Saturday, April 29
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Born in India millennia ago, Ayurveda is one of the oldest prevention-oriented systems of health care which offers a complete way of life and a finely-tuned system of natural healing based on harmony and balance. Spend an entire day with Chef and Ayurvedic Instructor, Richard LaMarita, where in the morning session you’ll learn the fundamental principles of Ayurveda including consciousness, mind/body health, the theory of food and digestion, balancing and planning a menu, identification of the various doshas (body types) and then, in the afternoon, you will prepare a delicious vegetarian meal to enjoy together.
Class starts with a 2 hour lecture, there is a 1 hour break and then cooking is done in the afternoon.
This course is eligible for 6 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Registered Dietitians.
Wild Mushroom Rasam
Mini Samosas With Cauliflower-Pea Filling
Bean and Mushroom Kofta Patties In Curried Tomatoes
Coconut Green Beans With Curry Leaves and Urad Dahl
Braised Greens Indian Style
Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onions
Mango-Brown Basmati Rice Pudding Parfait With Cardamon Syrup
Ginger-Spiced Green Tea Chai
Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 30 years. He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he works as a private chef, and is a Chef Instructor at NGI.
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