Everything produces energy, from the solar system to the most apparently insignificant plant in the garden. The food we eat is no exception, and using that energy to heal and balance our bodies is the philosophy of Shahla's Kitchen: Cooking with Fire and Ice. The recipes found in these pages, turn back the clock to a time when people understood the powerful energy in fresh fruits, vegetables, juices, and herbal teas. You will learn the secrets of cooking that result in a healthier, more vibrant, and beautiful you. This is not another guide to losing weight. Rather, it teaches a way of living that puts you in touch with your body and the energies that enable it to heal. The journey begins in your kitchen with this collection of fresh, simple and delicious recipes for good health.
As a young child, Shahla Niazi knew the people of her small town believed in her grandmother Malec's healing skills and her uncanny knowledge of herbs and foods. A revered naturopath, herbalist, and healer, Malec taught Shahla about the unique properties of foods hot versus cold and how they work together to cure such ailments as an upset stomach. ''See, Shahla,'' she would say, ''this spice (ginger for example) paired with steamed Saffron rice will help to relieve the problem.'' The treasured book of Malec's notes on healing with foods and herbs was lost, but Shahla never forgot them. Today Shahla continues the work her grandmother began with sacred recipes, gently handed down in memory and practice. She has documented and prepared hundreds of wonderful meals, each lovingly created with a purpose in mind: balancing the hot and cold properties of specific foods to provide the utmost in nutrition.
Pub Date: 2014
Size: 8.25 x 10.25 inches