On June 1st , 2017 President Donald Trump officially withdrew his support and participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, siding with officials in the White House who had argued that the agreement was a malicious threat to both the economy and American sovereignty. This agreement has been signed by over 200 countries in December 2015, … Continue reading Climate Change: America & Agriculture
For years now I have been trying to grown my own Basil. I constantly find excuses to use it in everything I make; from bread, chocolate mousse, sandwiches, pizzas, etc. So it was only natural that I find a way to grow it myself without having to spend lots of money every time I go to … Continue reading Vegan Basil & Walnut Pesto
Fermentation is an essential part of bread baking. All naturally leaved breads call for some form of pre-fermentation during which a small proportion of bacteria and / or complementary yeasts are added to enhance the flavour, improve texture and in some cases add to the shelf life of the final product. One you have become comfortable … Continue reading Pre-Fermentation Methods
If you’re trying to understand what diet helps you best, it’s important to first identify your end goal: Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to be muscular? Do you want to be skinny? Do you want better skin? Once you can identify what your end goal end, finding a diet that works for … Continue reading What does it mean to be Vegan?
Amongst the many food and beverage items that are currently stripping themselves of their main ingredient, think Sliced Bread (gluten free), Coke (sugar free), Peanut Butter (fat free) to name a few, Cow's Milk seems to be taking the lead. In September 2015 Amul launched its first lactose free carton of milk in India to cater … Continue reading Lactose Free Milk: Fad or Boon?
The Daily, one of my favourite bars in Bandra, recently launched a spanking new brunch menu. I had the opportunity to visit them a few weeks ago and here are some of the reasons why you must make your reservation as soon as possible! How Does it Work? They have a four course set menu … Continue reading Sunday Brunch at The Daily Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai
Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on a variety of different homemade condiments that provided them with an excellent sources of natural vitamins and nutrients. Most of these condiments were made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and nuts. As a result their diets were rich and diverse and so they did not … Continue reading Nut Butters: Why are they better?
Fermentation is central to the bread making process. It arises from the development of natural "wild yeasts" in the dough (sourdough starters), the addition of commercially developed baker's yeast or a combination of both. Fermentation is crucial to the flavour development and crumb structure of the final product. A good understanding of how the mechanism … Continue reading Fermentation in Bread Baking
It is common understanding that adding raw vegetables and fruits to one's daily diet has many health benefits. They add roughage to our system, are richer in certain nutrients and minerals and improve the health of our skin to name a few. While some dieticians suggest that only a portion of what you eat should be … Continue reading Raw Food Diets: The Pros and Cons
With Mango season right around the corner, it is essential we remember why one must make the most of it. Mangoes have a host of essential vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, etc. which give them an enviable position in the food chain. Loved by most people and animals, this king of fruits has rightfully earned its title … Continue reading Mango: The King of Good Health