Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Green 'Red' Smoothie

Red Amaranthus or also called as Lal Bhaji.
Everything in Mixture

Green smoothie but in red colour. Nice taste. For a change, we got red colour drink instead of the usual green colour! Enjoy!
Rupa Shah.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ground nut yogurt

I am able to make very nice, thick ground nut milk yogurt at home. For this we need to soak ground nuts for about 8 hours in water. After this, throw away the water used for soaking. Now take fresh water. For a fist full of ground nuts, about a glass of water (300ml) is sufficient. Now, use the electric mixture to make milk. Strain it. Boil this milk while stirring often for about 5 to 6 minutes. Cool almost. Use the yogurt starter. Thick yogurt will be ready in 6 to 12 hours depending on the climatic conditions.
This yogurt can be used for making tasty curd rice, buttermilk, curry ( Kadhi) or raita or salad dressing. I also use it for fermentation of Dhokla or Handvo. You can also use it in making dough for Parathas or Naan for softer outcome.
Recipe by Dr. Rupa Shah

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy, Healthy Diwali!

Diwali is festival of Lights, sounds, sweets and fun! We vegans choose to eat sweets which are dairy free of course. Nandita discovered a sweet shop in Mumbai selling only diary free sweets! Free from any artificial flavour and colour and of course, white sugar! It is called as Natural Sweets. Call them on 26195075-3890 at Vile Parle. Make sure you tell them that you don't want any sliver foil covering on any of your sweets. They deliver at home also.
Enjoy Diwali! And stay healthy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Potluck Lunch October 2009

The lunch meeting was well attended. The demonstration of pasta in white vegan sauce was perfect! For those who l0ve peanut butter, Dr. Nandita showed how to make it at home in just few minutes, tasting fresh! Dr. Rupa Shah showed one more variety of green smoothie, inspiring everyone to include greens in their diet! Lunch items brought by everyone was superb! Words cannot describe it, pictures can only tell some. I will be updating some of the recipes here soon! Do join us again in the next potluck lunch!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Green For Life

I just finished reading this very inspiring book by Victoria Boutenko. She has written this book in a very simple English, very easy to understand. The book covers her journey to search for a healthy raw vegan diet that is very easy & tasty. She has written about chlorophyll, acid balance in the stomach, what is the diet of chimpanzee, what is missing in our diet, how to prepare green smoothies etc. The book is in our library. 'Green smoothie addicts', this is a must read! I have been personally very much benefit ted by drinking daily green smoothie daily. Victoria does not insist now on just raw diet, but more on the benefits of green smoothies in our diet. The book contains very inspiring testimonials also. It is a small book, you can finish in two days or so. But, you may take time to digest the info contained in the book!
Contributed by Rupa Shah