Summer Kitchen Sadhana with a Dehydrator
As far as I can tell, summer living foods sadhana has a lot to do with winter. Those of you involved in growing or foraging food are familiar with the ridiculous bounty available right now. I grew up learning about canning, which destroys prana, enzymes and nutrients. With the dehydrator and small batch pickling, you can preserve your nutrients for times of scarcity. I’m mostly drying this year… because it’s crazy easy.
Here is my mid-summer kitchen sadhana. I hope it inspires you to MAKE YOUR OWN!
Wild Green Superfood Powder for Winter (dry in summer or fall)
Make your own Green Superfoods for Winter
Wild Tea for Winter (dry in summer or fall)
Dry Sage for Kapha Reducing Winter Tea
Dry a big bunch or two of the following:
Dried Soup Mix for Winter (dry in summer or fall)
Dried Soup Mix Ayurveda
1 bunch of chives, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 bunch of turnips, sliced thin
1 bunch of carrots, sliced thin
1 bunch of basil, lightly chopped
1 bunch marjoram
1 bunch wild weeds (chickweed, lambs quarter, dandelion, etc.) chopped
Dehydrate to a crisp. Store in a glass jar or in small ziploc baggies as a single serving size for your winter mug. Add 2 cups of hot water to 3 tbsp. mix and sip on your way down from the ski hill or with lunch at work on a cold day. Eating from your local ecosystem year round will attune your immune system.
The dehydrator for yogis