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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Bottle Gourd Peel Recipe
Mar05

Bottle Gourd Peel Recipe

Most of us cook vegetables after removing the outer peel and throw that peel in the dustbin. What we don’t realise that they too have a nutrition value. Well, what my friend Tumpa(wife of Neel) does is that she uses the peel of a bottle gourd to make yet another delicious vegetable. According to her, Bengalis eat everything from the seed of a plant to the stem and roots. They don’t like wasting and instead create many more delicious...

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Kashaya – Herbal Tea
Mar03

Kashaya – Herbal Tea

I was a tea addict and I am so proud to say, I was, because I no longer am. Thanks to some healthy habits I inculcated during my latest travel. One day, one of my fellow residents in the guest house asked me if I would like to have some ‘Chai’. My eyes grew big and I timidly said ‘Yes’. But , when the tea came it was just some herbal water. It was a different taste, one that I never had. So, next time I made it and liked it too. And...

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10 Tips to Lose Weight Easily
Feb15

10 Tips to Lose Weight Easily

  I have been reading up books and blog posts on how to lose weight for many years. Sometimes I was successful and sometimes not. Mostly they were all willpower methods in which when a delectable and mouth watering food item came in front of me, I used to forget all the resolutions and promises to myself. Now, in the last month i.e January 2014, in which I lost 5 kgs, I learnt the basics of losing weight. And it’s not...

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