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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Earth Day

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Earth Day is everyday. In calendar it was marked yesterday but for me it is everlasting. Yesterday I spent more on the internet then last two weeks together but it was worth it. So many stories of ever changing world. So many stories of good will, persistence and love for our Mother Earth. Positive changes everywhere.

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I read about Mother who banned round up in her community in only 64 days. About People in Hungary burning GMO corn fields. Dr. Oz fight back to those Monsanto lobbyist. People in Serbia found the way to outsmart system who wants to invade their privacy and force their children to mandatory vaccination. About new invention actually simple  Solar Seawater Distiller  that turns salt water into drinking water using only sunlight. And many, many more stories like this. Everywhere I looked was only good will and extraordinary faith in Heaven on Earth. People are awakening and it makes my hearth expand.

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Beside reading about New Earth stories on internet this is what we did yesterday on the Earth Day.

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We planted some peach trees then some hazelnut bushes. Moved the garden closer to the house so we can watch plants grow form kitchen window.

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Dosha Dinners

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Ok. My house is complete disaster but my kids are happy. And that my friends is what counts. In the past this ‘Mother Goose’ was to apologetic about her messy nest. Not anymore. Story of today could be a prefect example why. Like always there were too many things to do. Usually when I think I am done and can slow down a little there is one more thing to do. This one was a pleasure.

My 12 years old Matia had school assignment and today was due date. His whole class of 12 boys  cooked complete Ayurveic meal for their families and teachers. Then they documented everything in beautiful Ayurvedic cookbook and even gave smart presentation about Ayurveda.  While chasing Mila around the table I was able to see those bright boys talk about ocean of consciousness and its  different properties rooted in three different Doshas as Rishi, Devata and Chhandas.

Everything was perfect. Mission completed successfully. Except one part. Matia’s recipe was NOT in the book. Alas!

He was kind of cool about it seamed but  I heard him say: “It’s just kinda of bummer it’s not in the book”. Well he didn’t send his recipe on time but I wanted him to know that we can fix everything. Everyone can see and enjoy his recipe as well. For all of you parents, teachers and everyone who wants to enjoy good Ayurvedic meal. Here it is.  Matia’s Kafa balancing Lima Beans Dall Recipe.

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It is ideal for Spring season. It is wet and still kinda cold. This meal will sure make you cozy and at the same time help you stay balanced. It is good for all who accumulate that extra weight way to easy. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

– 1/2 Cup Lima beans (soaked overnight)

– 1 1/2 cups water ( you might add more if needed)

– 1/4 cup diced potato

– 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

– 1/2 bay leaf

– 1/4 cup chopped celery or spinach or kale (Matia used kale)

– 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

– 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

– 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and black pepper

– 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek

– 1 tablespoon corn oil

 

Here are the pictures of This fantastic Maharishi School of Age of Enlightenment 6 graders and their Dosha Diner project. I enjoyed every  single bit of this event. Food was supreme but their fun and smart presentation about Ayrvedic Doshas was the feast #1 for me. I just wish I filmed this so you can see it too. Well one can’t do it all. I hope photos can do justice.

When I arrived at the school’s front door boys were welcoming me and leading me to the Diner hall. When I found place for me and my two years old I could see how this boys are rolling. As a busy bees they were preparing plates for everyone.

 

Vata Dosha Meal

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Pitta Dosha Meal

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Kapha Dosha Meal

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This wonderful boys did such an awesome job in creating Dosha Diner event.

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Special thanks to their awesome teachers. Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Zee

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Do you see the Sun? Perfect vegan, gluten free breakfast (Dosas)

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This morning started with a smile. Smiling golden gluten free, vegan pancakes. We called them dosas.

I needed to go get groceries and fill my kitchen cabinets but I was in the mood for a bit more sleep and warmth of the home. To tired from yesterday’s tree planting I guess.

But kids needed to eat something before they go to school. It was 7 am and I needed the dough ready for 8:30. Usually and ideally we soak legumes ( mung dal ) and grains ( rice) overnight. Then blend them in the morning. I didn’t have time for that. I blended them first then left smooth texture to rest for an hour and a half. Then I added spices and blended again. It was success!

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This is what I used:

– about 2 cups whole mung dal

– about 1 cup basmati rice

–  enough water so that mixture can be blended easily in the blender or just to cover grains and legumes

– 1 inch fresh ginger root

– 1 tsp turmeric

– 1 tsp coriander powder

– salt to taste

It was consistency of the crepes, perhaps a bit ticker after blending on high. I heated my iron pan on medium with some coconut oil in it. Then I poured about 1 ladle of the mixture in the pan, waited for pancake to look dry then I turned it over.  .

It was so ease and they never stuck to the pen.

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