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Sajana Saag/ Drumstick Leaves Moong Dal Stir Fry

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A nutritive powerhouse,, where Moringa or Drumstick leaves combine with moong dal and coconut flakes to bring forth a rustic, simple yet delicious preparation. Delicious balanced meal indeed! Moringa/ Drumstick greens are not new to me as they are to some who are waking up to the West embracing this near-superfood. Moringa oleifera, known popularly as Drumstick tree, is indigenous to India and Pakistan and are grown for the nutritive and medicinal properties of its…

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Jamun (Black Plum) Banana Millet Muesli Smoothie Bowl

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Goodness of jamun (Indian Blackcurrant/ Black Plum), bananas, topped with millet muesli, yogurt, apples and kiwis, seeds and coconut flakes. A hearty, healthy breakfast indeed! By now my love for smoothie bowls must be obvious! I find them extremely easy to whip up, and what is more, they’re versatile as crazy – you can choose from plethora of base and toppings. Blend your choice of vegetables and fruits for the base, add seasonal fruits and…

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Murgh Methi Malai (Chicken cooked in Fenugreek Leaves & Fresh Cheese)

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 The aroma of fenugreek leaves, creamy texture from homemade ricotta, protein from chicken. Comfort food that does not compromise on nutrition! “Is this how you cut the pieces? How do you marinate it? How long do you cook it? Won’t it remain raw inside?” – are just some of the questions I asked my friend Ananya when I had decided to start cooking chicken at home, maybe a year or so ago. Ever so patient,…

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Healthy Muffins – Lemon Poppy Seed Buckwheat Muffins

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Infusion of Lemon zest and crunch of poppy seeds in crumbly, soft, healthy flour base of buckwheat and whole-wheat flour. To me, that sounds and tastes like a perfect summer afternoon! Baking used to scare me. No, really! My preferred way to cook is by andaaz or estimation, and baking seemed to require exact, measured quantities of each ingredient, which was so not my thing! So I stayed away from baking for a long time….

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Spinach Cucumber Carrot Smoothie

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Spinach in a smoothie, did you say? You got that right. But did you know it could be tasty too! I do love smoothies, for several reasons. For one, they’re very easy and simple to assemble -prep time is just for cutting the vegetables and fruit for toppings. Decide on the base you want, blend ingredients together, top with fruits, seeds and other ingredients and lo! Done. Smoothies make for a great breakfast or meal…

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7 Lessons I Learnt Through My Fitness Journey

Fitness, Nutrition

If you haven’t already been through my Instagram feed, where I talk a lot about my weight loss journey and the choices which I’ve made through the past year, I shall repeat it all here, albeit in a rather long, explanatory post. Grab your coffee/ chai/ water tumblers, and read on! ‘Fat’-loss, not ‘Weight’-loss But of course, internet, magazines and companies are to blame here for marketing weight-loss as the answer to everything. Sadly, most…

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Healthy Muffins – Prune Ginger Oats Muffins

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The goodness of oats and the unique combination of prunes and ginger in a muffin. Zero-guilt dessert for your sweet cravings. Warm, soft and fluffy, and now wholesome – ever since I discovered that there was a way to bake healthier muffins with zero refined sugar, I’ve begun to love muffins even more. The best part – these do not have any refined flour, and can be made gluten-free, xanthan gum-free if you so wish….

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Healthy Muffins – Chocolate Banana Muffins with Millet Flour Mix

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Healthy, wholesome muffins and zero compromise on taste – doesn’t that sound amazing? Let’s face it – muffins are an obsession for most of us. And on the days you wish to indulge your sweet tooth, or crave comfort food, muffins are the best answer to these needs. However, the whopping calorie count (a muffin usually has anywhere from 200 calories, counting upwards as per flavor) owing to the use of refined flour, boatloads of…

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Breaking the Myth: Complex Carbs vs. Simple Carbs

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“I’m only eating complex carbs this month to lose weight.” “Avoid the simple carbs from those potato fries babe! Munch on sweet potato fries instead.” Let me take a wild guess here: you’re finding it difficult to browse through your favorite Insta feed (including mine) without timely references to #complexcarbs, and can’t even miss the mention on attractive pin boards, and want to know what the heck is the deal with complex carbs and why…

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