10 best broccoli recipes that will change the way you think about broccoli

broccoli Broccoli is an important part of a healthy diet for many people around the world. It is a branched, green vegetable with either purple or green flower buds. It belongs to a family of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables and is a close relative of brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage and it can works well in salads, stir fries, curries and soups. The largest cultivator of broccoli in the world is now China, followed by India. It is very common all over the world, particularly in Europe, America, and Australia….

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Craving for Kadhi-Chawal? Try making Tomato Kadhi for a change

One of the most beautiful features of Indian cuisine is how one dish is prepared in multiple ways across states and cultures. India being a melting pot of cultures, together we make a beautiful potpourri, especially when it comes to food and its preparation. Kadhi is one such diversified dish. Every state has its distinct flavour and recipe. The common feature across all preparation, I guess, would be that it has to have a sour base. While in most preparation it is yoghurt based, I recently came across a tomato…

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This quiet agricultural ‘moonshot’ could change the future of food

The global population is skyrocketing, the climate is changing, and diets are shifting. So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session. The first meeting of “Science Breakthroughs 2030” just convened to discuss the key advances essential for revolutionizing food and agriculture in the next decade. The resounding theme: What’s needed is akin to a moonshot. Or as committee co-chair John D. Floros put it, a “green revolution 2.0.” “This is something we owe to…

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Lifestyle change: “I know what to do, I just need to do it…but how?”

I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in…

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than the others. No nation, whether it’s large or small, rich or poor, will be immune from the impacts of climate change. We are already experiencing it in America, where some cities are seeing floods on sunny days, where wildfire seasons are longer and more dangerous, where in our arctic state,…

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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3 Eggplant Dishes That Will Change How You Feel About this Boring Vegetable

An aubergine (brinjal/ baingan) is not a very popular vegetable. People love to hate the ‘baingan‘ because of its texture, which many consider ‘slimy’. Others find it ‘bitter’ to taste. But this very fact that it has a woody, nutty flavour means that the eggplant can be adapted or mixed with several flavours. Also, most people do not cook eggplant properly, with the result that they don’t really realise they are destroying its flavour. Recommended ways to cook eggplant include slow roasting, slow baking, frying (in very thin slices), and…

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Game-based learning benefits: The new education process that can change everything

What if our entire education system was based on games? Wouldn’t that be fun? Game-based learning and training is used already in aviation, healthcare and medical industry. Is it long that game-based learning is used regularly in India schools? When do we learn? If the learning process used is dull, students will not be able to gain any information and skills which can help them in the real world scenario. Learning doesn’t mean rote memorisation, but the process through which you understand how to apply the skills and knowledge you…

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Health coverage under Trump: What
 may change and what may stay the same

So what will Trumpcare look like? Doctors, hospitals, insurance agents, employers and average folks are wondering how President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act will play out in the real world of government and health care. None of them yet knows for sure; these are early days. But the incoming president did show signs he may moderate his position after his first meet-up with President Barack Obama last week. In his first interview with the media Friday, he told the Wall Street Journal he…

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Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that

A study led by the University of California, Davis, and published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature explains that much of it may have to do with the nutritional needs of insects. Returning plant diversity to farmland could be a key step toward sustainable pest control. “Insects have a perfect nutrient level that they really like,” said lead author William Wetzel, a doctoral student in Population Biology at UC Davis at the time of the study and currently an assistant professor at Michigan State University. “When it’s too high or…

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