MIRAVAL RESORT & SPA LAUNCHES FIRST COOKBOOK: MINDFUL EATING
January 2011 (Tucson, AZ) — Miraval Resort & Spa and Hay House USA announce the much-anticipated release of the resort & spa’s first cookbook, Mindful Eating (Hay House, May 2012). The cookbook represents the number one guest-requested amenity at the acclaimed property. Written under the direction of Miraval’s Executive Chef Chad Luethje and the resort’s culinary, beverage, and nutrition teams, the book contains two hundred beautifully clean recipes and simple techniques for readers to use at home, giving them the tools to make smarter choices with a better understanding of portion size, ingredients, and cooking practices. Each dish represents an invitation to eat and drink the Miraval way, examining the art of reacquainting oneself with hunger and letting it cue mindful eating, rather than feeding one’s emotions.
With recipes for peanut butter (made with carrots) and Caesar salad dressing (made with silken tofu), the spirit of Mindful Eating is not deprivation, but rather the use of unexpected techniques and flavor and texture blends combining to a gratifying effect. An entire chapter of the book contains mindful cocktail recipes, exemplifying the resort’s guiding philosophy that all choices, when made mindfully, are healthy and acceptable.
“Mindful Eating is a new first for Miraval, and with all the emphasis that we place on diet, wellness, and life-betterment, this was a logical step for the property,” said Michael G. Tompkins, President and General Manager of Miraval Resort & Spa. “With the Mindful Eating cookbook, guests can now incorporate our delicious and healthful cuisine and cocktails into their everyday lives with ease and purpose.”
Since its debut in 1995, Miraval has upheld a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual components are in harmony. The way we nourish ourselves is no exception. From mouthwatering entrées to creative cocktails, Miraval’s Mindful Eating offers the inspiration and tools necessary to improve one’s relationship with food, essential for life balance.
About Miraval Resort & Spa
Miraval® is dedicated to making life more magnificent. Consistently rated the #1 destination spa by Travel + Leisure, SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler, Miraval offers an array of “Clue-In”TM self-discovery and development activities and “Chill-Out”TM spa services, all of which reflect Miraval’s core philosophy of living life in the moment. The brand is expanding its reach through its network of leading Specialists and the addition of privately owned luxury homes: the Miraval Villas.