Health & Wellness

Gujarathi Kadhi With Pumpkin

Gujarathi Kadhi With Pumpkin

In the SF Bay Area, sometimes the only clear signal that the season is changing is the arrival of new fruits and vegetables in the market. Sweet summer produce such as corn and stone fruits are replaced by root vegetables and big squashes such as bright orange...
Three Ethnic Soups for Autumn

Three Ethnic Soups for Autumn

The changing of the seasons is often difficult to notice in the Bay Area, compared to other regions of the United States, but the arrival of autumn is definitely marked by shorter days and cooler temperatures. Appetites increase with the colder weather, and working...
Sweet as Honey: Delicious Indian Desserts

Sweet as Honey: Delicious Indian Desserts

Honey was man’s first sweetener. Honey was also an important condiment in medieval times. We crave sweets, as our stone-age forefathers have been deprived of it for centuries. Humans (Homo sapiens) evolved some 50,000 years ago, whereas bees were making honey 40...
Fall’n for Soups

Fall’n for Soups

Drawn from our archives, this set of recipes for soups is perfect for your dinner table. First published in November, 2008. I love the fall season. The hot days of summer have given way to misty mornings and gentle afternoons, and this autumn slowly but surely eases...
10 Tips for Healthy Eating

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Food is one of the sources of prana, our vital energy. When we eat wholesome food, it is digested and metabolized to form the bodily tissues and gives us strength, immunity, and luster. But if the food is not properly digested, it disturbs all the doshas, and...
Fast and Easy School Lunches

Fast and Easy School Lunches

  As we get ready for the new school year, I have started engaging my two boys on the topic of school lunches. Since my teenager’s palette oscillates faster than the stock market, he keeps me guessing as to what lunch he wants and how he wants it. Eons ago, when I was...