Review of Eat Feel Fresh

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook by [Ketabi, Sahara Rose]


Eat Feel Fresh

Sahara Rose Ketabi


October 2, 2018

Blurb: Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.

The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body’s specific needs. Identify your dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you’ll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you’ll focus on tastes–and you’ll feel better than ever.

Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger quinoa kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your relationship with food and connect with your highest self.


The first thing that struck me as I paged through Eat Feel Fresh was how beautiful the photography was. The prepared dishes are exquisite art that makes you want to immediately grab a fork or spoon.

I was peripherally aware of the Ayurvedic lifestyle from an article I read a few years ago, but like a lot of things, I read it, found it intriguing, but didn’t pursue it further. However after reading Sahara Rose Ketabi’s Eat Feel Fresh, I want to try out the recipes for my particular dosha and see what happens.

Another thing I loved about this book is that it’s like a vegetarian’s paradise. I can eat every single one of these recipes! You don’t know how infrequently that happens (yes, unless I’m looking at a vegetarian cookbook, ha).

The recipes include a lot of familiar favorites but with a slant. Pho, Shepherd’s Pie, and tacos are included and sound absolutely delicious, and healthier. Lentils for breakfast is a thing, and one I probably want to try as having a big dose of protein first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. I also like the idea of a savory oatmeal as I’m a  huge fan of oatmeal.

There are different takes on the Buddha bowl, a variety of hummus recipes, including one with sweet potatoes, which sounds intriguing. I’m not always keen on sweet potatoes, but in a hummus with turmeric? That might just happen in my kitchen.

And, oh, goodness, the raw rose and pistachio cheesecake looks simply too beautiful to eat, but considering how I love pistachios that’s unlikely to happen. And the spiced pistachio milk is also likely to happen. Yum.

I highly recommend Eat Feel Fresh, especially if you feel as if you’re in a rut and your body could use a jump-start. I just wish I could share the photographs with you!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

rating: 5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


5 thoughts on “Review of Eat Feel Fresh

      1. Yippee! BTW, I recently discovered that sugar isn’t vegan! Can you imagine? They run all refined sugar through cow bones to make it white. I’ve just started using Morena pure cane sugar. You have to be vigilant in looking at what’s in your food and how it’s manufactured. 🙁

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