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June 5, 2017

Always in search of healthy and / or eco-friendly foods, we went to a new restaurant in Jayanagar (south Bangalore) called Go Native.  The first look of the interiors impressed us.  Very tastefully done with a lot of old & forgotten artefacts, the place felt welcoming.

The restaurant claims to use only local and seasonal ingredients which are health promoting.  Also impressive was their vegetarian-only menu.  After trying out their refreshing drinks with a couple of very tasty starters (they call them ‘small plates’), including the ‘yam galouti’ shown here, Yam Galoutiwe ordered a couple of thalis and a couple of main courses.  All of us were very happy and content with the food that went down our gullet.  Since we couldn’t stuff ourselves with a dessert, we asked for takeaways of their yummy ‘black til and peanut holige’.

Overall, a good experience!


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April 11, 2013

Yesterday during a group nutrition session, one of the participants requested me to put up some easy and healthy recipes on my blog.  While I look for such recipes, if any of you have them already, do write to me and I’ll be happy to publish them here with your name.

Thank you!


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March 19, 2013

Yesterday I received an invitation to attend a vegan cookery-cum-lunch session being held for a charitable cause.  Is it fashionable or healthy to be a vegan?  It’s certainly a healthy trend but if it has to be fashionable to be healthy, so be it.

A vegan is one who avoids all animal products – clothes, foods, accessories, furnishings, etc.  I’m not sure how many people in this world or in India are completely vegan, but I know a lot of people are followers of vegan food habits.

A vegan diet eliminates all animal foods – meat, poultry, fish, egg, dairy, animal fats and sometimes even yeast.  So many non-vegetarians and vegetarians who take dairy products in their diet wonder if a vegan can be well nourished.  Fortunately, vegans do get all the nutrients from a variety of plant foods like cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices.  The only nutrient lacking in a vegan diet is vitamin B12.  This can be obtained thru supplements.  A vegan’s diet can be very healthy, if all the foods are taken in the right proportion. Studies have shown that vegans who eat right have lesser chance of getting lifestyle-related diseases like adult diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, etc.  It’s also easier to shed weight with this diet.

Try it sometime for a few days and you might feel the difference.

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