How often do we treat meals as if they are just the transition from one activity to another? Eating on the go, in the car, while standing in the kitchen… Better yet, how often to we allow time to identify REAL hunger, to FEEL grateful for our food and to RELAX into the present moment as we eat? Although these steps are incredibly important, they are so often over-looked and under-valued.
As we know, ayurveda works with the five elements. Once we become more aware, we can see how earth, water, fire, air & ether manifest in everything. An overt example of this is the seasons. Each season is associated with a dosha.
Ayurvedic Cooking divides the flavors of our foods into Six Tastes. In order for the body to feel completely satisfied & satiated after eating, we must strive to incorporate all six tastes in each meal.