Book review: The 30-Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook

The 30-Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook

The 30-Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healing Recipes for Total Wellness,
by Danielle Martin
Rockridge Press
Cooking/Health & Healing
224 pages


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My hunch would be that like me, you have heard about Ayurveda, but thought this was too involved, to launch into cooking following its principles. That’s exactly why the author decided to write The 30-Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook, to show you can actually prepare simple Ayurvedic meals in 30 minutes or less. Though she does admit that to reach that goal, you may have to use canned food or make large batches of food that will last the whole week.

The first part explains what Ayurveda is.
The second part presents the recipes: Drinks, Smoothies, Breakfasts, Snacks, Lunches, Dinners, Deserts, and Condiments.

To figure out what food is best for you – there are basically 3 types according to Ayurveda (Kapha, Pitta, and Vata) – you need to know your dosha. To do that, the author proposes a short questionnaire of 11 questions.
I was honestly shocked by the description of my type, based on my answers to the questions. It totally describes my temperament, my character, and even the type of illnesses I tend to have! It was very impressive. Then, it was really good to see which types of food I should eat more or start avoiding.

The recipes are indeed easy. On top of each, you see the letters K, P, or V, of combination of these. They correspond to the 3 types of food, so you can easily see what’s good for you to cook, depending on your dosha.

I am really impressed and intrigued by what I discovered through this book, and I plan to integrate many of these recipes in my regular diet.

VERDICT: An impressive cookbook to discover the benefits of Ayurvedic cooking.

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Have you ever tried Ayurvedic cooking? Any tips or advice?

In full compliance with FTC Guidelines, I received this book free of charge from the publisher through The Callisto Publisher’s Club. I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.

2 thoughts on “Book review: The 30-Minute Ayurvedic Cookbook

    • Great! You know, in the West, we go through trends, like everyone should eat probiotics and fermented vegetable, etc, well, no, it all depends on your body temperament. The East is always so better informed as for body science and food


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