Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality: All Four SeasonsVegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality is an online course offered in partnership with the Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village. The Expanding Light Retreat has a long tradition of cooking healthy, fresh, low fat, and highly nutritious meals for our guests for over 40 years. Nayaswami Diksha, along with guest cooks such as Nayaswamis Devi and Maria, Jake Fuentes, Koral Ilgun and many others offer a complete Vegetarian Cooking Program.

You’ll receive:

Cooking Basics (47 videos, articles, and recipes)

  • Cooking Grains gluten and gluten free
  • Cooking Beans, Peas, and Lentils
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Cooking Tofu and Tempeh
  • Cooking with Nuts and Seeds
  • Simple Flavorings, Sauces, and Dressings
  • Use of Knives in Cutting Vegetables

Four Seasons Meals & Specials (8 meals plus 3 or more specials per season – with video, articles, and recipes)

  • Fall Meals (includes Thanksgiving and Christmas Menus, and Healthy Teas)
  • Winter Meals (includes Indian Menu, Yeasted and Quick Breads, Indian Samosas, and Indian Carrot Desert)
  • Spring Meals (includes Easter Menu, Gluten-free Desserts, Turkish Baklava, Sprouts, and Pizza )
  • Summer Meals (includes 4th of July Menu, Smoothies, Drinks, and Summer Salads)
See Sample Cooking Videos

Nayaswami Diksha

Diksha is an Ananda Minister, Counselor, Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher, E-RYT-500, Director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training. A native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990, she is a powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe.

Diksha teaches many different courses at The Expanding Light. She is also an outstanding chef and very knowledgeable about the yogic diet and Ayurveda, an Indian system of natural health and healing.

Diksha has created and hosts Online Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality, a 4-season video series. She is the author of Global KitchenVegetarian Cooking for Starters and her NEW book The Healing Kitchen. This coming February, Diksha and her husband Gyandev will be leading a yogic healing vacation to a five-star Ayurvedic resort in India.

1 review for Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality

  1. mm
    5 out of 5

    Simple easy to follow recipes. Perfect for me, someone who has not cooked vegetarian meals. I also appreciate the reminder I am cooking with energy too.

    Love and Joy,

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