It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. —Charles Dickens
Both light and shadow are the dance of love. —Rumi
You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. —Unknown
Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns. -Marty Rubin
The first time that I tasted falooda was during my first visit to India. I was nine and it was love at first sip.
Continue reading “strawberry rose falooda”
I’m no expert on the matter, but from my visits to India I’d bet that the mango lassi is the most popular variation of India’s favorite yogurt drink during the summer months. I suppose this is in part due to it being mango season during this time. Lucky for us, here in Canada, we get a healthy supply of mangoes from mango producing countries throughout the world.
I’ve already shared my recipes for the standard salty lassi, as well as the sweet rose lassi. So it’s time for a mango lassi recipe today along with a few variations. Continue reading “mango lassi and two berry variations”
If there be thorns, there shall be roses.
When we first made our journey from India to Canada, packed in our suitcases among our humble belongings was a small treasure trove of what always seemed to my younger self as magical potions and such. Having grown up in India, my parents were well versed in homemade ayurvedic remedies. We brought with us such things as eucalyptus (nilgiri) oil, sandalwood oil, churna and rose water to name a few. Continue reading “rose lassi”
The weather is warming up… it’s time to cool down with a healthy drink.
A lassi (pronounced luhs-ee) is simply a yogurt drink, sweet or salty, popular throughout India. The Gujarati version of a salty lassi is called chaas and is nothing more than a more diluted version of a salty lassi.
Today’s recipe is a not-so-typical smoothie recipe. All you need for this recipe are about half of a lime, some milk and any type of sweetener. How does this become a smoothie?
If you search “thirst quencher” in Google Images, you get a bunch of pics of processed sports drinks. If you look up their ingredients, you see that they are mostly water and sugar (a lot of sugar) and a few little nasty chemicals. Hmm… no thanks. And at that price, double no thanks. I can’t wrap my head around this.
Now google “benefits of green tea”. Pretty awesome, no?
How about googling “benefits of grapefruit”? Over the moon awesome.
Now put them together. This, you guys, is my go-to post-workout thirst quencher and it’s amazing.