Author: Vinod Verma
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0141007761
A culinary guide to eating well the healthy way.
Ayurveda, a holistic science, has a distinct food culture which stresses the underlying unity among the three principal humours in the body-vata, pitta and kapha. The humours, responsible for all the physical and mental functions, are derived from the five elements of nature-ether, air, fire, water and earth. Our food in the form of various rasas or tastes is also made from these five elements. A balance has to be struck between the five elements of the body and the five elements of the body and the five elements of the food we eat. Eating Right the Natural Way: Ayurvedic Recipes for a Healthy Life explores these and dwells on the relationship between an individual’s constitution and factors like food, climate and stress. It shows how vital it is to eat the correct combination of food products to achieve balance in the body and rejuvenate it.
Eating Right the Natural Way: Ayurvedic Recipes for a Healthy Life stresses that food cooked according to the Ayurvedic way is neither insipid nor boring. By planning meals intelligently, and with the judicious addition of specific herbs and spices, one can eat anything and everything and yet not compromise on nutrition.
Informative and accessible, the book contains a wealth of recipes, from beverages to main course to desserts. Together with traditional recipes, the author has included many others that she has improvised and perfected over the years: Paprika, Broccoli and Ginger Rice, Endive Salad with Nuts, Mixed Herb Chutney and Chena Mithai, to name only a few. Based on Ayurvedic principles, the recipes are meant not only to delight the palate but also to create a sense of harmony in the body.
THE AYURVEDIC FOOD CULTURE
Introduction to the Ayurvedic Food Culture
Prana in Your Food
Preparation of Basic Ayurvedic Cuisine
AYURVEDIC FOOD RECIPES
Introduction to the Recipes
Some Warm Starters
CONCLUDING THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE
Things to Bear in Mind
Eating According to Desa and Kala
Calmness and Aesthetics
Holistic and Organic Products
Combinations of Food
Respite From Food
Your Food and Your Appearance
Frequently Asked Questions