Get healthy beautiful hair naturally at home

“For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day” – Audrey Hepburn. We all have our dreams of bouncy, shiny, healthy and beautiful hair. How we wish every day is a good hair day! I have put together a few tips from a beautician friend, some advice from…

Baby corn pulao with brown basmathi rice

This baby corn pulao recipe is a high fiber, low GI recipe which makes it heart-healthy in addition to being nutritious. Both baby corn and basmati rice (I’ve used the brown variety which is even better) are well known for their low GI (Glycemic Index which rates carbohydrates on how fast they increase blood sugar levels)….

Beyond weight loss- 6 Things nobody tells you

Being healthy is a journey, not a destination  You’ve decided on your weight loss plan with a healthy diet, exercise, lots of motivation and excitement. Or, you’ve already embarked on the journey towards a healthy lifestyle. Before you move on, there are a few things you can do to fully enjoy the fruits of your…

Baked salmon kebabs

This salmon kebab recipe is yet another of my quick, easy and healthy recipes. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare this dish. A highly nutritious recipe, this is also a versatile dish- it can be had as a starter or you can make it a wholesome meal by cooking some flavored rice to go…

When the Doctor is arrogant….

I’m a terrible patient, and I find that doctors can be very condescending.  At some point in our lives, most of us would have encountered doctors who act quite rude and egoistic. They seem to be oblivious to the patient’s suffering, act as if they did not hear your questions and give you a feeling…

Garlic prawns with bell peppers

  Prawns! The small pockets of delicious nutritiousness which are a favourite among most sea food lovers. (See my earlier post Restaurant-style breaded prawns for the health benefits of prawns). Combine prawns with peppers and you get a colourful dish with a variety of nutrients.

Do you really want to depend on the health-care system?

Health is not valued till sickness comes – Thomas Fuller Are you prepared for the various uncertainties and challenges that life could throw at you? Have you planned to financially protect you and your family against the huge hospital bills you will incur when you meet with an accident or diagnosed with an illness? Of…

The magic of marriage

Love and friendship are gifts most commonly bestowed upon those who forget themselves and reach out to others. Dear friends, it feels so good to be back after a break; I was busy with a wedding in the family. Though I missed writing and interacting with you, it was an amazing feeling to meet and…

Crunchy green mango salad

Dear readers, today I wanted to try my own version of the green mango salad and was able to pull it off with moderate success. No, actually you should be telling me if it’s a moderate or great success!

How to survive a heartbreak

If you’ve experienced the dark, you can better appreciate the light We all have to experience darker days at some point in our lives. Bad things happen, but they don’t have to make us sour. It’s how we handle our troubles that count, not the troubles themselves. Whatever you’ve lost, never lose hope. Every experience…

Gooseberry pickle with olive oil

Pickles are a great way to preserve food as well as the nutrients in it, but unfortunately, they contain added salt and oil which take away the health advantage. This recipe preserves the traditional taste, at the same time maintains the health aspect. The traditional pickle is prepared with sesame oil, here I’ve used extra…

Spicy curried chicken balls

A general misconception is that curries are unhealthy and full of fat. That’s definitely not the case with homemade curries, unlike the ones served in restaurants which are laden with oil and coconut milk. Curries can be very healthy and there is a lot of variety too- curries with lentils, beans, vegetables, chicken, egg, fish,…