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

Fitness

Executing on Intentions with Yoga in the Park

My fitness record is one of trial, error, mostly failures, and a single success. That single success keeps me driven -- a hint of hope among a sea of flops. But it lets me know that it's possible for me to achieve results when I demonstrate discipline. In the past, there were countless times I started some… Continue reading Executing on Intentions with Yoga in the Park

Fitness · Food

Kicking Off a Personal 21-Day Challenge 

I'm in need of a major health reset weight-wise, so I'm going to kick things up a notch since I haven't been disciplined the last few months (read: two years), and we have a June wedding to attend and a July anniversary trip for which I want to be fit and ready! I'm creating and… Continue reading Kicking Off a Personal 21-Day Challenge