Category: Ayurveda

Luxury Kitcheri – yes it’s Keith-cheri

The easiest way to make a protein-rich, vegan main dish is to simply mix pulses and grains together. In India this type of dish is called ‘kitcheri’ and it is one of the staple foods in northern parts of India. Kitcheri is a generic term for rice and […]

European cooking styles in relation to Ayurveda

Ayurveda has its roots in the Indian sub-continent, so it’s only natural that most Ayurvedic food is based on the Indian-style of cooking—using herbs and spices from that area. Culturally India has a strong tradition of vegetarianism, meaning the cuisine is nutritionally balanced without the use of meat. […]

Ayurvedic Scotch Broth

You may not think of Scotch broth as a typical Ayurvedic dish—but to me it is! That’s because it is made with the seasonal and local ingredients that are perfectly suited to the climate here in Wales, England and Scotland. The barley, peas and vegetables are really nourishing […]

Keith’s Crispy Dosa Recipe

You might think fast food is a relatively recent phenomenon, and that the idea came from the USA. But the South Indians have been at it for thousands of years! Unlike a lot of western fast food—South Indian fast food is healthy, quick and tasty. It’s South Indian […]

Find your Ayurvedic Constitution

Finding your own constitution type is a great way to know more about yourself—what diet, yoga and lifestyle will suit you best? Advice on yoga, healthy diet can be very contradictory and confusing. Ayurveda makes it personal, and finds the optimum lifestyle choices for you! In ayurveda, everything […]

Cooking with Love

In life, all you need is love. In the kitchen, it’s cooking with love. ‘Cooking with Love’ means just that—turning an everyday activity into something magical. What’s the secret? Simply that the way you cook (and eat) is just as important as the food itself. Like me, this […]

Ayurvedic Recipes Video Special

Here are some recipes and video footage from our recent introductory course on Ayurveda in Wales. Click this link for the recipes. Meanwhile, here’s some sound advice on using coconut oil for your hair—and what happens when you try it in cold weather. How to prepare the spices […]

Ayurvedic Daily Routine – Dinacharya

Most of us have a cleaning routine in the morning, and with a little ayurvedic knowhow it can be turned into a super daily ayurvedic detox. It is probably not that much longer that we spend in the bathroom anyway, also you can save time applying less non […]

Panchakarma with Keith

Just recently I went on panchakarma retreat in Ayurveda Yoga Villa in Kerala. In Sanskrit panch means five and karma means action, so it is literally five detox treatments. To do it properly takes time 3 to 4 weeks, because you need to prepare and recover from each […]

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Ayurveda Demystified

My recent talk on Ayurveda. It is just a recording so you can enjoy it while you are doing something else!

Keith’s Ayurvedic 6 Taste Spice Mix

Magic Powder In Ayurveda, there are six tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, pungent and astringent. A meal should ideally contain all of them to improve digestion and stimulate your whole being. Western diets are generally too sweet, too salty and sometimes overly pungent (hot, spicy). The other tastes […]

Keith’s Warm Ayurvedic Salad

We all know that it’s great to eat raw food because it’s so full of vitality, vitamins and enzymes. But unless it’s really warm weather, raw food can seem cold and unappetising. With Keith’s Ayurvedic warm salads you can get the best of both worlds! In this salad […]

Keith’s Ayurvedic Spice Mix

This spice mix contains all 6 Ayurvedic tastes, so it makes any meal easier to digest and more balanced. It’s also delicious which helps you eat and enjoy healthy food. The Daily Grind! Some spices are better freshly ground, this time I used fennel seeds, cardamon pods and coarse ground black […]

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