Edible Pune – Then and Now

I came to Pune from the US exactly 20 years ago. My fiancé (now husband) brought me here, his hometown, to experience the city and see if I could make it my home. His patriotic self wanted to return to his motherland—no exaggeration. I had always loved Indian food, so that aspect of my adjustment was something that I had…

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Conscious Kitchens

Lunch Menu Cold Gazpacho soup (uncooked) Pumpkin-lauki- cabbage salad Salad of tomatoes stuffed with grated carrots and raisins Ragi bread Multi-grain bread Ridge gourd vegetable without oil Unpolished rice Coconut-banana-chikoo pudding We were all surprised that the mustard seeds were popping. Who would have suspected that these little black seeds that usually create an oily mess would pop without any…

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating is the new buzzword in the dieting industry. Sounds self explanatory, obvious and rather simple but consider these scenarios: • You have gone to lunch with your colleagues. Not exactly famished but feel you need food; you buy the standard paneer roll at the canteen. One friend has brought cake that she has baked to lunch and keeps…

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Ten Ways to Recharge in the Afternoon

After a hectic morning of working out, packing lunches, commuting to work, sitting in meetings, grocery shopping or dropping off kids, a lunch break is in order. You have had a productive morning and are ready for lunch. It is post lunch where the problem arises. The body slowly feels sluggish, the eyes begin to droop and you feel like…

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