NIGHTSHADE FREE 'TOMATO' SAUCE |V|NSF|AV|OG|
Updated: Mar 26
According to Ayurveda, nightshades cause inflammation in the body. This doesn't mean tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onion don't have their benefits. However, it is said they are used primarily for medicinal purposes and when used for the right treatments (in the right quantities), they can be beneficial. As time goes on, these nightshades have become a daily staple ingredient in most dishes and so the number of people suffering from inflammatory conditions, acid reflux, and digestive issues related to increased heat and acid in the body has increased significantly.
I don't believe in cutting things out completely; but, once I found this out I COULDN'T UN-SEE IT AND ONCE THE KNOWLEDGE WAS IN MY HEAD, I COULD NOT IGNORE IT (HAHA). I made a conscious decision to really reduce the amount of nightshades I used on a daily basis and this sauce really helped with that!
🍽 S E R V I N G S
🥗 I N G R E D I E N T S
3 medium carrots
2 sticks of celery
1 small beetroot
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup water (or more depending on desired thickness)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp asafoetida (optional)
1 bay leaf
🌿 T H E M A G I C
1. Pressure cook or boil the vegetables till soft with salt and bay leaf.
2. Add cooked vegetables and remaining ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.
3. Add extra water for desired consistency.
♡Say a little prayer, sprinkle a lotta love, and use as a replacement for a tomato sauce ❤️