By Kimberley Parsons
The Yoga Kitchen Plan is a soulful journey towards finding your best, most authentic self where a quiet mind and overall sense of calm is the ultimate goal. Through the use of non-stimulating foods, the plan helps the reader reach a state of bliss and tranquility each day. The book starts by explaining the body''s chakra system and how this is integral to a yogic lifestyle. The core of the book is the simple, 7-day plan which incorporates breathing exercises, meditations, basic yoga practice, daily tasks, and then a selection of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that target each of your 7 chakras to take you through a whole week. The 65 recipes follow a sattvic (pure) food model - this means that the food is lacto-vegetarian i.e. fruit, vegetables and dairy predominate while stimulating foods that unsettle the mind are excluded, such as eggs, garlic, onion and caffeine. Examples include Raspberry and Apple Bircher with Pistachio Confetti, Blueberry and Basil Kombucha with Poached Pear and Rhubarb, Feta Whipped Ricotta with Balsamic, Fennel, Beetroot and Orange Salad, and Smoky Grilled Romaine Lettuce, Corn and Black Bean Salad.