The 5,000 year-old science of Ayurveda offers a restorative cuisine that enables us to incorporate many delicious and healing spices into our meals. Often, your body longs for cooked foods, and this course teaches you how to prepare satisfying plant-based dishes that will fire up your digestion, cleanse your body, and incorporate more vegetables into your daily menus.

  • Incorporate the medicinal properties of Ayurvedic spices and herbs like ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cumin, fennel, coriander, and more.
  • Fire up your digestion with a delicious morning tea called Agni tea.
  • Discover ghee for cooking and its delicious, nutty flavor.
  • Prepare kitchari, a delicious porridge that is especially effective in a cleansing program.
  • Add flavor to any dish with chutney, a marvelous condiment to every meal.
  • Enjoy vegetables more with my traditional Indian preparation of subji, so simple and flavorful!
  • Learn to make coconut millet with spices and herbs and raita with asparagus.

In India, ghee is a considered sacred and celebrated as a symbol of nourishment and healing. Ghee is essentially clarified butter, although traditional ghee-making processes place a focus on exact steps and specific qualities of the clarified butter. It may reduce cholesterol, and generally may be consumed by those with dairy intolerances. 

This course was developed so that everyday people could begin to enjoy the simplicity of working with recipes that include the use of spices and herbs often found in the meals of India and from Ayurveda dietary and healing practices. You do not need to be an Ayurveda practitioner or study the complexities of Ayurveda practice to enjoy this course.

  • Add flavor to your plant-based diet by enhancing the taste of “boring” vegetables.
  • Improve your digestion and reduce inflammation.
  • The use of these spices and herbs add healing properties to the traditional preparation of vegetables.

The recipes are easy to make, because they are simple and fast. The Healing Foods with Ayurveda Cooking course has 6 instructional videos, each about 10 minutes in length, with recipes and educational text.


Chef Teton puts a whole new spin on nutritious eating. Not only did she show me how to create scrumptious, easy-to-make meals; she informed me of the benefits of the food being prepared. From EFA-rich oils, nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, and salt, to where to find proteins, omega 3s, and minerals that will keep my skin radiant and my joints flexible. The methods in Essential Cuisine makes for an easy transition to healthier eating habits with foods that are absolutely delicious.
— Cheryle Easter, Film Maker, Portland, Oregon