Ayruvedic recipes? According to one website I consulted:
Ayu is life and Veda means knowledge. Knowledge of Life is Ayurveda. Pretty straight forward, no?
The basic concept of Ayurveda is to create meals that help balance our systems and encourage good health; all good things!
The stage is set for an evening of spectacular eating.Ilene's cooking event was designed to showcase the amazing flavors of Goa with ingredients she had carefully stowed in her luggage and brought home. Most of what she served I had never seen before, but everything tasted beyond wonderful; oh, how fun to try new dishes!
Next, top each filled puff with a dollop of plain yogurt.
The show stopper of the meal had to be the whole roasted cauliflower. I had never seen a presentation quite like this before. It is not strictly Goan or even Ayurvedic for that matter, but Ilene felt it worked nicely with her meal and it had the right amount of surprise and drama to impress. Indeed!
The dinner guests quickly dove in! Check out the recipe
not exactly "easy" but certainly worth the effort.
This red was perfect with the robust flavors of the cauliflower.
The wine, a delicious 2006 Chateau Cap de Faugeres Cotes-de-Castillon, was flowing and it was hard to keep up with the multiple dishes that kept coming out of this tiny Brooklyn kitchen. Ilene is a fearless cook who makes her guests feel pampered and cared for. We left the table smiling and more than satisfied. Perhaps even a bit more balanced and closer to good health too!
The cook of the evening emerges from the kitchen in SEQUINS! and we share a hug.