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BENEFITS OF BHINDI

Bhindi or Okra has been one of my favourite vegetables but one that is always been difficult to cook. Undercooking can leave it slimy and overcooking can destroy the benefits… Read More

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BENEFITS OF METHI

Methi, the bitter hard yellow seeds that I call the topaz of the kitchen, have more benefits that you can ever imagine. They are a powerhouse of minerals and an excellent source of fibre. I have been having soaked methi seeds for over a decade now and I actually can vouch for its benefits. Soaking the methi seeds removes its bitterness and makes it easier to chew too. It is important to chew them well though to get its complete benefits, as the enzymes in your saliva help to breakdown the nutrients into a state where they can be easily absorbed. Read More

SAFFRON- THE SUNSHINE SPICE

Saffron, the sunshine spice gets its name because of its anti-depressant, mood elevating properties. But those are not its only benefits. Though it is one of the world’s most expensive spice, it is also amongst the oldest and most sought after for its rich and aromatic flavour and colour. Read More

WHO NEEDS AN EXCUSE TO EAT CHOCOLATE?

Who needs an excuse to eat chocolates right? But I will give you a perfect reason to intensify the chocolate pleasure.…they are extremely good for the skin.
Cacao the main ingredient in dark chocolate has all the benefits. So when you pick up a chocolate that says 60% or 80% cacao, you know the amount of benefits going in. The rest is ofcourse milk and sugars which is the indulgence part of it. Read More

Ghee – The Indian Nectar

Ghee is called the Indian nectar by the western cultures that are gradually opening up to the deep wisdom of our Indian food culture. Why is it that we need the west to influence us on what is good for our health when we have had that wealth forever. Read More

COOK UP HEALTH IN YOUR KITCHEN

To cook up health in your kitchen, all you will require are some basic foods that can cover most of your nutritional requirements. There is a plethora of veggies and having being told constantly told to eat a colorful meal, it gets confusing to make choices. Sometimes the availability and sometimes the expense makes it even more difficult. But let me list the easiest to stock your kitchen with. Read More

The Poor Pumpkin

The poor pumpkin is not even considered a vegetable that could come on the table as preparation in any of our houses but knowing its benefits, we will change the way we think. Read More

ENERGY BOOSTERS

We need energy boosters anticipating a workout, after a workout, to drive away fatigue, to enhance our mood, or even simply refresh our mind. Now, the energy boosters have been added to many hotel menus and restaurant beverage lists. Read More

BEETROOT MAGIC

I love beetroot, in every form but not many find this a vegetable of interest. It has a crisp but sweet taste when raw and it’s all sweet and mushy after it’s boiled. Read More