The GLOB Master crossed continents for an Ayurvedicly modified Indian lunch experience with the new GLOB Rx columnist, and Ayurvedic Health Coach Chaya~Sharon Heller on Saturday to enjoy the best Indian Cuisine I have ever experienced.
And it was right around the corner from my home on NW 39th Ave.
What unique flavors, textures, and extraordinarily interesting company for a bright, sunny, chilly new season for such a glorious visit.
Chaya is a Broadway dancer and entertainer who turned holistic health educator and practitioner at a turning point in her professional career due to an aging Ms.Heller's body not responding to the rigors of daily dance training and routines like it used to.
"It was a transition that spontaneously arose from my healing pursuits," Chaya said.
"I tried and practiced many therapies and dove deeply into yoga and Ayurveda, that included massage, diet and lifestyle modifications that rejuvenated and created longevity for me," Chaya said These therapys taught me how to deal with the hip, and back pain, and the emotional grieving that accompanied the loss I felt both professionally and personally." Chaya added.
That sounds like news for a future Chaya~Sharon Heller profile I will write later.
Chaya considered my diabetic needs in creating the menu, stating I could leave off the chutney, but I tried a little to sample the flavors. My blood sugar was happy with this meal. Our lunch time pleasure was Mung Dal soup with lots of veggies, plated hummus (minus garlic and onions, she pronounced), stuffed grape leaves, avocado, Indian spiced apple chutney, mild curried chicken, a side salad with amazing home made tahini-lemon salad dressing and an Ayurvedic digestive tea made of cumin, coriander and fennel seeds.
- GLOB Master