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Get-Away!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, In : Recipes 
       Menus and Memories from Punjab has made its way to Cuba! Kate, an American ex-pat who owns a lovely get-away there, has written me that she and her guests enjoy the recipes from the book. Our son and daughter-in-law spent time there and loved the whole experience! I’ve made a recipe that would be perfect for her to serve her guests before embarking on a tour. I made this dish many times for our out-of-town guests for brunch before they headed into the city for sight-seeing. It is eas...
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Turmeric—Nature’s Miracle! Mung Bean Recipe

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Recipes 

Who knew? The ancients knew and now science is just catching up! Attended a conference this week where the great medical anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo spoke about neurogenesis—the body’s process of creating new neurons. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is essential to this process, the lack of which is found in people with Alzheimer’s, depression, anorexia, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

“Power Up Your Brain”, his book, relates the power of turmeric a...


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Hearty Vegan Soup with Many Health Benefits

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

Health Benefits of Spices--Back to the Future!

We were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library downtown, and absolutely wonderful venue. Next year will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, he with a master’s, me with a bachelor’s. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was the topic, so timely now, as research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-...


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Butter Bean Soup, Ayurvedic Masterpiece

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

        Scientific research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-Ayurveda. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was my topic, so timely now, when we were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library. Next year it will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, and this nourishing soup is typical of the delicious Punjabi fare that has kept us feeling so great all these years.

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Raji's birthday spinach souffle

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, In : Recipes 
We celebrated our daughter Raji’s birthday with a brunch at our home on 7/5. Her favorite meal is breakfast, so I decided to make Eggs Benedict and a Saag Soufflé. Both are very rich—special treats, but were big, big hits with the whole family!

Saag Souffle
Yield: 6 servings
For the tardka (optional):
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
For the soufflé:   
10-12 oz fresh spinach, trimmed, washed and drained or any mi...
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