Category Archives: Holistic Cooking

Saying it With Sweets at Deepavali/Diwali Time

In India no meal starts without a token piece of a sweet served on the plate or banana leaf. On any given occasion—engagements and weddings, birth and birthdays, festivals and religious occasions, house warming and new office opening—the Indian tradition … Continue reading

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When I was growing up, I really did not think a great deal about being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. I was brought up in a household where everybody was welcome. So we too visited homes of friends from various … Continue reading

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Velvet Dosai and Kaakaa Chutney

This is a trip down memory lanes..literally as my mother used to make the velvet Dosai and chutney and pack it up to be eaten at trilling canals and shady tamarind trees with fresh Nongu (Tadgole/palm fruit) as we meandered … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death’s doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against … Continue reading

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Feeding Time

An authoritative study by British researchers reports that children of working mothers are less healthy than those mothers who stay at home. The study also cites data that children of full-time working mothers were driven to school by moms or … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Holistic Cooking

SHADRUCHI—SIX FACETS OF TASTE Two important aspects of life are associated with the tongue—Taste and Speech. Our elders advise us to control both as one can lead to excess and illness and the other can land you in trouble! Ayurveda … Continue reading

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