• bhindi ki sabji
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus,  recipe of the day,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice,  vegan

    Bhindi ki Sabji

    Bhindi Hindi name for our much loved Okra!  Bhindi ki Sabji is an authentic Indian delicacy, everyone has their preferred way of eating bhindi (Okra), some like it soft, just well done, some like it crisp, some prefer fried, & some want them stuffed.  Well, it tastes sumptuous anyway you cook it, the recipe we are making today is something I love, hassle free, quick & easy to go with roti or rice! Yes! Who doesn’t love Okra we all do, right! After potatoes, Okra is my favourite vegetable,  for sure, & it’s gluten free, Obviously!  It is one of the most loved veggie preparation of all times that I…

  • Suji ka Halwa
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  gluten free sweets,  lupus,  recipe of the day,  Recipes,  Sugar High,  vegan

    Suji Ka Halwa

    Suji Ka Halwa is one sweet dish that I love to cook and eat as well, though suji (semolina) is made from wheat,  we do get Gluten free Suji that works as good as the regular one. So those who are intolerant to gluten or celiacs can opt for gluten free semolina.  Suji Ka Halwa is often the choice of sweet made for prashad, offering to God, as it is something everyone affords and is made with simple ingredients.  Suji Ka Halwa has nuts in it though it tastes great without it as well. I use almond milk because I am lactose intolerant as well, however, in general normal dairy…

  • turmeric rice
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice,  vegan

    Turmeric Rice

    Turmeric Rice is a simple rice preparation ideal to eat during covid 19 times, turmeric is a proven immune-booster! Well, I like cooking recipes that are simple yet delicious and healthy as well! It can be vegan if you avoid cheese and it’s gluten free. Indian food is based on age-old ayurvedic principles , so there is a predominant use of spices in the recipes and they have medical properties that help in healing and preventing ailments.  Just like Turmeric is one of the most used spices in Indian cooking.  Turmeric has many health benefits, with its known anti inflammatory nature due to curcumin present in it,  it also helps lower…

  • Cheese onion omelette
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice

    Cheese & Onion Omelette

    Who doesn’t love eggs? I mean it’s undoubtedly the easiest breakfast ingredient to use. Have hard boiled eggs or scrambled eggs or different kinds of omelettes, you have endless options for an easy healthy meal prepared using eggs. Eggs are an amazing source of protein and Vitamin B12. What’s more they are gluten free and good for gastroparesis as well as they have no fiber!  Bingo! This recipe is created by Ajay my Hubby, though it has onions which I don’t tolerate with gastroparesis many patients do. While he created this recipe while I was sick last week and couldn’t cook. He in fact had it for dinner! It’s such an…

  • salted lassi
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  Salt & Spice

    Salted Lassi with a twist!

    Yogurt is one of the staples to serve your probiotic staples. Yogurt is an amazing source of probiotics as well as protein & a good amount of calcium. I love greek yogurt and though I don’t tolerate lactose, Mostly do fine with yogurt and that’s the case for almost all lactose intolerants. I love to drink sweet lassi but sugar isn’t that good when it comes to stomach emptying and that’s why this recipe.It will speed up stomach emptying time, help with constipation , hyperacidity and GERD.  I love it and it works well with my gastroparesis as well as celiac and Lupus! It has amazing digestive properties due to…

  • mint for gastroparesis
    Celiac,  Chronic Illness,  Gastroparesis,  immunity and me,  lupus

    Mint for Gastroparesis

    Mint for Gastroparesis Who doesn’t love mint? Just like everybody loves Raymond! I suppose everyone loves mint! There are so many health benefits that are attached with mint there are so many health benefits of men that are attached with your hair, your skin as well as mint also works for weight loss. Yes! it does. Nevertheless, out of the numerous benefits that mint has we are today only going to talk about how it is going to be useful for gut health, especially in case of gastroparesis. There are plenty of different situations where mint can be used. You can also use peppermint for the reason it is one…

