Radhika Vasanth
(@a_wholesome_mess)

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Food and Travel photos from a tiny speck in the cosmos! | All day I dream about food. Check out my blog to see how it manifests👇

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#mysatviklunch - It has been extremely busy at work but hearty meals like this is possible only because of OPOS! This OPOS Vegan Butternut squash soup is my new found love 💛💛💛 It is adapted from a soup recipe from my upcoming book. This is one of the best soup I have ever had and tasted a lot like the Panera #autumn squash soup. And I also figured out that dunking Roti in soup tastes as good as that hearty bread! 💡💡💡😇😇😇And this is how I felt after the first bite 😆 OnMyPlate : Multigrain Roti, OPOS dal diluted with hot water (refrigerated Nei paruppu from previous night so mixed it with hot water ), OPOS mysorepa (Followed @chefinyou recipe and I used turbinado raw sugar), Persimmon and Pomegranate. Sometimes it is hard to choose between two pictures hence swipe 😊 btw, which is your favorite ? #ayurvedicvegan #a_wholesome_mess #satvik #vegan #fall #colors #twomealsaday #bbcgoodfood #picoftheday #indianfoodformysoul #opos #ayurvediccooking #huffposttaste #colorsonmyplate #nofilters

#mysatviklunch - Yet another Daughter and Mommy lunch! 🌱 Kolu Idli 🌱 OPOS Satvik Hotel Annapurna Sambar 🌱 Peanut chutney 🌱 Moist Vegan Banana Bread 🌱 Grapes 🌱 Pears 🌱 Soaked Almonds (Prashad) Thank you Divya @half_raw_half_cooked for the utterly delicious 😋 Kollu idli and Vegan Banana bread recipes. Both were super duper hit👌👌👌 💗💗💗 #vegan #ayurvediccooking #satvik #a_wholesome_mess #indianfoodformysoul #twomealsaday #wholesomemeals #southindian #idli #idlidosa #dosa #milletrecipe #goodfoodindia #walkwithchennai #humpday #bbcgoodfood #marthastewart #dallasfoodie

#mysatviklunch - Mexican quinoa salad, Multigrain Roti, GSS coriander thokku, Apples, Almonds(prashad), @meherdeepu’s Kobbari laddo! How is your weekend looking like? #satvik #ayurvediccooking #vegan #plantbased #dallasfoodie #igeradallas #wholesomemeals #a_wholesome_mess #opos #chennaifoodie #bbcgoodfood #balanceddiet #yogicdiet #twomealsaday #picoftheday #friyay

#mysatviklunch - Here is our Vegan Thali for the #worldveganday 🌱 OPOS Moroccan Veggies 🌱 #opos pasta mixed with OPOS Harissa and Pressure baked veggies (leftover after packing S’s #schoollunch) 🌱 Lettuce honeycrisp apple Salad with Thai peanut sauce 🌱 Grapes 🌱 Soaked Almonds (prashad) 🌱 Dates Fig Nut Burfi 🌱 Roti #vegetarian #vegan #dallasfoodie #satvik #ayurvediccooking #huffposttaste #walkwithchennai #chennaifoodie #goodfoodindia #moroccan #indianfoodformysoul #a_wholesome_mess #wholesomemeals #twomealsaday

I am super elated to write this review about @ecoindian , an organic grocery store revolutionizing the Indian shopping arena. I can’t be more proud because it is managed and run by two of our school buddies @pradeep.naidu.3726 @premantonyraj . These two guys have traveled across the length and breath of Southern India to personally meet the farmers and artisans only to find that it is we consumers who need to be ready to welcome the unadulterated, organic and natural food. Farmers are more than happy to sell it as is. Why EcoIndian? EcoIndian believes in ethical practices and procures directly from farmers, artisans, women empowerment and self help groups and aboriginal tribes. It is an humble attempt from the duo to revive our age old way of living and make it easily available to all the city dwellers. This is the store where I would like to shop for my family. Food nurtures our soul within and hence it is very important to me on how they are produced and procured. I am in love with their products and really can’t wait for these guys to start shipping abroad! Where are they located? EcoIndian has their retail outlet in Adayar but you can conveniently order from home at EcoIndian.com and they will deliver across Chennai. If you are looking to buy organic, sustainable produce, groceries, baby and beauty products #ecoindian is a one stop shop! Please do spread the word around and I can’t wait y’all to go and tell me about your shopping experience🛍🛒. 🗣Btw, they have their first Deepavali sale going on , so please check out!

