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Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

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Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.

The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing need
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Alpha
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Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is stunning!!!! The photos and approach just speak to my soul - so much so that after reading my library copy, I hopped onto Amazon to order one to keep. All of the Ayurveda books I’ve previously read relied heavily on ghee (and other foods I don’t eat), so to have a 100% plant-based cookbook is wonderful! I love how the author takes an ancient health system and puts a modern twist on it...she recognizes how drastically the food industry has changed (pesticides, growth hormones, GMOs, ...more
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks, vegan, ayurveda
This book is amazing. I've been making a recipe a week since January and I love them all!
Lecy Beth
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
An absolutely stunning cookbook and resource on the ayurvedic lifestyle from Ketabi, with a foreward from Deepak Chopra. The first part of the book takes an in-depth look at Ayurveda and how to determine your dosha then select the foods that you should be eating that will most agree with and rebalance your body. I've followed a basic ayurvedic diet for some time now, but for someone who has no idea where to start, this would be a great resource. Ketabi breaks down what foods are best for each do ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off - this book is stunningly beautiful. Lots of Ayurveda discussion of Doshas, Chakras, Prakriti, Vikruti, Tastes, and Qualities of Food. Interesting modern takes on Ayurvedic eating. Includes avocados which are not a traditional Ayurvedic food. While traditional Ayurveda recommends preparing each meal from scratch, serving immediately, and discarding leftovers; most people don't have that luxury. Make it work by planning and prepping ahead. Embrace leftovers because recipes are Plant Bas ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After going vegan a year ago, I heard a lot about Ayurveda but I always found it quite difficult to follow this lifestyle.
I love this contemporary twist on it it's so new and perfect for me. The pictures and design in this book are phenomenal and gorgeous. My favorite part has to be the amount of information given before diving into the recipes and the little quizzes to discover your Dosha. Most cookbooks I always skip the intros (guilty as charged) but this cookbook is insightful, informative,
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-g, f, cookbook
This is a very beautiful book to look at, filled with colorful, dynamic photos of glorious dishes and the extremely photogenic author. Very high production value!
There are some attractive (to me) dishes, however I saw a lot of repetition with recipe ingredients like avocado, butternut squash, cauliflower, quinoa and sweet potatoes. While they are all healthy foods that I enjoy, I felt more like I was reading a cookbook with the theme "100 different ways to use these five ingredients"
Overall, mor
Renee (The B-Roll)
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I read the description for this book I was immediately drawn to it.  I had no idea what Ayurveda was but could connect with the idea that we are what we eat, and to go further, we are how our bodies process food.  Those are such interesting ideas and not things that we are taught in the US as children learning to eat and cook.  I think that if I had heard this at a younger age, it would have led to some very fundamental changes in how and what I eat.

The first thing I loved about this book i
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it!

Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-
Michael Reardon
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Ayurvedic/holistic/vegan cookbook with lengthy sections explaining the practices. The science should be taken with a grain of salt (Himalayan pink or sea, obvs) but the recipes are delicious and mostly easy to follow.
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best! Combines vegan options with ayurvedic methods.
Stefani Akins
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love food. I enjoy gorgeous photography. I practice yoga. And I feel that every day can be a good day when you learn a new thing or two. So, I was quite happy to snatch up a copy of “Eat Feel Fresh” for review. First of all, it is simply the most beautifully illustrated book I’ve had the pleasure to read this year. The colors explode off the pages and bring a smile to your face, which can only be a good thing. Secondly, it is chock-full of new spins on recipes but as always, let’s stick to the ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! (I recommend the physical copy because the pictures and layout are gorgeous!) I’ve tried five recipes so far and love them! I’ve tried the sun-butter sweet potato brownies (using almond butter instead), the sweet potato pizza crust with a variation of her plant-based pesto recipe. I made the chickpea veggie burgers with the Thai peanut coconut sauce on top (so delicious!!) I plan on trying all of them. I love Sahara’s take on modern Ayurveda. She does an excellent jo ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that struck me as I paged through Eat Feel Fresh was how beautiful the photography was. The prepared dishes are exquisite art that makes you want to immediately grab a fork or spoon.

I was peripherally aware of the Ayurvedic lifestyle from an article I read a few years ago, but like a lot of things, I read it, found it intriguing, but didn’t pursue it further. However after reading Sahara Rose Ketabi’s Eat Feel Fresh, I want to try out the recipes for my particular dosha and see w
Alicia Bayer
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
There are things I love about this book and things that are just so-so. The photographs are stunning. Every one is the type that would get a million likes on Instagram -- think gorgeous smoothie bowls swirled with color and then sprinkled all over with flowers. There are also lots of photos of the author, India, etc.

Ketabi gives a lot of information about Ayurveda and also how she adapted it to fit her modern vegan lifestyle. The information is great if you want to learn about Ayurveda or want t
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so amazing that I don’t even know where to start! First of all, it’s divinely beautiful with a lot of pictures and of gorgeously plated food and life in India in vibrant colours. Secondly, it is not just your average millennial cookbook. It also contains a lot of information about Ayurveda, the doshas, and basically everything you need to know in order to start healing yourself with food. The recipes in the book are mouthwatering and after having tried a couple of them I can tell th ...more
Monette Chilson
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sahara does such a wonderful job making Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Her wisdom and recipes are contemporary, yet grounded in the ancient Ayurvedic traditions. I can't wait to test out the recipes!
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like most reviews have mentioned, this book is beautiful. Overall, it’s a good resource for pretty simple Ayurvedic recipes and just new recipes in general that I’ve enjoyed making. They’ve all tasted great as well, although they certainly don’t look as pretty when I make them ;) I didn’t read through all reviews on here so I apologize if I’m repeating too much of what others have said already. A few things bothered me about the book and author though.

