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5 Must Have Indian Spices as Part of Your Diet

India – the land of spices, is known for its diverse and flavourful palate. The Indian cuisine occupies a unique position amongst others due to its affluent spices. The addition of spices offers a soothing aroma and unique flavour to the dishes. But what you might not know is how beneficial these spices are for […]

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A New Year, New Food Resolution: Mindful Eating

Mindful eating isn’t rocket science; it’s something we have forgotten over the years – being completely aware and relishing every bite you take. It’s being completely present in the situation, aware of what you are eating and enjoying the food visually, chewing them well, taking in the taste and attributes of the food you eat and noticing the effects it

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Health Benefits of Capsicum

Capsicum is a vegetable known by many, as it is used in a variety of dishes, be it salad, breads, rice or gravy. But what we do not know, is the abundance of goodness it offers. The crunchy veggie, also known as bell peppers, is an ancient member of the pepper family. Cultivated in America, […]

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What’s India Cooking with? Know your Oils – Part 3

In our earlier parts 1 & 2 we journeyed through the Northern, Eastern and Southern parts of India. In this final part, we visit the western region and also take a look at some exotic or foreign oils that have captured our markets and kitchens today. When you travel to the western part of the […]

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Legumes: Are they Good or Bad??

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.  –Francois La Rochefoucauld  By this quote, I mean that, it is just not enough to understand the nutritional value of the food but it is also important to know the complete picture of a particular food so that we are able to reason with the […]

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What’s India Cooking with? Know your Oils – Part 2

In our last article, we began our Oil journey with Northern and Central India. In this post, which is the second part of the three series post, let’s move straight down south to the land of coconuts, greenery and tradition. Coconut and Sesame oils are used in abundance here. Coconut Oil: Until recently, the Coconut […]

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What’s India Cooking with? Know your Oils

———-This is a 3-part series in an attempt to cover as many oils as possible.—————– The Indian culinary field is a mish-mash of cultures. Long gone are the days when a cuisine would be restricted to a particular area. With a high proportion of floating population in the urban areas, food is now considered a […]

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4 Food Practices to Include In Your Daily Routine

India has always practiced an eating style that was in synergy with the local environment and culture. Indian food habits have evolved over centuries through a deep knowledge of our body and an in-depth understanding of how our organs would react to or accept a particular type of food. Over time, many practices have eroded […]

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Home Cooking Vs. Eating Out: The Great Health (and Money) Debate

We all know home cooking scores over eating out in terms of health as well as cost and time savings, but what then stops most (or at least a major chunk) of us from cooking our own meals regularly? Well, let’s look at both sides of the coin.   The Upside of Home Cooking Your Own […]

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Reasons Why Cooking Should be Compulsory in Schools

Children are the future of this world. It is important that they learn the right and essential life skills required at the right time (earlier the better) for a better, brighter, and healthier innings. Knowing what goes inside and how to get a healthy diet was never more important and relevant than it is today! […]

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