Desi Paleo

Shrimp salad

Posted by in Healthy Living, Low Carb, Salad, Seafood

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

Some basic questions on Paleo

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Gluten free, Grain free, Grains, Healthy Living, Low Carb, Paleo

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


Millets, a healthier option to wheat and rice

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Grains, Low Carb, Millets, Paleo

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

Sweet Potato and Egg Salad

Posted by in Egg, Salad, Sweet Potato

There are days when the son decides he’s going to pig it, in my presence.  I think he gets a kick from watching me suffer while he eats completely rich and artery clogging food, daring me to break my resolution of living on a low carb and gluten free diet.  Tonight was one of those days.  He decided to eat aloo parantha with Amul butter and egg bhurji.  If he was trying to tempt me, it failed miserably.  I took one look at the butter swimming on his parantha and cringed….read more