Raw Banana Cakes

Raw Banana CakesWe are never out of festivals, here in India. There is something going on in some part, region, religion or community. The good thing is that everybody gets to enjoy. We celebreated Bakrid, Durga Puja, Navratri, Dussehra, Onam, Karwachauth and many more in just last couple of months. Andd there is more to come; the big one, Diwali is almost there. Of all things, festivals means a lot of good food which is the best part. Everybody is gearing up for Diwali. So, here is one more to add in your menu; these awesome Raw Banana Cakes. Continue reading →

Chicken Soup for Weary

This was the long weekend I was waiting for months, needless to say flu took over all the plans and excitement.I am hating how frequently I am getting sick these days. It’s awful and even more awful is that I passed it on to husband as well. He had very high fever yesterday and was in bed the whole day with almost no appetite. So I had to make something appetizing which he can’t say no to and which is also good for us sick people. What better than a comforting warm bowl of chicken soup when you are down with flu and cold. The soup itself can make you feel better. Continue reading →

Wheat Berries and Bengal Gram Salad

What would life be without the mysteries and our perpetual quest to understand everything around us, our thoughts and actions our faiths and beliefs. Sometimes rationally, sometimes without any rhyme or reason; we do what we do. If only we could understand what goes on in the 3 pounds of slimy mass in our heads. Continue reading →

Coconut Milk and Chicken Soup

Coconut Milk and chicken soupWhat do you wish for on days when you are under the weather, exhausted and drained mentally and physically? I generally go into hibernation :). Do nothing, a lot of sleep, some pampering, chocolate may be, but most important A warm Bowl of Soup.  I somehow relate soup to becoming better and healthy. Good soup is so fulfilling and makes me happy any day. This Coconut Milk Chicken Soup is exactly what you need in comfort food to heal your body and mind. Continue reading →

Healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad

Chicken SaladThis super healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad had to come after blissfully loading up on Butter Chicken I posted before this. Sometimes I think salads are made with mere reason of making ourselves feel better specially after hogging on something like Butter Chicken. I still have to meet a person who truly, genuinely, honestly will order salad over a piece of cakes or pasta loaded with good cheeses. Am I wrong? what do you think? Continue reading →

5 Healthy fats for cooking

The argument over fats being good or not is never ending. There has been so much against saturated fats, for whatever reasons, that it makes us think twice before eating any of it. But fats are not bad,; they are building blocks for our body. They make us healthier and stronger. 

Many may agree and many may not and there are studies supporting almost all arguments. But my experience says embrace fats but choose wisely. So which are the ones you would want to include in your daily diet. There are so many choices and so much information and misinformation. 

Here is a list of 5 tried and tested healthy fats(cooking oils). Include these in your diet and feel the difference.

 1. Ghee

Ghee is a Indian treasure. Traditionally ghee has been considered sacred and offered to Gods. In India ghee has been used since ancient times for  various purposes;from prayer offerings, healing to cooking.

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