Chef Meredith Klein is known throughout the SoCal yoga community and beyond for her mindful and delicious approach to the ritual of creating nourishing recipes and serving celebratory feasts. Her long-awaited cookbook, Kitchen Ritual, shares her culinary secrets with recipes as well as tips and tricks for home cooks. Whether you are just becoming comfortable with your own kitchen or you are an Iron Chef, Meredith serves up wisdom for you in these pages.
She opens the book explaining her approach to being a “love-atarian” who enjoys meals made with love. This includes tips on creating sacred space and tools for setting up a mindful kitchen. Try using items like wooden spoons, Mason jars, and inspiring dishware. She also provides the 411 on buying and using knives skillfully.
Recipes in Kitchen Ritual
When it comes to the recipes, Meredith shares treats for any time of the day from breakfast to before bed comforting snacks. She loves the trending small plate approach to a meal that allows for both variety and a sense of satisfaction. While her approach is grounded in the tradition of Ayurveda, her world-fusion cuisine offers creative combinations. Some of the delicious recipes in the book include the following: Moroccan Acorn Squash & Pear Soup, Rustic Watermelon Gazpacho, Black Bean & Edamame Salad, Green Chile Stew, Curried Red Lentil Dip, Turmeric Sweet Potato Hash, and Roasted Broccoli with Meyer Lemon.
In addition, Meredith shares her hacks for pantry and spice staples. She has recipes and instructions for making your own Garam Masala spice blends, homemade Hemp Milk, Preserved Lemons, and Vegetable Broth. Smoothies, teas, and desserts round out this must-have addition to the modern yogi’s well-stocked kitchen.
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Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.