The Doctor’s Kitchen: Everything you need to know about Dr Rupy Aujla

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  • Dr Rupy Aujla has released a new cookbook. Here is everything you need to know about his latest edition, The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness - and a glimpse at some of the recipes you can expect.

    Who is Dr Rupy Aujla?

    Dr Rupy Aujla is a NHS GP, a health writer and an absolutely foodie.

    From cooking in the kitchen to achieving good health, Rupy found the power of food was his medicine.

    In 2009, Rupy was diagnosed with artificial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat – at times his heartbeat could skyrocket up to 200 beats per minutes.

    After seeing several specialists who advised the way to combat this would be to undergo a heart operation called an ablation, Rupy turned to advice closer to home – his mother.

    His mother urged Rupy to closely analyse his diet, and after addressing various nutrient deficiencies his cardiac episodes ceased.

    From his own personal experience tackling a serious health condition using simple changes in his diet, Rupy shares his top tips in his colourful cookbooks that will definitely inspire your dishes.

    A lover of cooking, healthy recipes and wellness he has released two cookbooks both sharing the title The Doctor’s Kitchen.

    Following the success of his first cookbook The Doctor’s Kitchen, Supercharge your health with 100 delicious everyday recipes – Rupy is back with a second culinary creation, The Doctor’s Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness.

    Dr Rupy Aujla’s cookbooks: What’s The Doctor’s Kitchen all about?

    Rupy’s idea behind his The Doctor’s Kitchen recipe books was to create healthy, exciting and most importantly accessibly dishes to encourage people to get in the kitchen and recognise the nutritional benefits of incorporating certain foods into your diet.

    If you’re on a diet or simply want more inspiration for healthy family meals then these are the cookbooks for you…

    The Doctor’s Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness

    Eat to Beat Illness is Rupy latest cookbook, first published in March. Rupy explores preventing disease just by altering certain foods in your diet.

    Whereas most healthy recipe books focus on heart health and weight loss, Rupy instead looks at how food affects specific parts of our bodies, including our brain and mind. For example, Ruby  examines how food affects our mental health,  stress levels, our skin quality and eyesight.

    The book is separated into different topics such as how to maintain a healthy brain, healthy heart, combat inflammation, improve immunity and reduce the chances of cancer.

    Packed full of 80 new recipes bursting with flavour and colour to try, each will inspire you to make healthier food choices in the kitchen and in turn benefit your overall wellbeing from just a few life-style changes.

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    Today I managed to take a moment and breathe. I managed to take some of my own advice for once, step back and celebrate the achievements with loved ones at an intimate gathering and reassess where I’ve come from and what’s happened so far. It’s something I’ve been told I don’t do enough! • 2015 Back in my little kitchen in Sydney, Australia pushing myself to muster the confidence to talk openly about food in medicine , I never would I have imagined to write a Sunday Times Bestseller Or have a top rated podcast with over a million downloads Or start a culinary medicine movement in medical schools. • But the truth is, these are merely ‘symptoms’ of a personal purpose to improve the health of people everywhere using food and lifestyle medicine. It’s the mission that’s important, not the followers, engagements, accolades or personal achievements. • It has always been about the mission. It will always be about the mission and I will unashamedly continue to shout about food in medicine, exercise in medicine, mindfulness in medicine, sleep in medicine, community, sense of purpose, lifestyle .. call it what you want. It’s all medicine. 👨🏽‍🍳👨🏽‍⚕️ • Through the eyes of a GP who sees the entire spectrum of disease including skin issues, cardiac problems, cognitive decline, mental illness etc. It’s never been a more appropriate time to educate ourselves on the power of our plates and lifestyle in health promotion and disease prevention. Thank you for the support, let’s keep calm and carry on 👍🏼 • #whatthedoctorordered #thedoctorskitchen #doctorskitchen #eattobeatillness

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    The Doctor’s Kitchen: Supercharge your health with 100 delicious everyday recipes

    Supercharge your health with 100 delicious everyday recipes is Rupy’s first culinary creation which was first published in December 2017. With his 100 easy to make dishes, Rupy takes us on a journey through food, medicine and science.

    Each recipe is speckled with bite size easy-to-understand information to give you an insight into the nutritional benefits of the delicious dish.

    Rupy suggests plant-based diets are the healthiest for us, and believes you can maintain good gut health, reduce the risk of obesity, and cardiovascular disease just by eating the right foods.

    In this book Rupy aims to debunk the myth that a healthy diet is expensive, and reveals handy tips to reduce your weekly food shop spend. Rupy also shares his timesaving tricks to make every meal a little simpler.

    The Doctor’s Kitchen dinner recipes

    As ever, Rupy comes up with plenty of inventive recipes in his cookbooks including Ethiopian Curry, Thai-style Salmon Burgers, Black Bean Tacos and Teriyaki Green Beans. Here are three of our favourite dishes from The Doctor’s Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness:

    Sri Lankan Cashew Curry

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    The delicious blend of spices and creamy coconut sauce makes a warming and flavoursome Sri Lankan curry packed full of veg. Once you have all your ingredients together, simply throw them all together and cook for just 20 minutes. You’ll soon have a hearty family meal on the table in no time.

    Aubergine and Walnut Ragu

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    Dr Rupy Aujla puts a twist on a classic Italian dish with the addition of walnuts, aubergine, puy lentils and anchovies to this ragu recipe. It’s a perfect meal for batch cooking and you can store left-overs in the freezer to use at a later date.

    Carrot and Courgette Laksa

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    Dr Rupy Aujla’s carrot and courgette laksa is a hearty and comforting meal with lots of different vegetables and flavours included. Simply throw all the ingredients in one pot and let the Malaysian spices work their magic.

     The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast

    If you are interested in Rupy’s story and want to find out more, we recommend tuning into his Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast, which can be found on Spotify or ITunes.

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    The PODCAST IS BACK .. and it’s Pak Choy week! • Make sure you’re subscribed to the Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast on iTunes, acast Spotify or whatever your favourite player is. This week I’m chatting to the amazing Dr Sandro Demaio @sandrodemaio about the incredible work of the Eat foundation plus the paper that came out earlier this year • We talk through what that literally means to our basket of weekly shopping, what the controversies surrounding the paper entailed and how we can feed 10 billion people well on a healthy planet • We’ll be making some incredible recipes using this wonderful brassica vegetable, Pak Choy. A beautiful delicately flavoured ingredient used in curries, stir fries and some more unusual recipes typical of The Doctor’s Kitchen! • Fancy the full recipes for this weeks ingredient? Sign up to newsletter and you’ll get them straight to your inbox every week, plus tons more exclusives to help you live healthier, happier lives. • #whatthedoctorordered #thedoctorskitchen #doctorskitchen #eattobeatillness #plantsonplates

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    In each weekly episode, Rupy enlightens his listeners about the health benefits of a certain food. In one episode Rupy shares all the recipes Pak Choy can be used in – from curries to stir fries and even some unusual recipes that you may surprise you.

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