"We have to practice remembering the Lord always, twenty-four hours a day, by chanting His names and molding our life’s activities in such a way that we can remember Him always.

"How is this possible? The ācāryas give the following example. If a married woman is attached to another man, or if a man has an attachment for a woman other than his wife, then the attachment is to be considered very strong. One with such an attachment is always thinking of the loved one. The wife who is thinking of her lover is always thinking of meeting him, even while she is carrying out her household chores. In fact, she carries out her household work even more carefully so her husband will not suspect her attachment. Similarly, we should always remember the supreme lover, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and at the same time perform our material duties very nicely. A strong sense of love is required here. If we have a strong sense of love for the Supreme Lord, then we can discharge our duty and at the same time remember Him. But we have to develop that sense of love. " - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita As Is Is, Introduction


Saturday, January 14, 2012

beet raita

Found this recipe online.  I steamed my beets the first time and got lots of positive feedback. Steamed or raw the recipe is a good one.  I also used more salt than the original recipe called for.

  • 1 c raw beets, peeled, grated
  • 2 T ghee
  • 1/2 t bl mustard seeds
  • 1/2 t cumin
  •  1/2 small green chili, chopped
  •  5 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1 c yogurt
  •  1 T cilantro
  • salt, as desired

  1. In hot ghee,  fry the mustard seeds and cumin, chili and curry leaves. 
  2. When the mustard seeds stop popping, add the hing. Pour this into the yogurt. 
  3. Add the beets and cilantro and then salt. 
  4. Stir to mix nicely before offering to Krishna.