This recipe was taken from The Chopra Center Cookbook, which is based on the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda. All Ayurvedic recipes focus on creating balance and supporting the body's natural state of health.
Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re entering the period known in Ayurveda as “Vata season.” Vata is the mind-body principle of air and space, and this is the time when we need to pay particular attention to staying warm and grounded, so that the imbalances in Vata don’t leave us anxious, spacy, and prone to insomnia, digestive issues, and dry skin and hair.
Pasta is an excellent food to balance Vata. The best pastas are made with organic grains such as wheat, rice, and quinoa. While cheese is good for balancing Vata, it does have a high fat content, so use just enough to add flavor. Try feta, paneer, or small amounts of Parmesan.
For the following recipe, the pasta should be cooked separately according to the package information. Cook enough pasta to serve 4. Garnish with your favorite cheese, chopped fresh herbs, toasted almonds or pine nuts, and some cracked black pepper.