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Everything In Moderation…

Everything In Moderation…

Once again, here I am back on my soapbox! Balance, Baby Balance!!! I do feel strongly about a balanced diet. everything in moderation is fine for us, without going overboard on carbs, sugar, fats or any one food group. In an article in the New York Times titled “12 Tips For A Longer Life” Dan … Continue reading

An Elegant Vegetarian Lunch For The Obamas

An Elegant Vegetarian Lunch For The Obamas

Who says a formal all vegetarian lunch cannot be elegant and completely sophisticated? This is the lunch menu that Obama and his retinue were treated to when they visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India in January 2015. Completely elegant, healthy and delicious. Wonder what the President and First Lady thought of their lunch, and … Continue reading

Viva This Vegetable Roulade!!!

This one is for those who think that making an elegant vegetarian dish is very hard…. I was at a gala recently, a massive one with Hollywood actors and politicians and michelin starred chefs who had 3 appetizers they were preparing, all of which had meat! The dinner option at all ofthese Galas ends up … Continue reading

The Best Thirst Quencher In The World!

The Best Thirst Quencher In The World!

During my recent visit to India, to the southern beach city of Chennai, I resorted to one of my first loves to keep me cool and hydrated. Chennai is one of the most humid cities ever, and with all the perspiration and potential for dehydration, the best medicine and a wonderful treat is fresh coconut … Continue reading

Gazpachos Galore!!!

If there has been any one article I have throughly enjoyed testing and writing it was this one for the Washington Post dated July 11 2014 titled 3 Gazpachos, 1 Cool Summer Option. More importantly I am completely excited about the food stylists and the fabulous photos that they came up with. An ice bowl with … Continue reading

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

This is a dry curry that is made with a tough green in Southern  India, called Agathi Keerai. The closest I can get to it in the US is Kale. My grandmother used to add a lot of coconut and jaggery to this green to bring out it’s taste and infuse it with robust flavors. … Continue reading

Parsnip Slaw Par Excellence!

Parsnip Slaw Par Excellence!

Carrot Slaws are very common in our diet. so I figured, why not try out a parsnip slaw, after all they are cousins right, carrots and parsnips… Parsnips are a bit more waxy in texture and tougher to grate that crunchy carrots, but a little hard work does everyone good. And of course there are … Continue reading