This is a great grain dish for kapha and pitta imbalances, especially when there is constipation.
- 1 cup dry barley
- 6 cups water
- 1 burdock root, washed, peeled, and finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon sea salt or 1 teaspoon of vegetable bullion
- ½ stick of kombu
- 1 teaspoon dry sage
- black pepper and ghee or coconut oil, to taste
Place all ingredients except the sage, ghee, and black pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat to medium low. Cook until tender, about 50 minutes. Add sage, ghee, and black pepper and simmer for five more minutes. This makes about 4–5 servings.
Remember that your food will absorb the energy of your mindset and state of being while cooking, so you can assist your healing process by bringing good intentions and a sense of presence to your kitchen.