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EAST BY WEST: Simple Ayurvedic Recipes for Ultimate Mind-Body Balance

My new cookbook, East by West, champions the ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of eating to nourish, sustain and repair. Based on love of real food and simple home cooking, the recipes are designed for anyone with a passion for eating well, feeling great and having dessert at lunchtime!

East by West was named Women's Health Cookbook of the Year in 2018.

Ayurveda (or the Science of Life) was the inspiration behind my Mayfair pop-up café, East by West, which was the first Ayurvedic eatery in Central London! The 5,000-year-old holistic healing system has since been tipped in the Sunday Times list of what's hot for 2017.

East by West was featured in The Guardian's cookbook picks of the year 2017.

East by West includes 140 delicious recipes and easy tips to help you find out the best time to eat and sleep for your body type, as well as thorough guidance on foods and practices to keep you feeling great throughout the day. With simple mindful rituals and a classic cleanse to revisit when your energy levels need a boost, this is Ayurveda for the modern world. This book brings Ayurveda to life in a fresh and friendly way, with beautiful colour photography and illustrations.

Jasmine’s Tikka fish and pak choi with carrot, fennel and mustard stir-fry, from East by West was awarded a Pinterest Award 2018 for “Best nourishing nosh.”

My recipes, inspired by the delicious dishes from my pop-up café, are a modern take on Ayurvedic principles, combining the indulgent, confident flavours and ancient wisdom of the East with high-quality seasonal produce available on our doorsteps. From Chestnut Crêpes with Chai Vanilla Plum Compote to Sesame Roast Chicken, East by West brings nutritious recipes to satisfy every taste.

"There are lots of delicious dishes for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans, with treats galore. In fact, you could just eat your way through the book this winter. " — You magazine

Ayurveda will help to take your health and wellbeing to the next level, by focusing on eating high-quality cooked food in a relaxed environment, allowing the body and mind to appreciate the goodness that the food provides while encouraging us to slow down and take in our surroundings. Inspired by my personal journey with food and healthy living, my mission is to make a holistic and healthier life accessible to all.

"Buy the book." — Cosmopolitan

East by West, published November 2017 by Bluebird, is an imprint of Pan Macmillan. BUY East by West now and subscribe to my newsletter for my latest news, recipe reveals and wellbeing advice.

Hemsley + Hemsley Cookbooks

Jasmine Hemsley is also co-author of two Hemsley + Hemsley cookbooks - The Art of Eating Well (2014) and  Good + Simple (2016) which promote healthy food and living through nutritious, delicious food that nourishes the body, mind and spirit.