GREENS & FRESH HERB FRITTATA
How to Make Greens & Fresh Herb Frittata
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
The idea behind a frittata is that the edge should be roasted while the center fully cooked but not too dry. To accomplish this, sear the eggs in a hot frying pan then place in the oven.
Preheat oven to 350.
Step 1: Cook spinach on high heat until wilted and water boiled off.
Step 2: Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl. Beat the egg mixture vigorously to whip air into it, which will create a fluffier product.
Step 3: Chop spices. Fold spinach, spices, and all ingredients gently into the egg mixture.
Step 4: Heat a well greased cast iron skillet until a drop of water dances on the surface. The pan should be hot enough so that the egg sizzles immediately upon contact. Add the egg mixture. Immediately place in preheated the oven.
Bake twenty minutes or until egg begins to brown.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Savory, aromatic, and light, the Greens & Fresh Herb Frittata is a rustically nourishing way to begin your morning. Transport yourself to a wide, tiled-floor kitchen overlooking lush Italian countryside as you dig into this hearty, yet light dish. Bright, fresh herbs awaken your sleepy cells as eggs provide the energy you need to make it through a busy day. Deceivingly simple, a frittata gives the impression that you spent the morning slaving away in the kitchen. We won't tell how easy it was if you won't!
Breakfast of Champions
Eggs are a perfect breakfast food. The whites are a great source of protein, while egg yolks are a hearty and nourishing tonic that pacifies Vata. Egg yolks are heating, and mildly aggravating to Pitta, and high in cholesterol so can become problematic for Kapha when consumed in excess. That said, this recipe has bright green herbs, fresh spinach, and is dairy free, so makes for a healthy breakfast. If you tend to run hot, swap heating spinach for cooling swiss chard and enjoy.
Parsley was revered for is medicinal potency long before it was eaten as a food. Native to the central Mediterranean region, the herb was sacred to the ancient Greeks. Parsley allows for water excretion without the loss of electrolytes, a process known as aquaresis. Its hot and dry qualities are helpful for draining excess Kapha in the spring when your body is naturally letting go of winter weight.
Volatile oils in parsley help to tone the uterus or bring on a late menses. In addition, parsley increases the body's ability to absorb manganese, a key ingredient to help build bone. From an Ayurvedic view parsley, like all digestives, helps freshen breath.
Time for Thyme
Thyme is an herb so common that it gets overlooked. Thyme is used heavily in French and Italian cooking, and finds its way occasionally into the Joyful Belly repertoire. It is both aromatic and medicinal- thyme tea has been used to stop gastric fermentation. How convenient for spring-seasonal thyme to aid your digestion and keep it moving so that you may enjoy the Greens & Fresh Herb Frittata symptom free.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
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.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
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.
ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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?
ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.
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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
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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Greens & Fresh Herb Frittata
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.
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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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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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 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.