I am excited, and still a little incredulous, that my book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners is here! You can pre-order it now: http://bit.ly/AyurvedaCookingForBeginners
The book has 108 recipes for every season, tips to adjust recipes to each dosha, a 5-step guide to Ayurvedic eating, 4 seasonal 7-day meal plans, an overview of Ayurveda principles, and graphs and quizzes to help you learn more about yourself, Ayurvedically speaking.
It includes some of your favorites, like Golden Milk.
But it’s primarily all original recipes, mostly with 5 ingredients or less, and 4 hand-crafted, seasonal spice blends to make cooking easy. With photographs from the amazingly talented Hélène Dujardin whose own blog Tartelette was inspiration for mine!
I give my utmost respect to everyone who has done this before. It’s a lot of effort – working up recipes, testing recipes, retesting recipes, writing recipes, and then trying to write about the whys and wherefores, to introduce and try to make Ayurveda sound simple, when in truth, it is a very complex science. It is daunting too, because I have the deepest, greatest, most holy respect for my teachers and all who teach Ayurveda and share these essential truths in their clinical practice. But above all, it really has been an immense joy. To be so deeply immersed in Ayurveda all day, every day made them heavenly days.
It is a great blessing, and there is no way I would have, could have, ever done this on my own. Clara Song Lee was the editor who brought this to life with her detailed outline and brilliant guidance from start to finish. Along the way there were development editors, proofing editors, readers, designers, photographers, so many cooks in the pot – and there was my friend Sally who opened up her time, gathered up the ingredients and tested recipes once, twice, three times when I was travelling and didn’t have access and everything was due! The Yam Fries and Pumpkin Nut Bread are delicious, really divine, thanks to her input and inspiration.
As I think you know, I believe Ayurveda is not only the greatest, safest, most loving science of health and healing, but that it truly teaches us the art of living – to be an artist in our relationships, our work, and in our kitchens. It is my intention with this book that more people will learn about Ayurveda and what it can do for them, and hopefully, step-by-step, incorporate this easy, delicious, delightful way of living into their lives, starting by what goes into your meals and what you make with your own two hands.
Stay tuned, as I will be posting excerpts with recipes this month, and please let me know what you think. I will pick a name (randomly of course) from a comment below and get a book off to you. But please go and pre-order now. You might know someone who could really use a book like this, and together we can help more people understand that real food heals and delights – and that healthy eating can be sacred, sumptuous, divine.
Thank you for your support!