Cooking is an art, which should be performed with a lot of love in the heart. We should aim to cook our food that will heal our body, mind and soul.
We serve only Sattvik and organic food which is pure and holistic in nature. Satvik food is almost a Vegan diet.
Anything we eat should be good for our body and soul too. And for our soul to be clean, virtuous and true, the food should also be sourced, prepared and consumed in the same manner. This journey is towards body and soul purification.
Organic and Sattvik diets promote harmony with Mind-Body and Soul. With Sattvik diet you remain in harmony with nature. Satvik diet is best diet for healing body and spiritual blissfulness.
So what is a Sattvik Diet?
Sattvik is derived from a Sanskrit word "Sattva". Sattva is a concept from Indian Yogic philosophy. It means one that is pure, true, ethical, energetic, clean, strong, wise and vital. Thus, a Saatvik diet is meant to include foods which comply to its meaning. The meaning also extends to the eating habits; like the habit of eating in moderation (to avoid overeating).
According to Ayurveda, Sattvik foods are important to maintain the balance of a healthy mind and body. And to maintain this balance, Ayurveda states to eat according to one's dosha. These doshas correspond to our physical and personality traits. Our bodies are made up of three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We should be eating in accordance to these, so we don't aggravate or imbalance our mind-body.
Many people confuse this diet, as a diet of raw and uncooked food. In fact, Sattvik diet is a regimen that emphasizes on both raw and cooked seasonal foods such as fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables (except onion and garlic), legumes, and whole grains. Since this regimen empowers virtues, such as Ahimsa (non-violence), it only includes vegetarian proteins hereby not harming nature and all its living beings.
And unlike another popular notion, Sattvik food is not bland and tasteless. It is meant to include all the six flavors - sweet, salt, bitter, sour, pungent and astringent. Each meal is supposed to cater to all these vital flavors.
We keep in mind when preparing Sattvik food -
It is always freshly cooked and simple.
Food should be combined to get nutrients from a variety of sources.
It encourages foods that are grown harmoniously with nature (seasonal foods), and foods that are ripened and grown naturally.
It forbids consumption of packaged, canned and processed food in any form.
Just the enough amount of food is prepared so that there is no food wastage.
The food should be chewed properly, eaten at a moderate pace and not rushed.
And last but not the least, food is prepared with love and gratitude before consumption.
Food will be prepared and cook with love and care along with chanting.
Come to Rome’s Wellness, Waynroots and heal yourself with food and take Sattvik Aruveda cooking for your future life, after all it’s body-mind-soul conscious life journey begins here.