R & S (Rich and Satisfying) Couscous is a special Vata- and Pitta-reducing cereal to serve for breakfast or as a rather homey dessert.
For those who want a warm, filling start to the day, a quick, light evening meal, or something soothing on a day of light eating, prepare oatmeal, farina, rolled rye, or other cooked breakfast cereal with i or 2 teaspoons of ghee in the boiling water. Serve with warm milk or cream and sugar. It is a recommended recipe for convalescents.
Makes 1/2 cups
2 cups milk, or light cream for those who need to gain weight 1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon ghee
1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins, currants, or chopped dates Warm light cream or milk Sugar to taste
Heat the milk over moderate heat until it is just ready to boil. Add the couscous and the ghee. Stir it vigorously with a wooden spoon until the liquid is almost absorbed. Stir in the fruit. When the cereal is steamy and begins to sizzle, remove from the heat. Cover and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with warm cream or milk, and sugar.
Rich Quick Chocolate Mousse
This light chocolate mousse is useful either as a cake and pie filling or served by itself at the end of an elegant dinner. With its sweet, bitter, oily, and heavy properties, it is better for Pitta and Vata than Kapha. Kapha would only have a very small portion, if any at all.
Makes 2 cups
2 cups heavy cream
4 ounces (1 bar) sweet baking chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the cream in a heavy saucepan over low heat. When it is just simmering, add the chocolate in broken pieces. Stir until the chocolate is melted and well blended. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, add the vanilla and whip until stiff. Whipping this mixture will take less time than plain whipped cream does, about 2 minutes.
for mocha mousse: Add 2 tablespoons strong, cold coffee or Raja’s Cup (a MAPI product and coffee substitute*), with the vanilla extract.