Wow wonderful write-up Anika and truely title worthy. Simple tips and since I follow all that you have written ,I don't have much inputs or doubts. But two things I want to share is about : Olive oil : Few years back olive oil was new to Indian market and there was a talk about it so much. When I went to pick up my monthly groceries I remembered someone mentioning how it's the healthiest and since there was a buy one litre get one litre offer I grabbed two bottles and proudly got back home and started my experiments with it. First of all I didn't realize it's not suitable for Indian cooking. Everytime I made poriyal by heating it giving tadka , a weird smell started coming. Reading further about olive oil I realised its not to be heated much and goes well as salad dressing. I usually don't do much salads, did try a few to use this olive oil. Managed to finish 1/2 litre somehow. One fine day I picked both the bottles after 6 months of purchase (one which had 1 litre oil, unopened bottle and the other where I had managed to finish 1/2 litre, )they went straight into my dustbin. Have never felt so guilty because I never throw even a grain of rice . Since then I have not experimented with anything which claims about too much health benefits. Muesli : After the usual rounds in the super market I thought our idli dosa is boring, let me try this muesli. I got the biggest box of it and was happy that it made my mornings easier. I just had to add milk n eat it. This is a brand Kellogg if I remember correctly. After a couple of days we wEre not enjoying it as it was chewy and very boring types. Months went by without me touching it. One fine day during the routine kitchen cleaning I picked that box and realised how I haven't eaten it for months. Finished the bottle by slowly feeding them to pigeons which sat on my balcony grills . less guilt because I didn't put straight into dustbin. I'm not against any muesli or olive oil. I personally didn't like these and since then haven't experimented much with different varieties of food other than our traditional food.