Winter Warmers: Do You Know The Difference Between Stew, Soup, Stock and Broths?

Winter is finally here and we can’t express the amount of delight we get out of curling up inside our blanket and slurping on some heartwarming soup. While the world of winter warmers may swing between broths, stews, chowder and soups, it is good to know what makes each one of them different from the other. But, why exactly should we take the pain to differentiate between them? Well, if you think there is a world of a difference between pilafs, biryani, fried rice and pulao, then trust us, this would be an equally enlightening…

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What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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How Food Motivated a Prison Escape and a Recovery From PTSD

Obviously, people do need food to survive. But we can, in some circumstances, stay alive for over an entire month without eating a single bite. Mahatma Gandhi once fasted for 21 days during one of 17 fasts that he undertook as part of his philosophy of Ahimsa, or non-violent protest. In contrast, the longest a person can survive sans water is much shorter, at a mere 8 to 10 days, and they would likely faint from dehydration multiple times within that time span. But while people may crave a glass of water when…

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Zomato to now offer ‘complementary’ food and drinks to its customers

Online restaurant discovering portal and food ordering app Zomato launched its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme on Wednesday. The new scheme is a paid subscription-based service, which will offer Zomato customers an access to complimentary food and drinks at over 1,200 top-rated restaurant partners once they place an order. The service – launched in the UAE and Portugal earlier this year – will be available at an inaugural price of Rs 299 (3-months) and Rs 999 (12-months). “We are super excited to bring Zomato Gold to India, and are sure our users, as…

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Kolahpuri Thali: A Mouth-Watering Assortment of Veggies, Meat and Fish You Cannot Miss!

The brave warriors, mighty kingdoms and the many architectural and cultural marvels, Maharashtra’s pride Kolahpur stands tall and proud in the making of India’s most glorious history. As it is the case with every historical state in the country, Kolahpur too boasts of its own rich culinary gems that have caught the fancy of many food lovers from both home and abroad, across centuries. And, if you want a tryst of the true deal, you must try the robust and flavoursome Kolahpuri Thali. A Kolahpuri thali can be easily found in…

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Millennials And Their Kids: Why They’re Choosing DIY Education

For millennials the conversation around raising kids is not too far off in the distant future. For many that reality is already here with over 50% already becoming parents. Unlike our parents’ generation where the procedure was get married, buy a house, and then have kids, millennials are doing things a little bit differently. Take it from Jared Angaza who became the guardian of a 10-year-old Rwandan boy at the age of 27. He’d been studying in Africa for most of his life, and when he noticed a young boy selling peanuts outside of his office,…

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This Peculiar Japanese Egg Video Will Compel You to Watch it Again and Again

Japanese are known to innovate when it comes to technology and also food. A lot of experiments have been done with food and eggs seem to be their favourite ingredients. Recently, there was a lot of buzz about the fluffiest omelettes being served at a Tokyo restaurant and now, a new kind of egg dish is garnering many fans. Well, the dish in itself is not new but was popularized all over again through a video doing the rounds on social media. The unique thing about this dish is that you can’t…

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Bad and boujee: the lifestyle that took over TV

When Donald Glover kicked off a great year for television at the Golden Globes this January, the soundtrack to his success was obvious: “I really want to thank the Migos,” he said as he accepted Atlanta’s award for best TV series – musical or comedy. “Not for being on the show, but for making Bad and Boujee. Like, that’s the best song ever.” The next day, as if to prove the deeply felt sincerity of these comments, footage of Glover getting down to the track at an afterparty turned up on Instagram. Is Migos’…

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For baby: Pasta shells with salmon and veggies in a ‘cheats’ cheese sauce

Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Yield: 6 child portions Ingredients 200 g. skinless, boneless salmon fillet 1 Knob of butter 150 g. mini shell pasta 150 g. broccoli florets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 200 g. peeled butternut squash, deseeded and diced 250 mL unsalted or weak vegetable stock 200 g. full fat creme fraiche 150 g. cherry tomatoes, halved 50 g. grated parmesan cheese squeeze lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Put the salmon in the centre of a…

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Halloumi, chilli and mango salad

Total time: 0:20 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:10 Level: Easy Serves: 2 people Ingredients 2 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds 25 g. fresh coconut, shaved 1 small ripe mango, sliced and shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced 250 g. pack halloumi cheese, sliced into 6 1 tsp. olive oil 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce 60 g. pack steve’s leaves baby watercress & little leaves Directions Dry fry the pumpkin seeds and coconut for 3-4 minutes and mix with the mango and chilli. Toss the halloumi with the oil and fry or griddle…

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