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Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb With Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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How to Make Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

SERVINGS: 3
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 12 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

PREPARATION: STEAMED, BOILED
EAT IN: SUMMER, SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1/2 c
2 c
1 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Chop cauliflower and fresh fennel bulb into bite size pieces.

2. Toast the pumpkin seeds on medium heat in a skillet stirring frequently until they begin to brown. Set aside.

3. Add everything but the seeds to a medium pot. Cover and steam on medium heat until vegetables are just tender - don't overcook or the fennel will lose its flavor.

4. Remove from heat, serve and garnish with pumpkin seeds.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Cauliflower and Fennel with Pumpkins seeds is fresh vegetarian breakfast that gets down to bare essentials. The crispness of lightly steamed veggies and nature's goodness are all that's needed to flavor this simple and wholesome start to your day. The anise aroma of fennel animates tastebuds, bringing verve to cauliflower's simplicity and soft bite. Cauliflower and fennel won't leave a mark on your waistline while pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch to quell your hunger. Great for spring and summer days when the weather is hot and the appetite is naturally light.

Lighten up

This is a perfect breakfast option for a spring cleanse or after a day of eating heavy, sugary foods. Fennel stalk is a cooling digestive appropriate for summer months. Its diuretic qualities reduce water weight, puffiness and blood pressure. It freshens the skin and eyes while clearing and relaxing the mind. Fennel decongests and detoxes the blood. It protects the liver. And, it provides an enlivening freshness to each bite.

Pumpkin seeds are one of the lightest seeds and the most Kapha pacifying. Like fennel, they are also diuretic. They regulate insulin levels and suppress the appetite.

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Is Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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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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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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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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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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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
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Aromatic

STRONG AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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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.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Anthelminthic

ANTHELMINTHIC

Kills parasitic worms (hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, etc).

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs 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.

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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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, Potassium, Vitamin C, Alpha Linolenic Acid,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Folate, Vitamin K,
Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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, Protein, Zinc, Essential Fatty Acids, Fats,
Iron

IRON

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

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, Soluble Fiber

Foods with a Similar Nature to Cauliflower & Fennel Bulb with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Appetite-suppressant, Diuretic

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Parsnip

Parsnip has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Appetite-suppressant, Diaphoretic

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Celery Root

Celery Root has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic

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Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa Sprouts has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Appetite-suppressant

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic

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Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Dill

Dill has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic

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Cardamom

Cardamom has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Elecampane

Elecampane has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic

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Prickly Ash

Prickly Ash has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Manjistha

Manjistha has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Diaphoretic

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz has these Actions in Common

Anthelminthic, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Diaphoretic

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Elder flower

Elder flower has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Guarana

Guarana has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Stimulates-energy

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Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea

Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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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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Absolutely delicious ! The pumpkin and coriander seeds work beautifully with the cauliflower and fennel and so simple too! Love it!
- Nadia, Clacton-on-sea, ESSEX
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