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[17 Feb 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
How Sweet is Your Sugar…try a Healthy Option – Palm Sugar

Life without Sugar is really hard to imagine. The irresistible black forest cake you love to indulge in, a decadent Ras malai and the scrumptious ice creams without sugar! Many relate sweet food as mood booster and an anti depressant. Ever tried gifting a spicy bun to your loved one on your date instead of the sweet chocolate bar…

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[12 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Wheat Germ and a Healthy Twist to Recipes

The goldmine of nutrients – Wheat Germ is a boon to all those looking out for good health and nutrition in their diet. These are some of the most nutritious foods discovered and being popularized in the modern times. Foods, which were unheard of a few decades, back.

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[1 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Walnuts and Its Health Benefits

Come winter and markets are abuzz with nuts and dried fruits. Walnut is always associated with a small hammer my mom used to sit with and break the hard shells off this wonder food. The reason I avoided eating walnuts during my childhood days. I was more for pine nuts with thin and delicate shells.

Now that there is good quality of shelled walnuts available in the market, this health nut is a must in my pantry especially in the baking goodies.

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[16 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
A Flavorful Herb – Dill

Dill is a medicinal herb and an aromatic spice used in many international cuisines. Not very common in many Indian kitchens, Dill is an integral part of Indonesian and Italian cuisine. The very first time most of us get acquainted to Dill is when we were given Dill water to cure colic & digestive problems during infancy. The sweet aroma and taste of Dill water I used to give to my kids still lingers.

Though my mother used Dill sparingly in her cooking, I like the flavor of Dill in many of my baking recipes and other dishes. More so after being introduced to the health benefits associated with this aromatic & appetizing medicinal herb.

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[1 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
In A Nutshell…

Goldmine of nutrients in small bundles- Nuts are a great foods that heal. Though moderation is the key word when one reverts to a diet on Nuts. Though they come with a high price tag, but just a handful of these nuts are enough for a day and can make a great difference to a healthy living.

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[26 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Make Way for Sunflower Seeds

Foods that Heal is a series that brings into light various herbs, veggies, spices, nuts, seeds and fruits which have healing properties. We can get numerous health benefits by including them into our daily diet.

Sunflower seeds are one such goldmine of nutrients. The seeds are extracted from the sunflowers after removing the petals. These seeds are slightly gray in color enveloped in a dark brown shell.

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[23 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Fats And Some Facts

Fats and their scary facts have made a common man stand and give a second look at the countless oil brands available in a super market. The eternal debate of which oil is good and which is bad for health still stay unresolved.

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[9 Aug 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Know Your Fats

Ice-cream sundae, chocolate cake!’ is your lipid profile normal? The term unheard of a few decades ago is a buzz-word in new generation. What exactly is this lipid and how does it affect us?

Physical inactivity, erratic eating hours and relying on junk food has disturbed the normal functioning of our body making the level of blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure far exceeding the normal range. We need to monitor these to keep fit.

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[4 Aug 2010 | 32 Comments | ]
Recipe | How to Make Cottage Cheese and a Quick Dessert – Quick Sandesh

Cottage Cheese is probably one of the most versatile man made food products in food industry. Paneer as known in Hindi is widely used in North Indian cuisine and is gaining popularity among the health conscious. It can be easily transformed into numerous recipes including desserts, curries, bread, cakes and what not, giving a peculiar creamy texture to the cooked dish.

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[26 Jul 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Three Cheers For Curds!

A dietary staple in many parts of the world, Curds or Yogurt is an amusing and accidental discovery for mankind. Curd has been around with us for ages and is used profusely in cooking and for its medicinal properties.

Components: The basic and the most natural form of curd is made with milk, which is curdled using culture (Jaman), and other acidic substances such as lemon and vinegar. Soybean curd which is made by curdling the soy milk is another healthy option.

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