Book Review: Joyfull by Radhi Devlukia-Shetty

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If you are looking to have a cookbook that gives you more than page after page of recipes then this cookbook is for you.

This is another amazing cookbook with an evocative – and accurate – cover title. Joyfull makes you think of happiness and fun – which we all need!

joyfull cover

If you are looking to have a cookbook that gives you more than page after page of recipes then this cookbook is for you, with a combination of plant-based recipes plus daily lifestyle practices that nourish your body from the inside out. You will definitely be pleasantly surprised by the new knowledge you will gain on reading Joyfull.

Joyfull will nudge you to make simple changes to your daily routine with an introduction to Ayurveda practices such as

Practicing breathing
Health and vitality for your whole body
Nourishing yourself from the inside out
Advice on daily rhythms of the day.
Re-connecting with food and our senses.

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The reader can enjoy from a choice of more than 125 plant-based recipes full of seasonal ingredients with herbs and spices. Radhi even includes a chapter on sweet treats, from a simple fruit salad to celebration-style cakes such as Chocolate Mud Pie, plus a recipe for a memorable Baklava Cheesecake. A little treat now and again will lift your spirit and the Joyfull cookbook certainly intends to do just that!

Here are a few examples:

Iced Matcha Tahini Latte
Spicy Indian Pasta
Middle Eastern Charred Cauliflower
Baklava Cheesecake

The front jacket sleeve shows a picture of the author herself. Radhi Devlukia-Shetty is a clinical dietician, nutritionist, and an ‘always-learning’ cook. She brings a modern approach to the principles of a holistic lifestyle through the practices of Ayurveda, in which she has an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor One Degree at the California College of Ayurveda. You can learn more about Radhi @radhidevlukia or

Joyfull is published by Thorsons, an imprint of Harper Collins (jacket design by Patrick Sullivan, jacket photography by Alanna Hale) and is now available from all the normal book outlets.

Foodie Lass

Foodie Lass

I am a passionate foodie with a background in advertising and more recently food author (with a range of successful health and nutrition books under my belt).

I spent several years living in Australia (experiencing food cultures from that part of the world) plus many food adventures in European countries.

My most recent food passion has been watching ‘Somebody feed Phil’ on Netflix!

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