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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

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

SEEDS OF HEALTH

Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Seasame and Moringa seeds provide the greatest source of omegas, vitamins and minerals and even a generous amount of protein. They could also be called seeds of health. Big benefits in small packages could be the easiest way to describe them. Read More

TEA THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU

Tea that’s good for you and need not be green. We have been surrounded with media, advertisements, health endorsements and newsletters all promoting the benefits of green tea. A strategized marketing propaganda for manufacturers that have given rise to a huge market for the product. Read More

THE GOODNESS OF SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are a perfect healthier replacement for potatoes. They can be cooked in the similar way, into the similar dishes or even had on their own just as one would with potatoes. Yet they have more benefits than the regular potato for most people trying to lose weight, or searching for a “carb” replacement. Read More

BENEFITS OF JEERA

Jeera also known as cumin has many more benefits than you can possibly imagine. This little tiny gem is packed with anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Roasted jeera has deep aromatic flavors and is often the first ingredient in Indian cooking. Read More