I know what I’m going to talk about will sound gross but then that’s not something which has ever held me back from discussing and sharing things which work for me. Oil pulling or oil mouthwash (or kavala graha) is an age old Ayurvedic practise which is strangely followed more by foreigners than Indians. I started doing it about 4 years back as suggested by my Uncle, who has been doing it religiously for more than a decade now, and would talk about every time we met. What convinced me even more was the fact that I had seen a video of Timothy Olsen (video attached at the end of the article at 7:20 min), one of the best ultrarunners in the world, practising it daily. Continue Reading
A simple quick recipe shared by Tanushree and I feel it’s perfect for summers as who wants to stand in the kitchen for too long in this heat. Also, this is perfect for carb loading 😉 And I like the twist in the end for summers.
100% Whole Wheat Spaghetti (I used Spigadoro)
Olives – Green and Black (cut into slices)
Cherry Tomatoes (cut into haves)
Basil leaves (full or randomly torn with fingers)
1 tea spoon mixed Italian herbs (Keya or any other good brand)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1) Boil the Spaghetti with a pinch of salt and one tea spoon olive oil.
When cooked (but still stiff or al dente), take it off the gas and rinse under cold running water.
2) Take a tea spoon of olive oil in fingers and rub through the Spaghetti
3) In a pan, heat 1 tbsp Olive oil. Add chopped cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper and mixed herbs,
and cook until they become soft. You can also squeeze a few tomatoes.
4) Add basil leaves and olives and cook for a minute.
5) Add Spaghetti and mix well.
6) Add a tbsp on olive oil if required. Refreshing Spaghetti is ready!
In summers, you can play around with mint leaves too!
Tanushree is a Senior Process Governance and Compliance Analyst but her passion lies in photography and cooking.