Archive | March, 2013

Shamrock Shake

18 Mar

Shamrock Shake

How was Shamrock day?
Mcdonald’s Shamrock Shake is a 500 calorie drink. My boys ages 14 and 12 like the strawberry banana smoothies prepared right here at home. We use a bullet blender – they are small, occupy less space and can be used both as blender and cup.


Food Advice

11 Mar

Noteworthy Book


Michael Pollan’s Food Rules is simple to follow. It’s small and fits inside the purse as a quick guide.  There are some hilarious suggestions “if your great-grandmother doesn’t recognize it ..don’t buy or eat.”

It’s great for anyone struggling with what to buy at the supermarket or for picking out healthier options at the restaurant.

Aside 5 Mar


Richard Branson

For about Rs. 300/- it was an affordable read. I would read at the airport while waiting to catch the connecting flight. The book? Richard Branson – Losing My Virginity – The Autobiography. Why Mr. Richards? 

Sir Richard Branson is the creator of the Virgin brand and business. He is involved in the fight against global warming and other ventures and is amongst the first to bring up commercial space travel through Virgin Galactic.

What is equally interesting is that he lives a very adventurous life while doing all this. In the book there’s a photo of the man arriving at his wedding in a white tuxedo hanging on to the bottom of a helicopter! What opposites – because he also says that his wife does not like flying!!

Of course we want to know what entrepreneurs like him think. What was the very thing or things that led to his success?