I am an huge proponent of natural way of cure. Even from my childhood, my family has introduced Ayurveda to me. I grew up eating chyavanaprash and drinking kashayams for health. And to add to my existing Ayurveda knowledge, my new sister after marriage turned out to be a Naturopath. She introduced me to the world of Homeopathy. So its but natural (pun intended) that when I had a child of my own, I relied on her heavily to provide me cures the natural way.
Disclaimer: Please use the detox shot provided below at your own volition.
While I don’t claim in any way or means that I am a healer, I wish to share the ginger detox shot that my mom used to make once a week. Since this is a pretty potent shot, one shouldn’t take this more than once a week (max). So here are the details. Continue reading
My husband is a big potato aficionado. He will eat anything made of potatoes. So I experiment a lot with this vegetable to make the dish healthy and yummy. Kadhai Aalo is a play on the famous Indian dish Kadhai Paneer (Paneer in a wok).
I have been plagued by this question for a long time now. Is free will really a myth? I do believe that there is some part of destiny in each of our lives. I believe this cause even 2 identical twins with the same parents, given the same opportunities, same nurture and nature, end up with 2 different lives. So that is empirical evidence of destiny. But to what end is this true? Continue reading
I am a big proponent of how our ancestors used to live. I think they had the secret to healthy way of life. Every single method they followed had some scientific meaning attached to it. We think we are closer to science but I think we have uprooted ourselves from our roots into a world of contrived and factitious living.
Anyway, getting back to the post! The best way to provide a healthy bath to our kids is the age old way of “oil bath“. This is the Ayurveda way and whenever I give this kind of bath to my son, his skin is soft like a fresh rose petal. And of course he smells like a fresh breeze from a beautiful summer garden.
An oil bath is when you apply oil to the body and the head and then take a shower with water. I use coconut oil, since that is the best conditioner for the skin and the hair.
The word Mediterranean is from Latin which means middle terrain. Mediterranean Cuisine has a very heavy meat influence. But their vegetable preparations are equally delectable. The marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavors plays out very well on a pizza. This is what I tried to do in my take of Mediterranean Pizza. Have fun making this as much as I did making and eating it. Continue reading
Just as every parent strives to open the world to their children, I attempt to do the same for my 3 year old. While he is extremely enthusiastic to visit any place, I try to limit his outings to a few hours. Beyond that, I feel that he gets difficult to handle. One such visit was the “Christmas in the Park” at San Jose. I found the place to be very age appropriate.
My husband got me a cup of hot chocolate which was simply divine. As I was sipping it, I was following my son who was leading the way through brightly lit trees and beautiful Christmas displays.
No picnic is complete without potato sandwich. An easy snack to make that is tasty and mess free to transport. I make it the Indian way with lots of crunchy lentils and a spicy dipping sauce. The result is yummy sandwich ready to be gobbled up in minutes. Continue reading