ROAST LAMB & VEGETABLES WITH MINT PISTACHIO CREAM SAUCE
How to Make Roast Lamb & Vegetables with Mint Pistachio Cream Sauce
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 150 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Combine 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 clove garlic, rosemary and use to baste lamb.
3. Roast in a large oven dish for 1 hour and 30 minutes, then add chunky chopped vegetables.
4. Continue to cook for another hour until vegetables soft and lamb cooked to personal preference.
5. Meanwhile, prepare the mint sauce by blending mint, pistachios, remaining 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon juice and 1 clove garlic.
6. Allow the lamb to sit for 15 minutes before carving.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A traditional roast leg of lamb with a smooth mint and pistachio sauce. Serve this dish on a Sunday afternoon to bring the whole family together. Use this quality time at the table to catch up and share stories of the week passed. Walk off the heaviness of a this meal with a post meal brisk walk or short family hike.
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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.
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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 LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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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 BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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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.
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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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Resinous substances often contain sap in them, such as rosemary, or herbs such as cedar, frankincense, and guggulu.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Roast Lamb & Vegetables with Mint Pistachio Cream Sauce
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.
Stimulates Front Of Brain
Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area in the forehead. Activates the frontal lobe - the area responsible for motor function, emotional expression, thinking, and decision making.
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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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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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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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An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
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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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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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An enzyme in every cell of the body, that aids metabolism, fat & protein metabolism, and DNA synthesis. B12 comes from animal course, and is commonly deficient in vegetarians.
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, Vitamin C
, Soluble Fiber
Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.
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Used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).
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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.
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Antioxidant frequently used for anti-aging. Protects airways and blood vessels. Anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic.
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, Sulfated Polysaccharides
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Cardiac-stimulant, Irritates-throat, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-abdomen
Lamb has these Actions in Common
Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Warms-ears, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen
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Sorghum Molasses has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen, Blood-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Warms-chest
Molasses has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Warms-chest, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen
Mint has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Dopaminergic, Stimulates-crown, Anxiolytic, Refreshes-skin, Stimulates-energy
Shrimp has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-abdomen, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Warms-ears
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Roast Lamb & Vegetables with Mint Pistachio Cream Sauce
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-crown, Anxiolytic, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Stimulates-front-of-brain
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Anxiolytic
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Anxiolytic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Strengthens-resolve
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Dopaminergic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Calms-heart, Diaphoretic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common
Warms-abdomen, Builds-stamina, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears
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Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Anxiolytic, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina
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Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Anxiolytic, Blood-tonic
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy
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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.