  • walk
    Celiac,  Chronic Illness,  Gastroparesis,  Life,  lupus

    Living with Lupus- Part 1 : Importance of Exercise

    Well, when I say working out while living with lupus, I don’t really mean doing pilates 6 days a week or doing cardio for 45 minutes every single day of the week or just go and run a marathon. Nah! It ain’t realistic!  I only refer to working out while living with lupus is being able to do something that you can count as physical activity. Including getting off the bed in the morning, when you are not very functional, still managing to have a shower and getting ready!  It’s an achievement… Believe me… Ask a spoonie, trying to survive on low spoons! Chronic illnesses are invisible but their presence…

  • Celiac,  Chronic Illness,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice

    Twisted Mashed Potato

    One of the dishes that I just love and the best part is I can digest and tolerate mashed potatoes as well having Gastroparesis. Mashed Potatoes  are one of my favourite dishes  off all times  especially when it comes to Italian cuisine. It’s Gluten free! so it works for celiac patients. It is such a simple preparation,  but it tastes amazingly  delicious. The unique thing about Mashed Potatoes is that you can make them in different ways, like Classic Mashed potatoes,  Mashed potatoes with beans,  Mashed Potatoes with mushrooms and it goes on.  Mashed potatoes are  gluten free the way I make them, The name  Twisted Mashed Potatoes  comes from …

  • corona virus
    Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Chronic Illness,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus

    Immunosuppressed & Coronavirus: Coping with it!

    Autoimmune diseases means you always have one foot in the grave! Well, it might sound bruthle to those who aren’t suffering from any chronic illness, though those who are, know exactly what I mean! Life is a struggle as a patient always!   Quarantine, lockdown or Self Isolation are the same thing that a Chronic illness or immunosuppressed patient does for donkey’s years. We are used to staying home, be it school at home or work from home, we as such can manage going out occasionally.   Just that our Normal is another one’s Quarantine!  Funny eh? Nope! It ain’t that funny, for a patient it is annoying and it always was. …

  • Almond Milk
    Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Chronic Illness,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus,  Recipes,  Sugar High

    Almond Milk

    Almond Milk Recipe! Almond milk is one of the best and nutritious non-dairy Milk that is available for those who are trying to avoid dairy. I have lactose intolerance due to celiac & suffering from lactose intolerance since last 7 years now and have been avoiding dairy completely. Why lactose intolerance affects celiac patients in the blog Celiac & lactose intolerance. However, I love my milkshake and my coffee and I also love to have Masala chai which I can make with almond milk and this way I get my   caffeine fix sorted! Dairy can cause a lot of discomfort for those who are  intolerant to milk and dairy…

  • Chronic Illness,  immunity and me,  Life

    Tweaks for staying motivated while you work from home

    I have worked from home for the last 3 years and I have adapted to it.  However, it’s not what the world is used to doing and this blog is for everyone who wants to work from home as a preferred choice of working or those who have landed in this situation due to covid-19. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, suddenly everything came to a pause as the pandemic has arrived!  Every possible Company is asking employees to Work From Home due to the lockdown and companies which are operating  are working from home and coordinating. When I talk of work from home, it’s very difficult to stay…

  • Lactose intolerance
    Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  immunity and me

    Celiac and Lactose Intolerance

    When you suddenly get lactose intolerant with having celiac… You wonder, are they connected? Oh Yes! Damn they are… Celiac and Lactose Intolerance go hand in hand, When I say this, it reminds😏 me of the offer you normally get in stores, buy 1 get 1 free… 😉😜 Ironic enough that seems to be the way it is, because it’s all about small intestine after all 😇 So let’s start from the start…. What’s Lactose? In general terms, if I say so, Lactose is a kind of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.  When do you Face Lactose Intolerance with Celiac?  Lactose intolerance in celiacs is caused due…

  • celiac
    Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus

    Celiac- An Autoimmune Disease

    It was the summer of 2014 when I suddenly had episodes of vomiting on a regular basis. Always nauseous & unable to eat much, lost quite a lot of weight & was malnutritioned. I was annoyed and being a lupus patient, tests were done to check if lupus had flared up or not and it 💯% Had!  I met a gastroenterologist to check what was the matter and after some blood test & endoscopy it turned out to be Celiac.  Damn! I had no clue what celiac was…  What is celiac? In common man’s language, Celiac is an autoimmune disorder, which isn’t simple to understand by most, It’s a disorder…

  • Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus

    A decade to remember!

