Diwali countdown has begun! I’m busy wrapping up my work orders, home repair projects. The house is getting a sparkle and shine, we are filling it up with flowers, candles and diyas. Yes, you can almost smell the sweet excitement in the air. With the biggest festival comes the food..sweet, savoury, rich, delightful, indulgent ! What’s Diwali without mithai? And nothing like homemade treats like these Easy Coconut Ladoos ( laddu) !
As the onslaught of rich meals and desserts continues in this season, I like to balance out with light, healthier foods whenever possible. I don’t believe in any diets, or cutting out on any food groups. My strong philosophy towards eating has always been that of moderation – Consume sensible portions of everything ( unless there are medical reasons not to do so), exercise at least three times a week, treat yourself kindly. And so after a night of Diwali party, its a good idea to detox, soothe and energise yourself with this utterly delicious Green Smoothie the next day! 🙂
As Diwali approaches ( rather fast this year!), we are all getting busy with cleaning, decorating our homes, thinking of new interesting recipes to serve at our Diwali parties, to take as hostess gifts and also for visitors dropping in to wish us. And if you have forever hungry kids like mine, festive season notwithstanding, then this Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball recipe will sure come in handy!
It’s the simplest things in life that give us pleasure, right? A walk in the park, a nice movie, a good book, a cup of tea….why complicate when we can so easily make ourselves happy? No, don’t worry, I haven’t suddenly achieved a zen- like attitude …though God knows how much I need it!! But I do like to use this philosophy whilst in my kitchen. Case in point, this Simple Tomato Sauce!