Emotional Cleanse

Do you know we store emotions too in the body? When you go through emotional experiences, they get stored. Like you were in hospital taking care of someone, some personal experiences that made you upset , fears etc etc. When you fast , it helps to cleanse those emotions too. And you can start fresh again .

If you health conditions do not allow fasting then you can try mono meals, give up alcohol, dairy . Eat simple food. We all have wisdom within us and will tell us exactly what we need to do so follow your own wisdom.

Navratri started and it’s time to fast.

Picture is from Mt Mitchell, NC hike we did this weekend. Everyone can hike if they want too.

Enjoy!

Buckwheat Groat Pilaf

Buckwheat groat is available at Indian store and on Amazon too. Buckwheat is allowed to eat when Indians fast where grains are prohibited. Buckwheat is a seed and nutritious. Buckwheat pilaf makes a good lunch to carry it to work, school. It’s so easy to make and am sure you don’t need recipe. But some ideas:

  • Buckwheat groats from Indian store are not roasted so I first roasted for few minutes. And then cook it like rice.
  • I cracked some cumin seeds and sauté veggies. Add salt and crushed pepper .
  • I had some boiled kala Chana which I threw in .
  • Add cooked buckwheat groats and mix.
  • Done . Healthy meals are easy to make.
  • You can top with lettuce, cucumber , tomatoes, lemon juice too.
  • Enjoy!

Try New Cuisine/Restaurants

Are you wondering what’s happening with navratri fast? I had planned to do for 3 days and on 4th day which was Wednesday, I had arranged a lunch at local new indo- Chinese restaurant a while back. Didn’t know navratri dates at that time. Well, everything always work out. I was able to do 3 days as that’s all I wanted to do. And lot of my colleagues, friends from work showed up for lunch. Everyone wanted to try indo- Chinese food.

Other thing that fell in place was I had planned Ayurvedic spring tips at work diversity event . Of course long back on March 20th not knowing that was 1st day of spring. 1 lady came to our location specially just to learn Ayurveda. People do make an effort when they want to learn something and others just keep finding excuses.

So what came out of navratri fast? Am trying new restaurants, new cuisines and planning to arrange more lunch for my coworkers. Everyone loves food and it’s easy to try in a group because we all drive each other to try something new.

Today I tried a new Mediterranean place. Falafel wrap I had before but lentil soup is 1st time and I liked it.

Enjoy!