Delightfully Easy Meals to Elevate You & Your Loved Ones

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

Vibrant health begins with a mostly plant-based diet rich in anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense foods. Combine this with the wisdom of Ayurveda, and food truly becomes your medicine. As a professional chef, I’ll show you how to prepare easy, delicious, and nutritionally balanced vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals that heal you from the inside out.

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need”
— Ayurvedic proverb


Completely customized menu planning and cooking sessions guided by your constitution (dosha), as well as your family’s (if applicable) and dietary preferences

Includes 3-6 customized recipes per session (depending on length of session)

Sessions are in person (in your kitchen or mine) or via SKYPE


2-3 hour classes where you learn how to prepare a complete Ayurvedic meal and discover the delicious benefits of eating a plant-based diet infused with nature’s antioxidant powerhouses: spices and herbs

Includes anywhere from 3-5 recipes


Not sure which foods are right for you? Overwhelmed by the choices and diet fads? Consider my one-on-one Ayurveda Coaching Program where I will create a personalized food program that provides a list of the optimal foods for your unique constitution, along with many customized recipes and menu planning assistance.

Enthusiasm and Generosity

 “Sandhiya’s genuine enthusiasm and her generosity in sharing are only a few of many reasons one should take a class with her if there’s an opportunity. I learned so much more than just how to make several tasty dishes, in her Vegetarian Indian Cooking class at Spice Merchants of Laguna Beach. Sandhiya carefully explained all the spices used, method of preparation (which is so important), and the healing benefits of the spices selected. She discussed the variety of oils that one could use, and why one might be chosen over the other. All the dishes prepared were delicious, and can be easily prepared.  I prepared two of the four dishes presented the following week, and was so happy with the results.  I definitely plan to take more of her classes!” ~ Susan Elizalde-Henson