Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup

Cozy up with this sweet squash soup. Ingredients Yields: 4 servings 1 large butternut squash 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped 6 c. low-sodium chicken broth 6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 c. couscous 1/4 c. roasted pistachios, finely chopped 1/4 c. dried apricots, finely chopped 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 scallion, sliced Directions Prep Time: 0:20 Total Time: 0:45 Cut neck off butternut squash (reserve base for another use). Peel and…

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Crispy Mushroom and Muenster Sliders

Our take on the “veggie burger” is packed with flavor — and cheese! Ingredients Yields: 6 servings 3/4 c. panko 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan 2 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt pepper 12 medium ( 2 1/2-inch) shiitake mushroom caps 3 oz. Muenster cheese, grated 1/4 c. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Hot sauce Pinch smoked paprika 8 cornichon pickles, thinly sliced 12 slider buns, split Lettuce, sliced tomato, and sliced onion for serving Directions Total Time: 0:25 Heat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with nonstick foil. In pie plate, combine panko, Parmesan and…

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Plum Benefits (Aloobukhara): From Boosting Immunity To Improving Blood Circulation And More!

We have been bestowed with amazingly nutritious and delicious fruits; one of these is plum, which is not just tasteful and healthy, but also comes in a panorama of colours. This succulent fruit belongs to the Rosacea family and genus prunus domestica, which also includes almonds and peaches. Plums come in a wide variety of colours and sizes; while most are much firmer and fleshed, some may have colours that may range from yellow to white, green and red. Also known as aloobukhara, taste of the plum ranges from sweet…

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Love Kathi Rolls And Frankie? Read On To Know The Difference Between The Two

Aren’t kathi rolls and frankies the best thing to have happened to the grab and go generation of ours? Easy-to-eat, loaded and ever-so-delightful, both of these rolls are the perfect pick for those who are in a rush, or are simply lazy but love their meals to be convenient and of course, yummy! Kathis and frankies have ruled desi hearts, much before the advent of burgers in the Indian food scene and continue to be a hit still. Good, greasy and decadent, these rolls could often be confused for one another, but…

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Custard Apple Benefits: From Improving Vision To Building Immunity And More!

India is bestowed with exotic fruits; one of them being custard apple, also known as sitaphal or sharifa in Hindi. Custard apple has a unique taste, essential nutrients and various impressive health benefits. It is a tropical fruit native to Central America and scientifically known as Annona reticulata. Closely related to bullock’s heart, or ramphal, this fruit is vaguely heart shaped and is generally green in colour. Custard apple is soft and contains a few black inedible seeds. It is believed that the name ‘custard’ is given considering the consistency of…

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Crispy Mushroom and Muenster Sliders

Our take on the “veggie burger” is packed with flavor — and cheese! Ingredients Yields: 6 servings 3/4 c. panko 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan 2 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt pepper 12 medium ( 2 1/2-inch) shiitake mushroom caps 3 oz. Muenster cheese, grated 1/4 c. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Hot sauce Pinch smoked paprika 8 cornichon pickles, thinly sliced 12 slider buns, split Lettuce, sliced tomato, and sliced onion for serving Directions Total Time: 0:25 Heat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with nonstick foil. In pie plate, combine panko, Parmesan and…

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What’s the difference between kebab and shawarma

1. Do you know? Who does not love Shawarmas and Kebabs? The are loved by people across the world. But are both the same or different? Is a kebab the same as shawarma? It becomes hard to differentiate between a kebab and shawarma because of their similar aromas and tastes. Now the question is, what’s the difference? Here are some interesting differences between the two, which will also help you find out which is a healthier option. 2. Different preparations Kebab is a combination of ground meat, flour or bread…

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Shrikhand: The Creamy And Flavourful Gujarati Dessert Is A Must-Have This Summer!

Let us take a moment and appreciate the value of curd in our lives, especially if you live in a typical Indian household. Curd’s role in the several sweet and savoury preparations merits a chronicle of its own. You can have it alone, or include it in your gravy, the creamy and delicious curd is always a treat. One such curd delight, we cannot have enough of it – shrikhand.  If the east cannot function without its mishti doi, the west has its own indulgence in creamy, nutty and flavourful – shrikhand. Renowned food historian,…

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Grilled Lamb and Artichoke Kebabs

Drizzle lemon juice over grilled lamb for extra tang. Ingredients Yields: 8 2 1/2 lb. boneless lamb leg, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. dried oregano Kosher salt pepper 3 lemons 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped 16 large marinated artichoke hearts 2 bunches scallions Directions Total Time: 1:30 In large bowl, toss lamb with oil, then coriander, oregano and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Finely grate zest of 2 lemons over lamb; add garlic and parsley…

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Ramphal (Bullock’s Heart) Benefits And Ways To Use It In Your Daily Diet!

Mother Nature has bestowed us with a plethora of amazing fruits that have abundant health promoting properties. Out of the treasure trove of beautiful looking fruits, there is ramphal, also known as bullock’s heart, which is known to have numerous health and beauty benefits. This green coloured ripened fruit is believed to have high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and a generous amount of iron content in it. The phytonutrients make this fruit an unmissable bet. Did you know that ramphal belongs to the same family as custard apple, which is the…

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