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Tips and TricksHave you faced any difficulties in saving timewhile cooking ?How do you ensure the nutritional value of yourfoods ?Are your kitchen wares are safe for healthycooking ? HERE WE GO….
Smart CookingTo avoid crying, cut the onions into twoparts and place them in water for 15minutes before chopping them.Wrap the onions individually in anewspaper and store in a cool and darkplace to keep them fresh for long time.
Smart CookingDip overripe tomatoes in cold water, addsome salt and leave overnight.They will be fresh and firm to the touch thenext day....
Smart CookingMushroom Buying TipsBuy mushrooms before they "open."When stems and caps are attachedsnugly, mushrooms are truly fresh.
Smart CookingKeep Paneer FreshTo keep paneer fresh for several days, wrap itin blotting paper while storing in therefrigerator.Do not fry paneer, immerse it in boiling waterto make it soft and spongy.
Smart CookingReduce Cooking TimeDo not add salt to ‘rajma’ and ‘urad dal’while boiling.It will take half the time to boil when saltis subtracted.
Smart CookingSmart StoringNever store onions and potatoes together.They both produce gases that when inclose proximity to each other, cause bothof them to spoil much faster.
Healthy CookingAvoid ContaminationAlways store raw and cooked foodseparately; keep raw or uncooked foodat the bottom of refrigerator in acovered bowls to avoid unnecessarycontamination.
Healthy CookingPut Vegetables in Daily DietTo keep the vegetables fresh for a longertime, wrap them in newspaper beforeputting them in freeze.Chop the vegetables only when you areready to use them. Dont cut them in tooadvance. It would spoil their food value.
Healthy CookingQuick BakingIf you are blessed with a microwave you dont haveto go through the chore of baking/boilingpotatoes.Simply prick the potatoes well with a fork. Wrap akitchen paper towel over them and microwavethem in full power for 15mins.
Green RecipesMexican Bean Salad Recipe In a large bowl, combine beans, bell peppers, frozen corn, and red onion. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Season to taste with hot sauce and chili powder. Pour olive oil dressing over vegetables; mix well. Chill thoroughly and serve cold.
Green Recipes Indian Pasta Salad RecipePlace the water, half of nuts, and the lemonjuice in a blender; process until smooth.Heat the ghee and add the mustard seeds.When they crackle add asafoetida (hing).Then add tomatoes, chili powder and cashewpuree; remove from heat. Bring a large pot ofsalted water to boil; add the green beans.When the beans are just shy of cooked, stirin the vermicelli. Cook until the pasta istender but firm. Drain well and add thepasta to the ingredients in the saucepan.Season with salt and pepper. Stir in theremaining cilantro and garnish with theremaining cashews.
Green RecipesPalak Paneer RecipeYou need 4 cups spinach, 1 cup paneer, 2 onions,1/2" piece ginger, 2 green chillies, 1 tomato, 1 tspgaram masala, 2 tbsp cream, 2 tbsp oil, salt totaste.Now, place the chopped spinach in a 1.5 litreBorosil Round casserole with lid and microwaveon HIGH for 2 minutes. Drain out the liquid,remove and keep aside. Combine the oil,chopped onion, ginger and green chillies in theBorosil Round casserole and microwave onHIGH for 2 minutes. Blend half this mixture, thespinach and tomato in a mixer to a fine pureeand keep aside. Add the spinach puree, paneer,garam masala, cream and salt into the casseroleagain and mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 3minutes.
Green Recipes Golden Vegetable Rice RecipeWash the vegetables -green pepper, red pepper and green beans.Don’t’ forget to remove the seeds from inside the peepers. Cut thestalk end off. Peel the carrots carefully. Cut all the vegetable- greenand red pepper, carrot, mushrooms and green beans into smallsquares Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces. Take a saucepanand heat some oil in it, till it is ho...t. Add green and redpepper, carrot, mushrooms, green beans, peas and onion into thesaucepan. Fry for 3-4 minutes. Add rice and fry foe a minute.Take a stock cube, crumble it and boil in about 500 ml of boilingwater. Keep stirring until the cube is completely dissolved. Thevegetable stock is ready. Add stock and the turmeric to the ricemixture - and bring to the boil. Put a lid on the saucepan andsimmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Take the lid off and simmerfor a further 5 minutes - until all the water is absorbed. Serve thedelicious golden vegetable rice hot.
Western MixOatmeal CookiesMix cocoa powder, butter, sugar and milk in apan. Bring it to a boil. Remove it from flameand add oats and coconut powder.Mix well. With the help of a spoon pour themixture one spoonful on a waxed paper. Bakethe cookies at 350° till they become brown.
Western MixStrawberry Pie RecipeCook sugar, cornstarch, jell-o and wateruntil thick. Place whole berries into thebaked pie shells. Pour sauce overberries and refrigerate until thoroughlychilled.Serve with lightly sweetened whippedcream or whipped topping.
Western MixPotato Salad Sandwich RecipeYou need 1 burger bun, 1 1/2 tablespoonsmayonnaise, 2 leaves of lettuce, 2 slices tomatoand 1/3 cup prepared potato salad to make potatosalad sandwich.Open the bun and spread each side withmayonnaise. Place lettuce leaves and tomato sliceson bottom half of the bun. Scoop potato saladonto tomato, and gently spread toward edges ofthe bun. Cover with top of the bun.
Western MixSweet Corn Soup RecipePressure cook the corn kernels till tender,Keep about 1/4 cup cooked corn kernels asidefor later use; Grind rest of the corn kernelsand cook it in a pan on medium heat; Mixcornflour in 4 tbsp water and add; Afteradding cornflour bring the soup to boil andthen cook on low heat;Slowly the soup starts getting thick;Continuously stir it so that it doesnt stick tothe bottom of the pan; Add sugar, salt, soyasauce, chilli sauce, vinegar; Serve hot withcorn kernels.
Healthy Food FactsMagic Mango Mangoes are bursting with protective nutrients. The vitamin content depends upon the variety and maturity of the fruit, when the mango is green the amount of vitamin C is higher, as it ripens the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases.
Healthy Food Facts Grapes- cureGrape skin provides alteration of molecularmechanisms in blood vessels, reducingsusceptibility to vascular damage.
Healthy Food Facts Bell! your Vitamin LevelGreen bell peppers have twice as much vitaminC as citrus fruit, red peppers have three times asmuch. Hot peppers contain 357% more vitaminC than an orange.
Healthy Food Facts Pretty Peachy!!Peaches, the third most popular fruit inAmerica, are a member of the rose family and agood source of Vitamin C.
Healthy Food FactsGourdy StaminaDrinking bitter gourd juice regularly canimprove stamina and boost energy levels.
Healthy Food FactsGo Potato!!Potato juice is very cleansing, benefiting theliver muscles, and providing energy.
Healthy KitchenHeart –Healthy RefrigeratorOnce every 7-10 days, remove all the food fromyour refrigerator, wipe down the inside withwarm soapy water, clean all the shelves andtrays and then replace the food.Place an open box of baking soda in the back ofthe fridge.
Healthy KitchenYour Healthy MicrowaveTo clean your microwave oven, mix two Tbsp. oflemon juice or vinegar with two cups of water ina four cup glass microwave safe bowl. Keep themicrowave on HIGH for two to three minutes.Carefully remove the bowl and wipe themicrowave with paper towels.Repeat as necessary.