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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Press (1 Oct. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0914955063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0914955061
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Amadea Morningstar not only gives you delicious, simple recipes for meals but also recipes for medicinal drinks, based on Ayurveda. She talks about the spiritual side of cooking, which has affected my personal approach to cooking everything - not just these foods. She also gives good information on dairy and how it is best digested. The one recipe I keep coming back to in here is the one for banana muffins. No one can resist them! I change the flours at times, and find that this recipe is the best vegan muffin recipe I've ever found! BTW -if you are vegan or vegetarian, this book is an excellent resource. --jumpy1 on June 27, 2001

I have been really pleased with the Ayurvedic Cookbook! It gives an excellent introduction into Ayurvedic nutritional theory, along with a self-exam so that you may determine your Dosha. There is a great index in the back which lists all foods according to their Dosha which makes menu planning easier. For the most part, the recipes are tasty and easy to prepare. You may find it difficult, however to locate some of the unique Indian spices and food items, especially if you are not living in a large metropolitan area. I did not care for some of the recipes as they were a little strange to my taste, but most were excellent! --Lauri L. Schmidt on March 6, 1998

This book is the very first which transformed me from one who dislikes cooking into one that is eager to cook and learn more and more!!! I just simply cannot believe this is happening to me. I have never liked cooking. And it makes for the most thrilling reading too!! Because of various health problems I was always advised to try different diets but never liked what I cooked. It was always the most boring task. This book has changed my attitude in the most profound ways, where I begin to perceive food not only as a source of nourishment but also a way to understand my own body's energetical needs and how to heal it. It is the most interesting fact to learn the connection between the food and my emotions. Through these quick, simple and most delicious recipes I am learning how to create foods which calm me when I need calming, ground me when I need grounding and cool or warm me depending on the season and the balance in my energy pattern. But it's not only that, I can even effect a positive emotional and digestive change in my husband through dishes that are meant for his type! This book is slowly turning me from "cook hater" into "cook lover" and I cannot wait to try all of those recipes. The pumpkin or sweet potato halva recipe had us on our knees. It is sublime. The Indian tastes are simply like swimming in a deep ocean while the American cooking is more like swimming in a small and shallow pond. Why not jump in on the deeper side of life? --Beata P. on October 16, 2005 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb. 1999
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Covering the ancient science of Ayurvedism in one book and relating that science to your daily menu is no easy task. Yet this book does so quite well, and is appropriate for the beginner or the expert. If you know very little, you can learn how to determine your own dosha and begin assessing what foods are best for you. If you are beyond that, you will benefit from the many insights offered in a wide range of topics including seasonal and daily diets, nutrition, ingredients, and of course the recipes. As a chef with an interest in healthful cuisines, I must admit that some of the recipes are a bit bland. However, as the book points out, our taste buds have become accustomed to excessive salt and these recipes allow you to experience the pure flavors of the ingredients. Some recipes are completely delicious, such as Spicy Cumin Eggplant or Cream of Greens Soup. Another benefit of this book is that most of the ingredients are easy to find, which can be a problem for American cooks trying to make Indian food.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Mar. 1998
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I have been really pleased with the Ayurvedic Cookbook! It gives an excellent introduction into Ayurvedic nutritional theory, along with a self-exam so that you may determine your Dosha. There is a great index in the back which lists all foods according to their Dosha which makes menu planning easier. For the most part, the recipes are tasty and easy to prepare. You may find it difficult, however to locate some of the unique Indian spices and food items, especially if you are not living in a large metropolitan area. I did not care for some of the recipes as they were a little strange to my taste, but most were excellent!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tami Brady TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2008
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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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Saucy on 21 April 2008
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The recipes I have tried are totally delicious. I bought the book because I was trying to follow a mucus reduction diet (which following Amadea's intro, is basically a kapha reduction diet) for health reasons. I was a bit stuck for ideas after cutting out dairy, wheat, rice and oats! The recipes in this book are completely different from what I used to eat, and very effective in solving the problem.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S P Hart on 18 April 2009
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Excellent book to help me get in shape!I have used the quick bread recipe over and over and it is quick and healthy optioon to bread made with yeast, it also rises without yeast.

Highly suggest people use it for health improvements and generally try to follow Ayurvedic principles. Thanks to the author !
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Malsingh on 1 April 2010
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This book is a very basic introduction to Ayurvedic cooking, with recipes that will appeal to slightly adventurous but generally western palates. If you like healthy vegetarian food, you'll probably enjoy cooking from this book.

Every recipe has information about its effect on the doshas, and there are suggestions for tailoring the recipes to various bodily constitutions. However, there is actually very little information on Ayurveda in this book. It's a good starting ground, and certainly will get you thinking about Ayurveda when you cook, but it will be necessary to read other books to really begin to understand Ayurvedic medicine.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jun. 2001
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I thoroughly recommend this book whether you're into Ayurveda or are just a vegetarian looking for tasty recipes. The introductory chapter on Ayurveda is also concise and informative. However, if you're expecting 'normal' curry recipes, choose another book as the flavours here are more subtle than the average modern palate is used to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dorothée Gaye on 27 Aug. 2013
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This book was recommended to me by an ayurvedic speciallist!
She told me that it is the best book of ayurvedic cook. We are french but a book in english is normal because indians also speak english!
Recipes take into account all aspets of Ayurveda, such as doshas.
I cooked a few recipes and dishes are really famous! They are simple and with using common ingredients.
Thid is the "bible" of ayurvedic cook!
(Sorry for my medium english, I am french!)
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