SEAWEED AND BABY KALE TABOULI
How to Make Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Simmer quinoa in 1 and a half cups boiling water for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3. Cut red bell peppers in half, remove seeds and roast for about 25 minutes until skin is wrinkled and browning. When cooled, cut into smaller chunks.
4. Prepare kale by removing from stem and chopping finely. Add to a large salad bowl with cooked quinoa, chopped herbs, 3 tbsp hemp seeds and the roasted red pepper.
5. Soak kelp sheets in water for 15 minutes and rinse. Simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Strain, chop and add to salad bowl, tossing thoroughly.
6. Combine the juice of lemon, olive oil and soy sauce by whisking and drizzle as dressing before serving.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
The crisp crunch of 'Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli' will refresh and revitalize the body on a warm afternoon. Prepare for lunch and enjoy outside under an early summer blue sky, or bring to work and brighten up a long day. You'll feel light and energetic for the rest of the afternoon. Consider bringing this dish to your next dinner party and see how guests decipher the rich variety of tastes and textures.
Overconsumption of a particular taste can lead to a range of imbalances. This is something you have probably experienced first hand as your body reacts to certain flavors. If you have a meal that is excessively pungent, for example, you will feel overheated. Too much astringency in your diet and you'll feel dry and perhaps experience constipation. Ayurveda promotes the inclusion of a variety of tastes, just like this recipe, to balance digestion and reduce excessive cravings for a particular flavor. Feel how your taste buds are satisfied and cleansed after this meal - so satisfied that you don't feel the need to overeat.
Lighter & Brighter
'Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli' works to unblock stagnation, lighten your mood and balance the emotions. Carminative herbs like parsley and mint simulate digestion reducing any post meal sluggishness and add an aromatic freshness, calming the mind. The bitter taste of kale is anti-inflammatory and cleansing to the liver and blood by stimulating the release of bile, clearing excess heat and reducing toxicity. It also encourages a regular bowel movement so you feel light and cleansed.
Quinoa and hemp seeds are sweet, heavy and anabolic in nature, supporting the growth and development of tissues. They are both protein packed options to include in a vegetarian diet. Quinoa is also a rich source of iron, restoring strength in the blood. After a period of poor nutrition or weight loss, this meal will help you regain strength.
Kelp is a rich source of iodine, one of the most important nutrients to keep the thyroid functioning at optimal levels. Kale, on the other hand, is known to slow down thyroid function in some cases. If you have a thyroid disorder, gently wilting or steaming the kale will reduce the goitrogenic compounds that can inhibit the absorption of iodine.
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 Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
Find out by taking this free, easy quiz
You'll learn your body type, and whether Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli is a good fit for you. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
What is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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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 SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.
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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.
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
An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
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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.
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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.
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Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement.
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A constituent of wheat, barley and rye that is sticky, heavy, and cold. Many people are allergic to gluten.
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A member of the plant family Solanaceae. Members of this family have a tendency to irritate the liver and arthritic conditions. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers.
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Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.
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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.
Here are the herbal actions of Seaweed and Baby Kale Tabouli:
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
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Energy Vitality Strength:
Liver & Gall Bladder:
Cholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
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Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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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.
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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