Quick recipes to make when mom is away

When the cat is away, mice will play is not just a saying but stands true when mother takes a break from kitchen and leaves the house to other family members. That is the time one can either crib, order out or don the chefs hat and showcase ones culinary skills. Chef Mrinmoy Acharya of Ciclo Café, Gurgaon and Chef Sanjyot Keer in collaboration with VEEBA have shared easy yet interesting picks this season. Try your hand at these, when planning a get together at home or have your younger…

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Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel’s Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a growing trend. Most of the ingredients used by Amira are there in an Indian kitchen and this came to me as a surprise. Vegan food in Israel is very diverse…

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Root To Stem: Eating Fruits & Vegetables With Peels, Stems, Leaves Is Now A Food Trend!

The root to stem way of cooking is not new. It has been around a while and a lot of vegans and vegetarians have been enthusiastically promoting the trend of eating every part of a vegetable. Now, it’s being touted to become the hottest food trend of the year 2018, with the idea of cooking with every part of vegetable is gaining traction, especially in western nations. The trend seems to be largely positive as it encourages mindful cooking and promises to result in a reduction in the quantity of…

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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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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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Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Highlights Tequila is considered healthier than other alcoholic drinks. Tequila is produced from the blue agave plant native to Mexico. It has been proven to promote bone growth in mice. Is there such a thing as ‘healthy alcohol’? If certain individual studies on the effects of tequila are to be believed, then there sure is! The Mexican alcoholic drink is touted to be healthier than other drinks like whiskey or vodka because of some supposed health benefits that it has. That seems extremely odd because the drink has got a…

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Mutton Chops: The Spicy Mutton Cutlet That Is Every Bengali’s Go-To Snack

It was slightly hard for my Kolkata based aunt to adjust to the ways of Delhi. In her last visit, one of the most bizarre things that she pointed out was us having teawith no or bare minimum snacks in the evenings. Back in Bengal, chai-time is incomplete without a round of complimentary snacks. The wide array of snacksincludes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. According to food critic Bikramjit Ray, “One of the specialties of Bengal is that they have such wholesome non-vegetarian snacks. If you see snacks across the country, they…

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What is the Difference Between Khakra And Fafda

Gujarat is famous for its snacks and breakfast recipes across the country. Yummy snacks such as chakri, khakra, ganthia, khandavi, dhokhla, fafda and sev are enjoyed outside the state as much as they are loved by locals. Khakhra is one such popular Gujarati snack. Thin, crispy sheets, infused with desi flavours, khakhra has become a quick snack option for those looking for regional flavours. It is easy to carry, light and comes in a variety of flavours. However, people often confuse a khakhra with another Gujarati snack called fafda. Let us tell you…

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Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a LinkedIn notification on his phone from Michael Lee, supply chain and inventory manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Contact me right away,” it read, followed by a number. Jackson was at Blue Lemon, a fast-casual restaurant in Sandy, Utah, outside Salt Lake City, eating dinner with his family. He stepped outside and dialed. Lee needed help, fast: FEMA was running low on food rations. In the previous four weeks, the agency had supplied millions…

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Baahubali Sandwich: Is This The Cheesiest Sandwich You Will Find in India? You Decide

Mumbai is famous for its variety of local street foods. From the vada pav and pav bhaji to the good old Bombay toasty, there’s a lot to love and explore. The Bombay toasty is in fact, a much loved snack with slices of juicy tomatoes and cucumbers slipped between crisp and toasted bread. You’ll find vendors in almost every nook and corner of the city selling this delicious treat. One such vendor in Mumbai is offering a sandwich which is unlike the Bombay toasty that you can gobble up in minutes. Bipin Big…

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