Lifestyle Recipes

Autumn flavor to balance vata

Lately I had being more aware of the length of days and changes in the quality of light at the end of the day, and is curious how every season with his changes can be felt it as something totally new, yesterday I was talking with my boyfriend about how even being something that happens every year, it always comes as surprise, because we are already get used to previous season.

With the time I discovered how important is to pay attention to something so simple as what my body is saying as the seasons change. Keep this changes in mind to make lifestyle choices will help you be more present to these signals from the body and lovingly respond to them.

According with Ayurveda, the autumn bring with it a predominance of air element. It is dry, rough, windy, erratic, cool, subtle, and clear. These are all qualities of vata dosha and in ayurveda: “like increases like”, then autumn is considered a vata season and ask us to warm our body.

Being in this season, we can keep vata in balance by taking simples steps in our lifestyle, as include warming, stimulating spices, and served hot, will go a long way toward maintaining your internal reserves of moisture.

Meanwhile cooking with October seasonal fruits like apples and pears, vegetables as pumpkins and carrots, baking sugar cookies or trying new hot drinks we can to recreate a tasty Pumpkin Spice Latte in our own kitchen, all will taste better with a homemade pumpkin spice blend.

“The first recorded reference to something like a pumpkin spice blend is in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, 1796. This cookbook also has the first recipes for American pumpkin pie and many of the dishes we come to associate with the autumn months.”

Pumpkin spice is a combination of several aromatic spices that work well together as a flavoring for everything from baked goods to ice cream. We have come to associate the flavor with the smells of autumn, the drop in temperatures and the return of early evenings and dark mornings.

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of autumn.