New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Today marks a new chapter in my life. I’m starting a one-year program on Functional Medicine at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) Functional Medicine (FM) is a relatively new field of study, one that is unconventional and holistic in it’s approach to medicine. It is 

KINDNESS MATTERS

KINDNESS MATTERS

ALONG CAME A SNOWSTORM, FROZEN PIPES AND INFINITE ACTS OF KINDNESS T’is the morning after Valentine’s DayWhen all through the house,No water flowed from the taps,Not even a drop … Thus started the week last Monday, for us on Kadin Lane, and for millions of 

PANDEMIC HAIKU

PANDEMIC HAIKU

Love is in the airA lone heart on my plateBridge over troubled water

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year! Here’s a round-up of the culinary year (2020) that was! Have a wonderful year ahead. : )

“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

Maa Laadu is a simple yet delightfuly satisfying laddu made out of Pottu Kadalai or Roasted Bengal gram dal flour, sugar, ghee, a touch of cradomom and a speck of cashews

A BATTER TALE

A BATTER TALE

WORD – MAAVU/BATTER MEANING – Fermented liquid matter composed primarily of a combination of Rice and Pulses PURPOSE backbone of a smooth functioning South Indian kitchen. Absence of Maavu/Batter in the refrigerator is downright frightening! Known to improve oxygen levels in the system. It is 

UPCYCLE YOUR OLD ROTI INTO A SCRAMBROTI

UPCYCLE YOUR OLD ROTI INTO A SCRAMBROTI

It’s dinner time. The honest roti and the saucy sabzi/curry are united together in holy matrimony in a gastronomic ceremony, only to be sacrificed at the altar of hungry mouths. Much like other popular food combo counterparts – dal-chawal, idli-sambar-chutney, puttu-kadalai etc theirs is a 

OSAI ADANGATUM (LET THE SOUND EBB)

OSAI ADANGATUM (LET THE SOUND EBB)

Ghee/Nei/Clarified butter is to Indian cooking what butter is to French cooking. It’s not only good for you (when consumed in moderation) but also has the uncanny ability to elevate any dish from Meh to Yeah! My mother taught me how to make ghee with