Wellness and nutrition expert Jasmine Hemsley shares her Ayurvedic Winter Recipes
We’ve shared our favourites from her blog www.jasminehemsley.com in her words below. Can’t wait to try them out ourselves…x
We’re almost in winter and despite the overly warm autumn, the temperatures have now most definitely dropped some. Now I know I’m mad for freshly cooked hot food most of the year, but now is time to total up to the ante and make comfort food your best friend.
Luckily, I’ve got plenty of yummy, nourishing and balancing recipes for you to sample throughout the season in East by West and meanwhile here are 5 of the most popular from the site — scroll through for some ideas and get that pot on the stove!
1: Quinoa & Sweet Potato Kitchari
A variation on the classic kitchari, this seasonal bowl is perfect for those Vata moments when you or your environment are feeling cold, dry, fast and rough. Quinoa makes for a beautiful fluffy texture, while the sweet potato provides a little grounding sweetness.
2: Slow Cooker Five-Spice Chicken Congee
Congee is a traditional Chinese rice porridge that is endlessly versatile and always comforting. In East by West I make a sweet version with fig, cinnamon and cardamom but here I’ve shared the classic ingredients with shredded chicken and some choice herbs and spices — once you get familiar with it, you can start making up your own delicious combos!
3: Chicken Soup For The Soul With Gram Dumplings
The ultimate winter warmer, this chicken soup with all the favourite veggies will make both your soul and your tummy very happy… and if you haven’t tried these puffy herb-scented dumplings yet made from chickpea or gram flour, you are in for an absolute treat!
Jasmine wearing “Elly” Navy Polka-Dot Cotton Dress