Two New Cookbooks from DaCapo Lifelong Accent the East
DaCapo Lifelong Books recently released two books for people who like to cook…and those who like to prepare.
Anjum’s Eat Right for Your Body Type: The Super-Healthy Diet Inspired by Ayurveda , by Anjum Anand, reveals “an ancient medical system [Ayurveda] that translates to ‘the science of living wisely and well’—focuses on the unity of mind, body, and soul in order to achieve optimal health and longevity.” Ayurveda treatment centers are popping up across the United States, as the movement gains momentum.
Determining one’s body type is paramount to determining what one should eat, and Anand provides a simple lifestyle quiz to help readers discover if they are Vatta (thin), Pitta (medium), or Kapha (larger). For each type, concentration on different foods is suggested, and Anand provides 75 illustrated recipes (including goodies like “Almond, Orange, and Fennel Seed Biscotti,” “Strawberry and Pomegranate Shortcake,” “South Indian Haddock and Corn Chowder,” and “Fragrant Coconut Fish Curry”).
Anjum’s Eat Right for Your Body Type: The Super-Healthy Diet Inspired by Ayurveda explores the origins of Ayurveda as well as its role in weight-loss and detox. There are recipes for breakfast, soups, salads, fish, chicken, vegetarian dishes, grains, and—my favorite—desserts.
Healthy eating is also the focus of Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes by Ani Phyo. When I first received this cookbook (or no-cook-book), I was afraid it was going to be 101 recipes for sushi (and none would be well done or Southern fried). The only sushi I eat is vegetarian, and I don't relish reading recipes that require the handling—and eating—of raw fish. Ani’s Raw Food Asia is actually just the book for me—Phyo provides 130 recipes that are made from raw vegetables which is simply mathematical in its implications (0 Meat + 0 Cooking = 100% Satisfaction).Continued on the next page