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The Ayurvedic Cookbook: A Personalized Guide to Good Nutrition and Health

Amadea Morningstar (Author) Urmila Desai (Author)

The Ayurvedic Cookbook gives a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition. Recipes range from exotic Indian meals to old American favorites. Amadea Morningstar, M.A., a Western trained nutritionist, and Urmila Desai, a superb Indian cook, are both well-versed in a variety of healing traditions. The Ayurvedic Cookbook includes an in-depth discussion of Ayurvedic nutrition, tridoshic perspectives and ways to make dietary changes that last.

Contents: Introduction/David Frawley. I. General Information: 1. History of Ayurveda. 2. Nutrition from an Ayurvedic perspective. 3. Discovering your constitution. 4. Attributes and nutritional needs of each constitution. 5. How to imbalance your constitution. 6. Understanding Ayurvedic nutrition: taste. 7. Digestion. 8. Food combining and preparation. 9. Balancing agni. 10. The digestive organs. 11. The Chakras and dietary change. 12. Eating with the seasons. 13. Getting ready to cook. 14. Planning balanced meals easily. 15. Menus: Tridoshic; Vata; Pitta; Kapha. II. Recipes: 16. Main dishes. 17. Curries. 18. Dairy. 19. Beans. 20. Kichadis. 21. Grains. 22. Breads. 23. Vegetables. 24. Fruits. 25. Soups. 26. Salads. 27. Condiments. 28. Snacks. 29. Desserts. 30. Beverages. 31. Breakfasts. III. Appendices: 1. Most frequently asked questions and answers. 2. Enlarged food guidelines for basic constitutional types. 3. Some basic information about nutrients. 4. Glossary of English and Sanskrit terms. 5. Good name equivalents in Latin, Sanskrit, Hindi. 6. Bibliography. Index.

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About the authors

Amadea Morningstar

Amadea Morningstar Studied Human Biology And Nutrition At Standford University And The University Of California At Berkeley, Graduating With A B.S. In Nutrition And Food Sciences From Berkeley In 1975. She Did Graduate Work In Nutrition At The University Of Texas At Austin And Has A Masters In Counselling From Southwestern College In Santa Fe. She Has Been A Practicing Nutritionist And Teacher For Fifteen Years. She Has Been On The Faculty Of The Ayurvedic Institute In Albuquerque, New Mexico Since 1984 And Acts As A Nutritional Consultant To Other Schools And Practitioners.

Urmila Desai

Urmila Desai, Wife Of Yogi Amrit Desai Founder Of Kripalu Center For Yoga And Health, The Largest Residential Health Center In The United States, Has Been Closely Involved With The Development And Practice Of Yoga, Health And Cooking Activities.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Ayurvedic Cookbook: A Personalized Guide to Good Nutrition and Health
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120811763, 9788120811768
length xii+350p.