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…

Cranberry Cinnamon Clove Apple Chutney

Apples again! 2 weeks ago I went with my hiking club to Primrose River, Boyne Trail about 20 km north of Orangeville. While everyone marvelled at the level 2 intermediate hike, I kept eying apples on the trees. Tiny, sometimes red, sometimes green, always pretty. They were also strewn on the trail. Yeah, luckily the farmers…

Farmer’s market apple beet avocado chickpea sprouts salad

The best things in my life are the simplest, don’t you agree? Recently my friend invited me to her home in the country in Belleville, Ontario. Knowing how much of a nature lover I am, she took me to the farmer’s market. I feel in love with everything there. Ended up buying way too much…

Mung dal puree for Iqaluit hunters and gatherers

‘You and I take vegetarian food for granted’, said my friend Connie. She was sharing her experience while helping the native Inuit of Iqaluit. ‘They find the texture of lentils unfamiliar. Its not part of their culture. They are hunters and gatherers’, she said. Connie is right. I’m fortunate I was raised in a country like…

Meatless Monday with mango nectarine salsa

Ever had a sluggish constitution? Ever felt tired and bloated for hours or days after a big meal? Ever wondered why you feel so lethargic hours after a big meal? Then read on for one sure fire way to get your intestines moving along and keeping you healthy. During teacher training, I learnt more about…

Sweet Quebec strawberry yoghurt rice

Summer is here ! Hot and Humid! My favorite time of the year. Time for something chilled and cold. Yogurt rice is a classical southern Indian dish that my family used to make almost daily in summer. Its so refreshing to beat the Delhi heat. Toronto summer feels just like Delhi today. Last Sunday, on our drive…

Power up with Protein rich yard beans stir fry

Protein! That ever important ingredient. If you are a vegan, I’m sure you have spent a fair bit of time trying to get more protein in your diet.  So how do the vast majority of Indians manage to get protein in food without going stir crazy, without reading food labels or without trying too hard and without…

Field greens mung beans with coconut curry

Just back from a yoga teacher training course. Intense 4 weeks of studying philosophy, anatomy, physiology, bhagavad geeta, chanting, practicing asanas, doing karma yoga(service). And best of all hanging out with 72 other fun loving yogis. A luxury to immerse myself in yoga with no household chores to do. Yoga camp food is satvic. That…

Say No to White (rice that is :) -lemon ginger brown rice

“Brown rice is too hard on my stomach” stated my mom. She had just arrived on a visit from overseas. When she found out I had made the switch she kept opening all my grain containers to look for even a few last remnants of white rice she could cook for herself. How can anyone decide how…