Anita Lal : Bringing Nature Home

  Anita Lal is the Founder and Creative Director of Mumbai’s most beautiful store –Good Earth at Raghuvanshi Mills. Known for its textiles, linens, home decor, wallpapers, furniture and clothes, the focus is on sustainability, design and craftsmanship.  Tucked away at the back is Anita’s beauty playland – beauty brands based on sustainability and clean…

Copper water-How healthy is it ?

Copper has oligodynamic properties i .e.  it kills bacteria, mold, fungus and other microbes.  This is probably why ayurveda prescribes drinking a glass of copper infused water first thing in the morning even though the given reason is that it balances all the doshas . It also explains why Kansa (copper and tin) and brass…

GOING #VEGAN –ISH

In January this year, Vogue asked me for my healthy New Year resolutions and I said “going vegan and partially raw”.  Brave words for someone with my lifestyle. Pretentious too. But the words were out there in the Jan fitness issue and it was a good time to recalibrate. Veganism, sustainability, gluten free, low carb,…

#Easy #Healthy Brekkie

  Here is a super easy no- carb, protien rich breakfast to keep you healthy and full until lunch. 1 large cup green beans cleaned and chopped 1/2  cup carrots cleaned chopped ( use the same cup for measuring ) Mix and microwave on regular for four minutes. That will keep the colours fresh and the…

Sleeping Potion

Having trouble sleeping ? Here is a recipe I tried recently for a good night’s sleep from The Green Cleanse Bible. It isn’t green but it is simple, delicious and surprisingly soporific. I tbsp oats I tsp honey I cup chamomile tea – make tea and cool down separately then add to blender I whole banana…

Jentsunma Tenzin Palmo in Mumbai

It was inspiring and delightful to hear Tenzin Palmo in Mumbai thanks to Aspi Mistry at the Dharma Rain centre and the Piramals, the wonderful folk who made the Lotus Lounge, a serene, green, silent space in the heart of the city available to dhamma seekers. Jetsunma’s story is well known and documented ( check…

Health Food spotting at Foodhall Palladium, Mumbai

FoodHall has supped its health food stakes since I last visited. I was amazed to see chia seed pudding, fresh buckwheat crepe batter (Suzette‘s in Mumbai makes a good buckwheat crepe with blue cheese and figs and I had a delicious TDF one at Argularium in Portland with blue cheese, argula and bacon) and Greek…

Eat Some Charcoal

I find it difficult to hail this as a new discovery as it has been around for a long time but Activated charcoal has become famous in the fashionista detox world ever since Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow advocated black lemonade. There are juice bars in the US offering a bit of charcoal in your kale and spinach juice,…

Sea buck thorn – Right here in our backyard

Sea buckthorn berries are up there on the super berry scale along with acai and goji berries, some say they give you even more of immunity building as they have a high concentration of vitamin C, omega 3, 6 ,7 &9 and vitamin E. Sea buckthorn is now available as an oil, as a crush or…

Why oil pulling didn’t do it for me

Oil pulling as you probably know has become very fashionable in recent times. It is another of the “old – new” things I spoke about in my kefir blog. Oil pulling is an ayurvedic prescribed detoxifying ritual. There are others like  jal-neeti ( nasal cleansing ) and virechna ( therapeutic vomiting )  but oil pulling…

A bacteria called Danny and a drink called Kefir

Danny is the good bacterium in Moina Oberoi’s Kefir as I discovered, thanks to Brown Paper Bag (I always find something useful there ). You have to love what you do when you start naming  your favourite strain of bacteria 🙂 Read the well-written article and interview here http://brownpaperbag.in/delhi/food-and-drink/moskefir-2/ Kefir is another of the Old –New…

A 'nutrient dense' salad makes nutrient sense

The wisdom of getting health benefits from a salad is to make it complex and nutrient dense so that it can be a balanced, healthy meal and has the additional shot of protein to make it a complete meal. A bit like a Korean rice bowl 🙂 The fact is an ‘only greens’ salad won’t…