When I first introduce my Panchakarma clients to the art of Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, they tend to feel overwhelmed. They worry they may not be up to the challenge of adopting a healthier lifestyle, much less the daunting job of getting their whole family on board with an entirely new approach to eating. I assure them that Ayurvedic cooking doesn’t have to be difficult and that an Ayurvedic diet can be tasty and fun for everyone. This crepe recipe is a perfect example of an easy way to incorporate Ayurvedic food into your life.
Spiced Pear Ayurvedic Crepes
4 large eggs
½ cup amaranth flour
½ cup fresh organic milk
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Beat all the ingredients together thoroughly with an egg beater or in a blender. Pour ¼ cup of batter into a hot, very lightly oiled skillet; spread by tilting the pain. Cook over medium-high heat until the underside of the crepe is brown, and then flip it over.
Spiced Pears: 20 minutes
5 ripe medium pears (about 4 cups chopped)
¼ cup of apricot nectar
¼ cup water
¼ teaspoon of dry ginger powder
6 cardamom seeds (about 2 pods)
⅛teaspoon of salt
Wash, core, and quarter the pears. Chop into ½-inch pieces. Put all ingredients in medium saucepan and cook uncovered over medium heat for 15 minutes or until soft. Serve hot or warm.
Mango or Blackberry Sauce
This sauce can be made with any fruit. Here at the center we use mango or blackberries, depending on which fruit is in season.
1 cup of fruit
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon honey
Mix fruit water and cinnamon, and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. When cooled, add honey, and puree in a blender until smooth.
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