21 Jun, 2024

Washing and Storing Broccoli the right way

Broccoli is a great vegetable rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. It is nutritious and low in calories hence is perfect for people who are on diet. But the nutrition of this vegetable diminishes if boiled, so it should be either eaten raw or steamed, or stir-fried. Storing this vegetable is a bit tricky. […]

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Asafoetida/Hing-“Food of the God”

Asafoetida (Ferula Asafoetida)/Hing/Perangayam/Inguva is the dried sap obtained from the stems and roots of the Ferula plant. It is also known as “Food of the God” because of its numerous health benefits and “Devil’s Dung” because of its pungent smell. It is used extensively in the culinary world and for medicinal purposes. Though it is native to […]

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“Kombucha”- Have you tried it?

Kombucha is a fermented, lightly fizzy, sweetened black or green tea . The functional (non-alcoholic) beverage is sometimes called “Kombucha Tea” to distinguish it from the culture of bacteria and yeast. It is said to have originated in Northeast China and was initially valued for its healing properties. Its name is derived from Dr. Kombu, […]

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Cold-Pressed Oil or Refined Oil, What’s your choice?

Fats are an important part of our daily diet, and hence should be chosen wisely. Picking the right oil is essential for maintaining a healthy life. Preference should be given to oil that is extracted through a process that does not involve the use of chemicals. For this reason, many families have started replacing refined […]

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For the Love of Chocolate…..Yours and Mine

I can have another bite…that’s what my taste buds says every time I eat chocolate. My heart and mind are always in conflict when I see chocolate. While my heart shouts, go for it, my mind says…watch out…calories!!! This voice leaves me muddled, and with every bite, the war gets tougher…. I am sure every […]

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Simple ways to find out if the Egg is fresh

Eggs are comfort food. They are part of everyday meals and are considered super healthy. One can make a variety of breakfast using eggs ranging from Sunnyside up to popular egg bhurji or a yummy omelet to egg salad. When you are short of time, it is one food that can be cooked quickly and […]

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Know the star of your kitchen- “STAR ANISE”

Star Anise is a secret ingredient in traditional Asian Kitchen. Also known as “Chakra-Phool” in India, this sweet spice adds a wonderful aroma to our dishes. The name star anise is a combination of its shape and its similarity in flavor to aniseed (a small brown color seed). It is an evergreen tree native to […]

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Ways to test the purity of Honey at Home

Most of us use Honey as an alternative to refined sugar. Honey is a sweet golden nectar that is known for its unique nutritional and therapeutic properties. It is no less than an Elixir for our body as it is rich in anti-oxidants, has immunity-boosting benefits, is antibacterial, antifungal, and has healing properties. It is a natural sweetener […]

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