Yogi in the Kitchen - Creating Healthy and Delicious Cuisine
In Yogi in the Kitchen (Avery Books, 2004), author Elaine Gavalas tackles both how you use your body and what you put into it, presenting healthy recipes accompanied by yoga moves and poses that aid digestion. So, while you're preparing healthy food, you're preparing yourself to eat and enjoy it. Gavalas, a yoga instructor and nutritionist who also wrote the Yoga Minibook series (Fireside), begins by providing sensible, solid nutrition and diet basics. The recipes are simple and familiar: veggie lasagna, berry-soymilk smoothies, curries, pasta dishes, and the like. You plan your meal; then, while the supper simmers, you stretch your body. Some recommended poses; massage the stomach and intestines, others help relieve heartburn or abdominal gas. Yogi in the Kitchen is a fine primer (though highly experienced cooks and yogis might not be dazzled). It demonstrates clearly the holistic connection between your mind and body and how you fuel them.