The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Wellness FALL 2015
Would you like to be healthier? Better able to cope with the daily stresses of life? Happier? More balanced? The solution may be as simple as modifying your food choices to be in sync with your constitution.
Lois Leonhardi has taken the time-honored principles of Ayurveda and adapted them for use in today’s modern culture, creating recipes that are accessible and suited to a Western lifestyle and palate. This cookbook teaches you to understand and implement Ayurvedic practices so you can begin to immediately feel the benefits.
All of the recipes are suited to a Western palate, and there are options with animal protein for carnivores. Easy-to-digest, tasty bean and lentil recipes are included for vegetarians, and, most importantly, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free alternatives are provided with most recipes.
Whether you’re simply looking to improve your diet or are intrigued by Ayurvedic practices — or both! — this book will not only provide answers but will empower you to understand Ayurvedic concepts and easily assimilate them into your life.
No prior ayurveda experience is necessary. Recipes are designed to balance all constitutions (tri-doshic), which minimizes the guesswork for what recipes are appropriate for each individual. Not just for vegetarians, many of the recipes can be prepared in a variety of ways to accommodate dietary preferences and culinary medicinal uses such as:
Creamy Chilled Avocado Soup, Ginger-braised Fennel and Sweet Potato, Rosemary-infused Heirloom Scarlet Runners, Pitta Kapha Cannellini Kale & Artichoke Sauté, Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Sauté, French Lentil Salad with Lemon Dressing, Mushroom Almond Pâté
Okra with Ginger Lemongrass Sauce, Millet with Mushroom Vegetable Ragout, Quinoa with Spinach Pesto Cream Sauce, Vegetarian Lasagna
Bison Meatloaf with Maple Tamarind Sauce, Broiled Salmon in Maple Lime Marinade, Moroccan Lamb Meatballs, Spanish Chicken
Amaranth crepes, GF “tabbouleh”, Chicken Tikka Masala, Citrus Spice Glass Noodle Stir Fry, Kapha GF Mushroom Artichoke Pesto Pizzette, GF Pomegranate Orange Chip Bars, Kabocha Carmel Custard, Italian Flatbread
Slow Cooker Bone Broth, Miso Soup, Iron-Boosting Pomegranate Lamb Soup, Chicken Lemongrass & Quinoa Soup, Ginger Tea, Turmeric Milk, Go-To-Sleep Nutmeg Milk
For anyone looking to improve a regular diet or to experience new ayurvedic practices, this book provides easily understood guidance for a balanced life of wellness without stress. The book has been endorsed by The Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America (APNA) and board members of the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA).
LOIS LEONHARDI is a Certiﬁed Ayurvedic Practitioner and educator based in Los Angeles. She creates custom-designed diet and exercise programs for her clients to reduce stress, improve digestion and lose weight, helping them create new, healthy habits that will last a lifetime.