Saturday, April 30, 2016

stir fried spicy prawn

Ingredients

1. Half cooked prawns 2 cup
2. Two green chilies
3. One onion (sliced)
4. Half tomato (chopped)
5. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
6. Chili powder 1/2 tsp
7. Cumin powder 1 tsp
8. Coriander powder 1 tsp
9. Salt to taste
10. Olive oil 2 tbs
11. Olive oil spray
12. Coriander leaves




Preparation

1. To half cook the prawns, in a big pot boil about 2 cups of water and add salt to taste. Add the prawns (washed and cleaned) in the boiling water and cook for 4 minutes on high heat then drain the water and keep the half cooked prawns aside .
2. In a non-stick pan spray some oil and place the prawns so that they become brown from both sides. ( don't cook for a long time, just on high heat brown the prawns from both sides)
3. Now add 2 tbs of oil to the pan add the green chilies and onion, saute them for a minute or two till the onion is cooked nicely.
4. Add the chopped tomato and cook it for a minute now add all the spices and salt to taste. 
5. Add the prawns and stir fry them all together, cook for 10 minutes on medium to low heat, so that all the spices are cooked well with the prawns. (cover it occasionally and sprinkle water if it sticks to the bottom of pan)
6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. 

health benefits of turmeric

turmeric

1. Natural anti-inflammatory
2. Natural antibiotic
3. Natural antiseptic
4. Natural analgesic
5. Speeds up wound healing
6. Improves digestion
7. Strengthens ligaments
8. Skin tonic
9. Helps cough
10. Improves asthma
11. Anti-arthritic
12. Helps prevent gas/bloating
13. Lowers cholesterol
14. Heals stomach ulcer
15. Improves skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, etc)
16. Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
17. Reduces side effects of chemotherapy
18. Treats diabetes
19. Parasites killer
20. Cures acne

spicy veggie noodle (with durum wheat)

Ingredients

1. Durum wheat noodles (cooked) 1 packet
2. Onion one (thinly sliced)
3. One green chili
4. Beans and carrots (cut into strips)
5. Bottom mushroom (sliced) wash and squeeze out the water 
6. Cabbage (thinly sliced)
7. Green bell pepper (strips)
8. Tomato ketchup 1 tbs
9. Chili sauce 1 tbs
10. Soy sauce 1/2 tsp
11. Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
12. Salt to taste
13. Olive oil 2 tbs

Preparation

1. In a big pot boil water, add the noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes on a high to medium heat.
2. Drain the hot water using a sieve and show the noodles under cold water so that it is not over cooked. Keep it aside.
3. In a pan take 2 tbs of oil, add the green chilies and onion and saute them till the onion is turned to golden brown.
4. Add the beans and carrot cook them for 2 min, add the mushroom and saute for a minute. 
5. Add the cabbage and bell pepper and cook till all the veggies are cooked.
6. Add the cooked noodle, stir it a little and add all the seasonings tomato ketchup, chili sauce, soy sauce, black pepper and salt to taste.
7. Cook it for a minute or two.
8. Serve hot.

banana and whole wheat pancakes

Ingredients

1. One cup whole wheat flour
2. One banana 
3. Whole milk one cup
4. Baking powder a pinch
5. Sugar (optional)
6. Olive oil spray



Preparation

1. In a mixing bowl take a banana and mash it nicely.
2. Now add the whole wheat flour and mix it.
3. Add the required amount of milk ( one cup) and check the batter if more liquid is required.
4. Add sugar (optional) else add a pinch of baking powder.
5. Spray olive oil to pan and add the batter to make a pancake.(let it to cook from one side)
6. Flip over and cook from both the side.
7. Serve hot with honey.

