Chef Johnny Brannigan

Chef Johnny Brannigan

Ayurvedic Chef

Chef Johnny Brannigan is an international Ayurvedic vegetarian and vegan chef with a deep knowledge base in Vedic wisdom and holistic medicine, and a lifelong love of food and cooking.

Trained in Ayurveda and as a teacher of meditation by the Maharishi in Switzerland and Thailand, he has cooked and taught in over 33 countries, writing new recipes along the way.

He co-founded The Organic Snack Company in 1998 in the U.K. and then travelled to the United States, where he cooked at The Raj, the top Ayurvedic spa in the country, and wrote The Global Vegetarian, his first cookbook.  

He’s also the chef/co-author of the seven-award-winning cookbook, Eat Taste Heal, and he’s writing his third book of healing recipes, Vegetable Soup for the Spirit. You can learn more about Chef Johnny at www.vedicchef.com.

Articles by Chef Johnny Brannigan

What’s in season for spring? Some of the tastiest, most nutrient vegetables you can find! These three recipes will fill your spirit—and stomach—with their fresh taste and healthy styles.Read More
Not only are these three Spanish tapa recipes delicious; they represent sweet, sour, and salty, which are three of the six Ayurveda tastes. Serve these at your next gathering for finger foods that balance and delight.Read More
Thanksgiving dinner can be stacked with challenges for vegans and vegetarians. Turkey is obviously off the menu, and many side dishes include animal- or dairy-based ingredients. Stick to your diet while still enjoying Thanksgiving fare with this menu—which brings a vegan or vegetarian twist to traditional Thanksgiving side dishes ”… and introduces an innovative main dish.Read More
Enjoy these fresh tasting, subtle yet satisfying soups and salads that help balance and cleanse your system. They're ideal for a late summer evening. Carrot Juice and Coconut Milk Soup With Cardamom and Fresh Mint Pitta, Vata With accents of cardamom and mint, this soup is refreshing. The potassium...Read More
Whether you're cooking for a special friend, entertaining family, or treating that special someone to a romantic meal, these dishes are guaranteed to make an impression.Read More
Get your fill of nutritious, delicious comfort food that's both vegan and gluten-free with these three recipes. Pittas will jump for the parsnip and leek patties, while the Cornish pasties will benefit all three doshas.Read More
The foods you eat should nourish your dosha. Try one of these dosha-specific, vegetarian recipes for optimal health.Read More
Doshas are the three energies that define every person's makeup. Knowing your dosha can help you live a healthier, more balanced life.Read More
According to Ayurveda, good digestion is the most significant factor in our overall health. It will not only ensure prevention of disease, but ultimately lead to feelings of lightness, energy, and bliss. Follow these 14 tips to improve your digestion. Follow these 14 tips to improve your digestion.Read More
Looking for a healthy meal that will delight your senses and help you find lightness in the body? Look no further. The Vedic Chef shares his secrets on how to make three vegan and gluten-free meals: kitchari, steamed coconuts with goji berry sauce, and Chinese style zucchini.Read More