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!

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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!

Ayurveda On Water


Everyone knows how imp is to drink water and kidney needs water to filter out all toxins. Most of the people think they drink plenty of water but experiment 1 day and measure how much water you drank. How much one needs varies depending on your activity , life style. So figure out how much you should be drinking (Google to find out how much. Lot of websites with good guidance)and see if you really drank enough. Our bodies are around 70% water and earth is also 70% water. Yes, I did measure today and was little short than where I would like to be.
Am asked many times abt drinking water during meal. So here’s what Ayurveda recommends and its working for me.

  • Drink a glass of water 30 mins before meal.
  • Chew your food well. Food is mainly water too so if you chew well then you won’t feel the need to drink water but if you have to, then drink.
  • Drink a glass after 1 hr of meal. It’s ok to drink little after meal to clean mouth.
  • And don’t forget to drink water first thing in the morning.
  • So teach kids too by example. I see lot of kids don’t drink water at all. 

Hope this helps! 

Enjoy water and you will feel, look  better too !

Kodri Swimming In Veggies – Ayurvedic Recipe

Kodri or Foxtail Millet kichadi, i already posted and this is same thing with lots of veggies and little ayurvedic trick i did. So as you know, Ayurveda is a way of life. So made kodri with loads of veggies and used little bit of my ayurvedic knowledge. Here’s how i did:

  • Soak mung dal for 30-40 mins so it will get cooked fast.
  • Take a thick bottom pan, boil water and then add mung dal. Cook it for 5 mins and then add kodri.
  • Now add some fresh shredded ginger, freshly crushed black pepper and salt.
  • When it’s all cooked,switch of stove and add veggies. Adjust salt, close lid and let veggies cook in the khichadi steam for 10 mins. This way veggies are just tender and not over cooked.
  • The thing mainly i pointed out was, i hear ppl saying “loads of veggies” when all they had was few peas and carrot.
  • Loads of veggie meaning there are more veggies, more variety and less of other stuff. Isn’t it?
  • I added mushroom, carrot, broccoli, cabbage and what not.
  • You can add a tsp of ghee on top while eating if you like and keep more or less watery depending on your like.
  • As you can see i used only ginger and black pepper for spices which we use in fasting and are relatively mild.
  • Question of the day: “Have you learned to swim thro’ life?”
  • Enjoy !