ROASTED ARTICHOKE WITH FENUGREEK, LEMON & OLIVE OIL
How to Make Roasted Artichoke with Fenugreek, Lemon & Olive Oil
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: MEDIUM
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: MEDIUM
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
Artichokes discolor quickly, so are best prepared immediately before cooking. If preparing in advance, place them in a bowl of water with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
2. Warm olive oil in a pan, and add minced garlic and ground fenugreek.
3. Cook gently for 5 minutes and set aside.
4. Prepare artichoke by cutting about 1/2 inch from the head, and peeling the stem.
5. Tear away the tough outer leaves until you get to the softer inner green leaves.
6. Cut the artichoke in half lengthways, and scrape out the inner "fuzzy" chokes with a spoon.
7. Take each artichoke half and place on an individual square sheet of aluminum foil.
8. Immediately pour the olive oil, garlic, and fenugreek over each artichoke half, and fold the aluminium foil over to create a pouch with the artichoke inside.
9. Roast for in oven dish lined with parchment paper for 40 minutes.
10. Remove each artichoke from their foil pouch, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and add a pinch of black pepper before serving.
These roasted artichokes are a great spring cleanse side dish.
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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).
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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 HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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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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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.
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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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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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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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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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Roasted Artichoke with Fenugreek, Lemon & Olive Oil
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 sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a
lesser degree. Astringents.
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Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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High Fiber Laxative
A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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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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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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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).
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Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.
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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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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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, Soluble Fiber
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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Roasted Artichoke with Fenugreek, Lemon & Olive Oil
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Expectorant, Refreshes-skin, Calms-heart, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Relaxes-eyes, Carminative, Digestive, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Carminative, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-peristalsis, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective, Lowers-blood-sugar, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant
Grapefruit has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Quenches-thirst, Stimulates-peristalsis, Hypolipidemic, Sialogogue
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Dill has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Hepatoprotective, Sialogogue, Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Hepatoprotective, Lowers-blood-sugar, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Roasted Artichoke with Fenugreek, Lemon & Olive Oil
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes, Sialogogue, Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Hepatoprotective, Internal-detoxicant
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Carminative
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Calms-heart
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins
Hops has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Digestive, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant
Kushta has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant
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John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
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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.
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In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
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Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
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