Pootharekulu meaning costed sheet, a Popular Indian dessert from Atreyapuram, East Godavari district. This is a labor intensive process and it is exclusively made by the people living in this village. They first soak a special rice called Jaya and grind it to a smooth batter. An inverted mud pot is kept under the flame 🔥 and heated. A fine cloth is dipped in the batter and immediately spread on the pot surface and removed. This process forms a thin layer of starch. The result is a transparent paper like layer which is then used to stuff sugar/jaggery, Ghee, nuts etc and rolled or folded into small pouches. These sheets are available for sale in the local shops in Andhra Pradesh/Telengana. This is an extremely popular sweet which I was totally unaware of until last week when a friend @meherdeepu shared a big box with us. Thank you D 💙💙💙 I was wondering if those were made out of egg whites but I was stunned when I learned about the whole process! There are many such rare recipes/dishes sprinkled across the Indian sub continent. I hope we take them forward to the next generation!#rareindiandesserts #indianfoodformysoul #telengana #pootharekulu #atreyapuram #southindiandesserts #ndtvfood #food52grams #huffposttaste #buzzfeedfood #walkewithchennai #hyderabadfoodie #hyderabaddiaries #sweets #diwalisweets

#mysatviklunch - #opos Broccoli Mint Soup, Roti, OPOS Grand sweets style Coriander thokku, Almonds and Fig(prasadam) That warm soup felt comforting when it glided through the sore throat. It has been raining 🌧 here and this warm lunch soothed the ailing soul. OPOS brings the inherent color, taste and texture of veggies. I took just 5 minutes or little less than that to cook the veggies and another couple minutes to blend them to a vibrant soup. #autumn #fall #soups #indianfoodformysoul #vegan #veggiescomealiveinopos #pressurecooking #walkwithchennai #dallasblogger #bbcgoodfood #wholesome #a_wholesome_mess

#oursatviklunch -#opos_southindian_thali Here is Daughter and Mommy Thali! Inspired by Chithra Viswanathan Ma’s 12 course live video I made this 8 course thali last Saturday. I was stunned at her attention to detail and see how she put together 12 course feast in minutes inspite of her ill health and age. Since it was just two of us I tried to tone it down and use whatever veggies I had at home. Since I ran out of dates and I so wanted to make that rasam I made Fig rasam instead. 🌿 OPOS Capsicum and Carrot Sambar 🌿 OPOS Fig and Mint Rasam 🌿 OPOS Chow Chow Beets kootu (using CCP paste) 🌿 OPOS Cabbage poriyal (DD’s favorite) 🌿 OPOS Potato Podimas (DD’s favorite) 🌿 OPOS Nei paruppu (non vegan) 🌿 Non OPOS Rice 🌿 Banana Chips 🌿 Cucumber and Cantaloupe As you can swipe and see I made the 5 course in one shot. Made Sambar, rasam, podimas, kootu and poriyal. I first prepared dal and split it in 3 parts. Mixed the first one with Sambar podi, curry Leaves, tamarind paste, salt for Sambar , next one with dal, Coconut cumin pepper paste, salt for kootu and third one with salt and tadka for nei paruppu. This was perfect for me and my daughter and I had little bit of Sambar, rasam and kootu left. This would have been perfect for two adults. A little more of Cabbage and Potato podimas and some salad will make this thali serve two adults and a child. #opos #vegan #indianfoodformysoul #chennaifoodie #chennaiponnu #vegetarian #walkwithchennai #goodfoodindia #dallasblogger #southindian #a_wholesome_mess #satvik #noonionnogarlic #wholesomemeals

#mysatvikthali - OPOS Veg Upma, cara cara oranges and Grapes 🍇 This OPOS Upma is a boon for those ✅ who cannot stand in front of the stove for long time ✅ keep stirring it without letting the lumps form ✅ have one hundred things to do in the morning yet make scrumptious breakfast for the family. It takes just 1 whistle and around 15-20 minutes of rest time to whip up this! The retained heat technique is just one of a kind! It gets rid of the Kesari blues once forever! #recipe adapted from 5 minute OPOS cookbook. #opos #wholesomemeals #a_wholesome_mess #ayurvediccooking #rawfood #vegan #vegetarian #indianfoodformysoul #walkwithchennai #noonionnogarlic

#opos_navarathri #a_wholesome_mess #satvik Happy Dussehra /VijayaDasami everyone 🙏🙏🙏! My heartfelt gratitude to the OPOS community who made the last 9 days a breeze! Usually when the days are busier I would cheat by offering a fruit for neivedyam but this year I was extremely relaxed and confident that I made two prashad (sweet and savory) everyday without any sweat. Most of the dishes here took 7 minutes or less to cook. It was gratifying that I could offer Neivedyam to Devi every day! Thank you OPOS and OPOStars for inspiring me everyday! #day1 🌺 OPOS Peanut Sundal with (Karnataka sambar podi) 🌺 OPOS Vegan Chakkara Pongal #day2 🌺 OPOS Mint Sundal ( inspiration from @spiceindiaonline coriander chili sundal) 🌺 OPOS Aval Javvarisi payasam #day3 🌺 OPOS Lemon Corn Sundal 🌺 OPOS Kutharavalli Aval Vella puttu #day4 🌺 OPOS Sprouted mung dal Sundal 🌺 OPOS Vegan Caramelized Beetroot Kheer #day5 🌺 OPOS Black chickpea sundal with @archkc Kari podi 🌺 OPOS Kasi Halwa #day6 🌺 OPOS Molagapodi Green peas sundal 🌺 OPOS Temple fruit salad #day7 🌺 OPOS Udupi style Horsegram sundal 🌺 OPOS Vegan Almond Walnut Katli #day8 🌺 OPOS Carrot Siruparrupu Sundal 🌺 OPOS Paalada (Satyaja’s book recipe) #day9 🌺 OPOS Marina Beach Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal 🌺 OPOS Sapotta Kesari #opos #goodfoodindia #indianfoodformysoul #bbcgoodfood #huffposttaste #walkwithchennai #ayurvediccooking

