Kitchen in the Clouds: The Essential Vegan Guidebook: A Resource to Nourish and Inspire Body, Mind and Soul

Kitchen in the Clouds: The Essential Vegan Guidebook: A Resource to Nourish and Inspire Body, Mind and Soul

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An easy to use resource for creating delicious food for the family table, Kitchen in the Clouds contains over 200 fat free, animal free recipes. Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Brownies, Holiday Lentil Loaf, Sweet Potatoes and Sugared Apples-you'll never be disappointed!

More than that, this book is a feast for the eyes and the soul. An inspiration for those who are facing life threatening illness, or those who simply want to improve their health, Kitchen in the Clouds contains up to the minute research on the why's and how's of vegan living and its impact on individual health and the health of our planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885733344
Publisher: Windover Press
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 3003
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.72(d)

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There is a place that exists in the center of your heart. Here your body and mind are perfectly formed, designed to be just as they need to be for this passage of time on Earth. In each of your trillions of cells, a mystical force resides- the alchemical union of spirit and matter that can heal all suffering. That power remains suspended outside time and space, only waiting for an invitation to enter into the realm of matter. Its birthing place is that still, sweet temple called the human heart.

Wherever human consciousness awakens, there is hope. Wherever the spell of industry is broken, there is hope. Wherever there is courage to step past the limits of sensory perception, there is hope.

In the ceaseless rhythm of the oceans, a shimmering drop of dew, a child's tears, in the mists in the forest, the trickle of a stream, in these things beat the heart of the universe. And when you hold a child in your arms, when you feel your lover's heart beat against your own, when the light shines through the clouds in a certain way, then you cannot help but remember. You have a place in the divine order. You are as important as the totality of all that is.

And there is good news reverberating from every corner of our planet. As people begin to awaken, more and more emphasis is being given to the importance of wholeness, of unity, of healing. Whether we look outward into the heavens, or inward to the deepest corners of our hearts and minds, the answer is the same. We cannot ignore nature if we wish our bodies to survive. Our health and vitality during our lifetime on Earth depend on our ability to harmonize with the laws governing all of nature. By doing so, we rejoin the stream of all creation- our only place to heal.

Old patterns of thought are rapidly falling apart and a new vision of reality is revealing itself in our innermost being, as it is in scientific laboratories around the world. The shimmering energy body of the cosmos is coming into view, revealing an undeniable unity behind all that exists. The vision spoken about in the mystical branch of every religious tradition is emerging once again.

Physicists have broken down the illusion that anything exists separately from anything else. The ancient view that everything exists as one interconnected whole is being supported by all branches of science. Researchers admit that their investigations are overlapping with what used to be the province of philosophy and religion. This has enormous implications, both scientifically and spiritually.

Medicine can no longer ignore the emerging view of reality. Writers like Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Bernie Siegel have opened our eyes to a different way of seeing ourselves. The illusion that the physical body is separate from the mind and heart of the person is giving way; we are leaving behind the notion that our brain is the only part of us that can think or feel, and that our bodies are just along for the ride. Countless studies point to the elaborate intelligence contained in every cell of our bodies. Patients are no longer willing to be regarded as defective machines in for repair. Increasingly, they are unwilling to passively submit themselves to their doctors, and a fate that is issued to them by the medical profession.

It is an exciting time; a time in which all of the great branches of human inquiry at last join together in celebration as that which has appeared separate and contrary is at last united. With the advent of the new millennium, we stand on the threshold of perhaps the greatest of all ages- the age of healing.

A thousand unseen hands Reach down to help you from their peace-crowned heights, And all the forces of the firmament shall fortify your strength.

Be not afraid to thrust aside half-truths and crasp the whole

Table of Contents

Chapter One Healing and Consciousness
Healing is what happens when we come to our edge...
Chapter Two How to Regain Optimal Health
Begin with something simple...
Chapter Three Plants and the Power to Heal
Let Nature Be Your Teacher
Chapter Four Medicine and the Natural Healing Force
The doctor of the future will give no medicine...
Chapter Five Agribusiness and Your Health
Let us break the spell of industry
Chapter Six The Hidden Universe
There are more things in this universe than are dreamt of in your philosophy
Chapter Seven Your Immune and Detoxification Systems
13 steps to personal health
Chapter Eight Animal Products and Your Health
Men dig their graves with their own teeth...
Chapter Nine What You Eat Affects the Planet
God exists in all there is
Chapter Ten Protein, Calcium and Other Concerns
Habit is simply the easiest way to be wrong again
Chapter Eleven Fat
It's time to re-examine all you've been told
Chapter Twelve Herbs
Let nature cure...
Chapter Thirteen What to Say to Concerned Family
What the hippopotamus, elephant and gorilla know
Chapter Fourteen Water
The ceaseless tide in all creation
Chapter Fifteen The Movement of the Cosmos
A dance of many parts...
Recipes!
Over 200 all natural, animal free, fat free recipes. Breakfasts, Breads and
Muffins, Sandwich Spreads and Dips, Soups, Stews and Chilies, Loafs, Dinner
Pies and Casseroles, Burritos, Enchiladas and Fajitas, Skillet Dinners, Pasta
Dinners, Stir-Fry's, Potatoes, Rice and Stuffing, Sauces, Vegetables,
Desserts.
Appendix
Creating the Vegan Kitchen
Sample Menu Plan
How to Cook the Healthy Way
Glossary of Ingredients
Resources

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