If you love eating, you can surely be a good cook, but to be an excellent one, you should have good critics at home. For that I owe to my husband and my children.

I dedicate this blog to the young ladies - "the starters".

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Red Punch


Tomato - 5
Carrot - 2
Amla -1
(goose berry)
Beetroot - ¼
Curry leaves -4 sprig
Water - ¼ glass


Skin quarter of a beetroot , 2 carrots
and wash all the ingredients thoroughly.
Cut these vegetables and add one by one in
the juicer to extract fresh juice.Add quarter
glass of water, chill for half an hour and
serve in two glasses.

Do not add sugar or salt.
Organic vegetables are smaller in size
and intense in flavour.
For a different flavour, you can try
coriander leaves or mint leaves.

Taking this punch once a day , thrice a week,
gives you a glowing skin.
Remember, any veg or fruit juice
with a regular balanced diet will keep one healthy.

I dedicate the following lines to
the health-conscious,dieting generation.

Dieting Generation

Mention to your neighbour about your mild headache.
A very concerened neighhbour asks you ,
Got your health check-up done?
You might first dismiss it;
but at the back of your mind it starts haunting you.
Weeks later, like all your nighbours, with your
spouse, you reach for a check-up empty stomach.
Fasting ,feasting –blood ,urine testing, X-Ray, E.C.G ultrasound etc…
In and out through the huge awful machines.
Tense moments…

Crossed forty! Sure, your report card will have the warning
of border line –B.P, Cholesterol, sugar –
Advised - diet ,exercise.

Till then you never knew, day breaks so early.
On the road , in the park, the morning walkers are creating
a traffic jam.
First, it will be no salt to low salt. No sugar to diet sugar.
Bye to fry and hi to micro wave. Blame the iodised salt,
Change the cereals – from rice to oats -
the lunch of horses in Scotland ,we have for breakfast today.
A whole new discussion emerges about health drinks, fresh juice, yoga , dietitian,
health clubs,and preaching new diet and gains to others.

But the complaint still remains the same …
I jog for one hour daily yet my pot belly has not changed its size.
Weeks past, then you remember those silver words
your doctor told you. 'Once in a while you can have food from outside'.
Off you go to the restaurant ; order from
starter to dessert and gulp down everything!
With a triumph and a bit of guilt, you head back home,
ready to explore the latest food joint soon.

mini thomas

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday

On this occasion of my first birthday I would like to
thank all my viewers for all the support and encouragement.