i just got the book today and the recipes look really easy and really fast can t wait to try them out
Had a flick through and lots of lovely recipes Will read through properly after Christmas A lot of books to read at the moment.
I have been following Danielle s blog, Svastha Ayurveda, for several years now Her clear writing style has made learning about Ayurveda a real pleasure I was thrilled then to learn she now has her first book out complete with so many amazing recipes.
As a Pitta type with a heavy side of Vata, I have found use for many of these recipes but I am not put off from trying a recipe because it isn t necessarily for my dosha I want to try it all Since I am a bit of a grazer I try to have some of her healthy choices on hand I regularly make the Kapha Reducing Kale chips since they are SO easy to make The first time I made them I was blown away They disappear in no time And because most of my family are vegetarian her kitchari recipes make it easy to make some satisfying and nourishing meals I appreciate that there are many tridoshic choices as my family runs the gamut in regards to doshas Since we make oatmeal most mornings I tried the Ojas Increasing Oatmeal It is truly delicious and provides energy to keep you satisfied until lunch I need that Recently, I had some friends and family over and I took the leap and tried a few dishes out on them Just a few as they are meat and potato folk I made the Tridoshic Masoor Dal with basmati rice and the Coconut Cilantro Chutney new favorite on top For dessert we had the Sweet Sesame Laddu It was all eaten up in no time and I had several requests for the Laddu recipe.
I look forward to trying out of the recipes It seems true what they say, food is medicine It helps when it s also delicious.
I am not very familiar with Ayurvedic cooking but have come across it in a few other books and have been curious to learn about it I am finding this book to be very interesting and useful I like that it is not just a cookbook, but gives a brief background of the author and Ayurveda Since this is mostly new to me, I am learning a lot I like that there is a little quiz included to find what dosha type I am and from there I can easily find the recipes that compliment my dosha, and what I should be eating seasonally as well to stay in balance with my dosha type The recipes are easy to follow and rely on mainly fresh produce, some I have never used before but I have been enjoying trying new foods and combinations Some of the recipes very simple and straightforward, while some found to be a little time consuming.
Overall I am pleased with this book It is a nice introduction to Ayurveda and Ayurvedic cooking It can be a little challenging using as a family cookbook as it is individualized for specific doshas but I think it is a great guide and reference when we feel out of balance and need to regulate our systems, as well as helping our kids eat the proper foods their systems need to stay healthy, especially during these winter months where they are so prone to catching colds and getting sick Thanks for reading this and please do let me know if this is helpful, feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to see new pictures and I will do my best to answer it Thank you, cheers Cass The recipes are easy to follow and taste amazing
I am new to the Ayurveda method and the book clearly explains the basics while keeping the text engaging and concise I learned that healing for one is not healing for another so it is wise to coordinate changes with other family members.
To determine which recipes and remedies are favorable and which are detrimental the first step is to take an included short 11 question quiz to identify which one of three Doshas is dominant, what that means and how to realistically incorporate the system.
Flexibility and practicing self compassion are mentioned because completely adhering to the system involves significant dietary changes for example no white sugar, fast food, leftovers only freshly prepared food , iced drink, and.
The recipes are organized by Drinks, Teas and Tonics, Smoothies, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Desserts and Condiments, Sauces and Spice Blends Generally the recipes do not involve anything beyond basic cooking skills Some recipes have long ingredient lists and others just a few.
A stovetop pressure cooker is required for a number of the recipes although a smart pot is probably workable, as well And, if a Whole Foods or other natural grocery store is accessible, it should be relatively easy to find most ingredients and spices including specialty items like tamarind paste, fenugreek seeds and mung dal.
I prepared the Morning Energy Quinoa Porridge which was satisfying and flavorful although I did not include the optional 4 egg whites The Simply Delicious Lettuce Wraps are a simple but tasty combination of hummus, avocado, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, sprouts and balsamic vinegar wrapped in butter leaf lettuce.
Adding or deleting some of the ingredients to accommodate a particular Dosha is noted within the recipes For example adding coconut for one and eliminating brown mustard seeds for another makes it possible to adapt for any household member.
Regarding the paperback book s construction there are just a handful of photographs The text size varies but is generally in the 8 to 10 point size with larger print at the beginning of each chapter So, people with some vision limitations may have some issues The text is generally printed with black ink although the recipe ingredients are done in green ink and the headings in red.
Two indexes are included in the back of the book one for Ailments and a general alphabetical index with recipes by name and main ingredient along with basic subjects Nutritional information for the recipes is not provided This method of balance and healing is something I am interested in exploring although I will be incorporating it slowly.
A web site that I found defines Ayurvedic as follows An Ayurvedic diet is an eating plan that provides guidelines for when you eat, what you eat, and how you eat to boost your health, prevent or manage disease, and maintain wellness If you follow an Ayurvedic diet, you ll eat primarily whole or minimally processed foods and practice mindful eating rituals The diet avoids genetically modified foods and those that may be contaminated by pesticides The 30 Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook provides an introduction to the Ayurveda practice, followed by 125 pages of recipes divided into chapters, which cover Drinks, Smoothies, Breakfasts, Sides, Lunches, Dinners, Desserts, and Sauces The theme is Indian in origin although western derived foods, like my favorite quinoa, play an important role The recipes, which occupy one or two pages have a paragraph of introduction, a list of ingredients, and instructions for preparation Each chapter has a full page photo of one of the dishes in that chapter, but in general, the individual recipes do not have photos I think that photos of the finished preparation add a lot to a cookbook.
Many of the recipes are appealing I certainly look forward to trying those that are unfamiliar.
A Healing Diet For A Healthy Bodyan Ayurvedic Cookbook Full Of Quick And Tasty MealsThe Traditional South Asian System Of MedicineAyurvedais Based On The Concept Of Balancing Your Body To Achieve Total Wellness A Diet Centered Around Ayurveda Teaches Us That The Right Food Can Ultimately Balance And Heal Us The Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook Makes It Simple To Eat An Ayurvedic Diet, With Delicious Recipes That Take Half An Hour Or Less To PrepareThe Recipes In This Ayurvedic Cookbook Are Labeled For Specific Benefitslike Digestion, Heart Health, Weight Loss, Constipation Relief, And So You Can Quickly Find Meals Designed To Benefit Your Individual Healing ProcessThis Ayurvedic Cookbook Includes Introducing AyurvedaDiscover Details On What Ayurveda Is, Items To Stock Your Kitchen With, How To Eat For Healing, And Healing RecipesCleanse And Restore Your Body With Recipes Like Detox Tonic, Antioxidant Energy Smoothie, Colorful Quinoa Salad, And Classic Cleansing KitchariThe Right Foods For YouTake A Quiz To Determine Your Dosha Biological Energy , And Learn How You Can Eat To Heal Your Unique BodyBring Balance Back To Your Body With Simple, Therapeutic MealsThe Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook Has Everything You Need To Get Cooking After only 24 pages I had to scrunch my nose up Don t get me wrong, this book is pretty good and informative I never even heard of the Ayurveda diet before But the author had to go and say that you should sip on warm water between meals I despise warm water I have a hard enough time drinking my daily amount I have to have ice in it That rule is a definite hard pass for me Teas though, I can do those There were a few items in the book that were confusing, even after reading And some of the recipes had strange ingredients I also kind of wish that there were pictures with the recipes every so often Now don t get me wrong, this looks like a pretty cool book But honestly I don t think it s for me or my family It s just a little intense than I care for.