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Monday, 22 December 2014 04:22

Baked Beans & Potatoes Chaat  is wholesome and healthy recipe where toasted bread is topped with homemade baked beans and mashed potatoes This recipe is made with an Indian twist to the classic British recipe of baked beans. There are multiple variations that you can make with the baked beans, but this chaat style recipe is a classic favourite that you can serve as an appetiser for your parties.

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:20

"As holidays and festive season descends, we start thinking of entertaining friends and family at home. And planning and putting things together for holiday parties can be quiet a task. I have hosted countless parties over many years and in almost all of them there is always a talk about food and drinks. I love it when people gather around my table or my kitchen, move around with their glasses, picking up some good food and also having a good conversations. It makes it completely worth the effort you have put in when you and your guests are having a good time." 

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:29

Kollu Rasam Recipe is a wholesome recipe of rasam made from horse gram.  It is rich in taste and at the same time rich in protein and iron apart and has high antioxidant capacities along with hemagluttinin which is a substance found in antibodies and autoimmune functions.

Kollu is also known by the following names in different regions of india - Hindi : Kulthi / Hulthi; Bengali : Kulthi-Kalai; Gujarati : Kuleeth

In the traditional recipe only a small amount of kollu is used to make the rasam, but i personally like to add the entire horse gram and make it a wholesome rasam.

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:43

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is a medley of vegetables baked in tomato sauce and layered with smooth and creamy mashed potato. This rustic pie filled with colorful vegetables makes a perfect dish for the Holiday Parties. Shepherd's Pie is one pot dish in itself or you could serve it along with toasted Garlic Bread. 

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:17

Strawberry Upside Down Muffins is inspired from the color of Christmas, the festival of happiness, peace and joy. With strawberries in season, these muffins are a great idea to play around with strawberries and once baked these become favorite of kids in the house. Tartness of strawberries over sponge-like muffins, these are perfect fit for Holiday Party Menu.

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:18

Gobi and Soya Keema is grated cauliflower dish cooked with soya granule, potato and peas. The word Keema is usually referred as Lamb Mince Curry but Gobi and Soya Keema is a vegetarian version of the same dish with a healthy twist of soya granule. For the vegetarian party menu this could be a good choice for side dish even for kid's school lunchbox this goes well with chapati or paratha. This recipe is a great way to include Soya Granule in your daily menu.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 02:23

Shalgam, Gajar and Gobhi ka achar is a mixed pickle made with turnip, carrots and cauliflower. It is usually made in winters when these vegetables are fresh and at their peak season and the flavors are at their best. Because this pickle gets ready in just 2-3 days, the vegetables have a little bite to them which gives a lovely texture to the pickle. Here is the recipe to make Shalgam, gajar aur Gobhi ka achar.

Monday, 08 December 2014 02:13

The Foxtail Millet Kheer recipe is a delicious addition to the traditional kheer that we make usually with rice. The foxtail millet is also known as thenai in tamil nadu and is very much a locally available millet that is rich in minerals, dietary fibers and anti oxidants. The millet is very low in cholesterol. Foxtail millet is the second most commonly planted species of millet and it can be used to make variety of dishes ranging from soups and salads to an array of desserts. It is highly advisable to include it in our diet. Here is an easy to make Kheer recipe which uses Foxtail Millet as the star ingredient.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 04:57

Roasted tomato and fennel soup is a healthy recipe which can be served for lunch or dinner. In this recipe the fresh fennel bulbs and tomatoes are roasted for a few minutes in an oven, till they get slightly charred from the top which gives this soup a very distinct flavor. Serve the roasted Fennel and Tomato Soup along with some toasted bread slices for a wholesome weeknight dinner.

Monday, 03 November 2014 05:12

Yoga is a systematic discipline and an amazing inward journey that illuminates the practitioner’s life beyond pain and suffering. It is a soothing balm that heals and strengthens and way of life that moulds the personality of the practitioner, bestows love, knowledge, wisdom and good health. Practicing yoga provides relief for many health issues like headaches, arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments, caused due to high stress and unhealthy lifestyles. It also removes negative emotions and ego, develops confidence, and promotes peace and lasting happiness.

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