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November 2017

Food

Methi Paratha Recipe with Yummy Yummy Chutneys

I love fresh Methi or Fenugreek leaves.  Methi Paratha is an absolute favorite breakfast during winters at my home.  I mean come on do we Indian need be told about bow to make ‘parathas’, we’ve been making (or having) one or the other variety of Parathas for breakfast each day. Moreover after i learned the health benefits of methi leaves from my father, my fridge has a dedicated section for it. Basically it helps to control diabetes, cholesterol level, improves heart health and cures constipation and join pain.

Methi  paratha can be made easily. Bunches of fresh methi are very sandy and must be washed thoroughly under water before using them. Once cleaned – cut off the roots, separate the leaves and discard the stems. Combine coarsely chop methi leaves, with flours, spices and knead it into a soft pliable dough.

Step by Step Preparation
Ingredients
1) Methi Leaves
2) Aata
3) Besan
4) Ajwain
5) Lal Mirch
6) Salt
7) Butter

How to make it
Mix All Ingredients together. Slowly add water and start working on the dough. Do not pour all the water at once. You may need more or less water depending on how thick or liquidy your curd was. Once the dough starts to bind together add water very slowly. Finish the dough up by adding 1 tablespoon of oil and form it into a smooth round ball.

Dough is ready. Let’s begin rolling our parathas. Make golf size balls out of the kneaded dough. Roll them in dry wheat flour. Lay it flat on a platform. Before we start shaping the ball, heat a tawa or griddle over medium heat. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a larger circle.

Transfer rolled out paratha onto the heated griddle. Cook from one side and flip. Apply butter and using a spatula cook from that side. Flip and apply oil on the uncooked side, spread it over the paratha, press and cook until brown and fully cooked. Transfer it onto a plate and repeat the process with the remaining dough. Serve them hot with coriander chutney and Garlic chutney..

Tips
1) Firstly, to make soft paratha also add 3 tbsp of besan while preparing dough.
2)Methi paratha stays fresh for longer time when kneaded only with curd and not water.
3)Additionally add finely chopped onions and green chili, to make it more flavorful.
4)Finally, methi paratha is very healthy and good for digestion.

YOU CAN ENJOY MY MORE RECIPES HERE

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Parenting

Will My Vegetarian Child Face Nutritional Deficiencies In Future

We both as a couple are pure vegetarian since we belong to the marwadi community.We have passed on the same values to my daughter. my little one is totally an animal lover and hates when animals are harmed. Additionally, she is also not very fond of the strong smell of all non-vegetarian food. But, I also agree with the fact that vegetarian food diet is not enough to fulfill the child’s nutritional requirements in the long run. They may require growth nutrients and minerals which are available only in non-vegetarian food sources.Read more

Lifestyle

The Annoying Advice Always Receive

We live in a world where everyone has some advice to give it to others. Be it eating healthy or settling in life, people will bombard you with useless and junk advice everywhere. Some people prefer to dig their nose into other’s business and they considered themselves only on earth with brains. But, it is majorly the other way round which they fail to understand every time.

The world is filled with idiots only a sensible set of people roam around who prefer to mind their own business. An advice and loan should never be given to others unless it is asked for. Several people fail to understand this common thing.

Here is The Annoying Advice Everyone Gave Me, and it was totally at random place.

1. When will you get married?

Really? Why should I answer you? Are you going to pay for the wedding outfit or for the food? Okay, at least are you going to sponsor for my honeymoon trip??.I guess this is the most common advice each and every girl receives on their graduation day or after finishing education. The total number of congratulation messages are unfortunately less.
2. Watch what you eat else you will put on weight
I mean how does it bother anyone. I think nobody should question me unless I am literally taking the food from their plate. Being a grownup adult, it is very obvious for me to have a bigger appetite. In fact, I love to enjoy and eat each dish. It is just me and i serious get annoyed when someone advised me to watch what I eat. Not buying your piece of crap.

3. When are you going to have kids?
I have literally stabbed those people in my mind some 100 times who have asked this question. If it is for some close friend of mine, I answer them “until we run out of our condom stocks”. It is totally my husband and my choice to start a family, why should I even tell you about my personal things? We will start when we are ready. Anyway, you are never going to pay the hefty school fee of my child .. right ?? any sponsors there ??

4. Breastfeeding is the best way to lose the baby weight
Oh, this is my favorite when it comes to annoying advice. After breastfeeding my child, I eat like a hungry pig and I actually gained a huge weight . I was only eating almost everything on earth. This is the worst advice for those ladies who cannot breastfeed their little one. weight loss is only possible with clean eating and proper exercises, we all need to face the reality.

5. Parenting advice

First people advice you with different conception methods and then they want to take classes on parent and upbringing your child too. They advise you on everything starting from feeling, bathing, peeing, pooing and what not. I don’t know from where they have actually gain all the knowledge . I think some people got advice for every parenting need and they can gladly write a book.

We all must be surrounded by those advisers who volunteer themselves to sort out all your issues in no time with their golden advice, but my sincere advice to them is please stay away, we actually are not interested in your peace of advice.

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Uncategorized

ZENITH NUTRITION PINE BARK EXTRACT :REVIEW

A food supplement rather than a medicine giving extremely effective results to treat allergies, arthritis, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and menopausal complaints, Pine bark is well researched natural remedy. This extract is used for a wide range of applications. It is more of a natural supplement rather than a drug. It has proved effective in a lot of researches done around the globe.

