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Deepika

Just learning what it means to deal with diabetes type II in the family.  There's so much to know.
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Mushrooms and Bread ... made for each other by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Mushrooms are my latest love, from a culinary perspective of course. It wasn't always like that, though. I hadn't ever tasted mushrooms until a year ago, when we went o ... Read on »
Tomato-Flavored Crumbled Idlis by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For a couple of years now, changing weather patterns and reducing rainfall in areas that need it the most have led to spiralling cost of basic food items. The negative i ... Read on »
A South Indian delight -- Virsa by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating North and South Indian cuisines used to be plainly demarcated based on the staples they used. While the northern areas relied on wheat, bajra and jowar among other thing ... Read on »
A Monsoon Treat -- Rasam Vada by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The monsoons finally arrived ten days ago, albeit a bit late this year. Fears of the city's water supply drying up have now been put to rest. Wetness of the season for ... Read on »
Aubergine and Rice, with spice by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I first learnt about different ways of spicing up rice through my mother-in-law. I don't mean that she showed me how to make these dishes since we don't live nearby, but ... Read on »
All about rice by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It used to be that the first reactions to a diagnosis of diabetes in a family member would be often to have the patient completely shun all carbohydrates. The patient wo ... Read on »
Cumin-Flavored Coconut Chutney by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For a while now grey clouds have flitted across our skies raising the hope of rains, but a month has gone by without the much sought-after downpour. Rains, this year too ... Read on »
And so the summer's gone ... Toasting with Mint and Watermelon by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dark moody clouds now overwhelm the skies, threatening to spill over. Monsoon's actually been delayed for about a month or so on account of cyclonic activities during th ... Read on »
Tomato Dosa by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Once upon a time, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous. We need to applaud the one brave person who, knowingly or not, bit into a ripe juicy red tomato and survived the ... Read on »
Homegrown Spinach in Coconut Yoghurt Gravy by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Over the past several weeks, in this little town of ours, there's been a developing problem that has now blown out of all proportions -- that of regular and scientific ga ... Read on »
Carrot Lentil Soup by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The carrot is one of those vegetables that often has diabetics worrying whether it is good for them or not. However, the GI of carrots is around 47, considered low, and ... Read on »
In Search of the Best Rice by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For some years now, I was constantly in search of the right rice grain for my kitchen. Generally, rice is shunned for being a carbohydrate and white rice is considered th ... Read on »
Flaxible Diet by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There's been a new addition to the whole grains family in my kitchen since the beginning of March. I recently came across an article in a book on nutrition regarding the ... Read on »
Nigella Week and a Chocolate Weekend by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I came across Nigella Lawson's cooking shows quite by accident on Discovery Travel and Living channel, when channel surfing some time ago and was instantly hooked to it. ... Read on »
Red Radish Sambar Using Coconut Masala by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Radish is not a particular favorite here except when used up in sambar. My family loves it well cooked because its raw flavor tends to be too strong for their tastebuds. ... Read on »
Homemade Seasoned Ragi Sevai (Finger Millet Noodles) by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Like I mentioned before, ragi is one grain I never did have this in my diet as a child. (at least as far as I can remember). I suppose the varied preferences of our fami ... Read on »
Cucumber Mustard Chutney by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The summer heat is already hitting us now. Winter this year was all too brief and intense, and I sure hope the summer would go on quickly too this time, if not intensely. ... Read on »
Blackgram Dumplings in Seasoned Creamy Yoghurt (dahi vada) the Low-Fat Way by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My family is devilish fond ofvadas. These are generally made from a thick lentil batter that is deep fried. But I've found myself reducing the amount of deep-fried foods ... Read on »
As A Matter of Fat by Deepika Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating India will soon have the distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world. Already the basic metabolic statistics, such as the BMI (body mass index) and waist meas ... Read on »