Joy of Balance: An Ayurvedic Guide to Cooking with Healing Ingredients: 80 Plant-Based Recipes
Author Divya Alter, Photographs by Rachel Vanni
The sequel to Divya Alter’s hugely successful first cookbook What to Eat for How You Feel is an ingredient-driven must-have for plant-based kitchens.
This indispensable kitchen companion takes the reader on a flavorful journey to a new, more personalized relationship with food. Chef Divya Alter pulls from her wealth of knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition, sharing life-giving information on how to select and cook essential plant-based ingredients that are the right fit for the individual’s needs. The eighty globally inspired recipes empower the health-conscious cook to create delicious meals with a bonus: increased vitality, joy, and balance.
Alter takes the relevant self-healing wisdom of the past and brings it forward by teaching us to delight, nourish, and heal, ingredient by ingredient, through flavorful meals such as sunflower-beet hummus, cream of fennel soup, adzuki bean and red lentil patties, asparagus pizza, and rose chocolate mousse. This book makes the reader want to be healthy, encouraging them to develop an intimate relationship with the grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and dairy that make up their meals.
About The Author
Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and chef in the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda tradition. In 2016, Alter cofounded Divya’s Kitchen, an award-winning plant-based restaurant in New York City that reimagines classic dishes through an Ayurvedic lens. Divya’s brand has since expanded to include plant-based retail food products and educational videos. Alter is also the cofounder of Bhagavat Life, a nonprofit culinary school offering cooking classes and an Ayurvedic chef certification program. Alter is the author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen.