Akuri – Traditional Parsi Akuri made the old fashioned way and with the old fashioned taste!

Akuri is basically scrambled eggs. You can have it for breakfast. Serve it with Rotli or toasted bread. The way you make each dish changes based on the method and process used in cooking the eggs. Ingredients  change the flavor of the spicy scrambled egg dish. You can make it spicy, sweet and savory as…

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table

by Robert Lustig With kids consuming half their sugar quota first thing, it’s no wonder they’re getting diabetes and liver disease. We have to fight corporate interests. Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and your metabolism going, and…

Health Benefits of Basil Seeds (Sabja or Tukmaria Seeds)

Tukmaria Seeds (ocimum basilicum) are also known as Basil Seeds and Edible Vegetable Seeds. They are holy seeds in many Asian countries, due to their exceptional qualities. Although tukmaria has been part of a balanced diet in many countries for ages, it is almost unknown in many western countries. In part due to the success…

FEZANA JOURNAL: Joys of Retiring in North America

FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016   Joys of Retiring in North America. By Rita Jamshed Kapadia So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example…

Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.   Health value: Antioxidant Removes Headaches, Muscle aches, soothes and relaxes. Ingredients: 2 cups water 4 tea bags, black tea…

FEZANA Journal Joys of Retiring in North America.

    by Rita Jamshed Kapadia FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016 So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example Travel, Gardening and Exercise. Good…

The Golden Spice Turmeric is the new Kale. Recipe included.

  Turmeric dates back to 500 BC, it is a central part of Hindu ceremonies and ancient medicinal Ayurveda. It heals wounds and rejuvenates the body. In Ice cream to Ice Lattes now. See what the celebrities and experts are saying. Grandmother’s Recipe Soothes coughs, heals wounds and is an anti-inflammatory. Tried and tested in…

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Vasanu is very hard to make. Click here to order Vasanu from Dilly Umrigar   INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg…

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led…

Angelino Plums

Succulent and sweet with just the right amount of tartness, Angelino plums are a wonderful treat! Their vibrant red color makes them one of the most fun dried fruits out there. Dried Angelino plums make a delicious and healthy snack. They are a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. HEALTH BENEFITS OF ANGELINO PLUMS…

Health benefits of Barberry

Barberries are used in a favorite rice dish of the Iranis and Parsis of India. It is Berry Pulao. (click for Recipe here) The barberry shrub produces edible berries that are a rich source of vitamin C. Barberry contains a chemical known as berberine that gives it its medicinal value. This chemical acts as an antibiotic…