicinal food.  They are cooling and can detoxify the body and reduce pathogenic heat contracted in the summertime.  Here we've added spicy-warm herbs to balance out the cool nature of the mung beans...


  • ∙ 2 cups organic wild blend brown rice
  • ∙ 2 cups of organic mung bean
  • ∙ 1 modest tablespoon each of powdered: turmeric, coriander, cumin, and ginger
  • ∙ 2 medium sized organic carrots, chopped
  • ∙ 2 medium sized pieces of burdock root, chopped
  • ∙ 1 turnip, chopped
  • ∙ ¼ tsp of salt
  • ∙ 9 cups of water (8 cups for mung bean & rice, 1 for vegetables)
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July 14, 2011

Indian Kitchardi – Spicy-Warm Healing Herbal Rice Dish

This kitchardi can be eaten by all doshas but is especially good for vata.  Indian Kitchardi is easy to digest and serves a similar purpose to eating Chinese congee or jook.  Both of these types of porridge are used to aid in recovery from illness.  The main difference is that kitchardi is typically spicy warm in nature, stimulating the yang energies in the body, whereas congee or jook is more neutral in temperature.

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