The reason I bought this book was that it had "quick and easy" in the title. The title should read, "quick and easy, and heavily Americanized 'claims to be' Ayurvedic cooking."
I have read several books on Ayurveda and Ayurvedic cooking. This cookbook deviates from the others. The recipes are more Americanized. Cheese, meat and pasta are used in a large percentage of the recipes. In this cookbook, the spices and herbs used in the recipes are typical of French, American or Italian cuisine: basil, marjoram, thyme, parsley, dill and spearmint leaves. In addition, the author combines cottage cheese and fresh fruit; in other Ayurvedic cookbooks, fresh fruit is recommended to be eaten alone. Mayonnaise, "a shocker", is also used in several of the recipes in this cookbook. How can this author claim that it is Ayurvedic cooking? I do not even consider this a cookbook for healthy eaters.
The benefits of Ayurvedic cooking are food combining and the more typically Indian spices: turmeric power, cumin seeds, and hing. Better Ayurvedic cookbooks are: The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai; The Chopra Center Cookbook by Deepak Chopra, MD; Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, MD, Daniel Rhoda, and Chef Johnny Brannigan; and Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners by Amadea Morningstar.