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)….

Plain Dosa- A Probiotic source

Dosa for  lunch or dinner is a welcome change in my house.  Mix of rice and urad dal ( black gram dhal) makes it a perfect nutritious choice for any meal and provides all essential amino acids. Accompaniments like sambar and any chutney wakes up all the dormant tastes to life. Even a plain one…