    A decade is about to end, it was indeed a decade to remember! An eventful decade it was I must say, grife, pain, struggle, friendships, relationships🧐, love, laughter, break ups, patch ups, hiccups🤪 it had it all!😜 A decade ago I was a different person, decade later I will be a different person. This 10yesrs taught me the biggest lessons of my life, those I can never forget!😏 The decade started on a positive note to last for 2 days. Although, on 3rd January 2010 I had my 2nd stroke and my 3rd major flare up! Aphasia it was!  I lost my speech, partially paralyzed! Couldn’t move jaw or tongue,…

  • Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice

    Dahi Boondi

    Dahi Boondi! It’s one of those quick and easy recipes, I often eat for lunch…🍛 Classic Indian yogurt accompaniment, that I rather use as a meal!😇 Well, that’s how it is, when you eat like an ant 😜 It’s healthy, gluten free, guilt free, It’s soft and semi solid, making it apt for me to eat with gastroparesis… Won’t hamper with celiac… 😏 It’s easy to make and no cooking needed.. yogurt is best to feed my gut much needed probiotics, helping achieve healthy & good gut flora! Rich in protein as yogurt has protein while Boondi is made with chickpea flour, which is an excellent source of protein as…

  • wedding chura
    immunity and me,  Life

    Wedding Chura & Me!

    It was last year when wedding bells rang for me!  Oh!  I recall the search for the perfect Chura that I was supposed to wear from wedding till the time I wanted to. Chura is a set of red bangles with few white bangles. Typically, Odd number of bangles, a set of 43, 21, 11,9, 7 or 5 bangles to be worn in each hand. It can be worn for 3 days, 7 or 21 days or 40 days to a complete year!  It is said to be a good luck charm  plus it becomes easily guessable that the girl Is newly married. 👰 Oh Gosh, I was getting married,👰 I…

  • Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus

    Living with Gastroparesis- Tips to remember !

     Sometimes chronic illnesses are very much a task not only they are invisible illnesses 😱mostly  but they are prolonged illnesses as well which takes mental and physical strength😧 of anyone who is suffering from gastroparesis.😨  nevertheless there is no solution to guest dresses but including the prokinetic drugs that might work on you and might not work on you there are certain tips that may help you to live a better life with gastroparesis . So,  let’s look at some of those tips: Drink water all day🍶 First Thing to do is when you are suffering from gastroparesis, it is very important to keep sipping water all day🌞 long.  Moreover,…

  • Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus

    Conditions Apply

    Well,  On the 31st of July,  it was heavy rains here in my city, Stuck home, I ended up sipping on black coffee and thinking about life’s most important two words, “Conditions Apply*” which matters so much, everything in life revolves around it! Since the time we are born, In India you get treated based on Gender, if a boy is born the family is super happy, it’s the otherwise in the case when a girl is born! #ConditionsApply”Gender over happiness “ When we are in school, the rich kids are treated differently than the others. They get more of everything than the less affording ones even if they have…

  • Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  immunity and me,  Life,  lupus

    Fizul kharchi aka Extravagance

    Well, though it’s out of box topic I wanted to write on it … 😊✒️✏️ I remember, that as kids parents & teachers always told us not to do any unnecessary expenses, aka fizul kharchi. I always get to hear back than , “don’t waste money”, “don’t buy this it’s not needed”, “you don’t value money”, “It’s hard earned money, use carefully”, Blah, blah, blah! Ain’t I Right?  You all will agree to it! I agree being a Shopaholic 🛍 might also be an illness but sometimes when you start earning you aren’t accountable to anyone for your expenses, you tend to spend extra carefreely… Nevertheless, Money is an important…

  • Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice

    Aloo Matar Gobi

     Sometimes all you want to eat is something really comforting but healthy at the same time and I suppose there are certain vegetables aka sabzi that do the needful. As a kid I used to love potatoes and I still do. Rather I tolerate them too & that matters.  I remember mom cooking different types of veggies for meals & she played with combination for the veggies her was going to make.   I love Aloo Matar Gobi and it is so comforting, I can eat it alone without roti or rice.  It is gluten free,  full of nutrients Like vitamins, minerals,  protein & essential fats & made with fresh produce…

