The Yogic Kitchen
The Yogic Kitchen offers a quiet argument for a food-as-medicine approach to health, based on the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda.
Yoga is good for your body and so too is its sister philosophy, Ayurveda. Tried and tested over thousands of years, this ancient Indian food-as-medicine practice can heal and restore you, bringing balance to your system. In The Yogic Kitchen, Ayurvedic health coach, skilled cook and passionate yoga teacher Jody Vassallo offers you 100 recipes as well as a holistic guide to Ayurveda that shows you how to identify which of the three main constitutions (or doshas) you are and how you can support your dosha with the right food medicine.
Packed full of diagnostic charts and gentle advice on the Ayurvedic way, The Yogic Kitchen translates Jody's passion for good food and good health (as well as stylish living) into recipes that do all the work for you. This book illustrates the power of the right ingredients to bring balance to the digestive system and the mind as well as joy to the tastebuds.
About the Author
Jody's strong interest in nutrition and health became a trademark of her work. In 2001 she was approached by the National Heart Foundation of Australia to develop recipes for their new look Deliciously Healthy Cookbook. This book sold twenty five thousand copies within the first six months of its release. From 1996 -2003 Jody worked as a food consultant to the New South Wales Institute of Sport. Her primary role was to teach elite athletes to cook healthy nutritious meals and provide simple food solutions for their specific dietary requirements. In 2000-2002 Jody worked as Food Editor for the Australian Institute of Sport cookbooks Survival of the Fittest and Survival from the Fittest. Realising that the market for health-based cookbooks was severely lacking Jody started her own publishing company in 2002. Fortiori Publishing was born and the Health for Life series developed.