If you like the French kitchen, this might be a nice dish for you. Sattvic food does not mean that it has to be Indian. Sattvic means that it is healthy, simple and fresh; that can be any type of food.
This stew was very easy to make and nice for the first cold days of the season. I sliced some potatoes and let them cook in a small amount of water with organic & veggie broth and rosemary, parsley, dill, chives, foil, salt and pepper. Thyme must have been nice with it too, but I didn’t have that. When the potatoes were pretty much done, I added the broccoli and heated it until boiling-point again. I let it steam on a small fire for just 3 minutes with the sticks of the broccoli dipping inside the water and the roses above it. I love it when broccoli is still almost raw, that makes this dish very Sattvic; it maintains the prana, the pure energy of Mother Nature, which this beautiful vegetable has a lot of! Then I added some soy cream and butter and let is steam for just a minute or so. This was all done in less than 15 minutes.
When I cook for myself alone it is always very simple, but you can make this meal a little bit more exciting by adding some boiled eggs to it, or cheese on top, or maybe different veggies and cashews in it. With this dish you can be amazingly creative and use everything that you have in the fridge that needs to be eaten and make a delicious French meal out of it!
Some people don’t understand why I always cook for myself when I am alone; this is a way to nurture yourself, your real inner self. I see cooking almost as Sadhana and really enjoy the whole proces. Cooking and eating is a holy process of cleaning our system of body, mind and soul each and every day! That is the goal of eating according to the Sattvic Science. You take in a lot of prana, which is pure love and happiness, the energy of the soul. Particles of the same melt together. So you feed the soul by eating Sattvic! This is a way to say: ‘I love you’ to yourself or your subconscious and to God, which are of the same energy.
This way you fill your tank with prana in order to be able to give away a lot of love to other people; a Sattvic quality according to the Bhagavad Gita. When your actions are full of love, and out of love, you receive a lot of love too; that is the beautiful wheel of life in which prana always keeps flowing.