It’s almost Diwali and it feels like we got started early this year! I’ve been busy with a couple of events at my daughter’s school (from reading Peppa’s Diwali to a schoolwide celebration) and didn’t get to write a full newsletter this week. So here’s a box of mithai, and to borrow from Forrest Gump, you never know what you’re gonna get!
First, if you missed my big announcement, my cookbook is ready for pre-order! It’s available everywhere books are sold and you can find all the links on my website. Pre-ordering (prior to the launch date) is really the best way to support the author and also ensure that demand for the book is adequately represented to help the publisher avoid supply chain issues at launch. There’s also a pre-order incentive of 15 bonus recipes that you get right now, so you don’t have to wait till launch!
I love these special words that a nutritionist acquaintance said about the book:
Vasudha's cookbook is a genuine work of art! The photos are breathtaking, and the recipes are unique, nourishing, and easy to follow. I specialize in helping my population reverse insulin resistance and blood sugar imbalance, and it is no easy task for my vegetarian clients to meet the protein goals I recommend, while still focusing on whole and natural foods. This is the resource I have been waiting for to recommend to that specific population! I love how the cookbook is laid out, the ingredients are easy to find, and the macronutrient breakdown is provided. There is also emphasis on blood sugar control and reducing inflammation, which is helpful to all those who are metabolically ill. Thank you for this valuable resource!
Shana Hussin, RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Author of Fast To Heal
P.S. If you’re having trouble ordering on Amazon UK, please reply to this email and let me know so I can sort it out with my publisher. Some people have had issues checking out their carts, while others seemed to be OK. Actually if you WERE able to buy it from Amazon UK also, respond to this and let me know :)
Here’s a lovely Turmeric and Black Pepper Tofu recipe I developed for Burlap and Barrel, a single-origin spice company.
Did you know that adding a little black pepper to turmeric increases its bioavailability? Adding black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) giving you greater anti-inflammatory benefits. Perfectly spiced crispy tofu with none of the fuss, and crunchy collards with caramelized onions make the perfect fall meal that feel like a hug in a bowl. This was the first time I tried to pan-fry tofu without pressing it, and I can honestly say it was better than any I’ve had before!
Get the recipe here.
I’ve developed a mini-course, Low Carb Essentials for Vegetarians that is currently on pre-sale. If you’re still wondering about low carb eating, if it’s for you and how to do it sustainably, this is perfect for you! I’ve distilled everything I wish I had learned 3 years ago (when I started this journey) into a crisp course that gives you the highlights in under an hour. It’s full of simple and actionable hacks that I use every single day. Get it at the massive pre-sale discount before it launches on Nov 15.
That’s it from me this week. Wish you a bright and joyful Diwali and an auspicious start to the new year along with family and friends!