The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook

A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well
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Even the simplest Ayurveda practices complement Western medicine because of their focus on righting imbalance before it creates disease. Keeping digestion on track is the key to health in Ayurveda, and eating natural, homemade foods in accordance with personal constitution and changes in environment is often all that is needed to bring a body back into balance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook inspires yogis and nonyogis alike to get into the kitchen and explore this time-honored system of seasonal eating for health and nourishment.

Ditching processed food and learning to eat well at home are the first steps you can take to relieving imbalance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook removes many of the obstacles by showing you how straightforward and accessible preparing your own delicious, seasonal meals can be. Season by season, learn how the changing weather and qualities in your environment both mirror and influence your body and appetite. Lifestyle advice on meal planning, self-care regimens, and how to ensure health during the change of seasons is included throughout. And the no-fuss recipes will get you eager to cook.

To expand your cooking repertoire, you’ll also learn foundational “everyday” recipes that can be adapted to any season and any dosha: once you understand the blueprint of a basic dish, you can recreate it in your kitchen year-round, using seasonal produce, grains, and flavors for health and nourishment.


with over 100 recipes for simple, healing foods 

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Kate O’Donnell
author / ayurvedic specialist

Kate is a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner and an authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher who has made over a dozen extended trips to India. She continues to travel to India annually for study, and she teaches Ayurveda and yoga programs internationally.

Kate first went to India for a semester abroad at age nineteen to teach English and study environmental science. She took a semester off from school to stay, practice yoga, and travel to as many parts of India as she could in six months. During that time, Kate ate an indigestible amount of unfamiliar foods and ended up at the Ayurvedic doctor’s office. Profound experiences of Ashtanga yoga and Ayurveda, as well as an avid interest in the healing powers of food, have inspired her study and practice of the ancient arts for the past seventeen years.

Ayurveda & Yoga with Kate O'Donnell

Cara Brostrom
photographer / recipe developer

Cara is a professional photographer and creative vagabond born and raised on a farm in the Midwest. For several years, she traveled Europe and the United Kingdom, carrying her camera with her as she photographed landscapes, people, and everyday life. She has since settled in New England, where she met Kate, grew an Ashtanga yoga practice under her teaching, and was subsequently introduced to the many benefits of Ayurveda by way of Kate’s charming presentation of the classic healing system.

Cara holds a master’s of arts degree from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, and her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States, Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom. She lives in Boston with her husband and young daughter.

Photography by Cara Brostrom


“In a world where so many of us survive on such little real nutrition, Ayurveda bids us to make real food our friend. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook lures us into the kitchen, where food may once again work its healing alchemy on us.”

Robert Svoboda

Ayurvedic physician, author of Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution

“Simple, basic tools are often all we need to get ourselves started on a healthy path. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook is a must-have for anyone on the road to improve their health through good food sense.”

Hilary Garivaltis

founder of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda

“Equal parts practical and inspirational, Kate’s presentation of Ayurvedic wisdom and gorgeous recipes will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and gently guide you towards your healthiest self.”

Natasha Rizopoulos

internationally acclaimed yoga teacher

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Bonus Recipe: Homemade Yogi Tea

Warm up your Ayurvedic kitchen with this yogi tea recipe full of sweet and spice. A bonus recipe, you’ll find similar tea concoctions in the cookbook to suit every season. I most recently served Yogi Tea to my students after class at a Fall community event. I... read more

Spring Recipe: Tofu Tacos with Greens

On a cold, dry spring day you may have a heartier appetite than on a warm, wet day. Tofu Tacos with Greens make an easy, satisfying meal for a hearty day while staying aligned with the lighter qualities of spring. The dry quality of corn, the bitter taste of the... read more

Autumn Recipe: Sesame Cookies

Sesame is a rainy-season crop, revered in Ayurveda as an ojas builder and often used for making sweets in the winter season and for devotional festivals. Sesame is special because it contains an unusual trio of tastes: bitter, pungent, and sweet. Its naturally... read more


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