Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In the land of bones, butter & pig fat...

Alright. I have a confession to make.

I was not sure if I wanted to talk about this here but I suppose it must come out because I am going to alter the way I eat for a while and therefore my recipes and slightly therefore, what I write about. Ish. For a bit.  For a bit!

People, my dear, sweet readers, my dosha is out of balance. That's right. I said dosha and out of balance. You have read it here first. My name is Oana, and I, am an out of balance Pitta.

You still with me? Hang in there... don't freak out.

For those of you who may not know (and most of you wouldn't, it is not something I normally talk about here) Ayurveda and the Healing Arts are a sizable part of my life. Like super big :). So since I'll be adopting a bit of a balancing style for a while, I'll be talking about it here, from time to time. Right here in the land of bones, butter and pig fat. 

I'll be saying things like bone water  (I've posted a great recipe here) and guna and lassi  (remember the don't freak out part) and, well, balancing and chakra and other such things. I hope you will still love me.


Time to dish.

Really awesome Soy Chai to soothe Vata
Here is what you need:
  • Small handfuls each, of cloves, Asian dates & star anise
  • A cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamon seeds, use a small handful of whole cardamom pods if you don't have ground
  • 1 liter of soy milk, without carageenan if you can find it 
  • Maple syrup to taste
Here is what to do:
  1. You remember these extremely difficult instructions ... well, same thing here. I swear.
Once done, put on a big woolly sweater and socks, curl up with a good book or whatever you love to watch or whomever you love or whatever, and enjoy. It's awesome.


  1. Hm, there were a lot of words that I didn't recognize in this post, but I hope you find balance soon. And if it means drinking a lot of soy chai, well, that doesn't sound all that bad to me.

  2. Why thank you my dear @Katie :). That's what I think too. Especially with this recipe, it is suoer good.

  3. I actually know what you are talking about ha ha. I think my kapha is out of wack, especially in the winter. Lovely chai.

  4. You really cannot scare me off with those terms. I'm actually reading "How Yoga Works" and a few of my friends and I just finished a mini-cleanse. It feels good.

  5. @ Cheap Ethnic Eatz, That is so great, that you know what I mean, that is. Let me know if I can help a sista' out. It is :).

  6. @ Beloved Green, Well, I am SO glad :). It really does. You forget how good sometimes ...

  7. I knew what you were talking about, even though I don't know MUCH about it. The masala chai sounds lovely...although I must say that I don't generally like masala chai 'cause I don't like milk + tea. Weird, right?

  8. Thanks Joyti :). No way weird. Many people think that to combine the two is complete blasphemy :). The cool part about this recipe is that it has neither. There is no tea and no milk. Just spices and soy milk ( those who cannot have soy can sub with almond milk). It's so so so good :)