Impressions of Kathmandu

The descent into the capital city of Nepal is almost magical. As the plane approaches Kathmandu, you see the world’s highest mountains peeking through the pillowy clouds. As the plane cuts through the clouds and makes its final approach, you see the large expanse of the city. Low-rise buildings in every color imaginable, situated in a … Read more

Supergood Superfood Homemade Granola

Plato once said that “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Well, that definitely held true for me when I went on the hunt for healthy granola in Dubai, I came back empty-handed. All I found were sugar-infused cereals and granola. What is a nutritionist to do? I had no choice but to concoct my own homemade … Read more

What’s a Personal Annual Review & Why is it Important?

Does your boss sit you down once a year to evaluate how you measured up against your professional goals that help your team and at a larger scope, your organization? Then why are most of us not using the same rigor in our personal lives to ensure that we achieve our life goals and dreams? … Read more

Nepali Speak

Here are a couple of my favorite Nepali terms that I picked up along the EBC trek. Bistarey-Bistarey  ~ go slowly, slowly Zum Zum ~ hurry hurry! (It can be quite confusing to get both these “suggestions” from your guide in the same hour) Nepali Flat ~ watch out! Nepali flat means lots of ups and downs. Expect … Read more

5 Products I No Longer Buy From the Drugstore

After a post about the worst 10 chemicals in our personal care products, I had family and friends asking me questions about making the switch to natural products and how to do it on a budget. The key is to pick and choose the products based on some practical criteria. Here are 5 products I … Read more

Top 10 Chemicals to Avoid in Personal Care Products

Put down that lotion! Ever read the list of ingredients on your shampoo, conditioner, lotion, or toothpaste? It’s usually a laundry list of ingredients that only a chemist can pronounce! I have compiled the top 10 chemicals that are high on the scare-o-meter. A couple of months ago, I read There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon … Read more

Raw Chocolate Truffles

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the second thing on everyone’s mind is….chocolate! Make my raw chocolate truffles for loved ones (made from raw cacao, not ‘cocoa’ and sugar). They are a cinch to make and a total crowd pleaser! Psst- they are good for you too! What Is Raw Cacao and How Is It … Read more

Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Who says salads don’t contain enough protein? This tangy and delicious Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad is packed with clean plant protein and will leave you feeling full and satiated. It’s a great make-ahead salad for lunches. I love a good mediterranean salad! It’s actually my favourite go-to healthy option at regular restaurants (with dressing on … Read more