If you can detect predominant Prakriti (Pitta, Kapha, Vayu) of your body and doshic symptoms of specific day (based on breathing examination, stool exam, urine exam), you can design your daily routine food accordingly. You can become architect of your own life in true sense. You can heal your body by acting like a wise doctor.
Art and science of Cooking in Ayurveda is governed by 6 tastes. Depending upon the need, of increasing or decreasing specific dosha, you can prepare food for self and family members by carefully examining them daily morning during Sandhya time (Prayer time when entire family sit together).
This chart can help you.