Ayurvedic Punch

Ayurvedic Punch

Would you like to spend a lot of time tonight watching the starry sky filled with fireworks?

If want your heart, body and senses to warm up and refresh themselves, let yourself be enchanted by a punch.

An easily and quickly prepared, delicious, and non-alcoholic drink to mix on your own.

Ayurvedic Punch
  • 1 litre red grape juice (alternatively apple juice)
  • 6 cloves
  • Juice of an orange
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Thin stripes of the skin of an orange (alternatively lemon)
  • 4 cl maple syrup (alternatively honey or agave juice)
  • Cover the juice with the spices and stripes of orange and cover for half an hour (do not boil) and let it draw for 10 minutes. Sieve the mixture and drink warm.

Enjoy your meal.

Happy New Year.

Christmas Time – Cookie Time

Christmas is coming. And what can not be missing under any circumstances? Cookies, oranges, chocolate, and feasting like there's no tomorrow. In a healthy way.

A recommended and fast baking recipe for the coming weekend.

Orange Biscuits With Carob Rasps
Ingredients (for 30 - 40 pieces, as organic as possible)
  • 200 g of spelled flour
  • 125 g of whole cane sugar or Jaggery (palm sugar, very fine)
  • 1 egg (for vegan people without the egg)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 125 g of butter
  • peeled skin of an untreated orange
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 50 g of carob rashers
Directions

Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead well.

Form the dough into small piles. Lay out a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the dough pieces at a slight distance.

Baking

Bake it for 8 - 12 minutes in the oven with hot air at 175 degrees Celsius or with top/bottom heat at 190 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy your meal. Merry Christmas.

ARD Documentary: Curry – A Culinary Misunderstanding

ARD Dcoumentary: Curry - A Culinary Misunderstanding

India's colors, spices, scents and tastes. What a heavenly experience. Curry is under scrutiny in the documentary from TV station ARD. The term Curry, on everyone's lips, does not exist in India at all.

Spice blends are referred to as Masala in India and are put together differently in each regional kitchen of the country. Let yourself be carried away to the kingdom of spices and enjoy the colors and pictures by watching this short film.

It Definitely Does Not Taste Like Curry

To steal anyone’s thunder for any caveats against the Ayurvedic cuisine that the food tastes like curry, I would like to give some food for thought. This article is about the taste of the food, not about its health aspects or other uses. In Sanskrit, taste is called Rasa.

Does this type of cuisine really always taste the same? Let's examine the whole thing step by step. What is important in a healthy and full-fledged Ayurvedic cuisine when it comes to taste?

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Ayurveda – My Indian Doctor

From the TV station phoenix: A woman defeats her cancer with Ayurvedic treatments. Professor Thomas Trutz, her physician from Paris, accompanies his patient to India and has extensive instruction in ayurvedic medicine and herbs. The basic principles of Ayurveda are explained here in a simple and understandable way. A very interesting documentation.

Under The Spell Of The Green Gods – The Doctors Of The Maharajah

An extensive and very beautiful documentary film from the television station phoenix. The eye of the beholder is presented with many beautiful shots of India.

The movie is about the origins of Ayurveda, its botany and its current limits. Interesting is also its kinship with the Tibetan medicine, whose plants come from a completely untouched nature. Ayurveda became quickly obliterated during the colonial period and the advancement of Western medicine. Today, most search and research of ancient scripts is carried out systematically and scientifically as well as in close collaboration of both Eastern and Western medicine and pharmacology.

From the following quotation of a Sanskrit text, it becomes clear how immensely influential food is on our health. “It is by good nutrition alone that the human being thrives, while bad causes disease.”

Hermann Ammon (professor at the University of Tübingen, pharmacologist and medical doctor) adds: “The knowledge of the thousand-year-old plant treasures is more valuable than all the jewels of the Maharajahs, the once mighty rulers”.

Restaurant Mohini in Zurich, Switzerland

This vegetarian-ayurvedic restaurant is 100% organic and freshly cooked in the quality of Demeter. Thus said, dishes aren’t warmed up. There is a daily dish consisting of salad, soup, main course, and dessert with drinks. It is worthwhile to inform yourself on the restaurant’s homepage and reserve a table, beforehand. The restaurant features a small shop with fine teas, exquisite books and much more. It offers catering, takeaway, cooking classes and events and has developed over the years to a meeting point for young and old. Look at https://www.mohini.ch/ and get a picture of it.

Nourish Ayurvedic: Harmony For Body And Soul

This is a short article from the Süddeutsche Zeitung about the general contexts of the ayurvedic diet.

Renowned and experienced Ayurveda doctors explain how easy ayurvedic diet can be used in a simple way. Furthermore, a literature recommendation can be found in the appendix of the article. „European Ayurvedic Cuisine“ with basic Ayurveda, a type determination test of Vata, Pitta, Kapha and of course fine recipes with organic, regional and seasonal ingredients.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/news/wirtschaft/ernaehrung-ayurvedisch-ernaehren-harmonie-in-bauch-und-geist-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-160531-99-136388

La Bottega / Bistro – Wine Store – Deli

A secret tip in Ladenburg, Germany! You can see the restaurant from a distance, but you won’t believe that there’s a real pearl hidden there. From the outside the restaurant looks as unspectacular as its direct environment. It’s not in the center of the city, but on a small shopping mile. Prejudices are quickly precipitated. But whoever visits the restaurant and its store, and then also something to eat and drink, will be convinced, completely. A restaurant of the finest class. There is also an extensive wine cellar and a deli. The best thing about this restaurant is that the food comes freshly cooked. You can wait a little longer for the food, but can enjoy a fine wine, meanwhile. The chef serves you personally and consults passionately on his fine selection of wines whether they are for to go or for to stay. You feel like both as at home and as in Italy.

Please check: www.labottega-ladenburg.de