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The Ayurvedic Cookbook gives a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition.

351 pages, Paperback

First published June 1, 1990

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Amadea Morningstar

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52 reviews3 followers
August 27, 2009
Already wrinkly and stained from many kitchadi cooking sessions. The book is worth the price for that section alone.
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Author 2 books9 followers
November 30, 2007
don't be fooled by the cover or lack of visual appeal, this is full of great info. and advice!
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Author 13 books24 followers
August 21, 2021
You should always be aware about the food you intake and its impact on your body.

This book is an interesting read in that context. The authors have delved deep into traditional Indian Ayurvedic systems to find out the meanings of food, which are right for our body type. The recipes mentioned are easy, made from ingredients which are accessible. You can try them out and notice impact on your well being
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2 reviews
January 14, 2018
This book changed my life and I've never felt so good!
It taught me the true meaning of ' mind, body and soul connection'. My knowledge and understanding of life has totally transformed.
I learned so much about my ' true self' and learned to embrace it and love it.
I'm so grateful to have discovered Ayurveda trough this beautiful book!
I recommend it to everyone!
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1 review7 followers
December 24, 2019
I just started my plant-based diet and this book has helped me to understand this journey better. I never see food the same way again, in this book so many detail information about spices, and it so interesting how every spices has different care and way to cook it. Not just spices, things like Legumes, beans, mushroom, fruit, greens, etc. So rich and fascinating.
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14 reviews
April 28, 2021
-after all these years, it's still the go-to recipe books for accessible tri-doshic recipes.
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Author 35 books68 followers
November 7, 2008
I have to admit that I was a little intimidated when I first picked up The Ayurvedic Cookbook. I am new to Ayurveda. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about the system and have started to change the way I eat according to these principles. However, to this point, I have been looking at specific foods and tastes to help my own health rather than trying to create a whole meal for my family.

Even with my limited experiments, I have already noticed changes in the way I feel. I was eager to do more but afraid that it might be more complex than I could handle. I was also a little worried that the food would be bland and boring.

Now, I’m so glad that I picked up The Ayurvedic Cookbook. The recipes are delicious. I haven’t had to say “eat it because it’s healthy” once. My favorite part is that each recipe includes information at the beginning that details how the recipe fits into the Ayurvedic system.

Moreover, the book includes a little blurb of information about the main ingredient of each section. This gives me a better idea about what this ingredient does in the system and when it works best. It also tells me how that particular item reacts with vata, pitta, and kapha types.
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Author 6 books96 followers
February 9, 2015
We're still trying the recipes from this book, but so far they are interesting and tasty. There's some detailed information about Ayurveda and the doshas for those unfamiliar. This is strictly a vegetarian cookbook, so I often use the recipes for lighter meals and give my husband a side of meat protein to go with it.

I'm working on some health issues, and Ayurveda seems to be the most helpful system for me to do that holistically.

The recipes I've tried so far make family-sized portions, so if you're cooking for one or two, adjust accordingly.
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Author 2 books11 followers
September 24, 2012
This is a perfect tool to learn how to use ayurvedic diet to improve your life. Yes it's a non complicated cookbook, but the introductory chapter is loaded with information on how to tailor your diet to improve health and well being.
I refer most to vegetables as Morningstar know the ideal spice/herbal additions. Curries in minutes, condiments are appetizing- see mango chutney, cashew chutney, cilantro chutney.
4 reviews5 followers
June 16, 2010
"Q: My family and friends think I'm crazy to think that food can make a difference in my health. ...

"A: ... Trying to convince anyone else about what you're doing only takes valuable energy you could put elsewhere. If the Ayurvedic program works for you, it will be obvious to them in the long run."
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42 reviews8 followers
September 10, 2012
For anyone interested in Ayurvedic philosophy there's everything you need in this book to get started & beyond. It's kinda like a GCSE text book the author wants you to understand what Ayurvedic food is about instead of flicking through & choosing a recipe at random. If you like reading cookery books to understand culture & lifestyles this is for you.
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4 reviews
December 16, 2014
Many of these recipes are GF/CF, although I did not consider that until a few years after purchasing this amazing cookbook. Love the reference charts and general information included. This book is very comprehensive and enlightening even if you never try any of the recipes!
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47 reviews44 followers
January 27, 2009
Love this cookbook! Great recipes, and she gives instructions on how to modify the dishes according to your dosha.
6 reviews
October 30, 2011
I like the recipes in this book, they are all vegeterians and useful for people who wants to be vegeterian.
I am not vegeterian yet.
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5 reviews
June 8, 2012
I love this cookbook. The recipes are simple, easy, and everything I have tried so far has been delicious!
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456 reviews
October 14, 2012
a great introduction to the ideas behind Ayurveda. very interesting recipes for all sorts of ailments and general health maintenance.
142 reviews
May 25, 2013
awesome Indian recipes with Ayurvedic context.
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28 reviews1 follower
January 26, 2016
Lovely recipes, but the instructions frequently assume too much, like you already know what a certain Indian herb is, how to get it, or how to prepare it.
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November 10, 2013
Continuing my search for healthy eating, changing my life..
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