Category: Food & Health

Going Slim :)

Am going slim too but that I have been doing that for a while now … and with Menopause playing a spoilsport, my slim version is still to materialize. This post is about an induction stove going slim. I bought an induction stove in 2012 when we moved […]

Fruit Ripening

See the following picture – An innocuous looking packet that resembles a single helping of sugar is actually Ethylene which is a fruit ripener. I knew that fruits were being ripened using some chemical but every time you bought fruits from a shop, they would not be in […]

Sarva Anga Thrilled :)

Since December 2016, I have been struggling with the movement in both my arms. My right collar bone had curved and I couldn’t move my arms freely … my right arm couldn’t be raised beyond a certain point in the front and I couldn’t touch my back :(. […]

Fresh Food Fetish … fuelled by OPOS

Here’s a sample menu for breakfast/lunch – Breakfast – Poha, Sabudana Khichadi, Pav Bhaji, Pongal, Khichadi, Ammini Kozhukattai, Idli, Dosa, Semiya Upma, Rava Upma, Curd Semiya, Bhel Puri, Stew (ishtu) & idiappam, dhokla Lunch – Veg Biriyani, Sambar Rice, Rasam Rice, Dal Paalak, Puliyodare (Tamarind rice), Bisi Bele […]

Sprouting Javed’s way !

My school buddy Javed was at home a couple of weeks back and he was looking fit and handsome. He refused to eat food because he had to go somewhere and also because he was eating slightly differently to get fit. That diet included a lot of sprouts […]

Use it or Lose it

Yesterday we came to Jaipur along with our friend Subbu and his family. The day before, Krishnan started the Toyota Corolla and left it running to keep the battery charged. A week before, the battery had died down because we hadn’t used that car for a few days. […]

Nutty Ladoos and Spicy Halwa 

Every Diwali we make the  “Nuts” ladoos and the Deepavali “marundu”. Even though this year we are not celebrating Diwali, we continued the tradition and made both. While the “marundu” was made with the spice powder that dad had made in 2007… the ladoos were made by me […]

Waved out the Microwave

We bought a microwave 15 years back and ever since then, it has been an important appliance in the kitchen. I initially used it just to reheat stuff, then to cook rice. Then I figured out I could steam vegetables in it and then discovered roasting papad and […]

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