Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners is Here!

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.

Photo by Monique Feil

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!

Photo by Monique Feil

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.

Photo by Monique Feil

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!

 

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40 thoughts on “Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners is Here!

  1. Dear Laura,
    I look forward to having your book in my home. Congratulations on all you do to make our world a better place. Hugs, Love and Light.

    Linda

  2. I am so excited to get this book. I’ve been waiting… just saying…!
    Congrats to you dear Laura for the HUGE work of authoring. You have my greatest respect!
    Devavani

  3. Wow! Congratulations!! This book looks incredible. I’m very new to the Ayurveda world and am looking forward to learning more and enjoying these recipes!!

  4. My new year’s resolution is to start & learn vegetarian tasteful cooking and ayurvedic seems like an addition since healthy nourishment is why I want to learn how to cook without meat!

    • Thank you Heleen. That sounds like a creative, joyful, loving way to take the best care of yourself this year. I salute you!

  5. Dear Laura:I always enjoy your inspiring blog posts and beautifully
    phoographed recipes. I have been inspired
    by talented people such as yourself to continue my journey
    of ayurvedic health and yoga. I wait with great anticipation
    the recipes in your new book, and also to hopefully attend one of your retreats
    in India one day soon. Namaste

    • Cecelia, thank you! That means so much to me to hear! Yes, I hope to travel with you in India soon. Meanwhile, thanks for travelling with me through the beautiful world of Ayurveda.

      • Cecelia, Congratulations! Your name has been randomly selected to receive a copy of my book! I’ll send you an email. Thank you. 💛

  6. Congratulations Laura! I’m so proud of you! I just pre-ordered my book and can’t wait to get it!! I know it will be wonderful! Just like you!
    xoxoxox

  7. I am ordering it right away. I am excited to have access to your recipes in a book. Between the recipes I printed and the ones I was looking on your blog I was feeling like a dispersed Vata. Now I will be a balanced pitta. Haha! Thank you to offering us such a gift. I am so grateful!🙏❤

    • Well it is Vata season! I think we all have a bit of that nowadays. Your “balanced Pitta” is so sattvic – you are one of the brightest lights I know. Grateful you are in our world, Sophie.

  8. The book cover looks great! Can only imagine how wonderful the inside contents are. Excited to try some new recipes. You always inspire with your Grace and kindness to others. Congratulations!!

  9. Congratulations dearest Laura!! This book is an amazing contribution of heart and soul and am sure this is just the first of many! in peace, Karen

  10. Thank you for this! I have been wanting to reincorporate Ayurveda into mine and my family’s life but have found it a bit overwhelming to sort through, learn and relearn so much information these past several months. Such a wonderful surprise to find this post in my inbox this morning! All the best,
    Nicole.

    • I hope this book makes it was to reincorporate and balance for a family. I’ve tried to emphasize sattva over dosha as the key to making healthy Ayurvedic meals for a group (or anyone really!), and I think that understanding this will make Ayurvedic Cooking easier. Hope so! Will look forward to your feedback. Thanks Nicole.

  11. Congratulations, Laura on your book! It looks truly wonderful and it is a gift to all of us who follow and support you. I look forward to reading it and trying out the recipes that Im sure will all be just delicious. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with all of us.

    • Thank you Erika. As a Yoga teacher and budding Ayurvedi, I appreciate your input. Above all I hope it nourishes you, your family and your loved ones.

  12. This is so exciting Laura, congratulations! The book looks sophisticated yet approachable, just like you. I love that you focus on meals with only 5 ingredients and highlight a few key homemade spice blends. A book I will surely feel proud to refer my clients to. Can’t wait to check it out when I’m back in the US sometime next year.

    • You are so kind, Katie. I was grateful for a fabulous editor and publishing team for their insights on keeping it simple, accessible and approachable. I hope it does encourage more people to experience the love that is in our everyday meals – as your blog certainly does!

  13. Yay!! Heartiest of congrats Lovely Laura, “Medicine Woman!” It’s just what the Dr. ordered! I’m so looking forward to experiencing more of your food as medicine recipes, always delicious Mother Earth foods 🌎. You are forever inspiring and Divinely guided 😇. I’ve pre-ordered 🙂 We love you! 💗 In gratitude~always, Leesa

    • Leesa, you are mother goddess divine. Your gifts of nourishment inspire and your gifts of sound healing transport. I am so grateful for your heart.

  14. Laura,
    Congratulations on this labor of love. We are sure the book is fantastic and are already looking forward to an early copy so that we may start trying the delicious recipes as soon as possible.

    Congratulations again! Very well done!
    Love,
    Megan and David

  15. Thank You laura for all the work of this Gem… I am a yoga therapist grounded in Ayurveda. my focus is on food as medicine and this may be a perfect accompaniment to give my clients.
    peace,
    lisa

  16. This looks amazing! In fact, I will have to order multiple copies 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS! I am so glad you did it. Can’t wait to dig in. It will be the perfect companion for my son’s (and mine) adventure into the kitchen…Love, Tizi

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