What’s For Lunch?

inspires people to take back their health by returning to the kitchen. Our native Indian foods have been set aside to make room for unwholesome fast foods, causing a host of health problems. The only way to offset this is to eat balanced home cooked meals.

The book delves into the indigenous foods of the Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore and tells you which foods are ideal to pack your tiffin. You will get tips on how to get organized to pack a nutritious lunch for the entire family without a morning frenzy.

Cooking, like playing the piano, is art that you get better at the more you practice. Cook for the sake of your health with simple wholesome recipes. If you really do not have the time or inclination to cook, learn to manage and make full use of your employed cook. Teach her how to make the things your family likes, teach her how to experiment — and eat at home rather than at a restaurant. Don’t let scheming food companies and restaurants determine what you eat, there is very little quality control in terms of ingredients at most restaurants — if food is made at home then you have control over what goes in your family’s body.

You will also be shocked to learn a few facts about the ingredients that are some packaged foods.It has been proven that humans are addicted to a combination of foods high in fats, sugar and salt and this keeps us eating more namkeen, pastries, etc. The multinational food chains are secretly happy about this — it is what had made their companies thrive in the US and now they are expanding in other parts of the world.

Olive pomace oil often contain harmful components known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) like benzopyrene which research has shown to be highly carcinogenic. This substance is the result of the incomplete combustion of the fats in olives. Spain has the most strict laws about olive oil quality and they banned pomace olive oil in 2001, many other countries followed. Also pomace oil is also being marketed as reusable up to 3 times. This is ludicrous as well as dangerous.

From the book What’s for Lunch?
Rita Date with her book What's for Lunch?
Rita Date with her book What’s For Lunch?

So in short, don’t be fooled by companies selling you olive pomace oil. Use your native oil for cooking and use virgin olive oil for sautéing vegetables, good quality extra virgin olive oil, for salad and marinades.

What’s For Lunch? –  tells you the story of what is actually in processed foods and fast foods.