Just like Books, Greens & Vegetables are My Best Friends

Just like Books, Greens & Vegetables are My Best Friends

Blog, Food, Health
What I Consume Matters, but What I like also Matters… Vegetable Street Market ‘Would you like to eat an apple?’ ‘Some grapes, maybe?’ ‘Do you like to have an orange?’ And the answer was always a silence with a subtle smile or no. Maybe, if the mood was right, the banana was the only constant answer. I was always a little different child. Unlike other children, whose eyes sparkled hearing the names of fruits, my face frowned when heard one. My hands never approached fruits. The too sweet or too sour taste never attracted me. Not just in the house, even in public gatherings, it was the same. There were hundreds of times, when my parents, had to face mysterious faces of others during social gatherings. I have never had…
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Do you Eat to Live or Live to Eat?

Do you Eat to Live or Live to Eat?

Blog, Food
[caption id="attachment_944" align="aligncenter" width="300"] http://www.zoozoo2.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/updated-livetolove-poster.jpg[/caption] A family member recently commented on my increase in the body weight. My instant reply was, ‘Hum Khathe Peethae Ghar Ke Hain (We come from a lavish eating family). Maybe which is why you feel so’. The prolonged silence was broken, after the continuous taunts, on my gain of weight from different facets of the society. Despite the fact, that the intention was to bring in a sense of humor, it turned out to be otherwise. Nevertheless, conversations changed, thoughts changed and the setting changed. I wonder, why do we keep assessing and commenting on someone’s physical appearance. There were few instances in life, when people have questioned, whether I eat to live or live to eat. While I knew the actual answer from my…
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Pepper – I am more than what you all know

Pepper – I am more than what you all know

Blog, Food
Some know something about ME; some don’t know anything about ME… May be because I am tiny, or May be because I am Black in colour. That’s Okay. Let’s share our knowledge and learn from each other. This is a small riddle and you need to find me ;) “I am black on the outside, attired in a crumpled cover, Yet within I bear a scorching marrow. I come in different colours, with unique pungent smell. I flavour delicacies, the banquets of kings, and the luxuries of the table, Both the sauces and the tenderized meats of the kitchen. But you will find in me no quality of any worth, unless your bowels have been rattled by my gleaming marrow”. You are absolutely correct; I am “Pepper, Paprika, Melagu, Kali…
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