5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

Aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredients, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and flavourful each time. Chef Manjusha Sinha was organizes cooking class in Gurugram suggest…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

If you are fasting during the Navratri 2017 fasts, you would know that vrat wale aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredient, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and…

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Bamboo Shoot: The Seasonal Ingredient You Should Give a Try

On a trip to the North-Eastern part of India, you are bound to come across a popular delicacy, especially in Meghalaya or Nagaland – slices of pork meat cooked with bamboo shoots. The tender pieces of bamboo shoots lend a distinctive flavour to the dishes, along with a bite, making it immensely relishing. For food explorers, another local treat that’s worth trying is bamboo shoot pickle, known as khorisa in Assam. Of course, the culinary usage of bamboos shoots across the seven sisters doesn’t just stop there. The seasonal ingredient is boiled, fermented,…

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Give peanut-based foods to babies early to prevent allergies, new guidelines say

Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new guidelines suggest. The recommendation comes from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other expert groups. And it advocates a tactic that might seem counterintuitive: To drastically cut the chances of peanut allergy in high-risk babies, parents should introduce “age-appropriate” forms of peanut products early in life. Peanut allergies can be reduced in high-risk children, study suggests Early introduction of peanuts may cut allergy risk in babies:…

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Give babies peanut-based foods early to prevent allergies, doctors suggest

Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthdays, according to new guidelines that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters from developing the dangerous food allergy. The guidelines from the US National Institutes of Health mark a shift in dietary advice, based on landmark research that found early exposure dramatically lowers a baby’s chances of becoming allergic. The recommendations released on Thursday spell out exactly how to introduce infants to peanut-based foods and when – for some, as early as four to six months of…

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Senate Democrats Give Up On Coal Miner Health Benefits, Averting Government Shutdown (UPDATE)

Coal-state Senate Democrats on Friday backed off their threat to shut down the government over health benefits for retired coal miners after an impasse with Republicans. The Senate voted Friday night to fund the government until April 28 ― averting a shutdown less than an hour before the deadline. The funding bill, which passed 63-36, will now be sent to President Barack Obama. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who led the push for a one-year extension of health care benefits for miners, railed against House members Friday evening for leaving town without committing to…

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These 8 lifestyle changes will give you the lean body you always wanted

Are you completely happy with the way you lead your life? Content with the kind of fitness and food path you’ve chosen for yourself? If your answer is no, sports nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel has some important insights to help you get your life on track. With the launch of her first book, The Athlete in You, Kadakia goes in-depth into the life of an athlete—what they eat, how they exercise, their discipline and dedication—inspiring the rest of us to follow suit. “If you truly want to obtain an athletic…

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Syrian refugees give back to Vancouver community through food

A group of Syrian women hosted a dinner at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on Saturday to say thanks for the help they have received in settling in their new country. “They want to give back to the community because they think that Canada [took] them when they didn’t have any place to go to,” said Sherifa Azzab, a settlement worker. “So it is a kind of giving back to the community because they find Canadians very warm and they helped them in the time of need.” Syrian refugees in B.C. The…

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This Diwali, give your eyes a visual treat with these gadgets

Be it a streaming dongle or a 4k panel, look beyond the mundane smartphones and wearables and gift your loved ones a visual treat. Google Chromecast: A perfect gift for those who love to sit back and binge-watch their favourite shows with a tub of popcorn. Watching shows on Netflix and similar apps can get grander with this circular dongle, which can be plugged into a TV’s HDMI port (and USB port for power) to stream ad free content seamlessly. Once paired, tapping the cast button throws content onto the…

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