Cosmos in a Carrot distills the best of Buddhist wisdom, nutritional information, and health advice and puts it together in an accessible guide that will change the way you think about food.
From the historical and spiritual background of the philosophy of eating well to the necessity of synchronizing our diet with the needs for sustainability of our planet, Cosmos in a Carrot serves as a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist thought and the whole systems thinking on mindfulness. Not limiting mindfulness to meditation practice, Cosmos in a Carrot’s approach is based on “Engaged Buddhism”, the mindfulness teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
In 25 chapters the books presents topics such as the philosophy of mindful eating and what separates a mindful eater from just a health conscious one.
Cosmos in a Carrot can be used both as weight loss program that incorporates mindfulness as well as a guidebook for a total body and mind approach to mindfulness. The appendix contains of “A Mindful Grocery List” as well as recipes for vegetarian meals.
Carmen Yuen is a Canadian blogger, author, journalist, and TV host. She is also the author of Cute Yummy Time, Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants and is a contributing travel & culture journalist for Business Insider, Huffington Post / AOL and CNN.