Hira’s Tomato with Crispy Chickpea Noodles

This vegetable dish (sev tamaata nu shaak) is eaten as part of a regular Indian meal and has no garlic or onion and is gluten-free. It is perfect with whole wheat roti orĀ  gluten-free millet roti (bajra na rotla).

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Hira’s Cilantro Chutney

Gluten free, vegan, this low carb chutney is a flavor pop and summer fresh. It resembles pesto but there is no oil and it is incredibly versatile.

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Orange Fennel Salad

Delicate fennel and sweet oranges go well together to make a very refreshing, light salad. If you like onions, go ahead and add some thinly sliced red onions or some chopped scallion greens. We prefer ours without onions. Chill for 2 to 8 hours hours for the flavors to blend and the fennel to become... Continue Reading →

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Understanding Prana Through Story

In this version of the short story from the Prashnopanishad, we get an insightful introduction to the importance of the vital energy...As Prana left, the sounds, colors, fragrances, tastes, physical sensations, and the mind, all faded and disappeared. The Senses ceased to exist.

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Split Lentil / Masoor Dal

Split lentils (masoor dal) are bright orange in color but they turn yellow when cooked. Mainstream grocery stores carry them. This is an easy, everyday dish, a source of protein in an Indian meal. Families have different dals and beans each day. We sometimes enjoy a bowl of slightly thinned out dal as a bowl... Continue Reading →

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Beet Spread

Travel is our family's window into a world of possibilities. And food is surely a big part. This beet spread was served to us in Morocco at a small family Lebanese restaurant owned by a couple.

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Farro and Butternut Squash

Looking at a packet of farro one day, I thought of a new version of sabudana khitchdi (tapioca dish). And it worked--nutty, flavorful, light and nutritious. Quinoa makes it vegan. Whole meal in 30 minutes, portable.

Making Peace With Grief Fall 2017: Part 3

What we feed the mind, affects the health of the mind. So it is important to boost ourselves up with people who make us feel good, who bring out the best in us, not drag us down. Indulge in activities are constructive and uplifting. Do things that make you happy, peaceful, content, in a healthy way.

Making Peace With Grief Fall 2017: Part 2

"To love means to open ourselves to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and thus an intensity of consciousness that before we did not know was possible." This quote from the American psychologist Rollo May spoke to many in this room.

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