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The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai

books-morninstarThe book includes over 250 recipes specifically designed to balance each constitution according to Ayurveda theory, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition. It is a mainstay of Ayurvedic practitioners and anyone practicing Ayurvedic cooking. Amadea Morningstar, M.A., a Western-trained nutritionist, and Urmila Desai, a superb Indian cook, wrote the book to share what they had learned through a variety of healing traditions. The book provides menu plans, Ayurvedic nutrition, tridoshic perspectives (solutions for a family comprised of people with different constitutions) and ways to make dietary changes that last. The book is well-organized and includes lots of great tips on various food categories. As a very visual eater, I just wish they had budgeted for a few photos as well.

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Eat-Taste-Heal by Thomas Yarema, M.D., et al

If you like cookbooks with photos, you will love this one! It is absolutely beautiful. Unlike many of the Ayurveda-inspired cookbooks out there, it also includes more American fare, as well as the traditional Indian staples. And the photography makes you want to experiment. The color-coded symbols on the various recipes and modifications make it… Continue Reading