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Ever since I was a kid, flying was like second nature to me. My mom had trained me well — go up and down the aisle and spot the empty seats. As soon as the airplane doors would close, we would s...
There's an all-new Navratri menu too.
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Insure your stomach before reading.
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Tonight it looks like your place is where every one's headed after a night out. With these must-haves in your fridge, you've got a delicious after-party made: Coconut water, baby kale or swiss chard,...
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Does an animal have to be easy to imagine curled up on our sofa for us to determine whether it should be spared the butcher's knife? There is no rational reason for making a dog your friend and a chicken your dinner -- the distinction is simply down to prejudice and cultural norms.
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When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UAE, our very own desi chef Sanjeev Kapoor cooked up an authentic Gujarati shudh vegetarian meal for him. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas...
These scrumptious vegetarian sandwiches (all eggless) will definitely make your life easier in the summer months. I'd recommend serving them with a bowl of salad and a glass of fresh watermelon juice to make the perfect cooling meal for this weather.
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This year's World Health Day has an extremely important theme, especially for Indians: "Beat Diabetes". According to the National Family Health Survey, there were more than 69 million registered cases of diabetes in India last year. The International Diabetes Federation expects that number to reach 123 million by 2040. Fortunately, sticking to plant-based meals can prevent, manage and even reverse diabetes.
When I was packing my bags for a one-month holiday in India, I had no idea that I'd end up staying for more than two years. I landed in India with a few sweaters and a cosmetic bag. I did not carry any of my "important" personal belongings, and I did not say goodbye to anyone in my country. I had no intention to stay here for any longer than I had planned.
Just when we thought we knew everything about biryani, Pinterest proved us wrong. While the usual mutton and chicken varieties have been thrown into the mix (because, let's face it, we couldn't do th...
Among the many benefits of being a vegetarian, admission for your toddler at a good nursery school in Delhi seems to be an added bonus. The nursery admissions, which began on 1 January in over 1,800...
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Every year brings with it its own trends for healthy eating. While 2015 welcomed the likes of bone broth and matcha everything, 2016 is sure to bring in some healthy deliciousness too. In anticipation to see how it all pans out, here are a few of my personal predictions for healthy eating trends in the coming year:
MUMBAI -- Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his PK co-star Anushka Sharma have been named hottest vegetarian celebrities in a poll. Aamir and Anushka were voted top celebrities by PETA for making plant-b...
UPDATE: Since the original story about Air India no longer serving non-vegetarian food was published, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has clarified that the airline has always serve...
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Right from bounteous dim sum lunches with colleagues, to dance nights with friends where sushi provided the sustenance, to salsa or romantic dinner dates in the week when a tasting menu tantalised the senses, the food at Shiro has essayed an important role in our lives. So when we're called upon to come and experience some changes in the menu, we comply with a mixture of trepidation and curiosity.
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To all my beef-eating Hindu brothers and sisters (I have not written to friends of other faiths because I don't think it's my place to judge their traditions), this is a letter I hope you take to heart. I am not going to write about why meat is bad for you or that it is not Hindu to consume it. Instead, I'm writing on behalf of the many cows that saved me and gave me a second life.
What do Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ellen DeGeneres and Carl Lewis have in common? All of them eschew meat, eggs, dairy and other animal-derived foods. But plant-based meals aren't just for the famous. Everyone can choose more plant-based options, and in so doing make a conscious choice to take a stand for animals, the environment and their own health. Moreover, plant-based meals can be a treat to your taste buds as well (just try some of the recipes we've collated).
NELLORE -- Ishita Jain of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh has beaten out nine other female finalists to win People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's 'Cutest Vegetarian Next Door' contest,...
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I'm here at this beautiful boutique property called Bay 15 on Odxel Beach, close to central Goa. Just two kilometres from Dona Paula and about 10 minutes drive from Panaji. So close to all the bustle of those touristy spots and yet so serene in its seclusion. This is a different pace from my usual Goan holiday, where I'm trying to savour many different experiences within the span of a few days. This beach, that restaurant, this spa, that sport, this drink, that dish... It's what we do in the big city and find hard to divest ourselves of when we travel. This time, I've decided to stay in one place and let the peace seep into my pores.
NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court today suspended for two months a controversial court order for enforcing a legal bar on the sale of beef in Jammu and Kashmir while asking the Chief Justice of J-K High...
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We are very often enamoured by concepts that have the sanction of the West, and we tend to take them at face value. When I see supermarket literature stressing on the importance of tofu and quinoa for vegetarians, I am a little scared that we might be trying to follow a Western template of vegetarianism, instead of what is very innately ours.
I understand the importance of having the opportunity to make one's own decisions. In fact, because of my immense respect for personal choice, in my teens I became vegetarian and later vegan, and today I'm happy about these meat bans.
The Fatty Bao may be the newbie on the block, it may be relatively smaller, but, like they say, good things come in small packages. And this little dynamo of delish certainly packs a punch.
The Monkey Bar somersaulted its way into Mumbai via its successful branches in Delhi and Bengaluru and has had the chatterati going bananas about it for some time now. If you haven't been there yet (what WERE you doing all this time?), you should. And even if you've already been there, checked it out and marked your territory, here's why you'll be jumping up and down for more...
India is one of the easiest places to be vegetarian. We use a lot of pasteurised butter (ghee) or cream in our food so being vegan is a little hard, but vegetarian, that is super easy. Imagine walking into a restaurant and seeing a menu that has the following dishes: veg paneer kadai, veg paneer tikka masala, veg jalfrezi, veg kolhapuri, the list goes on. Naturally, many foreign visitors have absolutely no idea what constitutes these dishes. So here our cherry-picked favourites...
With all the media brouhaha these days about processed food, MSG, genetically modified crops and more, a lot of us are in a state of mild panic. Despite this few of us take the time to understand what food is all about to our body and mind.
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Only last month, Mumbai's plush JW Marriott hotel in Juhu played host to a one-of-a-kind pop-up pleasure. Until now, most pop-ups in India have been with restaurants from other parts of the country coming to visit. But this time, here was a true-blue two-Michelin star chef cooking up a culinary storm in the city!
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At home, we have cereals, milk and fruit for breakfast every day. But never on a Saturday. Or on a Sunday. It just doesn't feel right. Everything about the weekend needs to be different. Less rushed. Less ordinary.
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If you're a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don't let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. "Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample...
Two people have approached the Bombay High Court challenging the new ban on beef in Maharashtra and stating, among other things, that it is taking away a source of nutrition. As a nutritionist, I know people need beef like people need cigarettes. In other words, they don't. In fact, they are far better off without it.