Category Archives: Recipes

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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Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha Lad and Dr. Vasant Lad

This is a great book if you are interested in learning how to cook Indian food or would like to dabble into the Ayurvedic principles behind meal preparation. The book reviews the basic concepts of Ayurveda and explains how to set up an Ayurvedic kitchen. It includes more than 100 recipes of Ayurvedic cuisine and… Continue Reading

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