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Welcome to the new Recipes & Menus section of Satya Center. Here you will find new recipes and menu plans written by guest nutritionists, chefs and Satya Center alt.healer practitioners. Keep checking back for new additions. Feel free to contact us with specific requests or questions about diet, recipes, ingredients or menus. It is our sincere hope, that we all have affordable access to fresh, local, healthy, gmo & chemical free food and that we may eat nourishing meals with a sense of gratitude, love and communion. May your meals be flavorful, healthy, balanced and a peaceful moment in your day, bringing health and abundance to you and your family. May we all be nourished that we can create a balanced, loving and peaceful world community.
Soups & Starters
This delicious healthy spring or autumn soup needs a minimum of ingredients and preparation. I recommend using heirloom beets or any fresh bright beets that have smooth unwrinkled skin. The younger and fresher the beet, the less time it takes to cook. Autumn and Winter beets take longer to cook.
Make an easy nutritious Summer or Winter Squash Soup. Pictured here is Winter Squash-Butternut variety, a good storage winter squash, high in vitamins and minerals with a sweet taste and warming properties.
Yummy Quick & Easy Zucchini Soup
Summer time staple in the northeast!! Zucchini Soup, nourishing, fast, simple & one way to use up that preponderance of Zucchinis! For those of you lucky enough to have longer growing seasons, this is one fast meal you won't want to miss!
Anti Radiation Main Course Meal
Japanese researchers studied survivors of the atomic blast in Hiroshima & Nagasaki and Russian researchers after Chernobyl found that miso & soy products such as tofu, along with seaweed, specifically kombu or kelp were all effective in escorting radiation out of the body.
Fast Food Summer Meal
The trick with this vegetarian dish, is to use what's most fresh, most available & locally on hand & you can't go wrong. Fresh snipped herbs on the finished dish will bring out the flavors of the vegetables & harmonize the combination, while adding wonderful health benefits.
Salad Plate with Fava Bean and Snap Pea Purees
Spring and early summer are times to celebrate one of my favorite legumes, the Fava Bean. If you've never seen, eaten or grown favas, also known as broad beans, you've been missing out on one of life's short & healthy sweet pleasures!
Grated Potato Fry, Hot Arrowhead Cabbage Salad with Corn
A quick, nutritious seasonal meal both nourishing and satisfying for a summer's day. Try this delicious, super fast & easy way to eat a satisfying summer meal after a hard day of work, with a minimum of fuss. I ate this meal from my share of Roxbury vegetables of the week with a small amount of preparation & an enormous amount of pleasure!
Jane's Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta Prima Vera
Our most recent visit to the farmer's market in Brentwood, California, inspired me to create this local version of a pasta primavera, which after all, is a dish where you get to celebrate the vegetable stars of springtime! This dish of vegetables with a bit of pasta will really shine & deeply satisfy your hunger for nourishment.
Summer Quinoa Salad with Vegetables
This main course grain & vegetable 'salad' has been the hit dish of this summer season in our household for home or pot luck meals. The cooked quinoa, mixed with roast potatoes or tofu along with the freshest just cooked green vegetables from the farmer's market, lightly seasoned with the tastes of summer, make this dish not only easy to prepare but delicious to eat & filled with protein for someone on a vegetarian diet!
Saffron Brown Rice with Carrots
Serve this dish as a main course or side dish. According to Ayurveda, saffron has wonderful healing qualities for all body types especially as a “blood revitalizer”. This dish will brighten up any winter day but is good served all year round.
Slow Roast Tomatoes
There is no better way to enjoy cooked tomatoes, than by slow roasting them to bring out the full rich sweetness of this favorite fruit of the americas. Try serving them with fresh pasta or grain dishes, with a grating of cheese or sprinkle of fresh herbs. Try them on a tortilla with beans and cilantro. Try them blended into sauce, or instead of sauce, but be forwarned, they are very rich and you don't need very many to impart a deep and full tomato taste. Once you eat these, you may not want plain tomatoes ever again!
Learn how to make this delicious and nourishing dish from leftovers or anytime you need extra vitamins and fiber. Easy and fun for vegans, vegetarians and fish and meat eaters alike. Cabbage has been enjoyed since ancient times, both fresh and fermented, dried and smoked all around the world from Medieval Europe to ancient Norse cultures.
Vegetarian Feast of Gratitude
Delight in a combination of local fresh and exotic ingredients in this multi cultural vegetarian feast. Spiced Chick Peas, Creamed Swiss Chard, Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Pecans and Jicama, Fennel, Apple Salad. Our gratitude to those who tend their gardens so lovingly to feed us all.
Wheat Berry Veggie Burgers
Veggie Burgers are a delicious way to have your whole grains satisfy both your appetite and a desire to seek nourishing vitamin and mineral rich whole foods. You can make veggie burgers from leftover grains on hand, or start by cooking up a pot of your favorite whole grain or legumes.
Salads & Side Dishes
Why not build up your immune system, eat delicious food & escort potential radiation exposure out of your system at the same time! Try this easy way to eat your seaweed & your greens too!
