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Protein: how much do you really need?

Posted on 11/28/2016 at 12:57 PM
It seems like everyone is filling up on protein: to bulk up the muscles, to lose weight, or just eat healthier. But is eating more protein better for you? As a nutrient, protein performs many functions, including maintaining tissue. To use protein efficiently, it is important that you eat enough calories...
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On the Waist or in the Waste

Posted on 11/16/2016 at 12:45 PM
On the Waist or in the Waste Food bargains are all around us, enticing us to buy more than we need or even want. It’s hard to pass up an offer for supersize fries for just 25¢ more, or buy a bucket of popcorn for only 50¢ more. Before you reach...
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November is Diabetes Month

Posted on 11/05/2016 at 1:01 PM
Prevent Diabetes Now The good news is that you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Nearly 26 million Americans, about 1 in 10, have diabetes and 79 million adults have prediabetes. And the prevalence of diabetes is even higher among Indians. Prediabetes, also called “impaired glucose tolerance,"...
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Curried Mushroom and Peas

Posted on 02/01/2016 at 7:41 PM
Curried Mushroom and Peas Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Mushrooms have become a staple in American cuisine today. We add mushrooms to pasta, salads and everything in between. Since 1990, mushroom consumption has nearly doubled in the USA. I remember when mushrooms started being on the cover of every...

Kofte & White Curry Sauce

Posted on 11/23/2014 at 6:57 PM
Spinach Kofte in a White Curry Sauce Koftas are basically meat or vegetable balls. Indians make variety of lamb and goat koftas but the most popular are the vegetable koftas. Once made into balls the koftas are always simmered in a curry sauce. The most common; vegetable koftas in homes...

Dal-Vada Burgers

Posted on 06/02/2014 at 7:42 PM
Dal-Vada Burger (Bean Burgers) Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Sandwiches and burgers are an international craze. Although they are not traditional Indian food, sandwiches are very popular today. This is a relatively quick bean burger recipe using canned chickpeas. I find that frozen or even restaurant veggie or bean...

My Trip To India

Posted on 02/01/2014 at 3:43 PM
My Trip To India In November, I went to India for 2 weeks. Although I go to India approximately every 3-4 years, for me it’s always a big deal. This was a short and sweet visit. Before, I left; I made all these grand plans to make this trip a...

Life is short, eat dessert first!

Posted on 10/27/2013 at 12:39 PM
Indians & Desserts With Diwali (Festival of Lights, November 3rd) fast approaching, I am focused on desserts. I think most Indians subscribe to the saying, “Life is short, eat dessert first”. Serving and eating sweets galore is a tradition, from ancient temples to modern celebrations. In fact, at wedding parties...

You Do Need Spices

Posted on 09/06/2013 at 12:26 PM
Hello, everyone, this is my first blog. And naturally, it needs to start with spices. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people equate Indian curry with curry powder. Curry equals Indian food throughout the world. It’s not worth clarifying or discussing the nomenclature, “Curry” it is! But I...
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