How to Make Tempeh, Bean Sprouts & Cucumber with Mint Coconut Sauce
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
Sautee onions in 2 tbsp oil. Puree 1/4tsp salt, cilantro, ginger, coconut milk, and water in a blender. Pour over onions and bring to a boil. What's the point of fried food if it's not crispy? For maximum crisp sautee tempeh in remaining oil immediately before serving. Then sprinkle with 1/8 tsp salt and garnish with the bean sprouts, cucumber, mint and basil. Squeeze and sprinkle with lime. Finally, pour the sauce and serve.
How Can Tempeh, Bean Sprouts & Cucumber with Mint Coconut Sauce Make You Feel Great?
We have another confession to make. In terms of food combining, mixing fermented (tempeh) with raw food (bean sprouts) does not follow strict Ayurvedic code either. However, while bad food combining generally affects Vata types more than other constitutions, bean sprouts, especially mung beans, are relatively easy to digest.
The cooling, refreshing herbs balance the heating, heavy murkiness of oil and coconut milk. We've also diluted the coconut milk with water. The bitterness of the herbs also stimulate the liver's ability to digest oil. Fresh ginger is pungent but does not provoke Pitta.
WHAT IS TEMPEH, BEAN SPROUTS & CUCUMBER WITH MINT COCONUT SAUCE?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Tempeh, Bean Sprouts & Cucumber with Mint Coconut Sauce Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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