#LockdownTales #GreensInTheFridge Eating green leafy vegetables is very important to build immunity. Especially during a pandemic of this nature, where no cure has been found, the only thing we can rely upon is our own immunity. While all vegetables are available, with the lockdown in place, its important to store some of the vegetables for … Read more Food during Lockdown #2 – Storing Greens
Many people don’t know what to do with Beetroot, one of the most nutritious vegetable available to us. My earliest memory of the beetroot is about using it to colour my lips to match with Bhagwan Krishna’s lips on a picture in the puja room at Dehu Road. I have always been attracted to that … Read more Instant Beetroot Pickle
For the past 10 days, we have been trying to improve our intake of uncooked fresh vegetables because we realised that while we do eat healthy, the content of uncooked vegetables is very low in our preparations. I tried re-imagining two of our favourite breakfast items – Sabudana Khichadi and Poha. Sabudana Khichadi as Bhel … Read more Re-imagining Traditional Food
Amma (my mother-in-law) was a great cook – if there ever was a Masterchef competition for only South Indian vegetarian food when she was alive, she would have won it easily. She could make the same vegetable every single day of the week and each day it would taste different. There are several relatives of … Read more Kadamba Saadam – My Mother-in-law’s Signature dish
A couple of days back I ordered donuts from Krispy Kreme. I was eating donuts after nearly two or three years. Krishnan and I enjoyed our respective first donuts but the second one was just not fun. We decided right away never to order donuts again :). The problem with restaurant food is that its … Read more Fresh Food
This is a story from Osho’s most controversial and consequently, most famous book “From Sex to Superconsciousness”. “.. In a village a man opened a big fish shop, with a big signboard; ‘Fresh Fish Sold Here.’ The very first day, a man came to the shop and read :’Fresh Fish Sold Here’… fresh fish ? … Read more Osho Story #3 – No Name
Krishnan doesn’t like to eat fruits but loves fruit juice .. so we invested in a slow juicer from Hurom almost four years back. The pulp remains, just the seeds and skin is discarded while juicing and because there are no blades, heat isn’t introduced during the crushing process. Now the market is flooded with … Read more Fresh Orange Juice – Krishnan’s new favourite
Today’s lunch was noodles for Krishnan and I. Amma ate a little because it was made at home and then went to her rice and rasam :). Its a huge progress from the days when she would refuse to eat anything that was called noodles or pasta or macaroni. Food is a such a deep … Read more Noodles in a jiffy !