How to Make Asparagus with Mustard & Tarragon
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
1. Break the hard bottoms from the asparagus stalk and discard.
How Can Asparagus with Mustard & Tarragon Make You Feel Great?
Is there any vegetable that trumpets the arrival of spring more than asparagus? The first sign of asparagus at the farmers' market brings sighs of delight, as well as a competitive rush to bag the treasured stalks. The bright green spears are an equal favorite at the Passover and Easter tables, and evoke memories of celebration and unfurling spring flowers. This recipe will also be welcome at a banquet celebrating the spring equinox, a highlight in a richly green seasonal festivity.
Feel Light and Ready for Anything!Black pepper, mustard, and tarragon supply pungency to this preparation, perfect for kick-starting and supporting the digestive process. Lemon juice and olive oil, both essential components of seasonal gall bladder cleanses, boost the body's natural inclination for springtime detoxification.
Lost Your Appetite?It is natural to lose the appetite for several weeks in late February and early March. As the heaviness of winter gives way to the lightening of springtime, you may crave fresh spring greens and simpler foods. It's okay to eat less during these periods, as the body gets its energy by metabolizing the winter fats that insulated your skin. If you observe the seasons in your diet, you will notice that springtime's harvest matches the desire for bright, light greens.
Purifying the BloodAs the body starts to dissolve fats in the spring, the blood thickens and congeals because with excess oiliness. Tarragon is a warming, bitter herb that thins and purifies the blood, flushing out sluggish, stagnant winter blood and replacing it with fresh spring blood. Asparagus and tarragon are both diuretics that help to flush water weight, eliminating puffiness in your skin.
Relief for Your Frustrated Gall BladderAs the seasons change, you might feel a sense of being stuck or frustrated, emotions that are rooted in a congested gall bladder. As the blood thickens, so does the bile in the gall bladder, obstructing the natural cleansing process. Flushing the gall bladder in late winter is an traditional strategy to prevent gall bladder attacks and relieve frustration. Lemon juice, olive oil, and the bitterness of tarragon all help to cleanse the gall bladder and get those juices flowing.
Energetic and Light on Your FeetLemon zest, black pepper, and tarragon are all strong, warming digestives that promote lightness during a heavy, watery time of year.
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 Asparagus with Mustard & Tarragon 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.
Cleanse and Detox:
Heart & Circulation:
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
CARDIAC-TONICStrengthens and tones the heart. Cardiac tonics are used to treat a wide range of heart issues.
ANTIPLATELETAn herb that destroys platelets in the blood, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease.
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
ANTIPOISONOUSAn antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
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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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