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Healthy pumpkin and tofu coconut curry

This low-cal vegetarian curry is packed with tofu, pumpkin and green beans to prove you can eat hearty yet healthy dinners. Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger2 long fresh red chillies, deseeded, chopped2 tsp curry powder2 tsp macadamia oil350g firm tofu, cut into cubes12 fresh curry leaves, plus extra, fried, to serve300ml reduced-fat coconut milk300ml salt-reduced vegetable...

Healthy spring vegetable and goat’s cheese frittata

Packed with fresh spring produce and under 500 calories, this cheesy frittata is perfect for midweek dinners or weekend picnics. Ingredients 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1.5cm pieces1 large red capsicum, deseeded, cut into 1.5cm pieces1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1cm lengths150g (1 cup) frozen green peas75g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled8 eggs2 tbsp milk1/4 cup chopped fresh...

Tandoori-style chicken

It doesn't get more classic than tandoori chicken, and this recipe is one you'll want to cook again and again. INGREDIENTS 8 skinless chicken thighs or legs (bone in)Juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve50g unsalted butter, meltedPinch of Kashmiri chilli powder (from Indian food shops) or paprika1 tsp each chaat masala (optional – from Indian food shops) and ground fenugreek TANDOORI MARINADE Juice of 1 lemon1/2 cup (140g) thick...

Dal Baati Churma- Rajasthani Recipe

This meal is a mainstay from wartime in the western state of Rajasthan, and while it might take a while to make, the end result is well worth it. Dal (lentils) is a staple of the vegetarian diet, and in this dish, chana dal (split Bengal gram), tuvar dal (arhar) and urad dal (black lentils) are mixed into tomatoes, onions and garlic, and spiced with bay leaves, cloves, cumin seeds, turmeric, garam masala and more Indian spices....

Brown Rice Chutney Salad

A simple rice salad in a café inspired thoughts of adding Indian spices and chutney to this dish. To fire things up, mix in a small amount of hot chili oil, tasting carefully as you go Ingredients 1/2 cup mango chutney3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 teaspoons curry powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon garam masala8 cups cooked brown rice, cooled3 medium carrots, shredded3/4 cup dried cranberries1 small sweet red pepper,...

Butter Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey1 large egg, lightly beaten1/2 cup soft bread crumbs1 teaspoon garam masala1/2 teaspoon tandoori masala seasoning1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided1 jar (14.1 ounces) butter chicken sauce Directions Combine the first 7 ingredients plus 2 tablespoons cilantro; mix lightly but thoroughly. With wet hands, shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs...

Kidney Transplant – Common Myths & Facts about Transplantation

Transplantation is a treatment, not a cure. A kidney is an organ that filters waste from the blood and other fluids, and thereby removes it from the body in the form of urine. When the kidney stops working, waste builds up in the body. This accumulated waste can cause total kidney failure. People with kidney failure usually undergo a treatment called Dialysis, or a kidney transplant. Kidney transplantation is organ transplantation, also known...

Anjeer Basundi Recipe

This festive season pamper your loved ones with a delicious yet yummy Anjeer Basundi, which you can make at home in just a few minutes. This traditional dish is similar to Rabri which is made by slow cooking the milk. What makes this dish so special is the addition of Anjeer, which gives this sweet treat a rich-creamy texture and delightful sweet taste. Garnish the dish with nuts and dry fruits and enjoy! Ingredients 2 litre milk1/4 cup...

How much dry fruits can a Diabetic eat?

How much dry fruits can people with Diabetes eat daily? Whether it is about accentuating the taste of delicacies or adding a healthy punch of nutrition to the meals or just munching on something sweet to satiate the cravings, dry fruits are the first thing that crosses the mind. However, if you are a Diabetic, things get a little tricky as ‘what to eat and what to avoid’ remains the important question for most people suffering from insulin...

10 Things Every Teenage Girl Needs to Know

I’ll never forget my high school days.  I remember walking down those huge halls, surrounded by the buzz of morning chatter and the gossip of the weekend. I can almost still hear the sound of the slamming lockers, and smell the faint odor of cafeteria food looming in the air. Walking down those halls was never an easy task. I always felt like I was on display…like there some sort of a spotlight shining on me, every…where…I…went....

The Secret to Happier Relationships

We all seek to know the secret to a happy and healthy relationship. Healthy relationships support psychological well-being, physical health and help create happiness and purpose in each of us. Knowing what changes, you can make can help improve your relationship regardless of how good or bad it currently feels. The health of our relationships affects each of us and our children in a variety of ways. As parents, our well-being, and our...

8 Reasons We All Need Counselling Therapy

It is not about simply sitting on a couch speaking to someone, or at least it shouldn’t be. Our need to talk and discuss our feelings and emotions often has a stigma of the person being mental or weak. The truth is, those recognizing they may require some support at specific times in their life means the person is intelligent, insightful and aware of their personal requirements. It is regrettable not everyone was that informed and smart. With...

Tofu Bhurji | Tofu Scramble Recipe

Indian Style Tofu scramble known as Tofu bhurji is a very tasty and quick vegetarian dish inspired by egg bhurji recipe and prepared using crumbled tofu, onion, tomato, bell pepper and spices. Tofu bhurji recipe is an Indian Style Tofu Scramble that is a very tasty and quick vegetarian dish inspired by egg bhurji. Vegan, Gluten-free, and Keto Friendly dish Tips & Variations for Tofu Scramble For best results use extra firm or firm tofu....

Strawberry Raita ( side dish)

Strawberry Raita is delicious ,cool and refreshing fruit-based flavorful yogurt dish which is served as a side dish Strawberry Raita is a delicious ,cool and refreshing fruit-based flavorful yogurt dish which is served as a side dish. This raita has all the juicy tang and sweetness from the luscious strawberry chunks. What is Raita? Raitas are Indian style mildly spiced yogurt based dips made by adding fruits and vegetables in chilled...

Cauliflower Upma Recipe (Keto Upma)

Cauliflower Upma|Keto Upma recipe is made with cauliflower rice and few vegetables which are a delicious, low carb, gluten-free, vegetarian keto breakfast dish that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. This Cauliflower Rice Upma is healthy and deliciousis paleo, vegan, keto, gluten-free, and low carbrequires just a few minutes of prep work and is cooked in less than 20 minutesGood lunch box and breakfast option To Prepare...