Navratri Lunch, Dinner Ideas

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  • Does everyone know that Prime Minister Modi is also fasting? Isn’t that awesome?
  • Hope everyone is doing good on fast. I really got sick on 1st day by  afternoon and had to leave work. Got little better at night but hardly ate anything.
  • 2nd day was little better and i made some dinner so that my detox slows down. 
  • Rajgira paratha : Added little boiled potato, sindhov salt and freshly crushed black pepper. Black Pepper helps getting rid of toxins  is what i read in Ayurveda so had to put that knowledge in use. Added little too much salt and so was very salty and after not having any salt for 2 days, even little salt feels too much. So be careful how much salt you put.
  • Left over boiled potato, i made kinda kadhi. Season ghee with cumin seeds, add potato and yogurt with little rajgira flour. Little sindhov salt.
  • That was my dinner on day 2. I know it feels like i ate too much.
  • Lunch i eat mostly fruits and nuts. Today i blended fresh figs from garden with banana and topped it with some almond and walnut.
  • Everyone hang in there. It does feel great after wards.
  • Enjoy !
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Tulsi – Queen of herb

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  • Tulsi or Holy Basil is praised and worshipped so much in india. Of course for a reason. It has so many health benefits too. In india, ppl use it for cold, cough, fever , good for digestion etc etc. 
  • Most of the indian families keep at least 1 tulsi plant. I used to grow too but since i didn’t use it for anything ,stopped growing.
  • But few weeks back, when i turned soil in 1 of the container to grow cilantro, tulsi plant started growing. I guess last year’s seeds were in pot.
  • This time i decided to put it in use and made tea and read few books abt tulsi too.
  • Since plant is so small i just got few leaves and boiled them with water.
  • Tea came out very mild so i didn’t add anything extra. When plant grows or next year i will experiment more and will update this page.
  • But tulsi is anti bacterial, anti viral , rich in anti-oxidants what not.
  • So if you like tea, why not try tulsi tea and reap some benefits? But keep tea simple not loaded with sugar, milk etc.
  • Enjoy !

Navratri ideas for non-fasters

          Navratri is starting from thursday 25th. Not everyone fasts but you can do different things. It’s a good time to break old habits.

         Here’s some of my ideas.

  • You can be vegetarian for 9 days.
  • Give up your vices for 9 days.
  • If you are already vegetarian, try gluten free diet .
  • Try to stay oil free and use only nuts or natural fat.
  • Dairy free if dairy is your weakness.
  • Give up white sugar, white flour, white rice.
  • Give up morning tea, coffee.
  • Eat only vegetables and no dry beans.

Find something new or different thing to do depending on your situation, circumstances and have fun with it.

Happy Navratri !

Home Made Grape Juice

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  • In India, we have a lot of juice bars where they make fresh fruit juices and they will be so tasty. Fresh juices taste so much different from store bought.
  • Today, i made grape juice from red grapes. Had a whole bag of grapes sitting in fridge for a while so juice is a good way to use it.
  • Rinse grapes and throw in magic bullet or any blender you have. No extra water. Blend it for few seconds, strain and drink it. Yes, that simple.
  • Juice came out really very tasty. I would say must try if you never had fresh grape juice before.
  • It made very little so i will have to make more now.
  • Enjoy !