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Ayurveda Galway

Tuesday, Nov 20th

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Cookies

Makes 24

cookies-01500g rolled oats
200g wholewheat/rice flour
300g brown sugar
100g raisins
100g blanched almonds/peanuts
3 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger, nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
400ml oil
400ml water
(optional seed, dates, nuts, coconut etc...)

Preheat oven to 200’C/gas 6. Oil 3-4 baking sheets. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the oil and mix thoroughly. Stir in enough water to make a firm mixture.

Take a spoonful of mixture, about the size of a ping pong ball. Roll it into a ball, place on a baking sheet and flatten to around 10cm in diameter. Repeat to make 24 cookies. Bake in over for 12-15 mins until golden at the edges.

Energy Balls

Makes 12

energy-balls75g raisins
50g unsalted nuts – almonds or hazelnuts
50g butter – melted
25g shredded coconut

Blend raisins and nuts separately to medium fine mixtures. Then mix together along with the melted butter. Mix well.

Form the mixture into small balls. Spread coconut on a plate and roll the balls in the coconut until coated. The can be eaten straightaway or chilled before serving.

Substitute possibilities
Peanut butter or tahini for the melted butter
2 tablespoons honey for the raisins and double amount of coconut
½ teaspoon grated lemon rind
Toast coconut before rolling balls in it
Roll the balls in carob powder instead of coconut

Drinks

Some drinks can be enjoyed as meals or snacks in themselves, date energy drink makes a wonderful breakfast!

Almond milk

10 almonds soaked overnight in enough water to cover
Pinch ground cardamom
Pinch of pepper
250ml warm water, milk or soya milk
1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Drain the almonds, keep the soaking water and remove the skins. Blend the nuts with the soaking water, cardamom and pepper at high speed for 5 minutes. Combine this mixture with the warm milk, soya milk or water. Stir in the honey (optional) and drink at once.

Date Energy Drink (especially good during pregnancy)

2 Fresh black dates
2 blanched almonds
¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
Seeds of 2 cardamom pods

Soak over night in ½ cup water/rice milk/almond milk. Blend in the morning and drink warm for breakfast.

Hot Milk Recipe

1 cup almond or rice milk
2 tsp organic almond powder
2 cardamom pods
5 strands saffron
pinch of nutmeg

Heat the above ingredients and add one tsp of honey
Take with 2 capsules of organic Ashwagandha at night for a restful sleep
This helps to nourish the nervous and reproductive systems and helps get a good nights sleep… Pure Bliss

Prune Mousse

250g dried prunes, pitted
250ml water
1 tablespoon agar agar flakes
1 tablespoon honey or date syrup (optional)
500ml creamy yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
25g chopped nuts, to decorate

Put the prunes and water in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 20 mins until soft. Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Return the prune pruee to the pan, stir in the agar agar flakes and cook for 2 mins. Allow to cool slightly.

When lukewarm, fold in the honey or date syrup, yogurt and lemon juice. Pour into individual dishes and chill until set. Decorate with chopped nuts before serving.

Dates or any other dried fruits may be used instead of some or all, of the prunes.

Paysam

1 litre (1 ¾ pints) milk or soya milk
3 cardamom pods
75g basmati rice, rinced
2 tablespoons cashew nut pieces
3 tablespoons raisins
125ml date syrup/ honey or jaggery

Bring the milk almost to the boil in a pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15-20 mins, stirring frequently.
Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods, crush them slightly and add to the milk. Add the rice cashew nuts and raisins (add a pinch of ground saffron if desired). Cover the pan and continue to cook over a low heat for about 20-30 mins, until the rice is soft. Remove from the heat, stir in the date syrup/honey or jaggery and serve.

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