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The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Identify your Dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you'll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you'll focus on tastes–and you'll feel better than ever.
Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your relationship with food and connect with your highest self.
–Deepak Chopra, MD
–Mark Hyman, MD New York Times best-selling author
"Sahara Rose brings the perfect combination of intelligence and accessibility to her new book, Eat Feel Fresh. Her recipes are more than just food, they offer insight into healing and inspiration to live a healthier, fuller life."
–Kino MacGregor, Ashtanga Yogi and author
"Eat Feel Fresh provides a wealth of knowledge about the Ayurvedic way of cooking. This book is well organized, a treat to your eyes, and a sheer pleasure to read. Sahara Rose is a shining light who will inspire you towards a healthier and happier lifestyle."
–Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Ayurvedic physician and author
From the Publisher
Shakti Rose Cardamom Latte
Shakti is feminine life force. It’s the energy that moves through us, making us feel alive, luminous, and vibrant. While Shiva (masculine energy) observes, Shakti creates. She is the process of intention to formulation to expression. Without her, there would be no life. This rose cardamom latte brings all her divine qualities out to dance.
Chai Adaptogenic Bliss Balls
From 2pm to 6pm is Vata time. This is when we may experience that mid-afternoon slump and may be reaching for a sweet treat. Insert chai adaptogenic bliss balls. They’ll fill you up with plant-based energy.
Paricara Plant-Based Pho
I live in Los Angeles, where driving by restaurants with names like 9021-Pho, Pho-Shizzle, Pho-King, and Un-Phogettable is the norm. Unfortunately, most restaurant pho is extremly high in sodium, so I don’t stop. However, my plant-based version has coconut aminos, no meat products, and all the veggies. Pho-real, I think you’ll like it.
More recipes to try.
Durga is the fierce warrior goddess whose name means ‘the invincible one’. After eating this bowl, you may start channelling her. Protein-packed quinoa, hemp seeds, and hummus are balanced by cooling spinach, cucumber, and parsley. Add the endurance-building healthy fats from avocado, cashews, and tahini, and you’ve got yourself ready for battle.
Sundari Sweet Potato Toast
Move over bread—sweet potatoes are the new plant-based carb of choice! Packed with vitamins and minerals, sweet potato makes the perfect vessel for your favorite sweet and savory toppings. Unlike bread, it keeps your blood sugar levels stable so you won’t go reaching for another slice. (I mean, maybe you will, but that’s just because it tastes so good.)
A cozy, comfortable weekend morning starts with sweet, satisfying pancakes. Choose from spicy pumpkin for Vata, fluffy coconut flour for Pitta, or warming cinnamon for Kapha.