Sacred & Delicious
A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook
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Welcome to Sacred & Delicious! I’d like to reward your interest with two valuable gifts:
The Sacred & Delicious Food List
A Complimentary Webinar with Vaidya Smita Naram
The Sacred & Delicious Food List is an addendum to the cookbook, Sacred & Delicious. Author Lisa Mitchell decided to distribute this comprehensive list of the foods through her website so that she would be able to update it more easily. These are foods found in most modern kitchens. The list organizes the foods into categories to reflect how they fit in your diet from an Ayurvedic perspective.
The free webinar with Vaidya Smita Naram that Lisa Mitchell is hosting will be held in the spring of 2019. Dr. Naram is one of India’s leading Ayurvedic pulse masters, herbal pharmacologists, and clinicians, and she has helped thousands of patients overcome serious health problems with the time-tested tools of Ayurveda. Lisa will conduct an interview with Dr. Naram about how to embrace an Ayurvedic diet and other health care approaches that have the potential to transform your health or to sustain optimal wellness. Here are some topics that will be covered:
- Stories of people who have overcome serious health problems through modern Ayurveda— without taking pharmaceuticals
- An in-depth discussion about how diseases take take root and evolve in the body from the perspective of Ayurveda.
- A safe weight-loss plan that never leaves you hungry
- Dietary recommendations to support chronic health conditions, including acid reflux, acne, headaches, back pain, perimenopause/menopause and more
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Winner of Five National Book Industry Awards!
108 Tantalizing vegetarian recipes, most with vegan options and gluten free. More than 60 full-page color photos.
“Lisa Joy Mitchell shows you how to balance the bodily doshas with the right kind of food—the ultimate medicine.”
~Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic physician and author of Textbook of Ayurveda series
Sacred & Delicious is much more than a cookbook! It’s a primer on India’s ancient dietary approach to wellness, a food memoir, and a glorious cookbook that celebrates the sacred and healing power of food. Recipes span the day from breads and breakfast to delicious soups, entrées, salads, sides – and yes – special occasion desserts!
Sacred & Delicious offers a time-tested nutritional plan that embodies traditional Ayurvedic wisdom while appealing to a modern American palate and dietary needs. With insights about conscious eating and conscious living, this book can help you sustain or regain your health and vitality…deliciously!
“Such pure, delicious food, so delicately spiced to perfection. Sacred & Delicious is an essential book for anyone who wants to reclaim vibrant health.”
~Smita Naram, Ayurvedic physician,
chairwoman of Ayushakti Group,
and author of Your Health in Your Hands
“I have never seen a more thoughtfully written book on health or diet. Ever.
Sacred and Delicious is a gift to the world and to everyone who knows they want to
eat healthfully but doesn’t know where to begin. I recommend you begin right here!”
~Debra Poneman, author of What, No Meat!?! and founder of Yes to Success Seminars, Inc.
“Well done! (Sacred & Delicious) recipes are well written, clear, and precise and could be followed by a new cook or a very experienced chef. The photography is stunning. After 33 years as a food editor… I only wish there were more (cookbooks) like this.”
~IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Judge
“A clear, concise introduction to Ayurvedic cooking.... The recipe section is where this book really shines, as it showcases beautiful full-color photos of select dishes.”
“ Sacred & Delicious – a tour de force! Approachable and inspiring, Lisa Mitchell's clear voice gently guides the reader through Ayurvedic recipes that are packed with flavor and love.”
~Frank Lee, Founding Chef, Slightly North of Broad, Charleston, SC
“Along with kosher we have eco-kosher, bio-kosher and now Ayurveda-kosher. Each one leads to a higher degree of honoring creation and our own bodies.”
~Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, cofounder of Jewish Renewal and coauthor of The December Project
Living Now Book Awards | Gold Medal
Nautilus Book Awards | Silver Medal
Benjamin Franklin Award | Silver Medal
Body Mind Spirit Book Awards | Gold Medal
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards | Bronze Medal
Celebrating the Healing Power of Food and Spices
Quick Sautéed Asparagus
This spring dish is one of my “Seven-Minute Sides” because it’s so quick and easy to make.
Uummm…fresh peaches with an almond flour and maple sugar crust, drizzled with coconut cream…the perfect summer dessert!
Savory Chickpea Pancakes with Curry Leaf Chutney
A wonderfully flavorful pancake for breakfast or brunch and a winning side dish with lunch or dinner.
Black-eyed Pea Salad
This zesty salad, side dish, or vegan protein will bring good luck in the New Year and be applauded when it’s served every month of the year.
This hearty soup of mung beans and vegetables is one of the best foods on the planet for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Packed with vegan protein, this satisfying dish is naturally detoxifying.
My all-time favorite summer soup with coconut milk, cilantro, and mint…that transitions into winter with by switching ingredients to almond milk, fresh basil, and ginger.
Simple Summer Squash
When you need an easy 20-minute side dish that goes with just about everything, this is your go-to recipe.
Sweet Potato Burritos
This Mexican-style entrée may become your favorite quick meal! Served here with Refried Beans and Guacamole.