Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Monday, October 6, 2014

How to eat a cupcake ?


Eating a cupcake is much more of a mess nowadays, I can't say no to cupcakes at church, work or at friends house so when I eat a cupcake frosting sticks around my face and it was quite embarrassing. So here is the way how to eat cup cake with out mess and fuss :)


How to Eat a Cupcake, Like a Gentleman  --- A YouTube Video 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Onam all !!


September 7th 2014
This year I celebrated yet another Onam, and this time it is perfectly virtual or electronic ... in all sense ..

Onam happens to be on a Sunday one my favourite day of the week , started with sunday mass and sunday brunch of usual chappathis and peas curry. Spoke to parents and sisters (both made it home ) and grandma they are 6000 miles away from me, by the time I spoke to them they have finished there Onam Sadhya same as above pic, with our own plantain leaf from garden. I have a time difference of 4.5 hrs with them and it is very good evening over there and they are getting ready to sunday church.
I did n't cook anything special for Onam this year as it is not worth doing it for one person..

Thousands of miles away from the homeland affected my spells of nostalgia to prepare a few Onam special dishes at home. Relatives back there in the land of King Mahabali purchased the readymade Ona-sadhyas (meals) to captivate TV programmes. Times have changed and my cooking habits too.. Simple gestures of affection are enough to brighten up and enliven even an ordinary day. Thanks to all my school and college friends who wished me Onam along with theirs family.

Wishing you a wonder full Onam where ever you are in the globe :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

17 must haves in diet


Here are some must-haves in your diet:
1 . Consider water
Hydrate your body. Drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water every day. Start your morning with a glass of lukewarm water.
2 . Eat timely meals
Eat at regular intervals. Have five meals a day in which three can be main meals and two can be mid meals.
3 . Breakfast is a must
Breakfast is a must because it provides 25 per cent of the total energy and nutrients required by the body.
4 . Quality call
Good quality of food is a must. Remember the quality of food you eat determines your efficiency in your work. Avoid refined foods like white rice, maida-based products like bread, pasta etc.
5 . Go green
Make sure to include green, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables — such as broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, berries and citrus fruits. These fruits are rich in 
vitamin c and vitamin A, which may help protect against various types of cancer and other diseases.
6 . Say yes to herbal tea
Include herbal teas. Having two cups of green tea can do wonders for the skin and also increase the efficiency of our immune system.
7 . Opt for healthy fat
Enjoy healthy fats. Include omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fat rich foods like olive oil, flax seeds, sesame seeds, soyabean, walnuts, seafood such as tuna and salmon to increase your immunity.
8 . Fibre is important
Have fibre rich foods like oats, barley, ragi, bajra, whole wheat grains, different variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
9. Protein perfect
Having protein is essential. Vegetable sources of protein are beans, nuts, pulses and whole grains. These are good choices as they offer fibre, vitamins and minerals. The best animal protein choices are fish and poultry.
10. Calcium
Include adequate amount of calcium in your diet by having milk and milk products, soybeans, shrimp, ragi, sesame seeds, and leafy vegetables.
11. Vitamin B12
This is a rare  vitamin. A slight deficiency of it can lead to anaemia, fatigue and depression. Vitamin B12 rich sources are oysters, liver, fish, beef, eggs, fortified cereals, milk and milk products.
12 . Healthy snack
Have healthy snacks in between to keep up the energy levels the whole day.
13 . Plate of salad
Consume a bowl of green salad every day — a simple trick to keep away excess calories.
14. Two fruits at least
Have at least two fruits everyday.
15 . Spice it up
Include spices/herbs like saunf, basil leaves, one to two cloves, ginger or garlic in your daily diet to enjoy its enormous medicinal properties.
16 . Go nuts
Have a handful of nuts a day. They are calorie dense foods packed with proteins, healthy fats and some essential vitamins and minerals.
17 . Dine right
Have early and light dinners.

East Indian Bottle Masala

There are many recipes for Bottle Masala which, like family jewels, are closely guarded secrets.
The degree of difference in these recipes is negligible and only apparent to a trained biased palate!The recipe below comes with a Statutory Warning -Make Bottle Masala at your own Risk!
Try and get some from a friend or relative - its easier and stress free.

Courtesy : Economic Times

Bottle Masala

Ingredients:



  1. Dry Kasmiri Chillis - 3 KG
  2. Dhaniya (Corriander) 750 gms
  3. Haldi (Tumeric) 250 gms
  4. Teel (Sesame) 250 gms
  5. Khus-Khus (Poppy) 250 gms
  6. Rai (Mustard) 250 gms
  7. Channa (raw Gram) 250 gms
  8. Wheat - 250 gms
  9. Jeera (Cumin) 125 gms
  10. Black Pepper - 125 gms
  11. Cinnamon - 50 gms
  12. Elachi (Cardamom) 10 gms
  13. Clove - 10 gms
  14. Bardian (Star Anise) 10 gms
  15. Shah- Jeera (Caraway) 10 gms
  16. Tiraphal (Pepper Leaves) 10 gms
  17. Naikaisar - 10 gms
  18. Zaipatri - 10 gms
  19. Maipatri - 10 gms
  20. Nutmeg - 10 gms
  21. All Spice - 10 gms

Method:
Slow, dry roast the above ingredients. Pound/Grind into a fine powder.

Store in clean air-tight containers.  Date it.

Note: Bottle Masala should be red in color.As it ages it may loose a little color and potency.
Hence its necessary to store it in air-tight packing.




Friday, August 30, 2013

7 Things not to do after a meal


1- Don’t smoke- Experts have proven that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes.
2- Don’t eat fruits immediately – Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore eat fruit 1-2 hr’s after a meal or 1hr before a meal.
3- Don’t drink tea – Tea leaf’s contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.
4- Don’t loosen your belt – Loosening your belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.
5- Don’t bath – Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.
6- Don’t walk about – People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.
7- Don’t sleep immediately – The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

Enjoy your food :)