9 Delicious Recipes With Bread You Would Love To Devour

There are so many times when the cook in us is suddenly too inspired to innovate and experiment, but your kitchen pantry isn’t supportive enough. Sometimes you run out of the sauces; sometimes it is the spices. In times like these, you can either hush down the chef in you or rise up to the challenge, and make the best out of whatever is available. Bread is something you would always find in your house and you can do so much with it apart from using them in toasts or…

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10 Exotic Salads From Around The World

Salads are often characterized as boring and tasteless. They come to the rescue of almost all health freaks who are trying to shed some extra kilos. However, not all salads are bland and boring. Quite often, what you see is not always true and same is in the case of salads. People could only think of them as a standby option for real meals, but they are way more expressive than what they look like. We have curated a list of amazing yet luscious varieties of salads from around the world…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Why Do Bengalis Refrain From Eating Ber (Jujube) Fruit Before Saraswati Puja

It is that time of the year again. The biting cold weather is slowly giving way to the beauteous and bountiful spring. The blossoming flowers, the ripened fruits and the lush green fields, there is a reason why Spring is also dubbed as the King of all seasons. Various communities and countries across the world have different ways to celebrate the shift in seasons. In India, which also happens to be an agro-based economy, spring season plays a huge role in the agricultural and harvesting calendar and naturally then the…

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Patishapta: What Makes The Bengali Stuffed Crepe Treat A Spring Favourite

Bengalis and their affection for sweets is no hidden secret. Making the most of available ingredients is a craft Bengalis mastered years ago and some of the best exhibit of this expertise can be seen in their sweets. The world of confection churned just of chenna(spilt milk), cottage cheese or gur(jaggery) can boggle the most sound minds at times, and then there are a dozen more sweets  made outside of these favourites too . Did you know? A significant portion of Bengal was also called ‘Gour Banga’ in the medieval times. This was…

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Bento Box: The Traditional Japanese Lunch Box That Is Both Healthy And ‘Too Pretty To Eat’!

We live a highly globalized world and exchange of diet and nutrition secrets between the remotest of cultures has become very commonplace. The world has learned a lot, for example, from Indian Ayurveda or ancient Chinese medicine and the wealth of both these Asian practices has reached every corner of the world. Similarly, every culture has something or the other of importance to offer. The Japanese single-portion take-out or home-packed meal, known as a bento box, is also a shining example of a cultural diet that has encouraged the idea…

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The Hidden Causes Of Midnight Snacking

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is quite important for body’s proper functioning. Even after eating healthy throughout the day, those sudden midnight hunger pangs can possibly break the deal. Midnight cravings are not really healthy as they tend to promote obesityand weight gain. Munching on those cookies and chips late at night could possibly give you a sugar rush and can cause an interrupted metabolism. Here are some of the hidden causes of those odd hour hunger pangs. Poor Nutrition Intake Having big meals will not hold any importance if the food that you’re consuming…

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Sweet Potato Health Benefits: Here’s Why Shakarkandi Is Great For Skin And Overall Health

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of various minerals, vitamins and fibers that are quite beneficial for the overall health. This starchy yet sweet tasting root has a thick skin from outside with a coloured pulp inside. You can eat sweet potatoes either raw or cooked. One of its vital nutritional utility is that it is high in antioxidant also called as beta carotene which transforms to vitamin A once eaten. Here are some of the amazing benefits of sweet potato that can do wonders to your skin and health. Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Significance of Colour Yellow and 4 Dishes To Celebrate With

Hindus across the country are gearing up to celebrate Basant Panchami on 22nd January 2018. The word‘Basant’ means spring and ‘Panchmi’ denotes the fifth day of the “Maagh” month of Hindu calendar. Basant Panchami is also celebrated as ‘Saraswati Puja’ in many communities. Children are introduced to reading and writing on this auspicious day. It is considered as a blessed beginning of learning with the goddess of knowledge and wisdom- Saraswati. The festival that marks the onset of spring is celebrated with many motifs characteristic to spring. People deck up in colourful clothes and relish in seasonal foods….

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Can’t Decide What To Have? Here’s Your Guide To Portuguese Food

Whenever you think of Portuguese cuisine, you automatically associate it with the spices that it offers. Piri piri and black pepper are two of the most famous spices in Portuguese cuisine. It has a base of olive oil, which is used both for cooking and flavouring food. The blend of these exotic flavours can dish out some of the most mouth-watering delicacies which are quite drool-worthy. Famous for its seafood, the country has the highest fish consumption in Europe and fourth among the world. Almost all the dishes here are seasoned…

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Amazing Benefits Of Popcorn That You Didn’t Know About

Yes, your movie buddy has great health benefits that you did not even know about! Popcorn is eaten and enjoyed by everyone. Some eat popcorn only at the movies while others may even include it in their diet as a healthy snack option. We are talking about regular popcorn here and not the microwavable variety we often eat at home or the ones that come with truckloads of butter and salt. Popcorn not just elevates a movie-time experience, it also beats a whole range of unhealthy snacking options hollow when it comes…

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