East by West

East by West : Simple Recipes for Ultimate Mind-Body Balance

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Winner of the 2018 Hearst Big Books Award (Women's Health and Wellbeing)

East by West is the first solo cookbook from bestselling author, cook and TV presenter Jasmine Hemsley, co-founder of Hemsley + Hemsley. Featuring 140 delicious recipes from around the world, East by West champions the ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of eating to nourish, sustain and repair for ultimate mind-body balance.

Jasmine continues her passion for balancing body, mind and spirit amidst the challenges of our fast-paced day-to-day lives, through real food and tasty home cooking. With a focus on listening to your body, eating when you're hungry, being conscious of what you're eating when you're eating it and choosing foods that are right for your mood from day to day, East by West is a modern take on the Ayurvedic principles.

With classic Ayurvedic comfort dishes from Golden Milk to Kitchari and great family sharing dishes Sesame Roast Chicken to Saffron Millionaire Cheesecake, the book has something for every taste (bringing to life store cupboard basics to create dishes) from super simple to simply special. A global range of recipes, together with simple mindful rituals and a classic cleanse to revisit when your energy levels need a boost help the book bring Ayurveda to life in a fresh and friendly way. Packed with beautiful colour photography and inspired by Jasmine's personal journey with food and healthy living, East by West represents a delicious evolution of the ideas explored in Hemsley + Hemsley bestsellers Good + Simple and The Art of Eating Well.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 198 x 254 x 26mm | 1,135g
  • Bluebird
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509858121
  • 9781509858125
  • 10,358

Table of contents

Unit - i: Part One: Introduction

Chapter - 1: How I got here
Chapter - 2: How to use this book
Chapter - 3: The story of Ayurveda
Chapter - 4: Basic principles of Ayurveda
Chapter - 5: Ayurveda today
Chapter - 6: The golden guidelines
Chapter - 7: The Ayurvedic pantry

Unit - ii: Part Two: The recipes

Chapter - 8: Morning milks
Chapter - 9: Parana breakfasts
Chapter - 10: Sweet treats
Chapter - 11: Light lassis
Chapter - 12: Pakti bowls
Chapter - 13: Soups and stews
Chapter - 14: Celebration and sharing plates
Chapter - 15: Snacks and sides
Chapter - 16: Apothecary
Chapter - 17: How to

Unit - iii: Part Three: Ayurveda explained

Chapter - 18: Meet the Doshas
Chapter - 19: The star of Ayurveda
Chapter - 20: Agni, or digestive fire
Chapter - 21: 20 Qualities and 10 opposites
Chapter - 22: The six Tastes
Chapter - 23: Living la vida 'veda

Section - iv: Resources
Acknowledgements - v: Acknowledgements
Index - vi: Index
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Unlike some wellbeing trends, Ayurveda makes real sense and it's easy to see why it might be a good idea for all of us to try. -- AGA Living A new kind of comfort food in 2018 -- Metro Jasmine's latest book, East by West, is a solo venture focusing on Ayurveda, India's ancient healing system. -- Woman & Home If you're interested in healing cooking, Jas nailed it. Great book. -- The Happy Pear East by West gives you all the tools you need to apply the ancient healing philosophy to your diet and routine in order to bring the body into blissful balance. -- Mind Body Green I've never eaten anything that [Jasmine's] cooked that I haven't loved. -- Gary Barlow Featured in the cookbook picks of the year 2017 -- Guardian Buy the book -- Cosmopolitan If you were a fan of Hemsley + Hemsley, you'll love Jasmine's third book, and her first solo project, East by West, a feast of Ayurveda-inspired recipes. -- Red There are lots of delicious dishes for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans, with treats galore. In fact, you could just eat your way through the book this winter. -- You magazine
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About Jasmine Hemsley

Jasmine Hemsley is the co-founder of the Hemsley + Hemsley brand and cafe at Selfridges, and bestselling author of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple. Based on her passion for eating well to feel good and driving change through healthy, conscious and joyful living, Jasmine has inspired a global audience to shift their perspectives on food.

Inspired by her personal journey, Jasmine's mission is to make a holistic and healthier life accessible to all.
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