Green Thali – Slow and Steady

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  • We all try to eat healthy and after few days, it becomes boring. Sometimes we over do on healthy stuff for whatever reason, and fails. Instead, as most of us have heard the story of rabbit and tortoise where slow and steady tortoise wins,We should implement the same concept in our diet.
  • Have something healthy on the side with each meal. I know we all know it, but we still need to remind ourself again and again. And with this post, am reminding myself too.
  • When you have limited food and can’t go out in snow, be creative. I came up with this multi grain mustard green puda and they turned out great. Used wheat, besan and jowar flour. Add spices, salt, little (1 or 2 tsp) yogurt, chopped onion and mustard green. Make it regular way.
  • On the side, steamed broccoli and avocado sprinkled with salt and lemon juice.
  • Doesn’t it look nice too ? You can make a rainbow side dish  or have 3 colors  or pick different color everyday. Make it fun and interesting.
  • Enjoy !
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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  • How is the winter going on for everyone? It’s been freezing here and seems my brain has frozen too. 
  • Since it’s cold, we tend to keep munching on something or sipping tea more oftern. Other day i made sweet potato fries for the 1st time and it was quick and easy. Something nice to munch on and sweet potato has good nutrition too when you make fresh at home.
  • I used indian sweet potato but you can use any.Peel, cut into thin long slices, add salt ,chilli powder and just a little oil. Mix everything well.
  • If you have toaster oven, it’s easy. Line baking sheet with foil paper and oil foil paper. Spread your fries on a single layer.
  • Bake at 375F for 20 -25 mins until done. After 10 mins, flip them once.
  • Mine didn’t come out crispy but it still tasted good with ketchup.
  • Try it when you are stuck at home in cold weather.
  • Do you know food taste slightly different when you cut them in a different shape? Depending on how you cut it, it releases energy different way.
  • It’s like depending on how life cuts you, our different flavours come out too. Isn’t it? Think abt it.
  • Enjoy!

Vibrational Cooking – Steamed Asparagus

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  • You know spring is around the corner when Asparagus starts showing up at stores on sale. Y’day i found a bunch on sale and they looked fresh so of course had to buy them.
  • I was surprised to read some of the benefits of asparagus. There’s always something new you learn.
  • First i tried to roast them in oven, and it turned out good but tip of asparagus was burned since it’s so thin.
  • Then i steamed it today and it turned out good and taste was good too. Steaming retains most of the vitamins too. You can see i already chew some sticks before taking picture.
  • It takes only 3-4 mins to steam. I didn’t add any flavouring to it. It was nice on its own. But you can add some lemon juice. Skip salt.
  • Try it out this spring. You won’t be disappointed. It makes a nice quick  side dish.
  • And yes, you can chop half to 1 inch of bottom which is very fibrous. And rest keep it whole so you don’t lose all nutrition. If you have to cut it, cut it after it’s done.
  • Enjoy !