Offering Food To God

Many Hindu ppl offer food to deity first and then they consume which is called Prasad . Not everyone does it but many ppl do it as part of their religious ritual . On festivals, there’s a lot of different sweets and items are made to offer to god.

Question is why do we do it ? Does god eat it ? Do you see food disappearing after some time ? Who eats the food after all? Yes , right . We don’t think , observe and just do what we are told to do.

When I first started to try new recipes from net , there was no one to eat. One of my devotee friend suggested make it for god . He will eat it . So I made it and offered it to god . Oops , it’s all still there and I will have to eat it all. I was like this doesn’t work and So found friends who were willing to try food I made. Recently same friend told me few times she doesn’t make this and that because her family doesn’t eat it . And I was like make it for god .

Offering food to god is symbolic and as you do it, one should crack the code and find out what does it mean. Once you know what it really means , you won’t have to do it . People eat all rich food in the name of god and end up with health issues and that made me write this post.

So find out what offering food to god really mean and when you find out , share.

Picture is of temple in Uttarakhand.

Enjoy!

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Grandma’s Favorite Pomegranate

Pomegranate has been so much in news lately for it’s health benefits. Did you start eating them? If not , start it now. It’s good for heart health and symbolic for fertility. With so many tiny seeds inside a fruit and they are so fertile no wonder. Plant some and you will know. In India, it is advised to ppl suffering from diarrhea.

If you have Aldi store near by , they have them on sale in fall. It was 69cents this week near my store and they were all gone in 2 days. Indian stores also carry them. When pomegranate is good for your liking , plant some seeds.

How to eat them ? You can eat them just like that . Throw on some salad or chat or whatever you are eating . It will look exotic and is really good when you have party. It will make everything look exotic and your heart will be happy.

Enjoy!

Eliminating Wheat  Experiment

Hearing , reading lot abt how wheat had been genetically modified over the years and causing problems to lot of ppl. The only way to discover anything out is put into practice and see. Everyone is different and ppl with strong digestion should not have any problem with wheat. But most of our digestion due to our life style , age is compromised.

Let me confess that I didn’t eliminate wheat totally but I reduced consumption like 80-90%. I am used to having Indian roti made of wheat for dinner or lunch many days. It’s been few weeks and I don’t remember when I made it last. Have been making roti using pearl Millet Flour (Bajra), Buckwheat, corn flour. In picture, made Bajra rotla spread with little coconut oil, black eye peas curry and some salad. Kind of village food. Very earthen. Isn’t it?

Alright so did I see any difference? Tummy feels lighter most imp. And got little flatter tummy. I won’t go into weight loss because that’s relative.

If your diet is heavy on wheat and wheat products, all purpose flour, pasta , bread then try to give up for a month and see what it does to you.

I am planning to continue with my new diet for now. And eat wheat products just now and then and not everyday.

Enjoy!

Ayurvedic Ginger Tea

Have been under weather after travel. Season changing often brings sickness and I was worn out after travel. First I had  dry cough which I cured with seaweed tea. But may be I overdid and then got producing cough which wasn’t going away. Finally it dawned to me to drink ginger tea. And I felt so much better and coughing reduced. 

Ginger is widely used in home remedies. Ayurveda uses it too. Ginger is warming and helps with digestion, disperses heat in the body. If you have poor digestion, after meal drink this ginger tea. Little goes a long way when it comes to ginger so use it little. 

Boil a cup of water and add few pieces of chopped ginger. Simmer 10 mins. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy ginger tea. If your throat is hurting , add good quality honey. 

Enjoy!

New age dudh poha – Sharad Purnima 

Did you like title ? We all want to celebrate festivals that we grew up with because they are fun. Adds little fun to season , routin life. But we have to see what works in today’s life. Lot of things are according to season and it had some reason behind it . Depending on where we live now, it may/may not make sense. We can still have fun but can improvise things.

Today I did it for dudh poha. Dairy is another food people are having allergies. Now a days there are so many different kind of milk available that we should try I feel. Why get stuck on dairy? Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk what not.

Made dudh poha with almond milk. Used unsweetened almond milk and added some grated jaggery. Turned out yummy and I actually liked it better.

Enjoy your dudh poha new way and more important go out side and look at the moon. How many times you have looked up to sky on full moon ? It’s very pretty. 

Enjoy!