Artisanal? What is that? It’s been going around, the word. But what is it? It is very simply put, the production of a food item in a traditional, non-mechanized manner. Handcrafted to perfection, created with love and whole in nature.

Food today is not just about eating to fill up. The world has evolved — we think about what goes into our food, and what our food is doing for us. Personally, I would rather eat a raw salad mix rather than a cheeseburger — but trust me, there are days that only a cheeseburger would do. This evolution does…


Thomas Edison once said, ‘The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent diseases with nutrition’. How true could this be? Can we really last on painkillers and vitamin supplements? Imagine yourself on an island. All by yourself. Would you last even 5 days without your health supplements, painkillers and preventive medication? However, good nutrition, home remedies and a healthy lifestyle would get you much further, if you were to ever face your own “castaway”. It’s not rocket science. If you want to have a healthy immune system, you…


We are almost at the end of our quarantine summers, ready to enter the monsoon season — and also, dun dun dun… Back to our professional lives! While we wake up lazily to get ready for a day full of tasks and duties, there is rarely any time to prep a hearty breakfast. Yes, we all want the eggs, dosa’s and fried Bombay toasts plated for us — but waking up at 6 AM can be quite a task on a lovely cold rainy morning.

Need a tasty but yet quick breakfast on your table or to-go? Smoothies are super-easy…


While no proper definition exists for emotional eating, it is quite simple in all our minds. When we’ve had a stressful, painful, angering, or saddening day, we tend to turn to food — especially the junky kind — to fill the void that our day leaves. It’s a craving for that box of cupcakes, the jar of namkeen or that amazing (I mean it) 12-slice giant pizza. But, look back on these times, and ask yourself as genuinely as possible — did the binge eating actually cure my emotional woes?

In most of our lives, there are times where we…


“HELP!”, screamed our eating habits this summer! Fast foods, high-calorie desserts, sweet & sugary drinks have more than filled us all up during this quarantine time. It is time to buck up and pay attention to managing weight through balanced food consumption. There are many ways to change the foods we eat — replace them with more nutritious alternatives, go natural, or my personal favourite, eat what you want, only with sensible portion sizes!

Don’t be fooled — this habit is not easily cultivated. It is one thing to say I will eat only 1 samosa and actually do it…


Gifting is considered an elaborate affair, in every culture and society. Birthday, anniversaries, achievements, special occasions, divorces (ha-ha, in some cases this does apply!) and sometimes just because. These gifts range from toys, jewellery, chocolates, a slice or two of cake, a gadget and sometimes the most colourfully put together a bunch of flowers!

The occasion or product does not matter as much as the thought and sentiment that backs the purpose of gifting; the warmth, the love. Simply put, the desire to see happiness, if even just for a moment, in the eyes of the ones you care about…


Self-love is a term we use oh so casually in our lives. ‘you need to practice self-love’ is a statement we all hear, from or near and dear ones — in a time of difficulty, self-doubt, confusion and every other spirit-wavering sentiment there is. Do we really know what self-love is? It is basically and very simply, having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. It means taking care of your needs, the way you would a beloved child or significant other. It means not sacrificing what you ‘want’ for a change. …


Should we focus on calories, protein or our carbohydrate intake? To be honest, the constantly changing trends, along with our need to stay healthy and maintain our nutrition, make it quite difficult to follow anyone process — whether it’s a diet, or an exercise regime or simply eating right.

Nutrition today is about much more than following the latest trend on your Instagram or Facebook feed — this is purely because a certain eating method may suit a person you know, but that does not mean it may suit your needs in the same way. …


I’m going to miss my mango season! But not to worry, the rains are just around the corner and so are my garam garam snacks for each rainy evening — out on the porch, drops of rain painting the tiles and fresh greenery insight — the only thing joining me is a platter of monsoon bites. Yes, the pakoras are a tantalizing option, but we all need to watch our weight as well as immunity. For this, I have come up with a couple of exciting and nutritious recipes for an easy-like, healthy monsoon!

Sweet Potato Strips All you need…


Hot, hot, hot — the only feeling we all have during this sweltering summer! As we reach the end of the season, it is essential to continue to hydrate ourselves — of course, water can get boring at some point. It’s always a good idea to have some refreshing summer coolers on hand for a twist in taste! Whether a quick get-together, a full-fledged cookout or just you sitting in your home — here are a few fruity summer beverages to quench your thirst this summer!

Aam Panna There is so much we can do with mangoes! But did you…

Gouri Gupta

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