Spiced Mung Bean Soup

Spiced Mung Bean Soup

Mung bean soup is one of my all time favourite soups. It is scrumptious, soothing, easy to digest and perfectly warming for cold winter days. Mung bean soup is the perfect meal for the time when you are not very hungry, but just in the mood for a hot bowl of good soup. Also, it is the best recipe when you are down with cold, flu or fever.
Green un-husked mung beans (with their outer skins intact) are light and easy to digest. The spices and ghee aid in igniting the digestive fire and add tons of flavor.
Interestingly this recipe has its origin in the Charak Samhita, one of the oldest treatise of Ayurveda written in 3000 B.C.

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Mint & Couscous Salad

Mint & Couscous Salad

A healthy flavourful salad in less than 30 minutes, mint & couscous salad is highly customizable. feel free to modify the salad by adding or subtracting ingredients as per your choice.

Couscous is a tiny pasta made of mostly of wheat that is known for being "instant" or quick-cooking food. It is easily digested, strengthening, nourishing and Tridosha balancing.

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Happy Thanksgiving + Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving + Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving! 

It's the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, which is also my favourite Canadian festival. Who doesn't love a bit of gratitude and appreciation. Thanksgiving is a harvest festival where you show gratitude for nature's bounty. Each year in Canada, on the second Monday of October, families often come together and celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing a big feast.

In India around the same time we celebrate Navratri- the nine nights the goddess Durga fights the demon Mahishasura- gaining victory over him on the 10th day - Vijayadashmi or Dussehra. Dussehra also signifies the harvest season where offerings are made to the goddess; friends and families come together to celebrate the harvest. So it is amazing to see the parallels in the harvest season in different culture around the world. 

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