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Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing Paperback – October 31, 1997
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From the Author
As my awareness grew about the role of food as medicine, I observed that many health problems seemed intertwined with the stresses of daily life. These include worries about ones job or money, tension and even the stress created by eating the wrong kinds of food and improper food combining. In the last twenty years I have seen many problems, sometimes culminating in serious illness, that were the result of poor food choices and ignorance of the art of proper cooking for oneself and for the family.
In this book you will find simple, practical approaches to food and specific recipes from the Ayurvedic art of cooking to help restore the bodys healthful balance. Though there is much helpful information within these covers, this book is not proposed as a treatment plan for any disease. This, of course, you must obtain from your own doctor.
I met my wife Usha at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Pune where she was a student of Ayurvedic nursing. After we were married, Usha began using her knowledge and love of Ayurveda as her guiding light in preparing our meals. She always brings great love and respect to every stage of food preparation, and she cooks each meal with all of her heart.
My wish is that you will discover in these pages a creative program for better health for yourself and your family. These recipes and healing ways are meant to enter your life as a natural method of healing without any side effects or reactions. Enjoy your Ayurvedic cooking for health, happiness and the healing of family and friends.
God bless you with love and light.
Dr. Vasant Lad
Top Customer Reviews
If you already have a reasonably well-stocked kitchen, you can buy all the "special" ingredients for about $20 at your local Indian market. Other Indian cook books intimidated me just reading the ingredients. This book gives a nice list of what you need to get started. I prepared many of the recipies with the addition of only 4 spices to my kitchen (but I do have a well-stocked spice rack to start with). 5 stars for being simple, economical, educational, and healthy.
I now feel confident enough to try more complex Indian cook books, thanks to Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing.
As an aside, I recommend all Vasant Lad books on ayurvedic medicine. This book is written by his wife. Beyond the recipes, there is good info about ayurvedic cooking in general.
If you are a student of Yoga and/or Ayurveda, or just want to learn more about healthy, balanced Indian cooking, this is top notch source.
A more minor complaint is that I like the recipes I've tried and want more- and more variety. An even more minor complaint is that since I find the fried foods irrelevant to me, I would have preferred if they had substituted other recipes that didn't include lots of oil.
I am using the recipes and suggestions in the book daily and recommend it anyone - beginner or experienced Ayurvedic cook, for great recipes and food
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book helpful. Easy to follow recipes with some good tips on healing foods. Would love to see a newer edition with more recipes.Published 7 days ago by cheryl vanreyk
Love this book. I learnt a lot on Ayurvedic topics by reading this book as it covers various Ayurvedic herbs and its benefits, the importance of proper food combination for optimal... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jess
This is an interesting book for anyone of Indian heritage or anyone interested in Ayurveda.Published 2 months ago by ZulfikarShahnawaz
Good book but not wonderful if you are looking for breakfast recipesPublished 5 months ago by Jeanne C.