How to Make Sweet Potato Wrapped in Kale Drizzled with Tahini
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1. Boil the kale until leaves turn a bright green. Remove from heat and strain the water. Lay the kale leave out on a plate to dry.
How Can Sweet Potato Wrapped in Kale Drizzled with Tahini Make You Feel Great?
A Universal ChoiceSometimes it seems overwhelming to try and make an Ayurvedic dish that is good for everyone at your table. Isn't Ayurveda so powerful because it understands that everyone is different? Luckily, there are dishes that incorporate healthy ingredients for all three constitutional types, just like this one!
Kale is one of our favorite greens for high Pitta and Kapha. Cool, grounding sweet potato is nurturing for Pitta and Vata, while tahini, warms up chilly Kahpa and Vata. Did you follow that tongue twister? Don't worry- just remember that Sweet Potato Wrapped in Kale with Tahini Drizzle is a healing choice for everyone at your table.
Regular DigestionSweet Potato and Kale are a combination for happy tastebuds and strong digestion. Fiber and bitter taste stimulate peristalsis, encouraging regular elimination of the bowels. Sweet potato is unique among comfort foods for its Kapha pacifying lightness. This tuber is beneficial even for those with heavy digestive symptoms. Unlike dairy products, potatoes, and other common comfort foods like pasta, sweet potatoes feel light in the stomach. They still feel nourishing and comforting. Sweet potato is supportive for digestion and contains ample fiber to encourage good elimination. Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches. Despite the name "sweet," it may be a beneficial food for diabetics as preliminary studies revealed it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Gentle DetoxificationThe bitter taste of kale improves the flow of bile, reducing gall bladder and liver congestion. Bile also stores blood born toxins after they are neutralized by the liver. Flushing bile releases these toxins from the body. In many cases, dishes that are considered "detoxifying" are very light and leave you feeling unsatisfied. By combining detoxifying kale with sweet potato and tahini, you can rest assured that your body is being cleansed while enjoying that satisfied feeling you crave at the end of a meal.
Hearty TahiniTahini is warm and hearty, and is an excellent base for rich, nourishing sauces. It can even stand alone, as in this recipe. It is most often used in Middle Eastern dishes- for example, in savory hummus and baba ghanoush, as well as in sweet desserts like halvah. A sauce is often used to bring cohesion to a dish with different flavors- in this case, bitter kale is softened by tahini and to sweet potatoes, it adds rich depth.
Sweet Potatoes WorldwideNext to the stuffed turkey, nothing conjures Thanksgiving more than grandma's sweet potato casserole whether candied with maple syrup, topped with roasted pecans, or served mashed with butter. The sweet potato is an important and nourishing vegetable in many countries. As an ingredient in cakes in Spain, a fried street food in Cairo, a sweet jelly in South America, and a snack dish in Southeast Asia, all across the globe, sweet potato is a staple food throughout winter. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. However, it is the root that offers the versatility and nutritional integrity to many diets worldwide.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?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. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your 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 Sweet Potato Wrapped in Kale Drizzled with Tahini Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences 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.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
STOMACHICAn herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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