My First Kitchen

Diwali doesn’t have to be all laddoos and barfis

The festive season is upon us. If you are Indian, or know about Indian culture, Diwali (or Deepavali) is a prominent holiday that everyone talks about - and why not? The triumph of good over evil, the new clothes, the spring cleaning, praying for health, wealth, and happiness; colourful rangoli, hordes of sweets, fireworks and… Continue reading Diwali doesn’t have to be all laddoos and barfis

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LIFT – 3 tips to restaurant quality food at home

There is a saying in Hindi, which loosely translates to 'we take everything at home for granted'. In the context of food, even the most extravagant meals prepared at home often don't compare to restaurant food, perpetuating the habit of eating out, which isn't very good for the body, as it is common knowledge that… Continue reading LIFT – 3 tips to restaurant quality food at home

Meal Plans, My First Kitchen

Get.. Set.. Go! A week’s worth of healthy eating (Meal Plan)

Creating a meal plan for the week is hard enough; Doing it for the first time is the most stressful thing ever - what do I make? What groceries do I need? Will I have enough groceries? Do I have too much? Now, add to this the shortage of time to shop and cook, due… Continue reading Get.. Set.. Go! A week’s worth of healthy eating (Meal Plan)

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Baking requires Math

Most of us have had a love-hate relationship with Math - I certainly have. But as I started baking more, I realized how much numbers, and math in general matters, even in the simplest recipe. You start the baking process with predictions - not just visualizing the end product, but calculating how to ensure that… Continue reading Baking requires Math

My First Kitchen, Recipes

The Devil’s Double: Using Substitutes (Part 2)

It is said, and often tried, to eliminate carbohydrates from our diets when trying to lose weight, get fit, or just wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. But, the thing about carbs is that they are addictive, and form a significant part of our every day diets. Therefore, most often, we are only able to… Continue reading The Devil’s Double: Using Substitutes (Part 2)

My First Kitchen

The Devil’s Double – using substitutes (Part 1)

Research supports the belief that the human body is designed for simple foods. Add to that our sedentary lifestyles, and greasy, preservative filled, synthetic instant food, and what you’re left with is a scenario that leads to incredibly unhealthy bodies, prone to weight gain, and sickness. But, with so many temptations out there, guilt or… Continue reading The Devil’s Double – using substitutes (Part 1)