Navratri 2018

Navratri starts tomorrow and it’s time to fast , cleanse , change energy. Do something different. Check previous Navratri tips.

https://justlunchideas.com/2014/09/22/navratri-ideas-for-non-fasters/

https://justlunchideas.com/2017/09/23/navratri-2017-day-2/

https://justlunchideas.com/2016/10/01/happy-navratri-2016/

Enjoy!

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Stuffed Karela 2

Karela spree is still going on. I never had this many Karelas in my whole life. But I am enjoying them. A friend gave me some home grown nice tender karelas and so i made them again and since they were small, perfect for stuff recipe.

I steamed them little bit after removing seeds from inside. Stuffing I made different way. It was kind of powder and so quick to make it.

  • Powder some dalia in coffee grinder and take them in a bowl.
  • Add some dry coconut powder.
  • Add dry spices you like and salt.
  • Stuff Karela with stuffing and I pan fried them in little mustard oil.
  • Yum. Easy breezy side dish.
  • Enjoy!

Outer Banks, NC Trip

One of the yoga family came up with the idea of going to outer banks and so we yoga family went on Labor Day weekend . Yes it was before hurricane Florence.

Before going , we had planned sunrise yoga on 1 day since we all are yoga enthusiasts. Early morning we all went to beach and waited for sun to rise. Once sun came out fully, we saluted sun by doing 1 round of sun salutation. It was beautiful. Then we all scattered around and did some yoga poses to get nice pictures. Some ppl did head stand too . Sharing few pictures from that morning.

Enjoy!

Frustrated?

Everyone experiences frustrations now and then but here’s a simple trick. Do the split as much as you can with a smile on the face . And just breathe for 10-15 mins. And observe . Keep the head up unless you can put forehead down.

It’s a tried and tested recipe.

Enjoy!

Fusion Salad Bowl

Today is India’s Independence Day. Are we really independent? We are slaves of our habit. Can’t function without our morning tea, coffee what not. We need our so called healthy Indian food most of the days . Right ? Well, we can always break a habit.

In India , people complain that things are not available. So here’s the idea to make fusion Mexican salad bowl with the ingredients available in India.

  • Whenever I cook beans , I freeze some for rainy days. Today I used small red beans known as chori in gujarat.
  • Sauté some shredded red cabbage , carrot and add spices you like. Cook only 2-3 minutes so it retains crunchiness.
  • Add spices you like to beans and mix with cabbage . I added garlic powder, cumin powder , salt.
  • Add some chopped tomatoes, salsa if you have , green onions, colored peppers, cilantro, cucumber.
  • Avocado is available at some places so add that if you have.
  • Add yogurt and cheese .
  • You can also add some quinoa or different kind of Millets are available in India. No rice , no wheat plz.
  • Isn’t it easy to put together a nice big bowl of salad no matter where you live .
  • And it’s pretty filling.
  • Enjoy !