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Healing Spice Blend: Tridoshic Kitchari Spice Recipe

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I was first introduced to kitchari when I attended the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. It was love at first taste and this healing ayurvedic comfort food immediately became a staple in my kitchen.

For me, mastering the right spice blend was the key to making great kitchari. Spices are powerhouses of natural healing and this particular recipe is pleasantly fragrant and packed full of anti-inflammatory agents. This is a general recipe that can be adjusted to suit any dosha or palette (I highly recommend my friend Madhuri Phillips, if you’re looking for an experienced ayurvedic professional based out of Vancouver to work with.)

Tridoshic Kitchari Spice Blend

Yields approximately 1⁄2 cup

2 1/2 tbsp turmeric
1 1⁄2 tbsp cumin
1 1⁄2 tbsp coriander
1 heaping tsp each: fennel, powdered mustard, powdered ginger, ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground fenugreek

Optional: 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground cardamom and a generous pinch each of ground nutmeg, ground clove, cayenne

Mix spices together and store in an airtight glass container. Keep this spice blend on hand and add a teaspoon to grains or greens when you’re cooking.

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Make it: Simple Sriracha

ImageAt home, my sweetheart and I usually opt for foods that are less refined, more wholesome or somehow better for the environment. But when it comes to certain specialty items, like condiments, we can’t always find great substitutes.

Hot sauce is at the top of this list. Every so often we’ve been spoiled with home-made hot sauce (from my lovely friends at Three Sister’s Organic Farm) but we’ve mostly resorted to cooking with high quality cayenne instead. (It’s really not the same.)

So when I came across this amazing looking recipe for home-made sriracha today on The Chalkboard, I got so excited. 5 simple ingredients, a short fermentation period and no preservatives – this is looking like it may become a staple in our household especially when the cooler season sets in. Yum!

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