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food to eat

1. Coffee
2. Cherries
3. Salmon
4. Millet
5. Spinach
6. Corn
7. Banana
8. Flaxseed
9. Watermelon
10. Almonds

health benefits of onion

onion

1. Very good source of biotin.
2. Good source of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, copper, dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, folate and vitamin B1.
3. Improves immunity.
4. Regulates blood sugar.
5. Reduces inflammation.
6. Heals infection.
7. Antiseptic and antibiotic
8. Good remedy for common cold, cough, fever and sore throat.
9. Reduces pain and inflammation of joints.
10. Prevents tooth decaying and reduces tooth pain.
11. Helps detoxify the body.
12. Dissolve blood clots .
13. Reduces blood pressure. 

health benefits of green chilies

green chilies

1. Green chili is known for its rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, iron, copper and potassium.
2. Rich in antioxidants.
3. Promotes blood clotting.
4. Excellent pain reliever.
5. Improves wound healing.
6. Strengthens bones and teeth.
7. Fights infection and reduces inflammation.
8. Boosts immunity and metabolism.
9. Rich in dietary fiber to prevent constipation.
10. Helps in digestion.
11. Fights premature aging.
12. Helps in weight loss.

baking tips

1. To make a vegetarian cake, half a banana per egg makes a great substitute.
2. Do not remove a cake from its pan while hot (it may stick to the bottom of the pan).
wait 15 minutes after cooling, turn out the cake onto a rack to allow it to cool completely.
3. To prevent burning the bottoms of brownies and chocolate cakes, place the pan on a preheated cookie sheet or pizza stone.
4. To prevent fruit from sinking to the bottom of cupcakes and cakes, try dusting the pieces lightly with flour before adding.
5. Bake your cookies in a muffin tray, so that they will stay soft and fluffy, and won't spread out so thin.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

health benefits of red or purple cabbage

Red cabbage

1. Very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper.
2. Good source of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, protein and niacin.
3. Low in calories
4. Filled with anti-oxidants
5. Great for eyes
6. Great for skin health
7. Boosts the immune system
8. Cleanses the digestive tract
9. Prevents osteoporosis
10. Has anti-cancer properties
11. Heals ulcer
12. Reduces the risk of Alzheimer's.

health benefits of garlic

Garlic

1. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has potent medicinal properties.
2. Packed with anti- oxidants
3. Good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6
4. Source of selenium, manganese, iron and calcium
5. Boosts immunity
6. Reduces oxidative stress
7. Controls cold and flu effects
8. Improves iron metabolism
9. Reduces cholesterol level
10. Reduces blood pressure
11. Reduces blood sugar level
12. Helps in digestion
13. Relieves blood clotting disorders
14. Anti-inflammatory
15. Prevents respiratory infections.

Monday, April 18, 2016

health benefits of coriander leaves

Coriander leaves

1. Coriander or cilantro is wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium.
2. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and protein.
3. Strong anti-oxidant.
4. Anti-inflammatory.
5. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
6. Prevents cardiovascular damage.
7. Stimulates digestion.
8. Reduces blood pressure.
9. Promotes healthy liver function.
10. Toxic metal cleansing.
11. Improves quality sleep.
12. Natural internal deodrant.

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Food to avoid

1. Carbonated soft drinks
2. Tea and coffee
3. Red beef (difficult to digest)
4. Shellfish (difficult to digest)
5. Unpasteurized milk
6. Alcohol

Food to eat

1. Lot of water
2. Rice porridge with ginger
3. Vegetable broth
4. Oatmeal
5. Turkey, pullet, fish
6. Probiotics rich food

mix beans lentils veggie soup

Ingredients

1. Different types of beans (kidney, black, navy, pinto etc.)
2. Chickpea
3. Lentils (yellow split, green split peas, brown lentils etc)
 Take one cup of mixed beans and lentils, soak them in water for 8 hours or overnight.
4. Green chili (chopped)
5. Two cloves of garlic (chopped)
6. Onion (cubes)
7. Carrot and green beans 1/4th cup (shredded)
8. Cauliflower 1/2 cup (small pieces)
9. Cabbage 1/2 cup (shredded)
10. Tomato (cubes)
11. Olive oil 2 tbs
12. Salt to taste
13. Chili powder 1 tsp
14. Smoked mixed spice 2 tsp
15. Black pepper powder 2 tsp
16. Cilantro (finely chopped)

