Wednesday, 23 November 2016

An Ayurveda Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving is celebrated in the autumn which in Ayurveda is the time when vata dosha is dominant.  Please see Ayurveda and Autumn-
https://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/ayurveda-and-autumn.html

In order to balance the cold, moving, drying qualities of autumn, we shoud be eating heavy, moist and warming foods.  Seek out seasonal ingredients too which not only taste better but are richer in nutrients.  The following Thanksgiving menu is ideal in that it includes all six tastes - sweet (pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes), sour (cranberries), salt (tofu turkey), pungent (ginger and cinnamon - which are also warming), bitter (Brussel sprouts), and astringent which makes for a more satisfying meal.


Thanksgiving menu


Tofu turkey

Tofu turkey recipe- http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/meatless-monday-turkey-style-tofu-with.html) with sprouts, sweet potatoes and cranberry and apple chutney



Apple, Cranberry and Orange Chutney- no added sugar

'Apple, Cranberry and Orange Chutney- no added sugar' recipe-http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/apple-cranberry-and-orange-chutney-no.html



Thanksgiving dessert-Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving dessert-Pumpkin Pie-recipe- 

https://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/vegan-thanksgiving-dessert-pumpkin-pie.html 



'Cheesecake' pumpkin pie

or 'Cheesecake' pumpkin pie-recipe- http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/pumpkin-cheesecake-pie.html

Happy Thanksgiving!



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