Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

Salads don't have to boring, and they don't even have to be entirely raw either! (Think:  roasted vegetable salad) I eat a lot of salads, and I make a lot of salads for potlucks, simply because I know most people bring heavy foods for shared meals, and I like to balance the table out with… Continue reading Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

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 

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

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 

Food

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Leek and Dill Dressing

Over the last couple of years, Buzzfeed has been doing a great job in making cooking easier and more accessible for those too afraid to try, thanks to their Tasty videos. When these videos first came out, I would only salivate over them and watch enviously, without bothering to try them out myself because I figured… Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Leek and Dill Dressing

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

How to Curb Pasta Cravings While Cutting the Carbs

Growing up as a vegetarian, carbs, lentils and legumes were the main way for me to feel satisfied with a meal. I ate a lot of vegetables, but in our Indian food, which is heavily rice-based, rice and lentils were the main fillers. I also grew up loving pasta in other types of cuisine, and… Continue reading How to Curb Pasta Cravings While Cutting the Carbs