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[25 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Health | Let There be Flax Seeds – A Refreshing Yogurt Dip

Flax seeds are making news for good reasons. A popular source of Omega-3 fatty acids this super food which was known as cattle feed and only to the paint industries is now gaining entry into the kitchens of many households. Flax seeds are a boon to vegans and vegetarians who find it difficult to get Omega-3 in their regular diet.

A little bigger and harder than sesame seeds, flax seeds have shinny yellow or brown color skin. The seeds can be eaten raw or ground and added to various food products. It imparts a lovely earthy aroma to baked goodies.

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[24 Jan 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Millet and Its Health Benefits – An Easy Millet Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Millet – these tiny pearls of wholegrain reminds me of the colorful Love birds we used to keep at home. I and my brother were assigned the job of  feeding the birds with a handful of Bajra (a millet variety) before leaving to school. The same Bajra was also hulled in a stone mortal and pestle by mom to remove the husks and use the grains for making Khichdi and other recipes.

But I am sure mom did not know that these tiny grains are a powerhouse of nutrients and one of the best gluten free foods. I wish she could read all the info regarding Millets and feel proud of introducing millets in our diet at such early stage, thanks mom :)

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[31 Aug 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Foods That Heal – Quinoa and A Delightful Mixed Vegetable Quinoa Risotto Recipe

A wonder grain and a super food - Quinoa is finding its place in the most modern kitchens of many health enthusiast again. Quinoa is actually a seed and is related to Spinach family. When cooked this becomes light & fluffy and gives a nutty taste of grain. Close to one of the most complete foods in nature, Quinoa is a great substitute for many grains which are hard to digest and to some lentils which lack certain chemicals which are present in Quinoa.

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[18 Jul 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Found A Peanut… a Refreshing Peanut Sprout Salad Recipe

Roasted Peanuts or groundnuts are a very popular & economical street snack which are healthy too. These serve as a wonderful travel food which could easily help spark a conversation with your co passengers :) Available throughout the year these nuts are an important addition to various regional recipes of India. I can’t imagine my Poha without fried peanuts and the cold winters without the chikkis and ladoos mom makes at home.

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[4 Apr 2011 | 35 Comments | ]
Ragi Cookies – A Delicate, Crisp and healthy Treats

Baking is a great way to enjoy certain food ingredients which otherwise never make to our dinning table too often. Most of the days the meal is either veggies with lentils & chapattis or rice recipes with accompaniments. Some of these wonder foods hardly get included into my menu, unless I shun my laziness and make or bake something out of them :) Ragi or finger millet is one such food ingredients, I love to bring it to my table often. And this time this humble grain Ragi got transformed into these crisp and scrumptious cookies with an extra dose of chocolate chips. These cookies added as a quick dessert last night with a generous spoon of Nutella spread over them.

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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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[10 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
Healing Honey

One of the most ancient foods known to us – Honey, is a nature’s gift to mankind. This translucent, viscous and golden beauty is highly acknowledged for its healing properties. A great source of carbohydrates, it has a natural fruit sugar and is a delicious alternative to white sugar due to the color and flavors it imparts to the food.

A bottle of Honey is a must at all times in my kitchen shelf. And I find it really hard to resist licking a teaspoon of it whenever any recipe requires me to unscrew the bottle of this golden liquid :)

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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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