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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

10 Reasons To Go Veggie

10 Reasons To Go Veggie

This article in The Independent lists 9 great reasons to go vegetarian… Health reasons, yes, many of us know about that. However, I had no clue that vegetarians could pay a lower premium with certain life insurance providers. A great read for all, even if you are already vegan/vegetarian. There is a 10th reason, that … Continue reading

French Cuisine Sans Meat!!

French Cuisine Sans Meat!!

Really!!! The Telegraph reports that Chef Alain Ducasse, one who has several Michelin stars to his name, has decided to keep meat out of his menu. France may be the land of steak frites and boeuf bourgignon, but the Gallic superchef with myriad Michelin stars to his name has decided to keep “viande” out of … Continue reading

Balance Baby, Balance!

Balance Baby, Balance!

Back to my soapbox here about these fad diets. So hard to make people understand the importance of eating a balanced healthy diet, sans processed food and meat. A recent article in The Guardian says that — A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according … Continue reading

Our Vegetarian Ancestors

Our Vegetarian Ancestors

Many say that we started out being meat eaters, as cavemen did in the past, that is why we continue to eat meat. Interestingly enough this recent article in the Scientific American says otherwise! ¬†Controversial? Absolutely!!! The¬†article raises the question, if we are getting our ancestral diets wrong, especially paleolithic diets. “A paper out just … Continue reading

Oooh lala! Chocolates With Spice…

Oooh lala! Chocolates With Spice…

The wonderful food writer Monica Bhide, is working in collaboration with the fabulous Co Co Sala of Washington D.C to launch a limited edition chocolate collection… For three days only starting today! So, what’s so special about this one, you may ask? These are chocolates, themselves aphrodisiacs, combined with some sensational spices and nuts which … Continue reading

The Healthy Eating Plate From Harvard

The Healthy Eating Plate From Harvard

Look at this plate above. I see no reason to eat meat! There are plenty of plant based healthy protein choices available to constitute a plate like the one above. The healthy eating plate from Harvard is a slight variation on USDA’s My Plate and is more thorough in terms of providing basic nutrition advice. … Continue reading