Autumn Skies, Fall Cooking

I love Autumn.

As the season changes from warm to cool, our foods change from cool to warm.

In my favorite Ayurvedic Cookbook, the author, Kate O'Donnell writes:

"This is an important time to prepare the body for the cold months by clearing out accumulated summer heat and storing nourishment in the deep tissue layers to sustain energy through the winter. Cooking with the early fall harvest of bitter and astringent foods such as cranberries, dark leafy greens, and pumpkins helps the body expel left over heat."

Here are five foods to favor and five foods to reduce!

In Favor

  • Root veggies

  • Cooked cold-weather greens, such as kale and Swiss chard

  • Raw or fresh-roasted seeds and nuts

  • Warming spices, such as cinnamon and ginger

  • Sweet or heavy fruits

To Reduce

  • Dry foods, such as chips and pretzels

  • Coffee and other forms of caffeine

  • Carbonated drinks (just ignore me over here on my third La Croix)

  • Large beans that cause wind

  • Raw foods

*This list was derived from The Everyday Ayurvedic Cookbook, click below to order from Amazon!!

These fall shifts are so important to keep us healthy! Taking control of our health is liberation!

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