This is a beautiful book of recipes, photos and essays. The recipes are for every day cooking and are both healthy for the body and comforting for the soul! Recipes are vegetarian, with vegan options. The author's guiding principles in food preparation are based on Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic science of healing and healthy living. An explanation of those principles, along with a history of Ayurveda is given. Not just a recipe book, it makes an attractive gift, and a nice introduction to Ayurveda.