Monday, July 28, 2014

Soy, vegetable and cheese Grilled sandwich


My 5 year old son has severe digestion issues and food allergies. This is one reason that I mostly cook from scratch without relying on the store bought spices and sauces. I was reading the other day about how preservatives and chemicals can disturb the acid-alkaline balance of our body. I was quite unaware of this issue but this probably could be one of the reasons behind our failing health all over the world. the more we eat out, have processed food, order take outs the more our body's balance is hampered with more and more toxin deposits. Add to that the sedentary lifestyle.

But having said that, more or less it is a part of today's fast pace of life. All we can do is to try to minimize such effects on out bodies. Below are such findings which will help you minimize the deposit of toxins and will maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance your body.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thai Fish Curry


Who am I? No. Not a question for you to answer rather this seems to be something am asking myself again and again. You can say am on a journey to discover myself, to look into my own eyes, peep into my inner self and find out the truth. Its a quest that's been haunting me and am longing for an answer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bori (Bengali Sun dried dumplings)...while the Sun shines


Do you remember the story of Moses? The Egyptian prince who later became the most important prophet of Judaism. According to the Hebrew Bible God chose and sent him to Egypt to release Israelites from slavery. He led the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red sea in search of the promised land. They suffered many difficulties in this log journey but God guided them through out. During their travel in the dessert when they did not find any food God gave them 'Manna' a fine flake like substance that appeared on the ground in night with dew. It tasted like wafers made with honey and was to be collected before the sun Came up. Moses instructed them not to store Manna more than they need for each day. Some did not listen to his advice and wanted to store it, in anticipation of no food in future.  But 'Leftovers of manna stored up for the following day "bred worms and stank"...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bibimbap: Korean Rice bowl. The ultimate TV Dinner


"Can I try that?" I asked the tired husband with my finger pointing to a picture of black stone bowl holding some assorted ingredients, that looked like raw vegetables and egg.
"Whatever! Am ordering a thali meal from the indian counter" replied a visibly irritated husband.

He had every reason to get annoyed as it was our second week in Japan and I almost wanted to try out new things every time we went out. More often than not I could not finish the dish because of some ingredient unknown to me and we had to go up and order yet another burger from MacD.

But that day was not the same. The Dolsot Bibimbap that I got afterwards was delicious to boot. While ordering I requested them to poach the egg and while serving they gestured me to handle the blisteringly hot stone bowl carefully. The meal that followed afterwards was like an one pot wonder. It had everything from Crunchy sauteed vegetables, marinated pickle, stir fried sprouts, Little bit of meat, one fried egg with a shiny orange yolk and a big dollop of gochujang, a Korean spicy chili paste that brings all the flavour, texture and taste together. We literally licked the bowl clean and went back the next day for another serving.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spinach and corn Lollipop (Croquette)


It is said that experience makes you wise. I agree whole heartedly  but at the same time their are certain sensibilities that are instilled in you during your growing up years. or to put it more appropriately it's part of your ethical and moral principal that governs the sense, thoughts and actions in deciding whats right and whats wrong. Same goes with maintaining a healthy balance in everything you do. Now thats a very interesting aspect of life. There is no universally acceptable scale to decide your equilibrium point...rather its your sense and sensibility to priorities your responsibilities and assigning time accordingly is supposed to give you desired result.