Early this year, i hit rock bottom. I felt like a prisoner in my body; I felt utterly trapped in a job I had hanged on for too long; And even though it seemed like I was winging meal-planning and chores, it was exponentially making me the cantankerous member of the family. I had stopped… Continue reading A restart
Update post on the de-cluttering drive It is true that one good thing leads to another. Years ago running helped me stabilize my diet. The combo of workout and healthy diet for an extended time gave me a metabolism like I had never experienced in my life before and I reap the benefits of that… Continue reading Decluttering->Minimalism->going Green
A friend once told me that de-cluttering clears her mind. The analogy intrigued me, for I had been doing this activity ever since I had a room of my own (at eight or nine) and had never realized that’s what I was trying to achieve at the end of it; a clarity, peace, the feeling… Continue reading Unexpected side-effects of de-cluttering
Today morning, skimming through my closet, I realised that subconsciously I had been avoiding clothes that “fit” around the waist and hip. what was a little jigglly belly skin a year ago, a motherhood gift, is now a toning wrinkly mass with spider web stretch marks spread far and wide. I paused as I pulled… Continue reading Energy
We have been going to a pick-your-own vegetable farm in the summers of last 3 years. The tomatoes harvested in this farm are particularly amazing and we usually pick the 10$ worth bag to the overflowing brim. The only downside of PYO veggies is the work that follows to come home and clean and store… Continue reading Few recipes from my CSA share
Probably the one who came up with “necessity is the mother of invention” was a mother of a toddler. I am cooking so many different things these days; Mostly they are attempts to get my son to love food and get in as many veggies as I can in his dinners. I wish I had… Continue reading Being a toddlers chef
The Arimamanai (malayalam) OR Aruvamanai(tamil) was an essential part of kitchens in southern India, until a generation ago. My mother-in-law and mother still use it, as well as, a different version of this seating device with a sharp teeth like attachment (cheravai) for shredding coconut (which is a culinary art, I have never picked up, spoilt by the frozen… Continue reading Veggies – the long and short of it!