Gita Ramesh shares the wellness wisdom of Ayurveda through her cookbooks and as founder of the famous Kairali Ayurvedic Group of therapy centers in India. In The Ayurvedic Wellness Cookbook, her fourth on Ayurvedic vegetarian and vegan food, Ramesh has curated recipes aimed at mind-body wellness in tune with dinacharya, or daily self-care routine. The recipes include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients like coconut, ginger, ghee, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, long pepper, and nutmeg used liberally in Ayurveda food. Find gluten-free South Indian staples like matta rice, idli, dosa, uttappam, and steamed vegetable dishes to restore balance in the gut; Panchakarma (cleansing) recipes like kanjis or porridges made of barley, foxtail millet, and sago; and vegan banana stem buttermilk, chutneys, and rasam to detox. This makes for a good addition to your Ayurveda cookbook collection.
Indian Ayurveda expert Gita Ramesh writes about:
- Ayurveda as a mindful and meditative way to wellness
- Vegetarian recipes with therapeutic and nutritional benefits
- Adding detoxing recipes and slow eating into daily care routine