To help you stay cool throughout the summer, you want to focus more on Pitta pacifying foods and recipes. Any good Ayurveda cookbook will have a list of what foods those are so I recommend purchasing one of these books if you’re interested in supporting yourself with dosha-specific foods and recipes.
These Ayurvedic cookbooks are also ones I regularly use and many of them have a nice classification system for each recipe in that they tell you how the dish as a whole will affect each of the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Taste Life from the Kanyakumari Kitchen
- The Chopra Center Cookbook : A Nutritional Guide to Renewal / Nourishing Body and Soul By Deepak Chopra
- The Ayurvedic Cookbook By Amadea Morningstar
- Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles By Amadea Morningsta
- The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life By Amrita Sondhi
- Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living By Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan
To get you started, you can also play with some of the recipes I post in my Home Resource Recipe section of my website. Below is an abbreviated list of summer, Pitta decreasing recipes to make it easy:
- Quinoa and Avocado Salad and Tabbouleh
- Lemon Rice
- Rice Cooker Quinoa Pilaf – 2nd recipe listed in the post
- Coconut Cookies
- Curried Couscous with Cherries and Almonds
- Cooling Chutney, Lassi and Cucumber Raita
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