I am constantly asked for recommendations on cook books. If you are looking to lead an Ayurvedic lifestyle, it is really helpful to have a few Ayurvedic cook books in your kitchen library to help you familiarize yourself with the six different tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter an astringent – and how to use them to create tantalizing meals that also balance your dosha.
The first Ayurvedic cook book I ever purchased and the one I refer to most often is Eat. Taste. Heal. by Thomas Yarema, M.D., Daniel Rhoda, D.A.S and Chef Johnny Brannigan. It categorizes the meals by dosha, gives suggestions on how to alter the recipes for other doshas, and provides lovely photos of the finished meals. The roasted leek and fennel bisque is super yummy, as are the poached pears. Oh, so much to eat!
You can check it out on Amazon here. It also makes a lovely gift. Let me know what your favorite recipe is.
About the Author
Rochelle Barcellona is an animal-loving, family-and-friends-embracing, yoga-meditation-and-ayurveda-teaching, happy red-headed yogi who owns Nourish Mind Body & Spirit in Northern California. You may learn more about Rochelle here. Rochelle may be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and 916-353-5200.
(Photo of Rochelle courtesy of Bella Barcellona Photography.)