Tags: healthy food


Don't worry..be happy!

All this worry that we're not eating, sleeping, living right....here's a quotation that Shobitha Kedlaya cited on a wellness group I belong to, and find increasingly uncomfortable....

If only people freed themselves from their beliefs in all kinds of Ormuzds, Brahmas, Sabbaoths, and their incarnation as Krishnas and Christs, from beliefs in Paradises and Hells, in reincarnations and resurrections, from belief in the interference of the Gods in the external affairs of the universe, and above all, if they freed themselves from belief in the infallibility of all the various Vedas, Bibles, Gospels, Tripitakas, Korans, and the like, and also freed themselves from blind belief in a variety of scientific teachings about infinitely small atoms and molecules and in all the infinitely great and infinitely remote worlds, their movements and origin, as well as from faith in the infallibility of the scientific law to which humanity is at present subjected: the historic law, the economic laws, the law of struggle and survival, and so on, — if people only freed themselves from this terrible accumulation of futile exercises of our lower capacities of mind and memory called the "Sciences", and from the innumerable divisions of all sorts of histories, anthropologies, homiletics, bacteriologics, jurisprudences, cosmographies, strategies — their name is legion — and freed themselves from all this harmful, stupefying ballast — the simple law of love, natural to man, accessible to all and solving all questions and perplexities, would of itself become clear and obligatory.
- Leo Tolstoy
Letter to a Hindu.


My favourite American food

My favourite American food is NOT what anyone would normally think of...it is...

A 6" subway Veggie Delite (de LIGHT being the operative word, read further)....I ask for all the veggies, but NO mayo, NO cheese, and NO sauce or dressings...and extra jalapenos (not the extremely hot variety but the ok-hot ones....on brown bread. Beat that for a healthy meal! (And I don't have any aerated drink with it either, just water, or if I have thought about it earlier, some lovely homemade filter coffee, with coffee powder brought from India and decoction made on the superb Vietnamese coffee filter that I discovered a few visits ago.) mmmmmm....we did this yesterday on our way to the Zoo...took a thermos of coffee, bought a footlong, and sat under the bare trees in the mild sunlight, and shared the crumbs with some local birds that were alMOST tame enough to come and eat out of our hands....

And the great thing is, no matter where we are driving, there's a Subway to be found!

Another thing I love is the crisp salads that they have here. We do seem not to be able to make such crisp salads in India....I could live entirely on salad, but I like my salads naked, not doused with any dressing at all.