The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well (Paperback)
Eat delicious seasonal food, balance the body, and heal the gut with simplified, traditional Ayurvedic wisdom and over 100 simple recipes designed to get you cooking in the kitchen.
Even the simplest Ayurveda practices complement Western medicine because of their focus on righting imbalance before it creates disease. Keeping digestion on track is the key to health in Ayurveda, and eating natural, homemade foods in accordance with personal constitution and changes in environment is often all that is needed to bring a body back into balance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook inspires yogis and nonyogis alike to get into the kitchen and explore this time-honored system of seasonal eating for health and nourishment.
Ditching processed food and learning to eat well at home are the first steps you can take to relieving imbalance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook removes many of the obstacles by showing you how straightforward and accessible preparing your own delicious, seasonal meals can be. Season by season, learn how the changing weather and qualities in your environment both mirror and influence your body and appetite. Lifestyle advice on meal planning, self-care regimens, and how to ensure health during the change of seasons is included throughout. And the no-fuss recipes will get you eager to cook.
To expand your cooking repertoire, you'll also learn foundational "everyday" recipes that can be adapted to any season and any dosha: once you understand the blueprint of a basic dish, you can recreate it in your kitchen year-round, using seasonal produce, grains, and flavors for health and nourishment.
About the Author
KATE O'DONNELL is an Ashtanga yoga teacher, a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and an Ayurvedic yoga specialist. She is on the faculty for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and for Ayurvedic Health Education trainings. She lives in Boston.
"Everyday Ayurveda is infused with an effortless wisdom born of Kate’s deep connection with food as medicine. The book is a goldmine for anyone wanting to heal and celebrate their body through the joyful practice of seasonal cooking."—Lily Diamond, creator of the blog Kale & Caramel
"Simple, basic tools are often all we need to get ourselves started on a healthy path. Kate O’Donnell has used her natural lightness and humor along with real-life examples to show us how easy this can be. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook is a must-have for anyone on the road to improve their health through good food sense."—Hilary Garivaltis, founder of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda
"Equal parts practical and inspirational, Kate’s presentation of Ayurvedic wisdom and gorgeous recipes will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and gently guide you towards your healthiest self."—Natasha Rizopoulos, internationally acclaimed yoga teacher
"Emerging from an ancient Asian civilization, Ayurveda now brings its message to confused modern cultures: take care of the basics and live life to its fullest. In a world where so many of us survive on such little real nutrition, Ayurveda bids us to make real food our friend, as Kate O'Donnell clearly has. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook lures us into the kitchen, where food may once again work its healing alchemy on us. Let this book guide you into a daily practice of “the yoga of eating,” and you can transform your life. Sukhino bhavantu!"—Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and author of Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
“In this book, Kate has given us an in-depth introduction to the science of Ayurveda combined with recipes that are both practical and nourishing. It is sure to become a useful source both in the pantry and the library.”—Nancy Gilgoff, international yoga teacher