Yoga basics – doing it the right way

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame – B.K.S.Iyengar We all know that yoga is a great form of workout, but there is more to it than those intimidating postures where you twist and turn your body. Yoga is a way of life, it…

Pan seared salmon with green sauce

    Salmon is a highly nutritious fish, rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, along with protein, niacin, selenium, magnesium, vitamins B6 and B12. It is also one of the few good sources of vitamin D and has virtually zero carbohydrates, all of which make it one of the healthiest foods.

Quick and healthy braised bean curd

Bean curd, popularly known as Tau Kwa is nothing but extra- firm tofu. Given its nutritional benefits of soy protein, phytoestrogen, amino acids and a host of minerals like iron, calcium and manganese, it is a pity that many of us don’t like it because of its bland nature. 

Secrets to a happy marriage- 10 myths

Marriage is not about compatibility, it’s about accepting and loving each other despite differences Each of our relationships is unique in its own way and need to be grown and nurtured. A marriage relationship is all the more special since you share your life and decide to spend the rest of your life with someone…

Nutritious minestrone soup with Asian spices

This wholesome minestrone soup is another of my attempts to combine the food cultures of the West and the East. And with a healthy twist – I used sprouted black-eyed beans and…no cheese!

Stuffed Eggs

    The egg, being a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and disease-fighting nutrients like carotenoids and choline, is a favourite for many of us. So easy and to cook and so good to eat! It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in umpteen number of ways.

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…

Refreshing 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…

Sweet and spicy papaya salad

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…

No-mess 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…