ROSE PETAL COOKIES WITH ALMONDS & CHERRIES
How to Make Rose Petal Cookies with Almonds & Cherries
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Skin and chop almonds according to the directions on the almond page.
Melt ghee. Preheat oven till 350. Beat eggs and ghee on medium speed until frothy about 5 minutes. Setting aside one tablespoon of sugar, add remaining sugar (or preferred sweetener) and continue beating. Add milk and rose water.
Grind spices in a coffee grinder (add a bit of flour as well to make the grind smoother). In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients, including dried cherries, almonds, coconut and spices. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring in one direction only for about 5 minutes. Let stand additional five minutes. Resume stirring in the same direction for another 5 minutes.
Scoop a teaspoon of cookie dough. Sprinkle some sugar and rose petals on the top and bottom, then place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake twenty minutes or until edges are browned.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
At Joyful Belly, we simply love cookies. These perfectly delectable little drops of wholesome goodness remind us of mom baking for the holidays. Aromatic cardamom, coconut and rose petal add delicate highlights while fennel adds depth. Almonds contribute a delightful crunchy texture while dried cherry offers a mouth watering tart finish. Perfect for tea time or a holiday party, Rose Petal Cookies combine the indulgence and delicacy of a gourmet cookie with healthier, lighter ingredients and a surprising new flavor combination.
The Joy of Cookies without the Guilt
Ayurveda tells us that cakes and cookies provoke Kapha, bog the circulation, and cause mucus. Our body wishes we would abstain from them. Yet our taste buds, not to mention our friends, continue to tempt us with baked delights. And why wouldn't they? It's the traditional time for celebration, and in many cultures, a sweet is considered a very special offering. You shouldn't deny yourself the joy of festitivties.
In response, we've designed a seven step process to make desserts healthier. For example, spelt, ghee, and raw sugar are winning alternatives substantially healthier than wheat, butter and white sugar. Cardamom clears the tendency of flour, sugar and fats to build mucus. Tart cherry stimulates digestive juices.
Rose petals are cooling, anti-inflammatory in the GI, and soothing to the heart especially when mixed with sweeteners. Pitta people are naturally attracted to beauty. They are highly sensitive to and ashamed of off-putting smells. The scent of a rose calms Pitta.
Berries are lymphatic movers that complete the spring process of cleansing your liver. They are also liver tonics to protect your liver during summer. Berries are rich in anti-oxidants that prevent aging and cancer.
Metabolic Boost, in a Cookie?
Cherries are warming and stimulate metabolism. You can best experience the warming effect of cherries eating them while sitting in the hot sun. They even help your gallbladder release bile, which helps you to digest heavy fats abundant at holiday celebrations.
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.
Is Rose Petal Cookies with Almonds & Cherries Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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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 COLD GUNA
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COLD
ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HEAVY
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 SWEET GUNA
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT GUNA
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ASTRINGENT
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
Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
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Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OJAS
An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALKALIZING
Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy, similar to Qi in Chinese Medicine. Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PRANA
Gluten, Tree Nuts
A constituent of wheat, barley and rye that is sticky, heavy, and cold. Many people are allergic to gluten.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GLUTEN
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:
Heart & Circulation:
A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.
LEARN MORE ABOUT STYPTIC
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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.
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I'm no cherry expert but welcome your advice on the type of cherry. Yes, jaggery is preferred over sugar. Whole or raw almonds are great. Even better is sprouting the almonds overnight. Thanks for asking!
The classical textbooks are clear that Ayurveda is for the health of the individual, even when meat is required. There are meat recipes onnearly every page of the classical texts. However, Ayurveda also acknowledges that once our body is healed, we should move towards more sattvic foods that stabilize the mind, including a vegetarian diet.
Delicious! But, using what I had on hand, and not seeing til later that the cherries were dried, I used some frozen cherries. I also just added some rose petal jam to the mix since I had no rose petals. So maybe because of these two things I got a batter instead of a dough, and very flat cookies. But it tasted great!
Am sure they are delicious in original form but I had to veganize it with canned coconut milk and flax "egg" (1TBSP ground flaxseeds with 3 TBSP water) and came out wonderful! Thanks for recipe. I put vanilla extract in wet ingredients sinCE I didn't see when in the instructions.
Namaskaram, Can eggs and milk be used together, as it is mentioned on this recipe? Thank you.
Yes, they can.
Thank you Carrie, though Ayurvedic principles don't recommend combining eggs with milk? Can you please confirm. Thank you.
- Geeta Nambiar, NB 07-23-20
Traditional Ayurveda doesn't really suggest eating eggs at all, but we're taking a more modern approach and saying using eggs in baking is fine.
- Carrie Hoffman, Williams, AZ 07-28-20