Eating Disorder Healing Recipes: Tabakh Ruhu Soul of the Cook



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When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion. ~
Dr. Ann Wigmore

Dear Readers,

Please find below an incredible healing recipe from Sufi Cook Book.  We hope you’ll include this soul boosting goodness in your meal plan. You’ll find it very useful in your journey to healing and recovery. This was given to us by  a young person in recovery from Bulimia Nervosa. Many Thanks.

Tabakh Ruhu

Soul of the Cook


lamb aubergine stew

So named because of the ease and flexibility with which it is prepared, Tabakh Ruhu can be made with almost any available vegetable.


Total time: 1 hour
½ cup (1 stick) butter
3 lbs. ground lamb or beef
3 cups coarsely chopped onion
4 lbs. eggplant or zucchini, peeled and cut into chunks
6 cups crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp. garlic
2 tbsp. dried mint

In a large stew pot, melt the butter and brown the ground meat. Add the chopped onions and stir well. Add the eggplant, crushed tomatoes, garlic and mint, and water if needed to cover the meat and eggplant. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, until the eggplant is fully cooked. Serve with rice or bulgur pilaf.

The meat may be omitted, and the quantity of vegetables increased, if you prefer a vegetarian dish.

from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook
Copyright © 1999, 2000 by Kathleen Seidel


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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