Roasted Beet & Pecan Salad
This roasted beet and pecan salad can be served for lunch, or as a side dish or dinner salad.Bringing nourishment that is colorful and refreshing, it is easy to prepare. Roasting concentrates flavors by concentrating the natural sugars in the food being roasted.
Brussel Sprouts Fast & Fancy
Even people who swear they despise brussel sprouts will love this dish. A great fast & fancy side vegetable dish to grace any autumn or holiday table.
Cucumber Raita or What to Do With All Those Cucumbers Recipe
Too many cukes running around in your garden or neighborhood? Make this delicious fast & easy recipe for Cucumber Raita. A great side dish or salad or complement to spicy food.
Peach Tomato Salsa
A versatile super summer treat, easy to fix fast so you have an elegant exotic meal of the freshest summer foods! Use in hot or cold foods, as a side dish or salsa on a wrap.
Spiced Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage with Apples
This hearty sweet & sour red cabbage dish is festive enough for a holiday meal, yet easy & simple enough to eat everyday!
Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Dressing a salad is a highly individual art. It can be as simple as squeezing fresh lemon without oil, or simply splashing a bit of high quality olive oil and vinegar onto a salad. Or you can create alchemy at the table with a dressing that marries oil and vinegar with delicious and healthful emulsifiers, enlivening your meal with flavor and fun.
Condiments, Relishes, Chutneys & Digestifs
A yummy compote to brighten any autumnal meal, made quick from leftovers & fall seasonal treats.
The Lazy Gardener's Spring Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto
I am such a lazy gardener that I had the good fortune this spring to discover a veritable emerald forest of 'volunteer' young cilantro seedlings in the vegetable bed! Upon this serendipitous discovery I created a delicious way to make use of this delicious, nutritious & fragrant herb.
Tomato, Peach & Corn Relish
I recently discovered this recipe in a recipe journal that I started when I moved to Houston with Curtis in 1984. I used to get lots of local peaches in Texas, one of the fruits that state is known for & make peach salsa, peach chutney & this peach relish! The acidity of the tomatoes & the peaches seems to complement one another. If you're a corn, tomato or peach lover like we are, their abundance now in the late summer makes this a fast & easy relish to add the sun's energy to any meal!
Tomato Raisin Chutney
Here is one of my easy to prepare chutneys, delicious with brown rice, potato or vegetable dishes, especially beans such as garbanzo beans. You can use this as an accompaniment to fish, shellfish, chicken or pork if you eat those meats. Try it plain on a cracker for a snack! It's a favorite in our house.
Sauerkraut & Fermented Foods
Here is a recipe from Betsy Cashen for natural lacto-fermentation of vegetables including the classic cabbage sauerkraut, a recipe for fermented carrots & also beets. Betsy Cashen studied nutrition at Cornell University and has been a practicing dietitian since 1986, working in both conventional and anthroposophical settings.
Have you ever wondered about the dab of juicy, grated white stuff that's served with tempura and sushi? It's grated daikon. Because this pearly white radish aids digestion it often appears with these dishes.Daikon also is a venerable weight loss remedy in Asia.
This sweet yet savory compote is high in invaluable antioxidants and therefore exceptionally healthful.But first things first,it tastes delicious and is quick and easy to make.Purple or red grapeswill yield a stellar purple or red color.
Iroquois White Corn Bread
Irouois white corn is an heirloom variety grown on the reservation in upstate New York. This cornmeal tastes unlike anything you have ever eaten! It is fresh roasted and ground to order. In this article, you will learn how to order some cornmeal, plus a tasty recipe for white cornbread that tastes even better the second day.
Beverages & Desserts
Rose Cardamom Lassi
Make this delicious easy healthful and fragrant drink for any special occasion. Ayurvedic physicians do not recommend taking yogurt or other dairy with fruit because it causes the buildup of toxins in the body. This drink is sweet, nourishing and easy to digest.
Pine Needle Tea
The foragers among you will love this delicious and healthful drink. A wonderful way to commune with Winter. Read the accompanying article Rebecca Wood has written about Attention Deficit Disorder.
by Rebecca Wood
Ahh, spring aromas wafting up from the warming earth. How I love foraging. In addition to the anticipation of the upcoming feast, there’s the thrill of the find, the pleasure of piling a basket with freely given gifts and a feeling of inter-relatedness that being outdoors engenders. Indeed, foraging is humankind’s oldest profession. more >>
Earthly and Cosmic Nutrition
by Betsy Cashen, RD
Learn about the cosmic and earthly streams of nutrition based upon the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophical principles. more >>
by Susun Weed
A pantry full of herbal vinegars is a constant delight. Preserving fresh herbs and roots in vinegar is an easy way to capture their nourishing goodness. It's easy too.You don't even have to have an herb garden. more >>
How I Beat Cancer
by Rebecca Wood
"Convinced that I could turn the cancer around, I found a doctor who said he'd give me three months time while I used only natural remedies. Six months later, I was cancer-free." more >>
Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way
by Susun Weed
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Stocking Your Cupboard in the Nuclear Age
by Jane Sherry
We are charged with the Soul task of being good stewards for the earth & for ourselves & one another. Here are some things you can do to prepare for living on our Mother Earth in the nuclear age. more >>
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