‘Anne Heigham has brought the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda into these energizing recipes that nourish the doshas.Anne Heigham has brought the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda into these energizing recipes that nourish the doshas.’ Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician
‘Let food be your first medicine and the kitchen your first pharmacy.’ Taittiriya Upanishad
By using the principles of Ayurveda, which is one of the fastest growing health practices, and a little vision, transform your kitchen into a space that nourishes your body, mind and soul.
With this beautiful introduction to Ayurveda, learn how to use your kitchen as a natural pharmacy to improve your health and prevent imbalances with key Ayurvedic ingredients, 80 perfectly balanced vegetarian recipes and simple home remedies. Ayurveda aims to bring health back into balance, nourishing agni (metabolic fire) and prana (life force), while clearing ama (metabolic waste or ‘sludge’).
Just imagine fresh, vibrant herbs growing, seeds sprouting and pickles fermenting. Discover how to perform a kitchen sadhana at the beginning of each season, mix your own spice blends and balance recipes according to what you need and how you feel.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda and seasonal eating
The kitchen pharmacy
Recipes from the Ayurveda kitchen
Sweet potato and pea tortilla
Nourishing spiced pumpkin soup
Refuelling rice and red lentil balls
Carrot and beetroot celebration cake