Avocado Toast

Me, My husband and my two dogs just got back from a lovely weekend getaway for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely, private, cozy vacation home down south in Malibu, CA.My dogs had so much fun running around the property without a leash, while me and my husband enjoyed the lovely views, star…

Lemon Mascarpone Mousse

If you read my previous post on Chai Panna Cotta, I had posted about a party I hosted where I served just appetizers, desserts and drinks. The second in the dessert menu was a Lemon Mousse with a Blueberry Compote.I love lemon, I mean I can just keep drinking lemon juice all day long.And when…

Chai Panna Cotta

The recipes for Chai vary widely all over India- the country of its origin.Now in the US Chai flavors are very popular with variations of cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, black pepper etc. Now a days these Chai Latte mixes are readily available in the super markets where you can steep into water or milk directly…

Cumin Cauliflower Soup

  I usually do not like the cauliflower soups served at restaurants, it has a raw cauliflower flavor  and raw cruciferous veggies are notorious for causing gas and bloating and are to be completely cooked before eating. I love cauliflower in our Indian preparations with tomato, peas or potato.All of these recipes are flavored with…

Roasted Poblano and Corn Soup

Soups are amazing for weight loss.They help us reach our 5 servings a day recommendation for vegetables and unlike smoothies they are cooked and don’t cause digestive distress because they are easier to digest than raw veggie salads or smoothies. Now most smoothies we find in the stores or restaurants are laden with butter or…

Cajun Feta Acorn Squash Soup

Squashes are the ultimate comfort foods for the winters.Acorn Squash is mildly sweet like butternut but warmer in taste and it tastes amazing with warming spices like nutmeg, chili powder, cajun etc.In this recipe I combine Roasted acorn squash with the saltiness of the feta and spice from cajun for a yummy winter soup. Preparation…

Week 2 of my 21 day rejuvenation treatment

I am in my week 2 of my 21 day rejuvenation treatment.You can read about the week 1 in my previous posts. Food wise I switched from oats and rice grits to a lighter diet, I have kitchadi or Kanji(rice gruel) or green moong bean soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As far as the treatments…

Bheja Fry

With the name of the dish most Indians might be remembering the Indian movie, but this is a classic recipe from the Telangana region in South India where goat/sheep or lamb brains are cooked in a delicious and spicy onion based gravy. The texture is similar to sweetbreads and is a luxurious dish rich in…

Ayurvedic Elixirs

Im sharing the recipe for  Ayurvedic Elixir -Curry leaf and Gooseberry juice (Amla/usirikaya) today that I learnt from the locals here in Kerala.Im calling it an elixir because it has excellent benefits if taken daily.Lets take a look at the benefits.   1.Curry leaves are rich in iron & gooseberry is rich in vitamin C,…

At Home Ayurvedic Panchakarma

DETOX!! Detoxes have a bad reputation because most of them leave you hungry,tired, craving for food or just plain boring and useless, only to realize they are unbalanced and that it was only temporary and it did nothing to your body after. Let me tell you Ayurvedic Panchakarma is different.I was a non believer just…

My 21 day Rejuvenation Treatment

Where in the world am I? I am in Kerala, India.At an Ayurvedic retreat called Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala . Kerala is one of the root hubs of Ayurvedic science which has been preserved since centuries.Kerala is also a preserve for some of the most ancient dance forms and self defense techniques which are almost extinct…

Ayurveda-The science of life

If you are a person who needs theories and proofs and research to make you believe in something, please by all means skip reading this post. If you are willing to understand how Ayurvedic system of healing works please read through. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a science of life, it has roots from ancient…