This indispensable kitchen companion brings the ancient art of delicious healthy cooking to the twenty-first century with flavors adapted for the contemporary Western palate.
Drawing on her many years of vegetarian cooking, catering, and teaching, Divya Alter explains how to create flavorful meals with seasonal ingredients by applying Ayurvedic principles. Proper food combinations, methods of preparation, and customized healing spice blends are a few elements in this inspirational guide to achieving optimal health through a personalized way of living and eating.
In addition to Divya’s easy-to-understand interpretation of Ayurveda and its relationship to food, this volume features three seasonal-based chapters, offering one hundred recipes for breakfasts, main dishes, one-pot meals, soups, salads, treats, and beverages. It includes an ingredient guide along with recipes for staples, such as cultured ghee, fresh cheese, yogurt, nondairy milk alternatives, dressings, chutneys, and spice blends.
I have enjoyed learning about Ayurveda and the importance of spices and food combinations in this beautiful book. This book is very educational and inspirational as I strive to eat healthy according to the seasons and principles of balance.
I love this book. The recipes are amazing, simple and delicious. And healthy! Divya Alter is a talented chef, no doubt about it. Get yourself a copy, you won't be sorry. (I'm giving the book as a Christmas gift to a couple of foodie friends. I know they will be impressed.)