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[15 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Lentils

Legumes are a great way to add protein in our diet, more so if one is a vegetarian. And Pulses is an integral part of meals in every house in India. Legumes Made Easy is a series started to include all the healthy and easy to make recipes using pulses and beans. This Lentil recipe is very simple and quick to prepare;

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[9 Sep 2010 | 28 Comments | ]
Lentil sweet or Parappu Payasam – Discover, Share and Celebrate Good Food

What better than a bowl of healthy dessert and celebrating your happiness for the hard work done. Considering the fact that the said feat is from one who, a couple of months back was even scared to touch the might mouse 🙂 But as they say ‘The desire for knowledge increase with the acquisition of it’ and it proved to be true in my case.
The new venture for all the readers and bloggers, Tasty Bites is out and kicking.

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[20 Jul 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Eating Right – Back To School

Air water and food are the most natural and essential factors for life on Earth. . These three life-giving components were supposed to be consumed in their natural and pure form. The first two have escaped the cruel handling of human beings to some extent, but the last one – Food is adulterated to its maximum limit.

Where the discovery of fire has several advantages accrued to it, it also introduced cooked food, which was further complicated by the invention of spices and various methods of cooking, leading to various diseases.
I have a fair idea about the food pyramid, which I thought was good enough for my biology exam only 🙂

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[13 Jul 2010 | 26 Comments | ]
Colorful Coins For Kids – Potato & Soyabean Snack

A prudent way to practice healthy eating in children is to start variety foods at a younger age. As an adult we normally follow the same diet which our palates are used to, from our childhood days. And adjusting and trying out for new food is quite difficult when we grow old.

Even my kids resist any new recipe or a food ingredient, which looks or sounds unusual. It was quite difficult to introduce soybeans in their diet and this recipe calls out for my successful trials of the same.

Quantity of Soy chunks was minuscule in the beginning, but increased to a substantial amount as they started liking the taste of it.

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[5 Jul 2010 | 17 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Quick Whole Lentils

Massor dal or Whole lentil is used in various forms of Indian cooking. Soups, snacks and side dishes to name a few. The lentil has a dark Grey outer skin which is de-husked to get the reddish orange variety. Lentils come under the family Legumes, which are an excellent source of protein, rich in soluble fibers and have no cholesterol. These are probably the cheapest source of protein available to us.

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[1 Jul 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Secrets to Spice Up Your Recipes – A Few Indian Spice Mixes

Culinary skills like any other skill is either inborn or acquired. We add friends to our network to increase our interpersonal skills. Likewise spices are added to give extra flavors and a professional touch to our culinary skills.

In secrets to spice up your recipes I plan to share those small tips about cooking which I learned from friends and acquaintances from different regions of India and abroad. These secrets are what makes a normal cooking look more creative and a mundane recipes more delicious.

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[21 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Kuzhipaniyaram – A healthy Rice & Lentil Snack

Planning for the kids lunchbox is the toughest job any mom faces day after day. Each of us worry about the adequate nutrition of the food and discovering new dishes over time. And most important is to add fun and creative part to the lunchbox to make it more interesting and appeasing for the kids.

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[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Quick Pigeon peas or Toor Dal recipe

Pigeon peas or Toor dal as called in India is a very Common household pulse used in daily meals. This quick pigeon peas recipe is the most basic and quick to make, with all the nutrients of legumes intact.

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Decisive Dietary-Fibers

Fiber is that part of plant food that is not digested by the enzymes in our body. The major classes of dietary fibers are:

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[26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Set Your Pulses Right

Set your pulses right! More so if you are a vegetarian or follow a vegan diet. Pulses or ‘dal’ a major source of protein is also very economical as compared to other sources such as nuts and animal proteins.

Legumes Defined: legumes are the most common plant family consumed by people all around the world.

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