How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers with Tarragon
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
How Can Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers with Tarragon Make You Feel Great?
Build Warmth to Prepare for FallAs your body prepares for the frenzied fall season, you may begin to crave foods that are more heating in nature. The cool crisp mornings of August cue your body to shift from the light fare of summer towards the nourishing warmth of a red bell pepper and heartiness of quinoa. You might notice cravings for comfort foods increasing this time of year, especially when cold air masses start to descend from Canada. This dish is mild for all constitutions, but in excess the heat of bell pepper can aggravate Pitta's fire.
CalmingThis dish is hearty yet light- a perfect intermediary between summer and fall. Its soft texture soothes while passionate red bell peppers warm your belly and leaves you feeling content. Cooked garlic and onions are relaxants that will make you feel comforted despite the dropping temperatures.
Have Dairy without the Consequences
Tarragon, a hot bitter, balances some of the heaviness in the goat cheese for sluggish Kapha constitutions aggravated by too much dairy. Goat cheese is less mucousy and easier to digest than cheese made from cow's milk. If you still feel a little scratch in the back of your throat or stuffy nose the morning after eating Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers, add extra black pepper or simply omit the goat cheese. Add a few extra almonds to replace the protein.
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 Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers with Tarragon Good for Me?
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Energy Vitality Strength:
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
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.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
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Skin Care & Beauty:
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GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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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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