Whys and Hows of Eating Chia Seeds
Mar04

Whys and Hows of Eating Chia Seeds

As per Wikipedia, scientific name of Chia seeds is Salvia Hispanica. It is a species of a flowering plant in the mint family which is a native to Central and Southern Mexico and Guatemela. You can read more about it here. Chia seeds is quite a popular superfood. The basic nutrition profile per 100 g is as under(as per Wikipedia) – Energy – 436 kcal Carbs – 7.72 g Dietary fiber – 34.4 g Fat – 30.74 g...

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Salad Days : Adventure In Salads
Oct11

Salad Days : Adventure In Salads

Since the time I have started to run, I am learning a lot of things. I am learning about different kinds of run, recovery techniques, cross training, rehab exercises, nutrition, blogging, SEO, You Tube etc. But nutrition has been a weakest subject because of the effort in its effective implementation. So, I started reading up a few nutrition books and blog posts but all I got was food names which were not available in India. I mean,...

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Healthy Hummus Recipe
Aug30

Healthy Hummus Recipe

I have been meaning to cook this one for a very long time. I have enjoyed eating it at some of my favourite places in Mumbai, and really wanted to try creating it. Well, I tried and I realised, it so simple and almost effortless. Try this and serve with amazing breads and Lavaash or just as a dip. Hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. Ingredients Soaked and parboiled chickpeas(Kabuli/White Chana) – 100 gms White sesame seeds –...

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Get Back In Shape Diet
Jun27

Get Back In Shape Diet

A friend of mine, Rohit, has one thing in common with me – we both are fitness freaks. I love running but he is into weight training and yoga(what a combo). He recently has revamped his life. He has done courses of meditation from Brahma Kumaris and can sit still for atleast an hour. He recently attended an instructor course on Pilates in Mumbai. He has become a vegetarian and changed his food habits entirely. One day while...

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Strawberry Delight Recipe
Mar31

Strawberry Delight Recipe

A while ago, me and my friend, we had this serious obsession of skipping our lunch and eating fruits. Now, only eating fruits didn’t satiate our terrible hunger at mid-day, so we decided to whip something of our own and make it not only healthy but delicious and good looking too. Here’s what we did. Ingredients Handful of strawberries. Handful of nuts. A bowl of fresh home-made curd. Two spoonful of honey. Method Cut the strawberries...

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Dalia and Mushroom Mix Recipe
Mar30

Dalia and Mushroom Mix Recipe

Dalia or broken wheat or Bulgur is one of my favourite ingredients, it is versatile, used in different cuisines around the world and can be used to prepare pilafs, soups, base for vegetable and meat, can be turned into patties or a sweet dish. It is better than eating brown rice, which I personally feel is very tasteless. Broken wheat or dalia has innumerable health benefits, some of which are listed below: 1.  Because broken wheat is...

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Powerhouse Poha
Mar29

Powerhouse Poha

Yes, this one is packed with so many nutrients and health benefits. It truly is a powerhouse for me. I love eating Poha(flattened rice) and like to cook it very often. But every time I try and use a different version. Poha is eaten in different parts of India and all of them have their own version. Well here is mine. Ingredients 1 bowl of flattened rice flakes/Poha. 1 full bowl of mixed veggies – chopped (I use the seasonal ones). 2...

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The Making of a Recovery Drink
Mar13

The Making of a Recovery Drink

Earlier I use to have a cup of tea and lots of biscuits after my run and always wondered as to why am I not losing weight and why do I feel so sluggish throughout the day. What an idiot I was! But not anymore. Now I take care what I eat and drink after my run. Purpose of a recovery drink Exercising is a 24 hour thing. Physically moving and exerting yourself for a limited duration is one part and recovering from it to perform again the...

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