Preparing For Adversity 

Is hurricane Irma coming your way ? Or it’s already there? It will reach our area Monday and it’s gonna be windy and rain here. Of course we need to prepare. Removing  all things from deck so nothing will fly off and hit anything , anyone. What abt food in case we lose power? Here’s my ideas if you want to think outside the box. 

  • First , think do you need things from store or you are just panicking for no reason? Answer will be different for everyone .
  • Breads are generally gone from store. So why not make your own bread before hand of course ? Think of other things. For Indians, we can just make paratha, thepla , puri that stays good for longer time outside . You can use them to make sandwich , spread some jam or peanut butter, almond butter on it. And this are not times to picky but just surviving.  
  • All deep fried food stays good for longer period.
  • If you don’t find milk, use some other milk, milk powder or make your own nut milk at home .

Hope you got ideas. Thing is think outside the box.

Do I need to say anything abt picture ? Staying balanced /centered is the key.

Stay safe ! 

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What to eat before vacation 

Before travel or vacation no matter how small it is, we want to be healthy. There was 1 time I got sick before a long travel and it was no fun trying to fix myself in hurry. And those long flights…Here’s what I try to do, eat now. 

  • Buy fresh oranges bag and juice 1 orange everyday and drink it immediately. It’s for vitamin c.
  • Eat coconut butter or cook in coconut oil . I start in a month advance . It’s anti bacterial, anti viral.
  • Eat beetroot, chia seeds so am all clean inside and no constipation.
  • Either I make or buy organic carrot juice which is for vitamin A.
  • Stop eating all sugary things meaning no ice cream , cake overdose.
  • Start including bitter food more regularly like arugula, methi, bitter gourd.
  • Continue moderate exercise , yoga and meditation.
  • That’s it .
  • Picture is of vegetable fried rice cooked in coconut oil with few cashew nuts in it. 

Happy Travel !!!

Enjoy !

Make Your Own Burrito For Gatherings.

Unless you are really a good experienced cook, to cook for a group is a concern. I can cook for few ppl but too many ppl and I will need help or if it’s sudden then I will be lost. This weekend it was with a 1 day notice so I decided to go Mexican which is easy.

So what did I do? Set up a table for make your own burrito. Made black beans home. Rest is all salad ingredients so just chop.Here’s my list:

  • Cooked blacked beans .
  • Home made mashed avocado with lime juice , cilantro and salt.
  • Sautéed mushrooms and spinach in olive oil for healthy eaters.
  • Chopped tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce.
  • Cheese and sour cream.
  • 2 types of Salsa.
  • Tortilla.
  • Sliced mango and strawberries for dessert.
  • After cooking and draining black beans , had this nutritional water left so I made simple soup with it.
  • Sautéed chopped garlic in olive oil. Add chopped carrots and tomatoes and cook some. Add black beans water with few beans too. Throw some corn. Boil. Season with cumin powder and chili powder and salt.Garnish with cilantro.Thats it and it was a hit. We have some soup lovers so they finished it. Starting a meal with soup is a good idea.
  • Someone  brought Mexican pie.
  • It was fun Mexican theamed food , was easy breezy and we all had lot of fun and laughter.
  • Laughter is a best medicine .
  • Enjoy !

Do you carry lunch bag?

For some time now, I see ppl carrying nice lunch bags to work and designs are so pretty. But I never bought one b/c it’s 1 more thing to carry even though I do take lunch most of the time. Finally I bought one. Isn’t it cute? It made fun to pack lunch. Sometimes just having nice bags, nice containers make a big difference. So what did I pack? 

  • Left over enchiladas in glass container so I can reheat in microwave.
  • Small plastic container with salad. Some lettuce, chopped cucumber and radish.
  • Small container of washed blackberries.
  • 1 apple. 

I showered off my new bag to colleagues. Come lunch time, 1 of the colleague asked if I would like to carry my new cool lunch bag to cafeteria and eat there. It was easy to walk with this bag now. 

If you don’t have one, try it out and see if you also enjoy it. I bought mine at Tjmaxx and it was only 9.99.

Enjoy !

How To Make Nutritional Meal


Have you heard Sardarji joke on diet? Sardarji goes to dietician for healthy food advise and so he can also lose some weight. Dietician gives him chart with all the food he should be eating like quinoa, Chia seeds , fruits , vegetables etc etc . Sardarji looks at it and then ask “when do I eat all this stuff before or after lunch , dinner ?”:-)

Point is ,Whatever we want to include in diet , we should just include them as part of our meals and not to make it a sperate chore . For example here, I added flax seed meal to bhaji. Do you see sprinkled powder on bhaji? I did that for the picture but you can just mix it into bhaji. 

Also I made huge salad to go with Pav bhaji and fresh lemon to squeeze on salad , bhaji which wil add some vitamin c. Salad has no dressing . I like it plain .

Meal is so simple , isn’t it ? 

Enjoy !