Pine bark extract is obtained from the inner bark of special pine trees. Its rich medicinal compounds are present in the fruit, seeds, leaves, and bark of many plants. The same properties are also present in red wine and grape seed extract, which are believed to have powerful antioxidant properties. They work in the human body counter the effects of oxidation (and free radical generation) Pine bark extracts have anti-inflammatory effects on the human body and
provide vasorelaxation activity and help in controlling healthy blood pressure and circulation.Unlike other pine bark extracts, which may not guarantee levels of OPC present in each capsule, ZENITH NUTRITION’S Pine Bark Extract is standardized to 95% OPC, providing consistent, a potent dosage in each and every capsule.

The Origin of Pine Bark Extract

Pine bark extract is sourced from the French Maritime Pine, whose botanical name is Pinus Pinaster Atlantica. There are also generic versions of pine bark extract. The Pine bark is taken and mixed with water and ethanol to form an extract. As Pine bark helps in treating a lot of physical conditions naturally we list below the doses for different conditions.

Application Dosage Per Day

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – 1mg/kg bodyweight
Osteoarthritis/arthritis – 100 mg – 150mg
Asthma – 2mg/kg body weight
High blood pressure – 100 mg – 200 mg
Cholesterol – 120 mg – 150 mg
Diabetes – 50 mg – 200 mg
Diabetic retinopathy – 20 mg – 160 mg
Endometriosis (inflammation of the lining of the uterus) – 60mg
Erectile dysfunction – 120 mg + L-arginine
Hyper-pigmentation – 75 mg
Menstrual cramps – 30 mg – 60 mg
Menopausal complaints – 200 mg
Muscle pains and cramps – 200 mg
Platelet formation disorder – 25 mg – 200 mg
Venous insufficiency – 150 mg – 360 mg

For purely preventative purposes the dosage should typically be from 30 mg to 80mg, but in acute cases of malfunction, a higher dosage of up to 150mg is recommended. For arthritis, asthma or allergic rhinitis a 100 mg dose is recommended. If one is using drugs for high blood pressure the doses should be reduced. Zenith Nutrition brings pine bark extract capsules of 100 mg each, an ideal dose as a supplement to help the human body.

Application and Dosage

For general detoxifying purposes, at least 20 mg of pine bark extract should be taken daily. The usual dosage is between 30 mg and 200 mg daily. Clinical studies have shown that the use of the extract for two or three months will show results, but there is no scientific evidence to show any reason to avoid long-term use of pine bark extract.

The effect of pine bark extract has been studied and researched as an individual substance, it is usually recommended that it is taken in combination with vitamins and amino acids to give better results.

The side effects are known to be very low. Mild digestive discomfort has been reported in some cases. There are no contra-indications of using pine bark extract and adverse effects in patients who had taken other drugs were not reported.

As a precautionary measure, pine bark extract should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy. It should be avoided by breastfeeding and lactating mothers. Pine Bark extract can name a boon to human health for its natural healing properties. Zenith Nutrition makes this supplement easily available for common people. 100 capsules of 100mg power are available at a low price of Rs.1108. Hurry and grab the life-changing supplement for
yourself.

Health

WORLD ANTI-OBESITY DAY 26TH NOVEMBER : AWARENESS WITHIN YOURSELF

Obesity is considered as a global epidemic by the World Health Organization.Obesity is rising at an alarming rate in the urban settings. The first anti obesity day campaign was launched by VLCC an Indian wellness brand by Vandana Luthra. The campaign was focusing on the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits to prevent obesity and stay fit and healthy. The anti- obesity day received wide media coverage and became very popular. On this day 26TH NOVEMBER mass counseling sessions, health camps, talk shows with health experts, educational events etc are carried out.Read more

Lifestyle

Ruk jana nahin tu kahin haar ke, My all time favorite song

“RUK JAANA NAHIN TU KAHIN HAAR KE KAANTON PE CHAL KE MILENGE SAAYE
BAHAAR KE O RAAHI O RAAHI.”

Old is gold, a soft melodious song, penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri for the movie Imtihaan, sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. This song tops the list of favorite songs of the legendary cricketer Ravi Shastri. This song never fails to inspire any person.

The words “ruk jaana nahin… stop not till your goal is achieved…a quote backed up by Swami Vivekananda. The way to success is never easy or smooth. There is no statement like blessed with success, it is always like achieved with efforts.
The Sun rays break only after the darkest hour of the night passes. Success comes to them who have earned it, people born with silver spoon also need to work hard in order to achieve success, even their money cannot buy the success. It is true that we all are blessed with one talent that opens the door of success for us.

If we do not work hard towards polishing that talent we are at loss. Today we say that person achieved success because he was immensely talented. That’s not true Sachin achieved success, because he worked hard consistently hard towards his goal.

“Kaaton pe chal ke milenge… every path has obstacles and we need to overcome them. Say for Sachin his height was an obstacle when competing with international players. Although overcoming the obstacles gives you a sense of accomplishment and gets you charged for the new challenges of life.

Life would be so dull and boring if there are no challenges to overcome, no achievement achieved with hard work to be celebrated.

Saaye bahaar ke… it is only hard work and dedication that can lead to success. Sachin is called the Master Blaster or is a legendary cricketer, only because of his unputdownable and unstoppable efforts and hard work. A person who wants to taste the success, has to make so many sacrifices. Every single day poses new challenges new hardships that have to be removed.

This was an old melody that holds substance till this day. The lines of the song help you to move on in life. It states the basic principle of life “ no pain no gain”. A very beautiful song that can be called synonym to this old age melody has beautiful words “raat lambi sahi, phir bhi yeh raat hai subah ho jayegi sou baat ki ek baat hai, phir jaagegi yeh fiza”.

One thing should always be borne in mind that no matter what era we belong to, what is our situation it is a statutory fact that has passed the test of time success is directly proportional to hard work. To conclude I would say dream big, so big that the dream scares you, but work harder that it paves the way to success. The whole universe inspires you and helps you to achieve success, the only condition is that do not give up!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda #flavorsofworld

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