#mysatviklunch - Cantaloupe, Honeycrisp Apple, #opos Sourdough Veg Bread Upma and Navarathri special OPOS Sabudhana Khichdi what was on your plate today? #today #ayurvediccooking #satvik #wholesomemeals #a_wholesome_mess #indianfoodformysoul #mumbaifoodie #vratkakhana #navarathrirecipes #goodfoodindia #huffposttaste

#mysatviklunch - Vegan Basil Avocado pesto and Cucumber sandwich , Honey Crisp apples, Puliyodharai idiyappam, Sweet Idiyappam and Red rice laddoo from @ecoindian #latergram #satvik #ayurvediccooking #vegetarian #vegan #indianfoodformysoul #wholesomemeals #a_wholeosome_mess #healthylifestyle #rawfood #walkwithchennai #goodfoodindia #dallasblogger

Laddoo loot from @ecoindian Organic store! These laddoos are really yummy and wholesome! You can see how perfectly they arrived all the way from India (Check out the highlights to see what else I received from them). These laddoos are made by Marabu Suvai, a small organization that empowers women and follows ethical standards. Husband man @vsharpofficial usually doesn’t show much interest in these healthy laddoos and he couldn’t stop himself from eating them! His instant reaction was can we buy more of these and my mind voice nodded “Absolutely”! 💃🏼💃🏼. These guilt free snacks are perfect to share with your loved ones or sneak into Tambulam bags this #navarathri season! If you are in Chennai do visit their store in Adayar or you can order them online!#linkinbio They do have same day delivery as well! Keep watching this space for more updates on #ecoindian store. P:S: This is not a paid review #vegan #wholesome #chennaifoodie #chennaiblogger #chennaiponnu #sustainable #womenempowerment #walkwithchennai #chennaitimes #indiandesserts #navarathri #festivals #indianfoodblogger #dallasblogger #igersdallas

#indianfoodformysoul - The most important part of eating is not the diversity on the plate but being able to eat every morsel mindfully and with great awareness. I try to do it consciously but very far from being there! Meanwhile here is my #satvik #opos lunch platter - Roti, Cauliflower Paneer Peas korma, Penne in Vegan Basil Avocado Pesto, Habala pethi aggala, Celery, Carrots with Basil Avocado pesto. Do you practice mindful eating? Would love to hear about it. #lunch #wholesome #ayurvediccooking #rawfood #balancedmeal #mindfulness #urbanspice #ndtvfood #walkwithchennai #dallasblogger #igersdallas #a_wholesome_mess

Proud of this dude @vsharpofficial He keeps reminding me that when we really want something in our life the universe will conspire to make it happen for us! Vasanth and his team had an opportunity to perform his original composition at the #biggboss2telugu Grand finale! Congratulations to all of them. They did a phenomenal job given that they had only 2 days to practice. Did any one of you watch it? #nanibiggboss2 #biggboss2winner #mynameisnani #starmaa #proudwife #picoftheday #dallasmusician

My Ayurvedic/Satviik lunch today - Wintermelon carrot salad, Horsegram Sprouts sundal, No cook Poha laddoo, Healthy Bhel. #lunch #today #picoftheday #satvik #ayurvedic #rawfood #isha #urbanspice #thecheffyus #buzzfeedfood #opos #indianfoodformysoul #indianfoodbloggers #dallasbloggers #igersdallas

#oposthali #a_wholesome_mess #satvik Kerala meets Tamilnadu thali today for munchkin and me! Staples: Coconut cumin pepper paste was used for olan and more kulambu (added turmeric, roasted bengal gram, dash of fenugreek and blended again) #opos Rice Peerkanga Kefir more kulambu ( Ramakrishnan’s 5 minute OPOS cookbook) Cauliflower perattal with puliyodharai podi from RK’s 5 minute cookbook Cabbage thoran White pumpkin Sprouted horse gram Olan ( My book) #nonopos juicy cantaloupe All wiped clean except more kulambu! With OPOS this is a cliche, prep work takes lot more time than cooking! After this I still had plenty of energy to do a recipe testing for my book. Made horsegram Sprouts sundal, Vegan beetroot Kheer ( inspired by Visa’s carrot Kheer) and Andhra ginger mango pickle! Hopefully I can share that soon with y”all! Now time to dig into this meal! Btw, did I tell you those separators are one of the brilliant inventions that happened with OPOS! It has made our lives so easy peasy! #walkwithchennai #urbanspice #southindian #tamilfood #keralafood #huffposttaste #lunch #homemade #vegetarian #buzzfeedfood #ayurvediccooking