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Rose Petal Almond Squares

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How to Make Rose Petal Almond Squares

SERVINGS: 20
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES

STYLE: INDIAN
PREPARATION: BOILED

INGREDIENTS

3 c
2/3 c
3 tbsp
1 c
1/4 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Boil sugar, water and cloves till 240 degrees. Add remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended and creamy. Let cool until you can knead them. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into parallelograms. Pack in closely covered tin or jar (air tight container). Ripens in 6-8 days. Adapted from the Joy of Cooking, 1972 edition.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Heavy, sweet and Kapha provoking. Heavy for digestion; Vata should eat in small quantities only.

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. See How it Works.

Is Rose Petal Almond Squares Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Rose Petal Almond Squares
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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.

Makes Jittery,
Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

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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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

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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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Styptic

STYPTIC

A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

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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Aphrodisiac

APHRODISIAC

Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.

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Builds Semen

BUILDS-SEMEN

Herbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.

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Promotes Virility

PROMOTES-VIRILITY

Encourages virility and potency.

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Bone Tonic

BONE-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the bones and joints.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

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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Constituents:
Tannins, Carbohydrate, Phosphorous,
Phytates

PHYTATES

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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, Protein, Vitamin E, Fats,
Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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, Melatonin

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Aphrodisiac, Brain-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy

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Tahini

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Sesame Oil

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

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Eggs

Eggs has these Actions in Common

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Lamb

Lamb has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Makes-you-tired, Nutritive, Blood-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach

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Pork

Pork has these Actions in Common

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Flower / Bee Pollen

Flower / Bee Pollen has these Actions in Common

Aphrodisiac, Nutritive, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Promotes-virility, Builds-stamina, Stimulates-energy

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Tonic, Makes-you-tired, Promotes-virility, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach

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Beef

Beef has these Actions in Common

Satisfies-stomach, Blood-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Makes-you-tired, Nutritive, Muscle-tonic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Rose Petal Almond Squares

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Skin-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Aphrodisiac, Styptic, Blood-tonic, Tonic, Brain-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Builds-semen

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Oats, Fresh Milky Seed

Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common

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Bala

Bala has these Actions in Common

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Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

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Gokshura has these Actions in Common

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Ashwagandha Arishta

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

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About John Joseph Immel

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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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not clear on this recipe. are the almonds suppose to be ground? Also it says add ingredients until creamy confusing...
- DEB, Vineyard haven , 02-05-16 (Reply)
Yes, grind the almonds.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 02-25-16 (Reply)

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