About the Course

This course focuses on simple tasty recipes that are easy to prepare. We talk about being a vegetarian as a means to a higher taste. We share some ayurvedic tips on healthy eating, how to prepare and offer karma-free food in good consciousness. We hope that the recipes in this course will not only nourish your body and mind but also uplift your soul. This course features simple recipe ideas for healthy nutritious meals and some quick and easy sweet treats to spoil yourself at times.

Foods in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one's existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such nourishing foods are sweet, juicy, fattening and palatable (Bhagavad-gita 17.8).

Introduction & Welcome

What You Will Learn

  1. The Importance of a Vegetarian Diet
  2. 35 Simple Vegetarian Preparations
  3. What Spices to Use in Your Daily Cooking
  4. How to Prepare Karma-Free Food



Vegetarianism: A means to a higher end

Science of Eating and Good Health

Preparing and Offering a Vedic meal

Lesson 1: Feed Me Now! Quick Breakfast Meals

Homemade Granola

Savory Veggie Pancakes

Basil & Sunflower Seed Chutney

Carrot & Cabbage Salad

Overnight Turmeric Oats

Sweet Vegan Pancakes

Berry Smoothie with Chia Pudding

Green Goodness Smoothie

Lesson 2: Roast those Veggies - A Simple Vegan Meal

Roasted Cauliflower

Sauteed Asparagus

Dahl with Tomatoes & Spinach

Vegan Cashew Cheese Cream

Almond & Sunflower Sweet Balls

Lesson 3: Cold Borscht - A Simple Summer Lunch

Cold Summer Borscht

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Spinach with Homemade Paneer

Lesson 4: Simple Gluten-Free Lunch

Chickpea Quinoa Stew

Yellow Rice

Potato & Pea Salad with Dill

Saffron Sandesh

Lesson 5: East meets West - Kitchadi vs Sandwiches 

Grounding Kichari

Sauteed String Beans

Veggie Sandwiches

Easy Stuffed Dates

Coconut Sweet Balls

Lesson 6: Moong Sprouts & Buckwheat Bread

Sauteed Moong Sprouts

Buckwheat Bread

Lesson 7: Instant Vegan Mayo

Lesson 8: Mouth Watering Vegan Lasagna 

Lesson 9: Basic Broccoli Soup and Cornbread 

Broccoli Cream Soup

Vegan Cornbread

Lesson 10: Delightful Desserts

Vegan Sweet Rice with Strawberries

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Banana Bread with Blueberries

Lesson 11: Raw Mango Cake


Berry Smoothie with Chia Pudding

Spinach with Homemade Paneer

Buckwheat Bread

Meet the Instructor

Yugala Priti devi dasi is a Vedic lifestyle coach, yoga teacher and cook. Originally from Lithuania, she spent five years serving at the Bhaktivedanta Manor ISKCON Temple in London teaching the bhakti-yoga philosophy, traveling and sometimes distributing books.

Once she got the special service to assist Mother Kulangana, a well-renowned cook and sweet maker, on her journey to India. It was during that trip that she fell in love with India and started learning to cook under the guidance of Mother Kulangana, who always emphasized that cooking should be done with love and devotion for the pleasure of Lord Krishna.

Yugala recently graduated from the Mayapur Academy, Deity Cooking Course Module, which has further improved her knowledge and love for cooking.