Poha

Fluffy Poha is a delicious flattened rice, easy- to-make quick breakfast. My mom makes the best Poha I’ve ever eaten. Her recipe owes its origin to the west coast of India. Puzzled that a southerner would borrow from the west? Then read on to unravel the mystery of the delicious Poha’s wanderings. Haribai called my…

Stop that cold and flu the easy way

Fight colds and flu no more with my daily secret tip that’s also super easy. No more flu shots and no more antibiotics that can kill all your good bacteria as well. So how come we are more prone to the flu during winter? Cold weather is a thriving season for bacteria. During warmer weather,…

Superfood Amaranth stem in coconut gravy

Dear reader, my food life has changed a lot since I first started blogging. Then I was just a food blogger sharing my home cooking with everyone. Now I cook for catering requests. And the requests just seem to keep on growing. I’m not complaining. I love cooking and serving people. And nothing gives me…

Chickpea Basmati Pulao – One pot dish

When it gets cold and all you want to do is snuggle up to warm tastes with least effort.  Its time for one-pot meals to make their appearance. No fuss, easy to make, spicy, warming, comforting – hope you enjoy my take on classic pulao You need 4 tbsp. roasted chickpeas 2 tbsp. fresh spinach 2…

Oil pulling – easiest way to keep that cold away

Fighting a cold.. fight no more.. I’m about to share my secret tip. And its super easy. Its that time of the year. Fall, cooler weather, body adjustments. A friend has been battling a cold for several days. I thought I’d share a new method, but not really that new. Oil pulling is the way…

Double protein asparagus bean stew

I got hungry at work after finishing off my lentil soup. Luckily I work in a company where healthy snacks are aplenty to keep staff fueled all day long. Feeling that hungry wasn’t a good sign. Blame it on the smaller than usual portion I had taken to work. As I returned home to prepare…

Improve self-confidence and arm strength with dolphin pose

‘Its easy for you’, said a friend. ‘You go about teaching others, you sing in concerts, you are outgoing. You must be born self confident or something’. No, No, no, I replied smiling at all these misconceptions. I was actually quite a shy kid growing up. And I had many, many awful childhood experiences which…

Yoga is not religion.. just science

My Sunday downtown yoga class was all done. Bending down to wear my boots before I hit the outside freezing -38 with windchill temperature, when a participant stops me with a smile “Can I talk with you” she asked. “Sure, let’s leave the studio for the next class. Come on over to the sitting lounge…

Cure that cold with Golden Milk

Wait! Milk for a cold. Isn’t that a no no for my sinuses, Asked a friend.. Not with this special recipe. Its cold and wintry and an onset of flu symptoms seems to be everywhere. One friend was cured of a cold with this recipe and another asked for a cure. High time I shared…