Sorry for the late response for your request, re: my Vata Menu and setting it up optimally to save time.
My Vata-Lunch Menu consists of: a) Mug of Water about half an hour before Lunch. b) 1st course Half an avocado with a little lemon juice squeezed on top. c) Main meal: [some basmati rice cooked with a little Sesame oil + Tumeric+Seasalt, garnished with some coriander leaves],[some veggies cooked in the waterless pot. Usually organic Courgettes (Zucchini) & some runner beans. Variations are Chinese Leaf or Winter Squash for me Tomatoes, Potatoes & all nightshades are an avoid may be ok for you. The vegetables are chopped and mixed with about 1.5 teaspoonful of Sesame oil, Turmeric & Seasalt, in the waterless cookware. Does not need more than 10mins to cook and comes out really nice and solid yet cooked, you can taste the actual vegetables!], [red lentil dhal, I usually have it not too soupy the split grains are boiled but whole], [2x Wholemeal Pita bread with some ghee spread top & back], [I also sometime have some small cubes of ginger with a little salt].
The oil is organic unrefined cold pressed Sesame Oil & salt is unrefined Sea salt. The Pita bread is substituted for chappties with ghee when possible. Tofu in small cubes is added to Vegetable on occasion.
I have been partial to a lifetime of hot & spicy Indian food so this might sound like simple food but I really love my food now! The vegetable have their unique flavour to enjoy (which in the past were masked by excessively spicy Indian curries) and each morsel I eat is eaten with peace, equanimity, joy & wow it tastes greatttttt! Sorry for the digression...
I have been cooking my own meals now for over 18months, much to the surprise & admiration of my wife/family.
Rice is set up in a Panasonic electric rice cooker, just add rice+water little oil & spices & set it on a timer, so that when I come home at mid-day it is hot & ready.
I chop the Veggies add the oil & spices close the lid & set it on an electric hob with a timer set so that when I come home it has done no more than 10 min of cooking. The same applies to the dhal. I use the 9ply Waterless cooking pots recommended by Andreas – they are great!
The Pita bread I heat up in a toaster when I come home – I then apply the ghee on top of it.
I love my food sooo much that I have to make all sorts of excuses to avoid “business” lunches, considered a perk by most people.
The key thing to save time is to use electric hobs & timers. The equipment is Rice cooker, Separate electric hob because here in the UK-England the electric cookers are permanently wired in so it is not possible to set it up with a timer, but you can get small 2 plate portable hobs which are plugged in. The 9ply Waterless cookware are highly recommend by Andreas & they are great in retaining all the goodness.
Hope the above helps. Please feel free to ask if anything is not clear.