Preparation

1. Cook the beans and lentils and keep them aside.
2. Take 2 tbs of  olive oil in a sauce pan add the green chilies, garlic and the onion, saute them for few seconds.
3. Now add carrot and beans, saute them for a minute.
4. Add cauliflower and cabbage and cook them for 1-2 minutes
5. Add the diced tomatoes and cover it for a minute, so that tomatoes are cooked
6. Then add salt to taste, chili powder, smoked mixed spice and black pepper, cook for a minute
7. Add the cooked lentils and two cups of water and bring it to a boil.
8. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

mix veg tomato clear soup

Ingredients

1. Half cup white and red cabbage (shredded)
2. 1/4th cup carrot (shredded)
3. 1/4th cup cauliflower (cut to small pieces)
4. Half cup of chickpea (cooked)
5. Tomato (cubes)
6. Two cloves of garlic (roughly chopped)
7. Hand full of coriander leaves
8. Green chilies two (finely chopped) 
8. Salt to taste
9. Chili powder
10. Oregano 1/2 tsp
11. Black pepper powder
12. Extra virgin olive oil


Preparation

1. In a sauce pan take 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil, to which add the chopped garlic and green chilies.
2. Now add the cauliflower, saute for few seconds, add in the cabbage, carrots and the chickpea cook them for few more seconds and then add the tomato cubes, cover it for 2-3 minutes on a medium to low heat.
3. Open the lid and add in some chili powder, salt to taste and oregano and cook for few seconds.
4. Next add two and half cups of water, cover it and bring it to a boil.
5. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and black pepper powder and serve hot.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

spicy stir fried cauliflower

Ingredients

1. Cauliflower cut into medium pieces
2. One cup onion paste
3. Two tbs of ginger, garlic and green chili paste
4. One tomato (cut into dices)
5. Olive oil
6. Salt to taste
7. Half tsp turmeric powder
8. One tsp cumin powder
9. One tsp coriander powder
10. One tsp chili powder
11. One tsp curry powder
12. Pinch of cinnamon & cardamom powder



Preparation

1. In a wok take 2 tbs of oil add the cauliflower and fry them till they are half cooked on a medium to high heat. Sprinkle some salt.
2. Take it out in a plate and keep it aside.
3. Now in the wok add one and a half tbs of oil, add the onion paste cook for 2 minutes till the raw smell of the onion is gone. 
4. Next add the ginger garlic and the green chili paste and cook for 3-4 minutes 
5. Now add the tomatoes stir if for a minute, then add all the seasonings and cook it for another minute.
6. Now add your cauliflower and cook for 6-8 minutes(If needed, sprinkle some water) with the spices on a medium to high flame and serve hot. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

food remedy for cough

Food to avoid

1. Cold drinks
2. Mucous producing foods such as
 - sugar
- fried and salty foods
 - dairy
3. Ripe banana
4. Yogurt






Food to eat

1. Ginger and black pepper tea
2. Honey and lemon
3. Ginger garlic soup
4. Cinnamon(add to food, drinks or tea)
5. Lots of water 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

make it easy

1. To remove the garlic smell from hand, rub your fingers thoroughly with the bottom of a stainless steel spoon under running water, then wash your hands with soap.
2. To most juice, microwave the citrus fruits for 20 seconds before squeezing.
3. To peel off orange or tomato skin effortlessly keep them in hot water for 2 minutes and then in cold water for 2 minutes, now you could easily peel off the skin.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

health benefits of mushrooms

Mushroom

1. Excellent source of selenium(which is good for bladder)
2. Stimulates absorption of Iron.
3. Reduces blood pressure.
4. Boosts immune system
5. Improves bone health.
6. Helps prevent anemia.
7. Regulates insulin levels in body.
8. Protects hair, nails and teeth
9. Good source of vitamin D.
10. Prevents breast and prostate cancer.


Note- Mushroom can be allergic to some people.  

health benefits of bell peppers or capsicum

Bell Peppers

1. Excellent source of Vitamin C and A.
2. Loaded with antioxidants.
3. Contains bone-building manganese and magnesium.
4. Boosts immune system.
5. Good source of vitamin E.
6. Anti-inflammatory.
7. Helps keep skin youthful.
8. Healthy and shiny hair.
9. Good for eyes
10. Supports blood circulation.