Friday, February 20, 2009

Calcium Info


Listen to Dr. Nandita Shah at the Peas vs Pills workshop on Calcium.The next workshop in Mumbai is on 15th March, 2009.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sesame Seeds

Here is the picture of Sesame Seeds. Come winter,and we all eat chikkis made from Sesame Seeds. Eat sesame seeds daily. Chew well. This also strengthens teeth.
The seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol).They contain lignans, including unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Among edible oils from six plants, sesame oil had the highest antioxidant content. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol, but do not contain caffeine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Flax seeds

Here is the picture of flax seeds. These are roasted. They are crunchy. We can eat after meal like Mukhvas or otherwise. These seeds are avaialble in any Chedda store in Mumbai. Flax seeds are rich source of Omega -3 fatty acids. They are high in fiber. They are high in phytochemicals including many antioxidants. Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese. One hundred grams of ground flax seed supplies about 450 kilo-calories, 41 grams of fat, 28 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein.
One tablespoon of ground flax seeds and three tablespoons of water may serve as a replacement for one egg in baking by binding the other ingredients together. Ground flax seeds can also be mixed in with oatmeal or any other food item where a nutty flavour is appropriate.
So do bring home some flax seeds!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mini Sub

Mini Sub By Saroj Choudhury
1.Whole Wheat Pao pieces
2.Tomato sauce ( Homemade)
3.Olive tapanade
4.Tomato slices
5.Zucchini Slices
6.Very little onion pieces
7. Lettuce
8. Salt & Pepper

Slit Pao pieces from one side only.
Tomato sauce to spread on pao.
Tapanade to spread over it.
Lettuce leaf to keep.
Tomato, Zucchini, Onion slices over it.
Sprinkle seasoning on top.