Ayurvedic Cuisine: Learn The Art of Ayurvedic Cooking For Self-Healing
What is Ayurvedic Cuisine?
Ayurvedic healing cuisine is a philosophy based upon Ayurveda, the system of medicine native to India. Its theory is predicated on the balance of nature, and importantly, on our relationships with ourselves and with the environment around us. The word “Ayurveda” itself is Sanskrit for “science of life.”
Ayurveda is one of the oldest ancient healing systems of medicine, up to 5,000 years old. Ayurveda is an elemental system, where the qualities of the elements and tastes, combined into three doshas, or constitutions, inform how we view food, medicine, our bodies, the natural world and our place within it.
How to Become an Ayurvedic Chef
At Natural Epicurean, we teach Ayurveda Cuisine as part of our 900 Hour Plant-Based Culinary Program and is also taught as a specialized course at our school. Some of the curriculum highlights are:
- Ayurvedic Theory of the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
- The Six Tastes in Ayurveda
- The five elements, the three qualities of nature and the six tastes of food combining
- Food as medicine and the health supportive use of herbs and spices
- How to incorporate ancient healing practices into modern life
- Ayurvedic seasonal cooking and specialties
Ayurvedic Recipes to get you started:
- Savory Chickpea Pancakes
- Lemon-Braised Bok Choy, Fennel, and Tofu
- Khajur Rolls
- More Ayurvedic Recipes
Things to consider about Ayurvedic Cuisine:
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