Over the summer, I taught a course in Ayurveda to physicians. It was one of the most rewarding times of my professional career as I shared something I am enormously excited about. For instance, each week we did a cooking class exploring the flavors and principles found in Ayurvedic cooking. If you are interested, my favorite cookbook can be found here; it is called Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing. One of the weeks, we had a guest chef, Dr. Neha Shaw. Dr. Shaw is a Rheumatologist who also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She shared a recipe from her family that I loved, and subsequently with her permission, I am sharing it here. The following is her recipe for Masala Roast Vegetable Spice Blend.
I hope you enjoy it!
Each time we enter the kitchen, it is a chance to start anew. There is a possibility to discover the combination of where we are and where we might like to go without judgment. For example, there is an abundance of information on the web with regard to information about nutritional choices and not all of it is helpful. However, it is also important to find a passage to feeling peaceful when we are cooking.
The amazing, flavorful spices in the Masala Roast Vegetable Spice blend combine in the most magical ways! Moreover, there is a lot of flexibility in how you create the spice blend. I do like to keep the oven temps below 350 to help keep the fats in the seeds as stable as possible.
Right before the COVID outbreak, I was planning to partner with a local group to start sharing culinary medicine principles here in Phoenix at an educational center. Therefore, I had to put those plans on hold like so many of us. However, it did create time for me to pivot online and then share with a wider group of people who are interested in learning more about the HOW of creating a plant-based kitchen.
This year, I will be hosting a “thanksliving” cook along celebration the week of thanksgiving. This event was created for people looking for something new to bring into their life this year and help with streamlining the process.
Learn more about the journey here: THANKSLIVING 2020
When learning Ayurvedic or Indian cooking, there are terms and concepts that need more definition. In the same vein, the term masala essentially means a blend of ground spices that can be used for flavoring food. Garam masala is one that is well known.
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After you have had a chance to learn more about how to make the dish from the video above, please find below a print out of the recipe. You can print the recipe for your own records. Sample them overtime or share this to your Pinterest board. Check out last week’s recipe, Vegan Mac-n-Cheese.
Tag me if you make this at home with your own variation and process. There are so many ways to cook this dish. Therefore, I would like to encourage you to be in the kitchen and experiment. Thanks, Neha for this great recipe!
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