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Cooking for Krishna

Cooking for Krishna

How can a twentieth-century woman simply stand there cutting a cauliflower, with the Middle East in crisis, millions going hungry, and the national economy tottering?…

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Krishna eats the food and then we take the remnants. The good taste of the food is thus enhanced, and the body and mind become healthy while the soul remains…

The Best Health Food

The Best Health Food

By whom are you being taught what is healthy and what is not healthy? What is you authority? Actually this 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' is a material consideration. We are simply…

Healthy Vegetarian Food

Healthy Vegetarian Food

The typical Vedic lunch consists of capatis (unleavened whole-wheat breads) rice, dal (bean soup), cooked vegetables, and salad. "The best health insurance of all seems to be a well-chosen vegetarian…

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

"I learned to cook by watching others—my mother, my aunt, and even the 'walas' [restaurant and street-stand cooks] in Calcutta," Srila Prabhupada said. Later on, in his householder days, he…

The Karma Free Diet

The Karma Free Diet

The Sanskrit word karma means "action" or, more specifically, any material action that gives us a material reaction and thus binds us to the material world. So a karma-free diet…

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The most popular of all unleavened breads, chapatis are traditionally made with stone-ground whole-wheat flour. Thus they're rich in fiber, vitamins B and E, protein, iron, unsaturated fats, and carbohydrates.…

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Beef-, fish-, and chicken-lovers take note: There's a cheaper, tastier, healthier, saintlier way to meet your protein needs -- dhal. Besides being a good source of iron and B vitamins,…

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Milk, the miracle food, yields cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, and ghee. The essence of milk and the consummate cooking medium, ghee imparts such a refined, irresistible flavor that it's earned…

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice—A Gift From Krsna

Rice, one of the oldest grains known to man, has throughout history been a staple in the diet of nearly three fourths of the world's people, and it remains so…

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

A vegetarian cookbook by Yamuna-devi dasi. A disciple of Prabhupada for fifteen years, Yamuna learned many recipes directly from him. In addition, she spent four years in India studying the…

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

Diet for a Spiritual Planet

When Lord Krsna speaks in the Bhagavad-gita, He clarifies the ultimate purpose of vegetarianism: "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I…

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Slaughterhouse Civilization

Yes. For meat-eaters, that is what the Vedic culture recommends: "Eat dogs." As in Korea they are eating dogs, so you also can eat dogs. But don't eat cows until…

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Spicy Chutney and a Cooling Raita

Awakening Our Spiritual Taste.Whether it's a spicy chutney or a cooling raita, food offered to Krsna enlivens our spiritual senses.…

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Dieting the Hare Krishna Way

Sixty-five million people are on a diet at any given time in America. Millions are going on and off diets, losing weight, gaining it back, giving up, feeling desperate....…

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk — Liquid Religiosity

Milk has been famous as a storehouse of nutrients since long before the health-oriented 1980's began. Didn't your mother tell you that the minerals in milk help build strong bones…

Perfect Health without Meat

To live a satisfying life in perfect health is possible, but one must have actual knowledge of the body and the soul and of the purpose of health. This knowledge…

A Special Kind of Vegetarian

A Special Kind of Vegetarian

Devotees of Lord Krsna are a special kind of vegetarian. While we are certainly quick to point out the health and economic advantages of our vegetarian diet, such concerns are,…

How to Eat in Bhakti-Yoga

How to Eat in Bhakti-Yoga

Krishna wants us to eat only food offered first in sacrifice to Him: "The devotees of the Lord are released from all sins because they eat food which is offered…

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

Vegetarian Cuisine and Continence

From Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle learned the doctrines of vegetarianism and continence, to which they both adhered throughout their long lives; and Aristotle taught these doctrines to his pupil Alexander…

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