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Beef With Peas & Potatoes

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How to Make Beef with Peas & Potatoes

SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

PREPARATION: SAUTEE, BOILED

INGREDIENTS

3 whole
1 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 lbs
1/4 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE


  • Place 1qt of water on high.
  • Peel potatoes and dice.
  • Place potatoes & peas in a saucepan and add boiling water to the height of the vegetables. Add salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, sautee beef in a frying pan.
  • Once beef is browned, strain and add vegetables to frying pan. Add black pepper and continue frying for 1 minute.


Remove from heat and serve hot.

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Beef with Peas & Potatoes Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Muscle

MUSCLE

Muscle tissue (Mamsa Dhatu) includes muscles and ligaments.

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Red Blood

RED-BLOOD

Red blood (Rakta Dhatu) includes red blood cells and blood vessels.

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Nerves

NERVES

Marrow tissue (Majja Dhatu) includes bone marrow and nervous tissue.

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Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Beef with Peas & Potatoes
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Warms Abdomen

WARMS-ABDOMEN

Warms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Warms Ears

WARMS-EARS

Stimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.

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Constituents:
Carbohydrate, Potassium, Vitamin C, Soluble Fiber, Sodium, Protein,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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Betaine

BETAINE

Used to reduce homocysteine in the blood, which supports proper liver function and prevents fatigue and blood clots. Improves muscle stamina and weight loss.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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, Insoluble Fiber,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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, Fats, Phosphorous, Zinc

Foods with a Similar Nature to Beef with Peas & Potatoes

Lamb

Lamb has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears, Makes-you-tired, Nutritive, Tonic, Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Warms-abdomen

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Beef

Beef has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen, Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Warms-chest, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Warms-ears

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Flushes-sinuses

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest

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Pork

Pork has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Muscle-tonic, Strengthens-resolve

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen

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Tahini

Tahini has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears

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Egg Yolk

Egg Yolk has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen, Satisfies-stomach, Warms-chest

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Tonic, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Soothes-throat

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Beef with Peas & Potatoes

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest, Warms-ears

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Strengthens-resolve, Tonic

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Strengthens-resolve, Tonic, Warms-abdomen, Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Oats, Fresh Milky Seed

Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Tonic

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Soothes-throat

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Tonic

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Bala Taila

Bala Taila has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Tonic

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Vata Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Strengthens-resolve

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Hot Shower

Hot Shower has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Hot Bath

Hot Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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