Bulgar Upma

Bulgar is a whole wheat grain with 5% of removal of bran. It is parboiled and dried. In India it is called as Daliya. Daliya is mostly eaten as hot cereal by boiling in milk with added sugar. Upma is a usual breakfast recipe in India cooked with semolina. Cooking upma with bulgar has many…

Dietitian style of grocery shopping

What you stock in your pantry at home, you will eat it whether it is healthy or unhealthy. What matters most is the way you eat everyday rather than how you choose to eat once in a while. To keep yourself on track with any diet plan, grocery shopping is the important part of eating….

Be an explorer!

The food in the picture was my saturday brunch last month in a restaurant over looking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean! Being a vegetarian, finding too many great options is not that easy but believing that we can find something  interesting is the begining of exploration.I have never been dissapointed and at times I end up…

Kesar Paneer Payasam

One of my first murals was on a bare mud pot and Krishna was my first one! As if sleepless nights were not enough with a 5 month old daughter at home, I took 9 months to complete this mural which still adores our house in India. Sculpting was my soul food!    Although I…

Granita-What-a-mint

Granita is a traditional Italian dessert made with fruit slush and sugar syrup.  One of my colleague who brought this into my room just lifted my mood up with watermelon-mint granita. I took a break and enjoyed this with full attention. It  tasted exactly like  Chuski- ka- Gola. It was not a gola but scrapped…

Watermelon wisdom

What happens when your colleague who is also your friend receives an edible bouquet at work place from a guy who met her once and asking for a date again? She will love his generosity, accept the date and also share the bouquet with her colleagues! That is what exactly happened just a week back….

Facebook Detox diet

Yeah Facebook! Aren’t we eating, drinking, sleeping fb? While opening an account when one of  my work place asked me to write for their fb account 3 years back, I never  thought I would ever write this today but like everything which is done regularly needs detox, so the Facebook detox. Freshness in relationships, smile…

Pineapple Rava Kesari

When I cooked this  yesterday, I used more rava and less oil. It wasn’t any close to my liking. So I modified the recipe by adding a bit more fat and less rava. Hopefully it’s more to everyone’s liking now! Portions: 5,   serving size: 1/2c Ingredients:            1 ¾ c Fresh cubed pineapple chunks 1/2c Rava…

Don’t fight negativity

Positiveness is the key to living well but don’t try to fight negativity.  Positive thinking is a much overrated word. Be aware that negative thoughts like blame, finding faults, negative self talk or having a need to know answers for every issue will not lead you any where. At least I never found any answers…

Exotic Litchi Shake

Health Benefits: Litchi is rich in Polyphenols. Phenolic rich foods and it’s extracts are shown to have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, vasodilatory and neuro-protective properties. Litchi extract is called Oligonol which is rich in polyphenols and is produced through processing to improve the bio-availability . As per a study published in Journal of Nutrition in 2014,…

Eating means different to all

One thing I learnt working as dietitian but not so while studying to become one is that diet and food has different meaning to different people. Not everyone eats food for it’s nutrition.We have learnt eating food since we were born. Our relation with food is a journey. People can relate to food easily and…

Sweet Heart?

After a long walk at Golden gate in San Francisco, my nephew wanted to eat a sandwich at a particular cafe. While family was ordering food for kids, I couldn’t resist looking admiringly at lemon meringue, strawberry toss, cream puff, apricot tart and so many cakes. (  I clicked the above picture in the cafe)….