Food · Reflections

Confessions of a nacho lover in Nashville 

(Nachos sans chili and sour cream not pictured because I scarfed them down before taking a photo.)  Folks, I swear I had every intention of being good in Nashville. I even packed healthy snacks - bananas, peanuts, raisins, carrots, hummus, and "happy squeeze" blueberry and kale purée - to avoid temptation (nothing says indulgence like… Continue reading Confessions of a nacho lover in Nashville 

Finding Fulfillment · Friendship · Reflections

Ghosting: Lowering society’s bar for common decency

We have a lunch group at work that gathers in the common area of our floor to eat together, and usually, someone brings up some spicy social topic they heard about on a morning entertainment talk show. This week, the topic of ghosting came up. For those unfamiliar, ghosting is when you call or text someone and they essentially disappear from your… Continue reading Ghosting: Lowering society’s bar for common decency

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Positively Pranic: Sautéed Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that some people just can't stomach, particularly because of its smell when it's cooked. However, including cabbage into your diet has many benefits: Like its relatives broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and kale, cabbage is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber that helps in digestion, and which has… Continue reading Positively Pranic: Sautéed Cabbage with Coconut

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Ground Spinach with Seasoned Coconut

I mentioned in a previous post that making some simple south Indian dishes has proven to be useful for my 21-day health challenge, which is focused on a strict vegetable-rich diet that cuts out grains, fatty dairy and processed sugars. One of the dishes I'm relying on is this south Indian spinach dish that my… Continue reading Ground Spinach with Seasoned Coconut

Reflections

Join Me In Transit

Friends, I'm excited to announce the official relaunch of this blog.  Welcome to "In Transit: Journeys through far-off places, food, fitness & finding fulfillment." I invite you to join me through my trials and triumphs as I navigate foreign terrain, healthy vegetarian cooking and (sometimes failed attempts at) exercise on my ultimate quest for inner… Continue reading Join Me In Transit

Travel

Cool Temps, Hot Spots: Excursions from Coimbatore

As an American-born desi growing up in the States, our opportunities to see parts of India beyond where our parents grew up are rare. To make these visits a little more interesting for us, perhaps our families plan for us a tour of the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur trifecta, and we’re considered to have "seen India." Otherwise we… Continue reading Cool Temps, Hot Spots: Excursions from Coimbatore

Food · Reflections · Vegetarian Cooking

21-Day Challenge – Relying on My Roots for Comfort

It's Day 3 of my personal 21-Day Challenge, and I must say, my Indian roots have helped keep me satisfied and sane. On Day 2, Tuesday, when I came home from work, I had to restrain myself from inhaling a box of Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its. The thought of eating another raw salad after all the raw… Continue reading 21-Day Challenge – Relying on My Roots for Comfort