ABOUT Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind
Eat your way to increased energy, balanced emotions, and an overall state of calm and relaxation. In Ayurvedic medicine there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:
sattva, the state of contentment and calm;
rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability; and
tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind.
The good news is that there are direct ways of bringing these states into balance through what we eat. The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern kitchen. Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind uncovers the true potential of food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.
About the creators:
Kate O’Donnell is a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner, Ashtanga yoga teacher, and author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well. http://www.kateodonnell.yoga/
Cara Brostrom is an artist and photographer, living the ayurveda-inspired life. She developed content and recipes for this book as well as The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. http://www.carabrostrom.com/
PREVIEW RECIPES FROM THE BOOK
“As the scientific community keeps validating what Ayurveda has been teaching for millennia, namely, that our diets have a profound influence on our minds and hearts, Everyday Ayurveda Cooking provides a delicious way to turn eating into a path of living wisdom.”Scott Blossom
“Building on her achievement with The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Kate O’Donnell turns her focus onto the modern mind, exhausted by overstimulation. This new cookbook lays out in tasty detail how a healthy diet can promote lucidity, and how unwise food choices can compromise mental acuity. Using recipes whose ingredients and preparation methods have been adapted for today’s conditions, O’Donnell offers friendly and detailed guidance to all who are willing to expand their culinary capabilities in a mind-improving fashion.”Robert Svoboda
“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