  • Poha
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice,  vegan

    Poha

    Poha is a breakfast delicacy especially in Gujarati & Maharashtrian cuisine. While Poha is nothing but flattened rice flakes; potatoes are added so as to make it more appetizing and filling. It’s one dish that is served for breakfast at restaurants & hotels, as well as at home!  I have so many memories as a kid of mom making poha for Sunday brekkie. It’s quick & easy to make, gluten free, vegan, saturated fat free & refined sugar free delicacy loved by all. Poha is even a good source of 11 essential vitamins and minerals which includes  iron.  Ingredients: 2 cups – Poha (flattened rice; thick variety) Pinch – Asafoetida…

  • body shaming
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  lupus

    Body Shaming: An Appearance Turbulence!

    What is Body Shaming? 🙆 “It is the action or practice of humiliating a person by making mocking or making critical comments about their body shape or size.” Body  shaming: Is it necessary? 🙅 NO! ✖️ Not at all!  We are all different & that makes us unique💟.  “Having preset notion is not a crime but one should not lay it on others.”   Body shaming is a result of nature humans have developed wherein what they think is always how it should be & they are always right, According to them! 🤐 Phew!  Really?  Well,  well, well,  that’s not how life works, a person can be thin,  slim, fat, chubby,…

  • immunity and me,  lupus

    On a good hair day with Lupus !

    On a good hair day, sitting at the salon for my hair spa, I just went through the Memory Lane😇 Hair!  Oh,such a less important topic to value or talk off. Nevertheless,  hair doesn’t define women, but it does help; no wonder every girl wants to have those perfect hair! 👩 However,  ask me & I will tell you I can even embrace messy hair,  with lupus I never ended up with those perfect dream hair after I got Sick!Well, when it comes to me, a good hair day means good health day!😇 Oh yes!  It’s a chore to wash hair on alternative days, leave the styling part aside, that…

  • Paneer Tikka
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  lupus,  Recipes,  Salt & Spice

    Grilled Paneer Tikka

    Grilled Paneer Tikka, an all time favorite recipe served across the globe & savoured by all! Paneer, also known as cottage cheese is something I just love to eat and it’s High Protein; best benefit! As a kid we only used to eat paneer occasionally but now I eat it regularly. Just love it as it! Well, This recipe is grain free, gluten free &  low residue making it Gastroparesis friendly delicacy as well! I will be creating my version of classic Tandoori Paneer Tikka as Grilled PaneerTikka! Ingredients: 1/4 cup- Greek yogurt or hung curd. 1/2 Tbsp- ginger paste 1/4 Tsp- turmeric powder 1/4 Tsp- ground cumin powder 1/4…

  • chronic illness
    Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  lupus,  Uncategorized

    Chronic Illness & Work Life

    Working while you are a chronic illness patient? Well, it does work for some & doesn’t work for others, it is very different for everyone. I am from the age of 13 facing a health mess, proclaiming my throne of a chronic illness patient with SLE (lupus) an autoimmune disorder I had at  the age of 14! Well, chaos is a friend of mine ! Later on with the strokes and the paralysis attacks, my future was always dicey, I stay in India and was brought up with goodies & care possible but at the education system at that time was not patient friendly . As a grew up I…

  • Autoimmunity & diet,  Celiac,  Gastroparesis,  gluten Free,  immunity and me,  lupus

    Stress Worsens It All

    “Stress Worsens It All!”, Please don’t stress out, everything will be OK. Just hang on! These lines sound familiar, right! Don’t they? Yes! For I know every chronic illness patient hears these lines endless number of time, everyday almost. Someone might feel, Hell, I am in pain & nothing is working right & you say don’t stress out! I know it sounds way more irritating than one can imagine, it’s like expecting a dog not to bark or a chameleon not to change color in accordance with the object it’s on! I understand! Well, I am a chronic illness patient with basket full of Autoimmune disorders & I stress out…