Lisa Joy Mitchell, a busy public relations consultant, was drawn to study Ayurvedic cooking in 1998, when chronic health problems began taking center stage in her fast-paced life. On her road to wellness, Mitchell changed her diet and began an informal study with Ayurvedic physicians Dr. Vasant Lad, Ed Danaher, and Dr. Alpana Bhatt in the US and Dr. Smita Naram in India. Mitchell is now a wellness mentor and cooking instructor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She often works in partnership with her husband, Tom Mitchell, a chiropractic physician who practices Ayurvedic pulse assessment and herbal medicine. During the past decade, Mitchell has cooked for hundreds of participants in Ayurvedic clinics and meditation courses.
"In Sacred & Delicious, Lisa Joy Mitchell shows you how to balance the bodily doshas through the right kind of food. Because proper food is the ultimate medicine, once you balance these three doshas, the inner healing of body, mind, and soul unfolds."
--Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc, Ayurvedic physician, author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and the Textbook of Ayurveda series
"Wow! That's what I say every time I eat one of Lisa Mitchell's amazing dishes. Such pure, delicious food, so delicately spiced to perfection. Sacred & Delicious is an essential book for anyone who wants to reclaim vibrant health."
--Smita Naram, Ayurvedic physician, chairwoman of Ayushakti Group, and author of Your Health in Your Hands
"Along with kosher we have eco-kosher, bio-kosher, and now Ayurveda-kosher. Each one leads to a higher degree of honoring creation and our own bodies. Enjoy what you will cook up with this guide."
--Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, cofounder of Jewish Renewal and coauthor of The December Project and Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer
"I have never seen a more thoughtfully written book on health or diet. Ever. Sacred and Delicious is a gift to the world and to everyone who knows they want to eat healthfully but doesn't know where to begin. I recommend you begin right here!"
--Debra Poneman, author of What, No Meat!?! and founder of Yes to Success Seminars, Inc.
"Sacred & Delicious is a tour de force! Approachable and inspiring, Lisa's clear voice gently guides the reader through Ayurvedic recipes that are packed with flavor and love."
--Frank Lee, Founding Chef, Slightly North of Broad, Charleston, SC