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[13 Oct 2010 | 27 Comments | ]
A few Mushrooms and Three Recipes

White button mushrooms are one of the most economical and easy way to add extra nutrients to our diet. A goldmine of various minerals and vitamins, these could be adopted in our cooking easily in the form of many delicious & delectable dishes.

Lunchbox bites, pulses and beans »

[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;

Lunchbox bites, Veggies/curries »

[21 Aug 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Veggies Made Easy – Bottle Gourd & Capsicum Sabzi

Bottle guard used to top the list of most hated vegetables during our childhood apart from Bitter guard, greens and the likes. This humble veggie comes in my priority list now, after years of abundance 🙂 These quick & easy recipes were very handy when I was working and staying away from home, as they require less of skills and time to prepare. Again the following recipe for Veggies made easy – Bottle guard calls for very few ingredients and retain the natural flavors and nutrition of the vegetable intact.

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[13 Aug 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Veggies Made Easy – Ridge Gourd Peels Sabzi

As is said in many health journals and by the experts in food and nutrition, maximum health benefit is just under the peels of any vegetable or fruit. So don’t discard these humble yet goldmine of nutrients when you plan to cook Ridge guard. The recipe here is what my mom used to make often when we were kids. Disliked and avoided at most of the times during childhood, I now love to make the same, every time that I get my hands on a tender Ridge guard.

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[26 Jul 2010 | 33 Comments | ]
Lentil Stuffed Indian Flat Breads – Protein Packed Lunchbox

To make a filling as well as a kids-friendly lunchbox day in and day out, is a challenge for every mom. A dish repeated twice a week becomes a boring stuff and is brought back half eaten as a revenge on moms.

Most of the days the lunchbox menu is decided in the morning itself and the days of the week are remembered according to the lunchbox recipes. Monday is for variety rice, Tuesdays are reserved for wholewheat noodles, Wednesday is dedicated to stuffed chapattis and like wise.This one is a favorite menus for Friday lunchbox.

kids lunchbox, Lunchbox bites, rice recipes »

[16 Jul 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
Rice Made Easy – Let There Be Carrots

h recipe tasting better than the other. Coriander rice, cabbage rice, lemon rice, pepper rice, tamarind rice, mint rice to name a few.

Rice used to be just an accompaniment to dal (pulses) & vegetables, as plain rice or pulav a few years back. But not any more! I am amazed by the versatility and varieties of dishes this humble grain creates, after coming to the land of rice.

You name an ingredient and there is a recipe for the same, and each recipe tasting better than the other. Coriander rice, cabbage rice, lemon rice, pepper rice, tamarind rice, mint rice to name a few.
Phew….
Carrot rice dons many avatars, with pepper, onion, clove and green chillies into the recipe. And with every version tasting unique and different.

kids lunchbox, Lunchbox bites »

[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.

Foods that heal, Lunchbox bites, lunchbox medley, rice recipes »

[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.

Breakfast bites, breakfast medley, kids lunchbox »

[28 Jun 2010 | 21 Comments | ]
Steamed Rice & Bulgar Cakes – aka Idlies

Steamed rice cake a.k.a Idly is endorsed by many as the healthiest food one can have as breakfast . With practically no oil or any other fat content in it, it surely is any health conscious delight.

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[24 Jun 2010 | 31 Comments | ]
A Healthy & Crispy Soya Potato Snack

Patties or Tikia is a regular feature in my home on Sunday evenings. I include different vegetables, greens and other ingredients to give variety every time I make the same. I love this snack for the fact that it is quite filling, healthy and delicious and can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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