By learning to harness nature’s healing power through specific cooking methods, we are able to transform food into medicinal nourishment that can provide a wholesome foundation for lasting health.
Ayurvedic cooking enhances the knowledge of the healing qualities in every ingredient commonly used in the kitchen. Every grain, pulse, seed, spice and vegetable possesses certain attributes. Our bodies, and the world around us, also possess specific qualities. By understanding the inherent nature of various foods, we can prepare a meal in such a way that it becomes as medicine.
An Ayurveda, cooking is seen as a kind of alchemy. It teaches us to combine and cook ingredients with the awareness of how each method will impact the dish we are making and the health of those consuming it. This impact will in turn either kindle the digestive fire or cause it to diminish. By knowing the inherent nature of foods, the Ayurvedic cook can transmute a substance that would be poison into a nectar of healing.
In an Earthsong Ayurveda cooking lesson or group workshop, you will be guided through the process of consciously preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. The unique benefits of various kitchen herbs and how to adjust your meals to suit different seasons will be explained. A delicious Ayurvedic meal in a beautiful environment completes your experience.
-M.D., Personal Trainer