Perfect Dish For 3,000 Years: Khichdi

There are not many dishes that are complete meals and that have been eaten continuously for almost 3000 years. Khichdi is gluten-free and can easily be vegan. And it is fitting that it be unadorned as it can stand by itself.

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Sautéed Carb Free Mustard Kobi Or Cabbage

Stir-fried cabbage can be eaten as a fast, healthy Indian taco. Or it can be a deconstructed taco. Drizzle some sweet and spicy Chinese sauce and it is moo shu. Make it hearty with a khitchdi. I hope your appetite has been whetted and the cabbage is honored!

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The Path From Pluralism To Non-violence To Happiness

The depth and profoundness of the principle of pluralism is not new and in our current global affairs we are reminded that it has been an ongoing issue for thousands of years. Anekantavada is the Jain theory and practice of multiple perspectives, or relative pluralism and manifoldness.  It is the foundation and clear, not easy,... Continue Reading →

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Hira’s Kadhi

With these recipes and stories, readers are welcomed into our kitchens! Like khichdi, kadhi has a long history and many variations. These oral recipes were handed down generation after generation.

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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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Seeta’s Orange Walnut Cake

Studded with walnuts and raisins and moistened with an intense fresh-tasting orange syrup, Sita's orange walnut  cake stands by itself, unadorned, bringing home a bygone simplicity that focused on flavors--no one plated and decorated food.

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Breathing For Awareness And Hypertension Videos

Mahasri Yoga is now on You Tube. Certain breathing practices help significantly with hypertension. It is hoped that the following two audio tracks in English and Gujarati recently uploaded on You Tube will be helpful and enjoyable: Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (English) Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (Gujarati) Dealing with hypertension in its early stages, using... Continue Reading →

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Vegan GF Mexican Corn Chowder

How can a years-old memory and longing of a taste be replicated? The yearning is happily satisfied as we can have our own heavenly bowl of Mexican style corn and poblano chowder with the added bonus of being vegan and gluten-free. I am also losing the fear of things not working out as planned.

Tofu With Gochujang

As vegetarians and vegans we have been struggling to incorporate more tofu. We are picky, want delicious, non-fussy, finger-licking good food. And this adaptation of Sam Sifton's recipe is for keeps!

Vegan Chikoo Milkshake

Even non-vegans can thoroughly enjoy this refreshing milkshake! Please let me introduce you to chikoo. It is super delicious and satisfying, takes no time to blend, and so much better than traditional milkshakes high in fat/cholesterol, sugar, and calories.

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