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#WellbeingWeekInLaw: Cooking a Seasonal Healthy Meal for Wellness

May 5 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Free event!

Please join Layla Khamoushian, Attorney and Wellness Advocate and Mojdeh Zavosh, Certified Mindfulness Life and Wellness Coach, for an interactive and educational afternoon workshop of cooking a delicious and seasonal Ayurvedic meal.

Ayurveda, commonly known as the sister science of Yoga, is an ancient medical system originated in India which is focused on healing the body, mind and spirit through diet, lifestyle and rejuvenation. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words: “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. Ayurveda is an intelligent and well-designed system that uses elements of earth, water, fire, air and space to bring balance and harmony into your life. Cooking in Ayurveda has a tremendous emphasis on creating and consuming seasonal food. As we transition from Spring to Summer, we will learn how to prepare a meal that helps our bodies adjust to the change in season.
After registration and a week before the event, you will receive an e-mail with a detailed ingredient list if you’d like to participate with us as we cook together.

Please consider cooking along with us during the program.  Below is a collection of the ingredients we will be using to make our seasonal meal.  Note, you will need a blender for the salad dressing.

Dahl Ingredients:

  • Dahl (split red lentils)   1 cup washed several times
  • Onion 1 medium sized chopped
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Ground Cumin 1 tsp
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves sliced
  • Whole Cumin Seeds 1 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil (coconut, avocado, olive, or other)

Optional items

  • Green Chili 1
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cilantro ½ cup chopped
  • Zucchini  1-2  
  • Cherry Tomatoes about 7

Optional:  Soak washed Dahl for 1-2 hours then rinse and drain

Basmati Rice or Quinoa to serve

Green Goddess Salad:

  • White cabbage 1 whole, diced 
  • Parsley 1 bunch, chopped
  • Persian Cucumbers 3-5, diced
  • Green onions, 1 bunch, sliced
  • Optional:  toasted sesame seeds 

Salad dressing

  • Tahini (or hummus) ½ cup
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • Olive oil ¼ cup
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Spinach 1 cup
  • Parsley or Cilantro 1 cup
  • Basil (optional ) 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Hot Tea:

  • Fresh Mint
  • One Tablespoon of Dried Rose Petals 
Mojdeh (Maya) Zavosh, Certified Mindfulness Life & Wellness Coach, Reiki Master As a Mindfulness Life & Wellness Coach, Mojdeh empowers clients to tap into their own inner wisdom, establish a foundation for health, and thrive in their daily lives. She takes a holistic approach to help clients explore their strengths, weaknesses, resilience, and resourcefulness so they can tackle areas of life where they need support.  Her clients range from individuals seeking peace and harmony at home and at work, to small and medium size companies that understand the value of employee wellness for their business and their communities.  Mojdeh is committed to creating clarity, transformation, well-being through empathy and compassion.    

Layla Khamoushian, Attorney and Wellness Advocate Layla Khamoushian is an attorney based in Los Angeles, a community builder and a passionate advocate for wellness.  Layla completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA and subsequently earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School.  After several years of practicing law, and motivated by her own family’s first-hand experience of the U.S. immigration process, in 2011 Layla founded her law firm with a current focus on immigration practice.  Her vision and goal has been delivering creative, culturally sensitive, and mindful solutions to her clients.    Layla is also an avid student of yoga and Ayurveda.  She feels passionate about wellness, and uses the tools and the techniques that she has learned in various mindfulness practices, in her daily life as a lawyer.  Currently, she is a member of the California Lawyers Association’s Health & Wellness Committee and hopes to bring her knowledge and experience of wellness practices to the legal community.    Born in Tehran, Layla has lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and considers herself a true Angelino, knowing the secret backways that cut through the LA traffic. She loves to cook, drink a glass of cabernet sauvignon, go on sunset hikes and watch the airplanes go by in her free time.  She can be reached at laylak@klglawyers.com and on Instagram @laylaesq.

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