MUSHROOM SWISS CHARD FRITTATA WITH ROSEMARY
How to Make Mushroom Swiss Chard Frittata with Rosemary
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper and red pepper flake. Whisk ingredients together.
- Add 1 tsp of ghee to a heated cast iron skillet and saute chopped swiss chard until wilted. Let cool, strain water and set aside in a bowl. Slice mushrooms and onions, throw them in the pan and saute. Remove onions and mushrooms with a slotted spoon and reduce any remaining water to a thick sauce, pouring over mushrooms.
- Grease and heat the cast iron skillet until a drop of water sizzles on the surface. The pan should be hot enough so that the egg sizzles immediately upon contact. Add about a quarter of the egg mixture. Then add a layer of mushrooms. Add another layer of egg. Next spread the chard over the egg mixture. Pour the remaining whipped eggs over the chard. Immediately place in preheated the oven.
- Bake for ten minutes and pull out the frittata. Finely slice about 1/8 cup of onion and spread over the top. Bake for another ten minutes or until egg begins to brown and onions are crispy. The edge of a frittata should be roasted while the center fully cooked. It should not be dry. Remove from oven, garnish with Rosemary and serve.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
On surprisingly crisp early fall mornings, you may wake with a shiver in your bones and crave something substantial and sustaining. This warming, grounding mushroom and swiss chard frittata will make you feel cozy and strong on chilly, hectic fall days. Even if the season isn't truly cold yet, and afternoon August heat still leaves your mind groggy, know that the cold is coming and prepare for it. A frittata for breakfast helps you build heat before the cold comes, so that when it does fully arrive, your body is ready to brave the chill.
Warm, Brawny Eggs
Eggs are warming and nourishing, and satisfy a strong appetite while making you feel robust and sturdy. The rich, golden hue of the egg's yolk suggests their creamy warmth, while mighty egg whites are known muscle tonics. Egg whites are popular among bodybuilders for their ability to build muscle and create brawniness in the body. Together, the heating yolk and the burly white create a powerful combination that provide the fire and strength you need to make it through dropping temperatures.
Back to School Breakfast
Fall brings about a return to responsibility. Kids head back to school, the thrill of summer wraps up, and you may begin to focus in again on your work and perhaps self-reflection. This is the natural tendency of the fall. Animals prepare for the winter by storing food before the time becomes critical. Eating grounding, warming meals like eggs and mushrooms while the season transitions is the best defense you have against the coming cold.
Feed the Flame
A morning frittata builds heat and heartiness in your body, so that you have a storehouse of warmth on reserve for windy autumn days. Eggs, rosemary, and pepper heat up circulation, and disperse heat throughout your body so you feel warm to the bone. A pop of red pepper restores a faint red glow to your skin, as it excites the blood and heats up your circulation, making you look healthy throughout the sulky fall.
How to Balance Dense, Rich Foods
Heavy proteins like eggs make this a dense breakfast. Density provides nourishment and satisfies your stomach on cold days, but is also difficult to digest. According to Ayurveda, the denser the meal, the more digestives you have to add in order to digest is properly. Pungent spices like rosemary and red pepper can help lighten up this heavy dish and make it easier for your body to assimilate its nourishing qualities. The bitterness of swiss chard also reduces heaviness, and adds a beautiful burst of antioxidants and array of color to your morning frittata. The synergy of this recipe creates the needed density for fall without bogging down your digestion.
This recipe is also excellent medicine for frenetic anxieties that sneak up on you in the fall. Vata-types in particular need the hearty nourishment and fats in this recipe to ground the nervous system as fall swoops into full gear. Mushrooms' earthy taste and eggs' warmth keep you grounded and calm your nervous system amidst chaotic fall days. Eating grounding, earthy mushrooms in early fall helps bring you back to earth on chaotic fall days. Rosemary is also a heating nervine, known for its ability to warm you up and keep you level-headed. The heavy fats in the yolk and olive oil provide a final layer of protection to your myelin sheath, centering scatteredness and calming the whirlwind of autumn anxiety.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
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. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what
should be favored in your Ayurvedic 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.
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AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
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 MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HOT GUNA
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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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 PUNGENT GUNA
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT GUNA
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER GUNA
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulating rejection, and a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual 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.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement.
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An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
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Tamasic foods promote rest, sleepiness and stillness. Examples include wheat, mushrooms.
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Mushrooms, Vegetables, Greens
A member of the plant family Solanaceae. Members of this family have a tendency to irritate the liver and arthritic conditions. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers.
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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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Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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:
Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
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Mind, Stress & Sleep:
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.
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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.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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.