Lisa Joy Mitchell presents Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook

Sacred & Delicious is an award-winning vegetarian cookbook, a primer on Ayurveda
(India’s ancient wellness system), and a gorgeous food memoir that celebrates the
healing power of food. Author Lisa Mitchell writes inspiring and clear prose about the
power of the Ayurvedic system to sustain good health and reverse chronic health
problems, recounting her own recovery. The book includes 108 recipes, and these are
accompanied by more than 60 full-page color photos. Most of the dishes include vegan
options, and all but 2 are gluten-free. Only 10 of the recipes reflect traditional Indian
cooking. The rest demonstrate how to apply the balancing principles of Ayurveda and
the creative (yet subtle) use of spices to modern Western cuisines that many Westerners
prefer. Mitchell shares the Vedic perspective on why food is sacred and how cooks can
bring a sacred intention to their kitchen labors to approach food preparation as a spiritual
practice. Traditional blessings for food from various cultures are sprinkled throughout
the book.

Lisa Joy Mitchell, a busy public relations consultant, was drawn to study Ayurvedic cooking in 1998, when chronic health problems began taking center stage in her fast-paced life. On her road to wellness, Mitchell changed her diet and began an informal study with Ayurvedic physicians Dr. Vasant Lad, Ed Danaher, and Dr. Alpana Bhatt in the US and Dr. Smita Naram in India. 
Mitchell is now a wellness mentor and cooking instructor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She often works in partnership with her husband, Tom Mitchell, a chiropractic physician who practices Ayurvedic pulse assessment and herbal medicine. During the past decade, Mitchell has cooked for hundreds of participants in Ayurvedic clinics and meditation courses.

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Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631523472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - October 16th, 2018