I don’t say “Thank you” to my mother

How do you say “thank you” to someone who you’ve taken for granted, right from the time you were born? I cannot bundle up my gratitude into a single word, or even Mother’s Day gifts, for that matter. I may do it for my own satisfaction. But it is not going to change a thing….

Mozzarella stuffed pesto chicken

  These days I am so obsessed with my quest for health and nutrition, that I almost forget about the cravings of my kids. I realised it last week when my daughter told me, “Mom, once you used to cook exotic stuff like breaded prawns, cheese balls and parmesan chicken.I miss those days!” I could…

Avocado Mango smoothie (Dairy-free)

This is a very simple and tasty smoothie and also dairy free. I came up with this recipe out of sheer necessity. Avocado is the least favourite fruit of my family ( count me out!)but knowing its health benefits, I can’t resist buying it and eventually making something that the family can’t resist. Avocados are loaded…

Health hazards that drive me crazy

Toxicity is one of the most talked about topics these days. So much of research has gone into materials that cause health hazards in our daily living. Unfortunately, most of the stuff around us seem to be associated with health issues like cancer or neuromuscular disorders. Plastic tops the list followed by styrofoam, cans, aluminium…

Papaya salad with bean sprouts

Hello friends, It has been 2 weeks since I posted my Quick and easy rainbow salad. I was very happy that I got a lot of likes and views. But then one of my friends from India said that the ingredients are not so easy to get locally and are expensive. I had assumed that since…

Spicy roasted vegetable soup

I call this a “lazy day soup”, as you don’t have to toil in the kitchen to prepare this. You need to just dice the vegetables, mix in the seasoning, and toss into the oven. No boiling, soaking, marinating, etc, etc. The kitchen stays as it is, no mess, no splashing. And the utensils used…

40 things we should be doing in our forties

Have you celebrated your fortieth birthday or getting there soon? Congratulations! Join the club. The fourth decade of our lives, in my opinion, is an amazing period, for plenty of reasons. We feel more comfortable with ourselves, find lesser need to impress anyone and for many of us, self-realisation sets in. We discover and develop…

Lemon flavoured brown rice with soybeans

Lemon rice, one of the staples in India, is a simple dish with just rice and lemon juice and some garnish. I decided to give it a little healthy tweak, (thereby making it a bit more nutritious and worthy of this blog!) with brown rice, soy beans, carrots and almonds.

Indo-Chinese soy chicken

This is one of my favourite easy-to-make healthy chicken recipes. No deep-frying, no added salt. I’ve used chicken breast for this recipe. You can use chicken pieces with bones as well. They come out softer than the boneless ones. The onions and the bell peppers add to the crunchiness and the nutritive value of the…

Blueberry-romaine salad

Hearty and healthy salads (heart-healthy?) are not necessarily hard to make, neither do they require expensive dressing or other ingredients. I wanted to make an easy, colourful salad with complementing flavours. Hence, the rainbow salad.