While studying philosophy in college, Eileen Keavy Smith became interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, meditation, and yoga. She went on to earn a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies and has been a librarian for over 30 years, during which time she has spent most of her career managing libraries that specialize in health subjects and working with colleagues who are health professionals. In the late 1980s Smith attended a meditation conference where she was introduced to the concept of Ayurveda the ancient Indian system of holistic health care. She has been studying the subject and applying it to her life ever since. The Quick and Easy Ayurvedic Cookbook is the result of Smith's strong interest in nutrition and cooking and her desire to share insights about how to apply this healthful Eastern philosophy to modern lifestyles and tastes. Smith lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband Rob (who teaches meditation in his spare time) and their three canine companions.
"Are you interested in understanding more about how your unique physical makeup, your environment, and the foods you eat all interact with each other to influence your level of health and well being? [...] The Quick & Easy Ayurvedic Cookbook is a particularly good buy for people who value convenient, easy-to-prepare Ayurvedic inspired recipes... " -- Eating Organic blog