Eating Disorder Healing Recipes: Mevlevi Pilawi



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From ancient times to modern ones, wisdom across the ages from around the globe has highlighted the importance of food as medicine.

Here are just four quick quotes on the subject:

  • “He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.” Traditional Chinese proverb (no date known)

  • “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC)

  • “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” Maimonides (1135-1204)

  • “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness, published in 1979

Taken from: Food as Medicine: Healing Yourself One Bite at a Time


Dear Readers,


Please find below one of the most incredible recipes from Sufi Cookbook Mevlevi Pilawi . This recipe is tried and tested by a mother of ED sufferer in Oman and she has high praises for this recipe. This dish has so many healing properties. Please incorporate this amazing dish in your meal plan and your body will thank you for this blessing. Don’t forget the The food you eat can be the most powerful form of healing tonic.


Mevlevi Pilawi


A simple dish of steamed and buttered rice, this recipe appeared in Turabi Efendi’s Manual of Turkish Cookery, “a collection of receipts, dedicated to those royal and distinguished personages, the guests of his highness the late viceroy of Egypt, on the occasion of the banquet given at Woolwich, on board his highness’s yacht the Faiz-Jehad, the 16th of July 1862,” published in London in 1864.

Turabi Efendi's Manual of Turkish Cookery




“Put two quarts of water in a saucepan with sufficient salt, put it on the fire. When boiling, throw into it a pound of rice, well washed, and boil until each grain is soft and separate; then drain it through a clean cloth or in a colander, put it back in the pan, and set it on a slow fire without the cover until the moisture is dispersed; then put a saucepan on the fire with half a pound of fresh butter. When it boils, pour it over the rice and stir it once round with a fork, put the pan on the hob with the cover over, and let it remain for 5 or 10 minutes. Dish up, and serve hot.”

Mevlevi Pilawi

from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook


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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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