Sweet Quebec strawberry yoghurt rice

Summer is here ! Hot and Humid! My favorite time of the year. Time for something chilled and cold. Yogurt rice is a classical southern Indian dish that my family used to make almost daily in summer. Its so refreshing to beat the Delhi heat. Toronto summer feels just like Delhi today. Last Sunday, on our drive…

Power up with Protein rich yard beans stir fry

Protein! That ever important ingredient. If you are a vegan, I’m sure you have spent a fair bit of time trying to get more protein in your diet.  So how do the vast majority of Indians manage to get protein in food without going stir crazy, without reading food labels or without trying too hard and without…

Field greens mung beans with coconut curry

Just back from a yoga teacher training course. Intense 4 weeks of studying philosophy, anatomy, physiology, bhagavad geeta, chanting, practicing asanas, doing karma yoga(service). And best of all hanging out with 72 other fun loving yogis. A luxury to immerse myself in yoga with no household chores to do. Yoga camp food is satvic. That…

Touched by angels

    I’m a changed person. I just had a visitation from angels. They came, brought a whole wealth of abundance, kept me in high spirits 🙂 well spirits would do that right! And then they left just as simply as they arrived. On to 3 more friends to distribute their wealth with them. Is this…

Park channa masala with brown rice pulao

Park channa masala, brown rice pulao, garden salad and 20 vegans doing yoga in the park! Yes its designed to be eaten in a park. When I started an event to teach yoga in the park followed by brunch. I thought I’d get a few participants, but 20 was a pleasant surprise. I wanted to make…

Prana green salad

Everything is green in this salad. It has PrANA or life giving energy. Its suddenly become so warm in Mississauga. My entire home and yard are filled with fresh prana.. . Spring is time for renewal.. Now after the cold long winter, with sun streaming through my whole house, I had to make a salad to celebrate this…

Double protein asparagus bean stew

I got hungry at work after finishing off my lentil soup. Luckily I work in a company where healthy snacks are aplenty to keep staff fueled all day long. Feeling that hungry wasn’t a good sign. Blame it on the smaller than usual portion I had taken to work. As I returned home to prepare…

Improve self-confidence and arm strength with dolphin pose

‘Its easy for you’, said a friend. ‘You go about teaching others, you sing in concerts, you are outgoing. You must be born self confident or something’. No, No, no, I replied smiling at all these misconceptions. I was actually quite a shy kid growing up. And I had many, many awful childhood experiences which…

Breathe out anger with alternate nostril breathing

I was hopping mad! Livid, and upset. Someone called themselves my friend. But they came in and took what they wanted from me. Without any conscience or thinking of consequences. I felt used and very, very upset. I felt small. The sight of them bothered me. After a while and a good deal of self-assessment,…

Mend that torn ligament with THRICES

Racing down the steps on the train to get to the door, I stumbled, skipped a step and took a tumble. Fellow passengers caught me so I didn’t land on my head. However I knew I had it bad. My right foot didn’t feel right. With support I got off the train. Riding up in…