Bring balance to your body with nourishing Ayurvedic cooking for beginners
The ancient science of Ayurveda is a powerful system of holistic wellness, and its philosophy of balance is more relevant than ever today since stress is a common cause of disease. This Ayurvedic cookbook is your introduction to practicing the restorative principles of Ayurveda in your own kitchen. It’s packed with cooking techniques and recipes that can support and nurture your body’s natural regenerative powers, turning your everyday meals into opportunities for nourishment and healing.
Discover an overview of Ayurveda, from its history to the present day. Find out how to identify your dosha, or body type, based on its dominant elements and qualities. Delve in to more than 100 targeted Ayurvedic recipes to help you correct imbalances within yourself with food that is fresh, seasonal, and appropriate for your type—so you can rediscover your aliveness, inner power, and inherent peace.
Ayurvedic eating, simplified—Take a quiz to find out your dosha, and follow along with a 5-step guide to Ayurvedic eating for your body’s unique requirements.
Satisfying seasonal recipes—Dig in to a wide variety of recipes for every body type and season, including modification tips to make recipes appropriate for different doshas.
4 Weeklong meal plans—Learn to eat along with nature’s cycle with a template meal plan for each season, along with a handy shopping list.
Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is your starter guide to integrating Ayurveda in to your diet.
About the Author
LAURA PLUMB is an internationally recognized teacher of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Jyotish. She is the creator of the popular Ayurvedic food blog Food: A Love Story and the cofounder of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts. With a 53-part television show called VedaCleanse and a 12-part series called Divine Yoga, Laura is regarded as a leader on mind-body medicine and the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred and sumptuous living. She is a graduate of the American Institute of Vedic Studies and Kerala Ayurveda Academy.
"I’m in love with this book—and Laura Plumb! She is an example of the awakened Divine Feminine. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is a delightful guide to supporting and nourishing the health and well being of powerful women. Laura has created a way for us to grow our 'balance-arsenal' of foods that bring rejuvenation, energy, and vibrancy. In this book, Laura shows what is possible in the realm of holistic wellness." —Hemalayaa, Transformation Facilitator and Leadership Coach
“Hippocrates said 'Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.' In Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners, Laura Plumb makes it such a joy to create delicious, healing meals that one’s relationship with food is forever transformed.” —Melanie Fiorella, MD, Associate Clinician Professor of Integrative Health at UC San Diego and visiting staff member of the Chopra Center’s Mind-Body Medical Group
"Absolutely delicious book! Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is a beautiful guidebook that brings awareness to healthy foods and fosters a love for cooking."—Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, co-founder and co-director of the Ayurvedic Healing Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA, and author of Enchanting Beauty
"As Director of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, I have personally witnessed Laura's profound understanding of the deeper principles of Ayurvedic wellness. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners should have a central place in the kitchens of everyone desiring a healthier, happier life."— Dr. Jayrajan Kodikkanath, Ayurvedic doctor, director of Kerala Ayurveda Clinics and Academy
"Laura has made it easy and enjoyable to bring the healing science of Ayurveda into your kitchen and enjoy delicious nutrition. You will be healthier, your family will thrive, and my prediction is there will be fewer visits to the doctor!”—Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, founder and director of the Vaidyagrama Ayurveda Healing Community
"In Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners?, Laura Plumb has made the profound knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition accessible to everyone. As you enjoy her many creative recipes, you will also learn about how food can balance your own individual mind-body constitution and support you in optimal wellness.”—Dr. David Frawley, Vedacharya and author of Yoga & Ayurveda?