Delhi is a landlocked area, so for us, the denizens of this area sea food acquires dizzy heights of gourmet food right to the level of caviar. Have you ever had caviar? I find it horrible but then people tell me its acquired taste and it’s for the nobility, not for middle class peasants like me. Anyway I digress. Delhi can also be hot and humid during the monsoons. Sweat and general lassitude make the kitchen feel like the inside of my oven set on slow grill. Most of the…read more
I’m a vegetarian, still feeding my baby (1) What are the changes I need to make on a daily basis? – Like what should I keep in mind? (2) As a working mother, how much effort does it take to stick to this – in terms of cooking it ? (3) How long does it take for me to see results? – What I really want to achieve in 2015 : Lose 5 kgs, have a toned body and feel energetic and active.. First of all I’ll make this clear….read more
Every day, when I get into the kitchen, investigate the fridge and plan a meal, I am like … 2 … 3 … No, I am not being a conspiracy theorist. There is medical knowledge behind all this. Moreover a lot of people have experienced health benefits 4 … I love the way this is turning out. Don’t you?
Winter needs warming hearty food. Of course it means soups too, but between you and me, I prefer red meats, spices and root vegetables. Lots of root vegetables like turnips, beetroot and radishes. One can’t go wrong with turnips, baked, roasted or put into mutton dishes. Did you know one turnip can give more that 50 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C? So to fight common cold, eat turnips, lots of them. Of course it also helps in weight loss. It helps fight cancer too. Random musing…read more
I had two zucchini sitting in the fridge, which really had to be used. The problem with being alone at home is that one ends up eating left overs. The boys have gone away for four days and I had no intention of inflicting myself with zucchini day in and day out. Bread is a wonderful option isn’t it. Ever since I taught myself to bake grain free, I am a happy baker. There is nothing like bread to spread butter on and have with a hot cup of coffee….read more
There are many grains used by our ancestors that have fallen by the wayside. They have not been commercialized and hence are not available in malls and supermarkets. Millets are one such grains. I had never used millets until I decided to go paleo. I had vaguely heard of Samaa ke chawal, but since I don’t fast, I had dismissed those tiny 200 grams packets that were sold at Pooja time. I should have. Millets are gluten free, rich in fiber, proteins, minerals and vitamins. They also have higher nutritional…read more