Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading
Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!
Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading
Dhokla Times: From The Indian Street To The New York Times
The New York Times featured the fabulous and mouth watering Dhokla in it’s Dining section last week, titled “Next Stop, India: Full Steam Ahead” In this article the author David Tanis says — If you are a lover of street food, India is the place to be. Outrageously delicious snacks, of which there are countless … Continue reading
Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick
What can I substitute for a lunch plate on a busy and steaming hot summer day? A Kale Mango Smoothy does it for me. I also sometimes serve this up as a Gazpacho in a bowl, with a chickpea salad (recipe coming soon). This is probably one of the easiest smoothies to make. And what … Continue reading
Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry
This is a dry curry that is made with a tough green in Southern India, called Agathi Keerai. The closest I can get to it in the US is Kale. My grandmother used to add a lot of coconut and jaggery to this green to bring out it’s taste and infuse it with robust flavors. … Continue reading
If you could live longer, would you stop eating this?
Here is what Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN has to say about living longer and healthier. What food group can you eliminate to accomplish this? Any guesses? Anyone? In this CNN Video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how eating less meat can help you live to 100. Don’t have to eliminate meat, start with reducing your … Continue reading
If Cows Could Eat Us!!! Really??!
An article in Time magazine says, If a cow could eat you, it would. It wouldn’t give a hoot about your feelings. It wouldn’t kill you quickly or humanely and it certainly wouldn’t worry about whether it was right to make a meal of you in the first place. It would ask itself one question: … Continue reading
My kids love mangoes… and so do we! During mango season, there are no issues with getting them to eat fruits. One of their favorite, wholesome dessert/after school snack choices is Mango Nirvana. I basically start with a scoop of fresh cut mangoes, layer it with full fat organic french vanilla yoghurt, then a layer … Continue reading
Harpers Bazaar Recommends Summer Veggies For Gorgeous Skin
Harpers Bazaar magazine recommends a list of summer veggies for gorgeous skin in this article. Those that made the list include Beets, Napa Cabbage, bell peppers of varied colors, among others. I’m good for the summer!!! My own personal favorites, wherein I can see an instant difference, are iced cold water with lemon and lime wedges, … Continue reading
Shhhh!! Don’t Tell Them It’s Made With Lettuce!
Another lettuce recipe which they will wipe out, and you don’t even have to tell them it’s made with lettuce! Really… If your family is like mine and don’t get very excited about this vegetable, here is what you can do! So I whipped up a lassi based on a recipe I had written up … Continue reading