Category: Ayurveda

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 is […]

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 […]

Delicious Home Made Paneer

Ayurvedic recipes often include yoghurt, ghee and paneer. A cow’s diet greatly affects the nutrient content of her milk so whenever possible get your milk, cream, butter and cheeses from free-range, grass-fed cows. The oil in green grass contains 50% omega-3 essential fatty acids and cows normally eat […]

How to Make Ayurvedic Ghee

Ghee is prized in Ayurveda because it is thought to aid digestion by fueling the digestive fire. Ghee, being warm, soft and moist, has the opposite qualities to vata dosha which is cold, dry and hard and so helps to balance it. Vata also increases with old age—we […]

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 […]

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 […]