Date-Nut-Ginger Laddoos

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Date-nut-ginger laddoo
Serves 5
This is a super healthy dessert and sattvic for special occasions, especially if prepared lovingly.. This was prepared in a jiffy for Krishna Janmasthami.
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cups pitted dates
  2. 1 cup mixed nuts (I used almonds and cashews)
  3. 3-4 slices candied ginger (I used an organic brand)
  4. 0.5 cup coconut powder
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, add the dates, nuts and ginger and pulse until fine.
  2. Add a few drops of oil if desired.
  3. Take a handful of the mixture and roll by hand into tightly packed balls.
  4. Roll the balls in coconut powder.
  5. Viola!
Notes
  1. Candied ginger and coconut powder are not necessary although they add unique flavors.
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The Delectable Monk Salad

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The delectable monk salad
Serves 4
Mung beans are my favorite to sprout - they are easy to sprout and burst with flavor "as is" or sautéed gently with spices. While I normally combine kale with quinoa for a filling meal, this salad substituting sprouts for quinoa is absolutely yummy!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup washed kale, torn into bite-sized shreds
  2. 1 cup freshly sprouted mung sprouts
  3. 1 tbsp peanuts (or almonds)
  4. Handful of cranberries/raisins or prunes
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Juice of half lemon
Instructions
  1. Heat a tsp of EVOO, and sauté peanuts.
  2. Add half tsp each of fennel and ajwain seeds.
  3. Pour over kale-sprout mixture.
  4. Add salt and lemon juice.
  5. Toss well, making sure the kale is coated with the warm dressing.
  6. Fold in the craisins.
  7. Let mixture sit for 30 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. A meal to be had in silence and solitude.
  2. Gratitude for life's bounty is sure to arise.
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Multigrain Mung Khichadi with Greens

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Multi-grain Mung Khichadi
Serves 5
Sattvic, three dosha balancing, heart healthy and super easy to prepare.. My all-time favorite comfort food, the go-to choice during intense sadhana and energetic imbalance, as well as after long trips away involving frequent eating out..
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup each of quinoa, cracked wheat and brown rice
  2. 1/2 cup each of whole green gram and split mung
  3. 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  4. 1/2 inch ginger, finely minced
  5. 2 cups mixed greens (I used kale, spinach and mint)
  6. 1/2 tsp each of black pepper, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground
  7. 1 sprig curry leaves
  8. 1-2 dried red chillies (optional)
  9. 1 generous tsp turmeric
  10. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash quinoa several times in tepid water separately. Wash other grains together. Keep aside.
  2. Easiest when prepared in a pressure cooker - on sauté mode, heat a tsp of EVOO and add a few black peppercorns and curry leaves, red chillies, celery and ginger. Sauté until tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and sauté for 1-2 min and add 6-7 cups of water.
  4. Close lid and cook on choice of setting until tender.
  5. Open lid when ready, and mix in the greens.
  6. Serve hot.
Notes
  1. Best eaten in solitude and silence, savoring every mouthful
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