Review: Yogic Cooking: Nutritious Vegetarian Food by Garuda Hellas

Book: Yogic Cooking: Nutritious Vegetarian Food
Author: Garuda Hellas 
Date of Publication: November 21, 2014
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Pages: 76
Genre: cookbook
Source: NetGalley

Rating: 5/5 Beans
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Short Summary:

Yogic cooking is nutritious, easy to digest and free of toxins, allowing you to improve your health, keep your body strong and facilitate spiritual revolution. The aim of yoga is to cultivate a physical, mental and psychic balance so that higher states of being can be experienced. This can be achieved through a balanced vegetarian diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals.

Thoughts about the cookbook:

I wish I could say that I have tried every recipe in this book, but unfortunately finding a few of these ingredients has proven difficult (meaning I need to make a special trip to downtown Milwaukee in order to get a few of them…sad news).  However, what I have made has surprised me in a good way.  When I first picked up this book, I could tell it was going to be healthy; which is good since it’s a book about nutritious vegetarian food.  I don’t think that people realize how difficult it can be to find good vegetarian food at times, not to mention the majority of people probably think the following when it comes to either a vegetarian or vegan diet:

Contrary to common belief, vegetarians and vegans do not eat grass (crazy I know!!).  Anyways, mini rantish-thing over.

This cookbook was very interesting because for many of the recipes, I did not know exactly what I was going to be making, and just followed the directions.  Yes, I could have looked it up online, but that seemed like a lot of trouble if you ask me.  One of my favorite parts of this book (other than the recipes) was that our author explained the vegetarian diet and where yogic cooking came into play.  Before this book, I had never even heard about yogic cooking!  However, this cookbook brought me back to the idea that cooking healthy and clean can really help with your health.  I noticed right away that I felt more energized and cleaner on the inside when I started eating more of a vegetarian diet years ago and this cookbook was a good reminder of that.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in yoga and it’s connection to food and vice versa.  I actually got this book for a friend for her birthday this month and can’t wait to see what she has to say!  For this reason, I gave this book 5/5 beans!

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