K I T C H A R I E

This traditional Indian...its porridge consistency is easy to digest and warming spices...

Preparation:  Add 8 cups water and slow simmer until cooked to a porridge like consistency.  Keep the lid on and stir frequently for about 2 hours.  Add about two cups of vegetables in the last 40 minutes of cooking.  Vegetables should be cooking until soft to ease digestion.

 

Asafoetida

Cardamom

Coriander

Cumin

Fenugreek - describes effects of each one...

Ginger

Turmeric

Mineral Salt - Himalayan pink salt contains...

Mustard Seed


Dress Up Your Kitcharie

 

For metabolism - add xxx cayenne, lemon, a generous amount of parsly and some mint

For nutrients - Carrots, kale, a generous amount of parsley, and olive oil

For cold & flu -  Onion, garlic, oregano or thyme

For digestion - Keep it simple, just add carrots and fennel bulb, cook until soft

For breakfast - add fruit chutney or cranberry sauce

For summer - add cilantro or dill and yogurt, serve cold or room temperature

A study published in the April 2012 issue of “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found that energy expenditure in brown fat was increased in human subjects given an oral dose of capsinoids and exposed to cold temperature.

Furthermore, a study published in the January 2009 issue of “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” reported that dietary capsinoids caused an increase in fat metabolism and fat loss in the abdominal region of human subjects.

 

Mint stimulates the functioning of the digestive system and acts as a natural hunger suppressant. It curbs appetite, reduces cravings and increases the sense of satiety and fullness after eating.

Fennel act as a diuretic herb that decreases water retention in the body, suppresses appetite and reduces hunger pangs. It helps remove excess fluid from the body and improves overall energy by helping your body digest and assimilate nutrients more efficiently. it speeds your metabolism to efficiently burn fat and sugar. The herb promotes fat deposit break-up, releasing fats into the bloodstream to be used as energy.

This aromatic herb is a natural diuretic, rich in many important nutrients. It curbs appetite and reduces food cravings. It is also a good liver and kidney cleanser, as well as an effective digestive aid. Parsley is an incredibly effective herb for overall health and in boosting metabolism as it has very high levels of Vitamin C as well as iron, and it actually contains time times the amount of Vitamin C that a citrus fruit has and more iron than any other leafy green vegetable. In addition to these essentials, it has Vitamin A and B as well.