May this joyful season greet you with health and happiness. With the holidays coming up, it’s time to spread some cheer! Holidays mean spending time with family and friends, catching up, kids happily playing around and bonding…usually while waiting for food. And while food is a big part of most people’s holiday season, that doesn’t mean you have to go for the same unhealthy fare you grew up with. If you’re looking for a healthier way to celebrate, check out the healthy Indian food found on Ujwala’s delicacies. Motivate yourself, your family and guests with your healthy choices. Each of my healthy Indian recipes is made from fresh, whole-grain, never-canned, never-frozen ingredients. Don’t wait until New Year’s to start your healthy lifestyle. Check out my healthy Indian recipes today!
Archives for December 2016
Gongura (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) leaves – the most popular dish in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. Gongura leaves are widely used in andhra pradesh. It holds a very special place in andhra peoples hearts. It is called as Andhra favorite dish – Andhra maatha or Andhra Shakambari Varaprasadam. Gongura known as Jamaican sorrel leaves in carribean countries, as Roselle, florida cranberries in western countries. It is known as ambadi or pulicha keerai, LalChatni, Kutrum, Tengamora, Aamelli, Pundi Palle, Pitwaa, Taka bhendi, Khata Palanga, Kotrum, Mestapat, Amaari in other parts of India.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, all-natural, Atkins, South-beach, weight-watchers… What are these diets? What’s the difference?
Vegetarian diet doesn’t include meat, poultry or seafood.
Vegan diet is total vegetarian which does not include meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including eggs, dairy products, honey and gelatin.
The paleo diet is eating natural food with little or no processing. In other words, the paleo diet focuses on eating foods nature gave us to eat. This diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, meat, and organ meats. Foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, alcohol, coffee, pasta, cereal, candy etc are not included.
All-natural diet is eating all-natural aka unprocessed ingredients. It is similar to Paleo but includes legumes, grains, coffee.
The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, eat as much protein and fat as you want. It is usually recommended for weight loss.
South Beach Diet is about choosing the right carbs and the right fats. There are 3 phases in South beach diet. Phase 1 restricts carbohydrates, phase 2 introduces a few restricted foods are introduced. Phase 3 is maintenance to keep weight-loss last long.
Weight watchers diet – The Weight Watchers eat foods which have assigned points and calculate points of food they eat every day. Points System is the key to lose or control weight.
So…where does Indian Cuisine fit?
See the post to know more.