First, many of the health claims she makes,
Emy Roque Cisneros
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful book. The design is stunning and Saharas language is accessible and to the point. Im confused by some of the terminology that's used describing Ayruveda and food. For example. Sahara related food to having a vibrational frequency (redundant) related to bioelectricity. Not sure if she knows what bioelectricity is because it seems to not be used in the right way here. The reason I say that is because she talks about vibration related to abstract energy whereas bioelectricity is ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Beautifully written, stunning photography, and recipes that make me want to drop everything I am doing and head to the kitchen. Sarah Rose K. does an amazing job at portraying the world of Ayurveda through a more contemporary lens. Many of her recipes capture the soul and heart of Ayurveda.

Unfortunately I read the book through a library-copy; however, I have already added this cookbook into my amazon cart for my next large book purchase! I loved all her tidbits and information found at the
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you can get past the “I’m a Millennial con-temporizing an ancient science!” sentiment there’s some good substance here and a lot of recipes that work for me.

Coming from a familiarity with Ayurveda, it is clear Rose has done her homework here. (That being said I don’t think I would recommend it fully to someone who was new to Ayurveda.)

Also note: this is a mainly plant-based approach and mostly eschews Ayurvedic staples such as rice and ghee. Although I’ll never give up basmati and ghee, she
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a plant-based Ayurvedic cookbook. This is not another one size fits all book. This book is different because it will teach you how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Did you know that changes in season and climate affect your digestion? This book will teach you how to adjust your eating accordingly and do much more.

The book has recipes for every meal of the day as well as some special recipes like 6 taste bowls and more. This book is a journey into yourself not jut a journe
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredible, beautiful book that transports you to another world in ancient India-- yet with modern recipes you'd make today! The recipes in this book are out of this world, yet incredible simple to make. I've made a few already and they've turned out DELICIOUS! The author also explains Ayurveda so clearly and really puts in into words that anyone can understand. She also looks at Ayurveda from a modern lens and diligently goes through each aspect and shows how it makes sense (or not) for todays ...more
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all, this cookbook has some stunning photos, which I loved! But I chose to read this title because I was just curious about an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Not that it's necessary, but now I am wishing I would've read her first book (Idiot's guide to Ayurveda) just to have a bit more of a knowledge base prior to reading this cookbook. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of delicious looking recipes and the fact that most included ingredients that you can easily find at any gr ...more
So I bought this book because of raves on Instagram and it looked gorgeous and it had amazing reviews…it is GORGEOUS, just gorgeous, beautifully photographed. But I have a few issues with it: first of all, a lot of the recipe just don't sound very tasty. A lot are really not what I want. The other issue I had was tone. The author talks abt her journey from raw food veganist to hardcore ayurvedic seemed like her strict control of her diet meant she was missing out on a lot of great fu ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I've been practicing an Ayurvedic lifestyle now for about 10 years. I really enjoyed reading the first part of this book, with its information on eating principles and techniques. It went much more in-depth than other Ayurvedic cookbooks I've found, and it was accompanied with gorgeous photographs that just made me happy when I looked at them! Going through the recipes I was very excited; they all looked delicious. I tried about half of them, but my overall impression of the results was disappoi ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of good info

I've tried a few recipes and I loved them all so far. I had no idea I could make a drink with turmeric that actually tasted good. I've been bookmarking recipes that I like so I can find them quickly. Pretty soon most of the recipes will be bookmarked and I'll be back to square one...looking for a favorite recipe. I had trouble finding a couple of spices and had to get creative with some ingredients. I'm using ingredients that I usually don't use and I'm finding that with the rig
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eat Feel Fresh is a planted based ayurvedic approach to eating. I had no idea what to expect nor did I know anything about this approach to eating. This newer ayurvedic approach is plant-based, low glycemic, and alkaline. The diet is low sugar, little wheat, and less dairy. The main focus of the cookbook is that the foods we eat have a direct impact on the way we feel. It isn’t just about eating but our digestion. Eat Feel Fresh looks into the chakras or energy in the body. The 3 body-mind types ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Eat Feel Fresh is a beautiful book with great pictures and vibrant colors. This is more than just a cookbook. It is a book about how to connect your body with your food. All of the recipes either have different versions or augmentations based on the type of eater you are. This book is a great way to think about food as a method of healing. I look forward to making so many of the recipes in this book.
Pauline Sachar
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is like an Instagram version of her Idiots Guide to Ayureda. The photos are lush and inspiring!

I would give it more stars if the portions for her recipe were for more than one serving. Meals are most often eaten in community, at least in my household of five, and I need more than one quinoa bowl at a time!

Yes, I know how to quadruple a recipe, but come on!

If you need a few more ideas on how to fine tune your current wellness routine, check this book (and her other one) out.
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook, library
I'm fascinated by Ayurvedic cooking, so this beautiful cookbook caught my eye, especially since we're trying to eat more plant-based foods. I love the way this book goes into the basics of Ayurveda and the doshas (mind-body types),which helps in understanding which of the following recipe variations is best for you. And the recipes! I've bookmarked the heck out of this book and have high hopes.
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Sahara Rose is an ancient soul in a modern body. She has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra, who wrote the foreword of her books. She is the best-selling author of Eat Feel Fresh, Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda, A Yogic Path and the upcoming Discover Your Dharma. She also hosts the Highest Self Podcast, the #1 spirituality podcast on ...more

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