Preparing Your Kitchen Space

Don’t you  just love the fresh start that a new year brings?  Your first Nourish Note for 2017 begins with creating a calm and organised space in the kichen, the central place of your home that can help to support your health throughout the year.   Being prepared is a key factor in maintaining healthy food habits and there is no better place to start than in your kitchen.

When our ‘space’ feels clear and organised we’re generally more inspired to spend time getting creative with our food and cooking.  This helps to keep us motivated with our food choices and away from unconscious eating.

So,  how does being organised relate to our dosha?  Your Vata Dosha, which governs all movement rhought he mind and body, helps to express our imagination.  Yet when we feel overwhelmed our  productivity can come to a standstill.  Being organised gives us the soace to be creative in a relaxed environment.

here are some steps Liesl Horne from Ayurvedic Essence uses to help clear out the clutter and make room for inspiration.

Make a Start By:

  • Clearing out the junk and any out-of-date products in your cupboards and fridge
  • Wiping down all surfaces with diluted white viengar and your favourite essential oil
  • Labeling and organising your food in clean glass jars which is a great way to find your ingredients at a ghlance
  • Tending to your veggie or herb patch for a few minutes a day.

 

Planning Meals is well Worth Your time

It makes economic sense to plan ahead, knowing exactly what you need to buy for the week.  Also it can help you to be more mindful of nutritional choices and what seasonal produce is available.

I love to sit down and relax with a cup of tea and spend an hour or so on a Sunday afternoon looking through my favourite cookbooks, making my shopping list and meal plan for the week.

Why not take the time next weekend to enjoy three of your most inspiring recipe books of the moment?  Choose recipes to include over the next month along with your easy to-to staples….

Meals can be as simple as these summer fruit breakfast dishes my family has been enjoying over the holidays.

Join Liesl at The Purple Dragonfly on Saturday, 25 February from 1pm – 5pm.

256 Yarra Street, Warrandyte

Bookings essential:  03 9844 5294

Cost:  $95